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Club History

The Charters Towers Restorers Club Inc. was established in 1977 by a small number of enthusiastic, hardworking people all passionate about vehicles, engines and restoration of same. The group has restored a number of vehicles and items over the years, some of these are used in events promoting the history of the Charters Towers region.

The first Charters Towers Swap Meet was held in June 1978 at the H. M. Clarke Saleyards. It became popular and evolved into the Charters Towers Motor Show and Swap Meet and has relocated from the H. M. Clarke Saleyards to the Charters Towers Showgrounds. The event which celebrated it's 40th year in 2018 has remained steady in numbers of entrants and spectators, allowing car owners, restorers and swappers alike to show off and display their vehicles and items.

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