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VICKY IS COMING TO
BASS COAST SUMMER SHOW
13 January, 2018
RESTORING a car is like
fixing up a house; it looks
better, it’s worth more and
you can show it off to every-
And there’ll be plenty of the
latter at the Bass Coast Sum-
mer Agriculture Show, as
the Ute Show returns after a
three -year hiatus.
It’s set to attract hundreds
of rev-heads for a long list of
categories, including awards
for the best young driver un-
der 20, ‘ best old farts and
best BNS ute and
There’s also plenty of nov-
elty categories, including
best stickers/artwork, best
bulbar, furthest travelled and
best local ute – within 50km.
Organiser Jarrod Withers
has been competing in ute
shows for the last five years.
“We’re bringing it back and
breathing some new air into
it,” he said.
“I’ve got a great team of
people behind me. ”
Jarrod’s taken home up-
wards of 70 awards in ute
shows, driving around to al-
most every one in the state
after getting his license.
“I’ve been helping out with
the Korumburra one so I’ve
changed from show competi-
tor to show organiser.
“We’ve only had about eight
weeks to get this whole thing
off the ground and we’ve got
almost $1000 worth of tro -
phies and awards.”
Gates will open at 8am, with
drivers getting into the show
for free – and passengers at
regular prices. All the money
raised will go to Beyond Blue,
which supports people with
mental health issues.
For more information, call
Withers on 0409 962 130 or
Neetz on 0433 077 362.
Stuart Price brought his 1976 Triumph Stag to the Bass Coast Summer Agriculture
Show last year, following seven years of hard work restoring it to showroom condition.
AROUND 120 dogs are expected to take
the field next Saturday, January 13, at the
Wonthaggi Show, competing in the annual
Bass Coast Show flyball event.
And this time, it will be hosted by the
Wonthaggi Dog Obedience Group – a local
organisation made up of volunteers who
want to see all dogs live healthy and happy
There will be 23 teams this year, with up
to six dogs in each. The competition con-
sists of a relay race between two teams.
Each dog must jump over four hurdles,
retrieve a ball and then return over the
hurdles to the start/finish line.
The flyball event is popular amongst
visitors and the dog community, with pet
owners coming from as far as Ballarat to
enter their dogs into the competition.
“We’re all really looking forward to it
and we’re excited, I reckon it’s gonna be
a great day,” s aid Wonthaggi Dog Obedi-
ence Group flyball coordinator Eric van
It involves everything dogs love to do –
running, jumping, fetching and retrieving.
There is no discrimination in flyball.
Any dog can enter the competition, re-
gardless of breed or shape.
The best tip Eric can offer is to enter
a small dog into the team, as the hur-
dle heights are set five inches under the
shoulder of the smallest dog.
The minimum height is seven inches, so
it means you’re always going to be at the
The sport also reinforces the disciplines
taught in obedience classes.
“We’ve wanted to do it for a few years
and the timing is right, ” Eric said.
The Wonthaggi Dog Obedience Group or
‘WonDOG’ also hosted the flyball compe-
tition at the Korumburra Show last year,
where the group managed 55 races.
There will be three judges for the com-
petition, as well as a representative from
the Australian Flyball Association.
Pawfect day for a show
Wonthaggi Dog Obedience Group flyball co-
ordinator Eric van Zuyden with two of his best
flyball dogs Scruffy and Cindy. mm040218
Gearing up for the show
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