ON SATURDAY night our city came alive as thousands of car lovers flocked to the CBD to see hot rods, muscle cars and classics lap around Limestone Street and Brisbane Road.
The streets were lined with onlookers and those reminiscing their early lapping days.
It was so good to see hospitality venues doing a roaring trade.
Many top of town traders had their best night of the year.
The Metropole, Fourth Child, Ungerman Brothers and The Retro Diner were busy from the time cars started pouring into the city in the late afternoon.
The bottom end of town also prospered with the new Pizza Hut, SourDough Crust and Hogs Breath Cafe having busy nights.
It’s amazing to think that our community can rally and celebrate an event without any money being spent to make it happen.
I’m a big fan of the car lap nights and support the car clubs and car people that came into town and made a great night.
No stadium, no games
With the Women’s Soccer World Cup in the country NRL games are going to smaller venues to allow the World Cup to take centre stage.
Friday night the Broncos took on South Sydney at the new Sunshine Coast venue. Redcliffe will also host more NRL games than usual, yet our city once again is overlooked.
It’s time Ipswich had sporting facilities and infrastructure in line with the size of our growing population,
I’d love to see a stadium at the Reserve to host the NRL, NRLW and ALeague games. How good would it be to see born and bred local Ali Brigganshaw lead the Broncos out at the Reserve.
The Federal Government has committed $20 million to the project and we need the State and Local Governments on board to see a stadium become a reality.
Sport in the spotlight
Congratulations to Ipswich High student Shalom Sauaso who has been selected in the U16 Australian Rugby 7’s side and is hoping to play in the U18 team to play in the World Youth games later in the year.
Ipswich Basketball is set for one of their biggest ever games with the men’s Force team playing in the State semi-final of the NBL1 Saturday night at Bundamba.
Tickets are still available for you to get behind them.
Our city is blessed with many generous and caring characters.
Ninety-year-old Stan “the man” Karyanis would stand in front of his CBD home each morning and wave to passersby. Sadly. he recently passed away, and our thoughts go out to his family and friends.
It’s a timely reminder to be kind to people.
It costs nothing, but brings so much in return.