Colac Custom Car and Bike Show will not go ahead next year, with organisers blaming “ever-increasing red tape” for their decision.
A car and bike show committee spokesman said an “impasse with the Colac Otway Shire Council” was behind yesterday’s announcement and the committee could “see no way to continue with the planning” for the 2018 event.
Colac Otway Shire mayor Chris Potter said the council was “disappointed to receive news that the Colac Custom Car and Bike Show organisers have chosen to cancel their event, despite council’s efforts to support them”.
But a car show committee spokesman said the red tape involved in securing a permit for the event had been a “massive mountain to climb for many years”.
“As such and with much regret the committee of the Custom Car and Bike Show has decided that they will not be staging an event in Colac in 2018,” the spokesman said.
For the full story see today’s Colac Herald.