LOW RIDER: Justin McCarthy in a 1925 Austin 7 at the Wondai Street Sprints.
LOW RIDER: Justin McCarthy in a 1925 Austin 7 at the Wondai Street Sprints. Matt Collins

GALLERY: Roaring success at Wondai Sprints

MOTOR RACING The smell of burning rubber and loud engines was the norm at this year's Wondai Street Sprints.

Performance vehicles of all shapes and sizes and all ages navigated their way around the challenging Wondai track.

Drivers attempt to successfully complete the course in the quickest time possible.

They accelerate from the start line on 20 second intervals with varying levels of loud screeches and thick black smoke.

Much to the delight of motoring enthusiasts, both young and old.

Guest commentator and motor racing icon of over 50 years, Will Hagon called the day from inside his famous caravan.

Hagon has called national renowned events such as Bathurst for many years and it is a credit to the Wondai event that he travels interstate each year to be a part of the South Burnett race meet.

The weather gods were kind over the weekend and it was a picture-perfect day and ideal race conditions.

Along with the high-speed action vehicles, there were a group of older vehicles that also stole the show.

Graham and Marjorie Crittenden are the proud owners of the 1912 Willy-Overland vehicle nicknamed Whitey.

A vehicle that, in 1918 broke the record for the fastest drive from Brisbane to Toowoomba with a time of two hours and seven-and-a-half minutes.

Marjorie knew early on, her life with husband Graham would feature cars rather highly.

"When I married him, I married the cars as well,” she said.

The Shannons' super rig was a popular treat for race fans and they could enter the oversized truck and play the race simulators or walk up stairs and see all the race action from up high.

Held over both Saturday and Sunday, the Wondai Street Sprints festival included a show-and-shine on the Sunday.

This was an opportunity for race enthusiasts to step away from the action of the sprints and appreciate the hard work, dedication and lots of money that goes into some of these very impressive vehicles.

Check out the full photo gallery from the Wondai Street Sprints here.

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