Kingswood owners and enthusiasts have travelled hundreds of kilometres to celebrate the iconic Holden at Collie, defying the drought.
The dust blew but that didn't stop the crowd of an estimated 250 to 300 people at the Collie Hotel from paying homage to the classic Australian car on Saturday.
The pub's second Kingswood Day attracted about 43 Kingswoods of various colours and in different states of repair to the village, north-west of Dubbo.
One owner brought his pride and joy on a car trailer from Brewarrina.
Fans of Kingswoods travelled from the Hunter Valley, Cobar, Orange and Parkes, mixing with locals at the social day out.
The response to the day has the organisers, pub owners Tom Hancock and wife Emily Taylor, planning to make it an annual fixture.
"It was awesome, an incredible turnout, it was just a bit of a shame about the dust storm, but it didn't really hold too many people back, so that was really good," Mr Hancock said.
The first vehicle to arrive was a shiny 1951 Holden, brought from Armatree.
"Yes, not too far down the road and it was a good example of what you don't realise is around in the community, an old gem like that tucked away in a shed out the back of Armatree," Mr Hancock said.
The publican believes the event has huge potential.
"Talking to a lot of people there were still a hell of a lot of Kingswoods that probably should have been there that couldn't attend for various reasons, not being registered, or not fit to drive so far..." Mr Hancock said.
"We even had a beautiful old Sandman that was owned by a bloke from Brewarrina, who brought it all the way down on a car trailer.
"So that was brilliant, a long way from Bre to Collie on a car trailer."
The publicans have been building the venue as a community hub, and held a "droughtbuster" event in August. Mr Hancock said the Kingswood Day had given people a reason to socialise, despite doing it tough.
"I was talking to a couple from in between Nyngan and Nevertire, and they drove out for the day. They said they did a double feed or whatever you want to call it the previous day... just so they could actually attend the day," he said.
"So a bit of dedication to say 'Bugger it, we're going to get off the land and feed all our cattle the day before'... just so they can come out and enjoy themselves."