Board scores Summernats award

PRIDE AND JOY: Danny Board with his trophy for second place in top ute pickup category at the 2018 Summernats. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK
PRIDE AND JOY: Danny Board with his trophy for second place in top ute pickup category at the 2018 Summernats. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK

Eglinton’s Danny Board was pleased with his work at Canberra’s recent Summernats car festival, where he came away with a trophy for a Peter Brock-inspired vehicle.

Mr Board, a Summernats regular, took home a runner’s-up trophy in the top ute pick-up category.

The event, which was held from January 4 to 7, attracts well over 100,000 fans.

Mr Board participated with his Holden VK 1984 Commodore ute, which was custom-made and can carry up to one tonne. 

He finished work on it in late 2015 and it has been entered in car festivals including the Kandos Street Machine and Hot Rod Show.

He based the design of the ute on the Peter Brock Group 3 series, making it the same colour, with identical signage on the side and retro 19’’ rims.

Mr Board is a big fan of multiple Bathurst 1000 winner Brock. 

The ute has been entered at the last three Summernats. 

“It’s a great event,” Mr Board said.

“I love going and looking at the other cars. I try to go to as many car shows as I can.

“Big thanks to the Ironsmith Speed Shop. We help each other out. There’s seven of us and we meet up every Thursday night to fix cars.” 

Mr Board attended some of the earliest Summernats and is interested in any “old school” vehicles.