A display of Peugeot cars and memorabilia from the 1953 Redex Trial won by Maitland identity the late Ken Tubman, will be a special feature of this weekend's Hunter Valley Antique and Collectable Fair at Maitland Showground.
The inaugural event is set to attract antique enthusiasts from across the Hunter as well as Queensland and South Australia.
One of the showground's pavilions will be converted into and old style department store, setting the scene for the two-day fair.
The fair will offer collectors a range of items from years gone by to add to their collection or to help them start off in this fast growing hobby, said organiser Allan Lawson.
"This is on top of adding some quirky items to their home or workplace," Mr Lawson said.
But the highlight no doubt will be the memorabilia from the 1953 Redex Trial which former Maitland pharmacist Tubman won. The event covered 10,460 kilometres around Australia. It was won by Tubman and John Marshall, driving a Peugeot 203. Tubman operated Tubman's Pharmacy in High Street, Maitland, from 1952 to 1983 when he wasn't behind the wheel.
Other memorabilia on display at the fair will include everything from old toys and china, rare bottles, coins, books and jewellery.
The Fair will open to the public from 9am to 4pm on Saturday and 9am to 2pm on Sunday. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 aged pensioners and children under 14 will be admitted free.
For more information go to www.aussiefairs.com.