The 2016 Gold Coast Car Show ran over two days and kicked off on the Saturday evening from 3pm with everything from Retro, Rods & Rockabilly. A walk down memory lane saw Retro Displays such as VW Bugs, Kombi’s, Hot Rods and Retro Vintage Caravans. Ashely Lee’s Dance Company performed a tribute to the 50’s and 60’s era. Local Rock n Roll Dance Schools such as Cadillac Rockers and the Border Rockers showed us how its all done with the “R & R Dance Off Competition”. Little Billy rocked the stage with an energetic performance of 50’s & 60’s Rockabilly, Rock ‘n Roll, Honky Tonk tunes. The dance floor was enjoyed by the young and young at heart.
The Vintage Retro Caravans were a great attraction bring back the yesteryears of Camping. Innovative displays that can be hired out as bars and novel sets for functions, weddings and events.
The Sunday Event saw record Exhibitors and crowds. Hundreds of Show Cars converged onto the Showgrounds early from 5.30am to get the best spots and showcase their pride and joy. Crowd pleasers included Hot Rods, American Muscle Cars, Lamborghini’s, Dragsters and more! The Proclaimer Tuff Truck saw a world first stunt – driving up and over a shipping container!
For the second year, the Show included the Bike Arena which saw hundreds of recreational Bike riders display Custom Bikes, Harleys, Evo’s, European and Japanese models and more.
The Truck Arena always attracts a crowd with Prime Movers and Trucks of every kind displaying amazing graphics, polished chrome and lights – putting new meaning into the word “Bling”!
Trade Stalls included all facets of Auto Industry, Products, Services, Wares, Rockabilly Clothing, Kustom Kulture and Novelty Items. Local Charities such as the Firefighters Charity for the Royal Children’s Hospital Burns Centre and RACQ Careflight were in attendance – just to name a few.
The boys from the “Fat Albert” band absolutely rocked the centre stage with all time Aussie Rock favourites.
A great day out for the whole family with Kiddy Carnival Rides, International Food Court & loads of things to see.
Trophies were awarded for the Best Retro’s, Best Standard and Modified Vehicles. Other Awards for Bikes,Trucks and Caravans amounted to 72 trophies.
“Huge crowd helped crank up Car Show excitement” – Gold Coast Bulletin “
“Great atmosphere, well organised and family friendly – something for everyone” – Rowan
“Best Car Show on the Gold Coast and the date change to August was a good move – well done guys!” – Rick
“What a fantastic day. Mudgeeraba Show Ground on the Gold Coast was a perfect venue for the car show, easy to get to, no matter which direction you’ve come from. We will be again next year… for sure” – Deb
“Thanks guys for a great event. Good venue, nice cars and presentation.” – Brian
“I enjoyed today, thanks guys. There was so much to see and do for the whole family including the unlimited rides for the kids – we were able to leave them and look at the cars – Cheers!” – Deborah
“We had an awesome day, great show, look forward to next year, thanks.” – Rosemarie
“This Show keeps getting better every year – well done to the organisers – we’ll be back!” – Dwayne
The Gold Coast Car Show is proud to support local Charity Groups such as Queensland Fire and Rescue and RACQ Careflight and other Community awareness and Fundraising efforts.
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