The 2018 Gold Coast Car Show ran over two days and kicked off Saturday at 11am with Cars & Caravans from the 50s-70s Retro era. 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 70s Grease Movie. Local Rock n Roll Dance Schools such as Border Rockers hosted the Dance Off Competitions and showed us how its all done! The fabulous “Jive Cats” along with” “Little Stevie and the Tail Fins” rocked the stage with a jam packed dance floor of all ages. The Monster Trucks and Fire works topped off the night with a bang!
Vintage Retro Caravans were a great Nostalgic look at camping. Innovative displays that can be hired out as bars and 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!
The Bike Arena 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 Mudgeeraba Fire Brigade, Child Vision & PTSD Dogs Charity, just to mention a few. Local band “Follow the Fox” absolutely rocked the centre stage with all time Aussie Rock favourites.
A great day out for the whole family with Kiddy Carnival Rides ($20 unlimited rides), International Food Carts & loads of things to see and do.
Trophies were awarded for the Best Retro’s, Best Standard and Modified Vehicles. Other Awards for Bikes,Trucks,Caravans & the Dyno Competition amounted to 92 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, Mudgeeraba Fire Brigade, Child Vision & PTSD Dogs Charity plus other Community awareness and Fundraising efforts.
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