The Whitsundays Festival of Motoring is proud to partner with Island FM Whitsundays who have come on board as a radio sponsor for 2019.
Island FM Whitsundays will be vital in ensuring the Queensland Rally Championships and associated motoring events will be broadcasted across all 4 Island FM stations including Airlie Beach, Bowen, Hamilton Island and Collinsville and via the Island FM Whitsundays free App. Read more
Friday 3 May will see the opening of the festival and activaties throughout Airlie Beach. With a car parade of the Rally Whitsundays competitors through the main street of Airlie Beach, the cars will meet just off the Esplanade on Coconut Grove for a meet and greet, before heading back to Abell Point Marina for the festival opening party. All welcome!
“We are hopeful the event will also offer us a great opportunity to flaunt the natural wonders of our beautiful Whitsundays region on a national and gradually on an international stage. Events in Queensland generated more than $780M in economic benefit to the economy last year. We see this as a great opportunity to showcase the stunning and diverse Whitsundays landscape to many visitors that may not have had the destination on the calendar prior to the Whitsundays Festival of Motoring.”said Tash Wheeler, Chief Executive Officer of Tourism Whitsundays.
The key event stakeholders of Abell Point Marina, Whitsunday Regional Council and Tourism Whitsundays have been aspiring to host this unique land-based event. The concept of The Whitsundays Festival of Motoring was born with a prime focus on the local community to relish and participate in this exciting event. The vision of the event is to have a positive transcendence of the promising rally championship from a State to a National level rally.
Whitsunday Regional Council Mayor Andrew Willcox said he was excited to announce the launch of the inaugural Whitsundays Festival of Motoring.
“This event adds a new demographic to our region opening the door to leverage exposure through the Motoring and Motor sport audience,” he said. “This year we will be hosting the Rally Whitsundays as part of the Queensland Rally Championship in May.”
“We are hoping to attract motoring enthusiasts from around Australia to join us as part of the festival displaying their vintage, classic and hot rod vehicles to a new audience,” Mayor Willcox said.
Mantra Club Croc will host the Rally Headquarters during the long weekend in May. From the Rally HQ, to the Rally Whitsundays Presentation Night to the Closing Festival Party on Sunday 5 May – Mantra Club Croc is the place to be!