“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!
Check out the 10% accomodation code for your booking between 1 – 7 May!
Check out the Show & Shine activities at Proserpine Showgrounds, the Khanacross at Tonker Park and let your hair down by celebrating with us at the festival closing party at Mantra Club Croc!
Saturday 4 May will host the central focus of the festival, the Rally Whitsundays which is Round one of the 2019 P3 Solutions Queensland Rally Championships.