Fans await green light for time trials
THERE’S going to be a show of muscle on the Tweed in 2021 but there won’t be a barbell in sight.
This muscle comes on four wheels and is set to give motoring enthusiasts and race fans a huge buzz through the streets of Murwillumbah’s industrial precinct early next year.
Known as Muscle@murwillumbah, the event will showcase excellence in automobile performance, style and control with a short course road time trial.
Being put together by
NSW, a locally owned company with its base in Murwillumbah and headed by long time aficionado and racing entrepreneur John Tetley, the event is designed with enthusiasts in mind, to fill a gap in the region for a modern event, featuring late model cars with tonnes of appeal.
Mr Tetley hopes to see a vast selection of classic, modern, electric and everything in between in action and on display, allowing motoring fans to get up close and personal with some brutes of the racetrack
and the road.
Event co-organiser Dion Andrews said Muscle@murwillumbah was striving to be a classic event for contemporary times.
“We are currently investigating all options to make the event a ‘carbon neutral’ event and have been consulting with environmental experts to develop this event as a modern, sustainable event with significant
and practical carbon offsets,” Andrews said.
“Track Action NSW is endeavouring to showcase the evolution of cars, from the classic muscle car to the ecofriendlier vehicles of today.
“The track test was actually conducted in a fully electric Tesla and we will have categories in the event for electric/ hybrid cars.”
In an attempt to offer the event to spectators for free and to help make the event carbon neutral, Track Action NSW have supplied a submission to Tweed Shire Council for sponsorship for 2021.
Event co-organiser Michael Simmons said it was clear that a broad section of the local community supported motorsports events - from Show and Shines, to major events like Wintersun 2.0, Cooly Rocks
On and Roger Ealand’s original Speed on Tweed - have provided a significant economic boost to the region.
“In previous discussions with Tweed Shire Council, they had pointed us in the direction of the industrial estate as being a prime location for this style of event,” he said.
“Our vision is to deliver a contemporary motorsports event that balances positive economic outcomes for the area and environmental sustainability.”
Track Action are also in discussions with Destination NSW and local videographers, to see how the event can be streamed live on social media as a regional tourism event, further highlighting the region with not only the race being shown, but also featuring the natural beauty of the region.