Cruisers to host first major event of the year
CAR enthusiasts and the like are in for a treat with two car displays from Cruisin’ Whitsunday to be held this Saturday and Sunday.
Crusin’ Whitsunday will be the first major event of the year by local group Whitsunday Cruisin’ Car Club with an expected 50 cars and 100 people attending.
Festivities kick off on Saturday morning with a car display in Airlie Beach.
From 9.30-11.30am outside Shipwrecked Bar and Grill and along the foreshore, there will be vehicles from the ‘50‘80s parked in pride for onlookers to gawk at.
Then club members will go for a cruise to Dingo Beach for a traditional pub lunch followed by dinner at Reef Gateway Hotel.
After Sunday’s breakfast at the Gateway, cruisers will head into Proserpine to have their vehicles on display at Whitsunday Gold Coffee where the weekend will wind down with coffee and catch ups.
President Chris Coyte said although the cruise part of the weekend is invite-only everyone is invited to attend the displays.
“You’ll find everything from Volkswagen buggies to fourdoor Chevy Hot Rods,” he said.
“The whole process has been mind-blowing. When we first put the call out we were expecting a dozen cars and now we’ve had to cap it off at 50.”
Mr Coyte is eager to get this weekend’s show on the road.
“Council have approved us to park in the foreshore and we also want to thank Dingo Beach Pub and Reef Gateway who will put on our meals and Whitsunday Gold for the coffees that will be had.”
“We also have a bunch of guests staying at Big4 caravan park.”
The Whitsunday Cruisin’ Car Club will also be on display at Supercheap Auto for their Club Plus night on Tuesday March 17 from 5pm.
PARADE: Vintage and restored vehicles from the 50-80's will be on display at the Airlie Beach foreshore this Saturday and Whitsunday Gold Coffee on Sunday.