Classic cars converge on Coolangatta

IF YOU love classic, custom cars and rockabilly tunes, then you’ll love what’s on offer in Coolangatta this morning.

The third annual Coffee and Cars takes place this Sunday morning, with around 100 custom and classic cars and hotrods expected to converge on Queen Elizabeth Park in Marine Parade Coolangatta from around 9.30am.

The group made up of car enthusiasts and car clubs will meet for breakfast on the northern GoldCoast before they cruise in convoy along the Gold Coast Highway to their meeting place at Coolangatta.


Cooly Rocks On CEO Bob Newman said the event was a perfect warm up for the Cooly Rocks Festival which runs from 30 May to 9 June.

“This event will give people the opportunity to see a sample of some of the spectacular cars they willsee at this year’s festival.”

“Many of the cars involved in Sunday’s cruise will return to the streets of Coolangatta and Tweed for the Thrifty Sneak Peak Show’n’Shine on Saturday 31 May and Sunday 1 June,”

“The Shannons Show’n’Shine on the main weekend of the Festival, 8 and 9 June, has already attracted over 1,300 cars, which will be one of biggest display of pre-1970 vehicles ever seen in Australia,” said Bob.

The estimated value of cars on display at the Shannons Show and Shine is over $30 million.

Cooly Rocks On will have a DJ playing swing, rock’n’roll and rockabilly at the park and everyone is invited to come along and see and photograph the many rare and treasured cars on display.