Classic cars take over Mt Tamborine for Festival of Elegance

If you headed up to Mt Tamborine over the weekend you many have seen quite a few classic cars making their way around town.

The 3rd Festival of Elegance took place over the weekend, with a number of events held on Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday morning was the Charity Run Tour, which featured classic street and historic cars. After a stop for lunch at O’Reilly’s Winery, the cars then took part in a timed hill climb up to Mt Tamborine, with an Aston Martin convertible clocking up the fastest time.


Sunday the public got in check out all the action at the festival’s Concours Show and Shine, which included a Billy Cart vs Porsche Challenge. Over 70 classic cars and boats were on display at the event which was held at the Witches Chase Cheese Factory and the Fortitude Brewery.

Elegance in motion

PHOTO: Hot Tomato /

The day finished up with presentations of this Years Recognition of Excellence Awards. Here is a list of the winners:

•The Community Lifetime Contribution Awards with to Mr Barry Jenkins for his lifetime love and contribution to the Marine Industry.
•The Supreme Award for the Hospitality and Lifestyle Events Award went to the 2015 Australian Event winning‎ Marine Expo.
•The Fine Arts of Excellence award went to Swell Festival Gold Coast.
•The Emerging Festival was the 2015 Dancing with Cars run by Main Beach Progress
•The Boutique Event Award went to Garter Belts and Gasoline for the 7 years of hosting their event in the Scenic Rim.
•The Elegance in Motion Award went to the David Hack Memorial Classic hosted by the Toowoomba North Rotary Club‎.
•‎The Environmental and Sustainability Award winner was Scruffie Marine for the Solar Powered Commercial Ferries sold to Western Australia and the European Market.

The Festival of Elegance will be held once again next year, on May 20-21. For more information, visit:

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