V8 legend Jim Richards named Grand Marshal for Cooly Rocks On street parade

Seven time Bathurst winner and V8 Supercar Hall of Fame Inductee Jim Richards has been named the Grand Marshal of the 2018 Cooly Rocks On street parade.

The motorsport legend is also set to make appearances throughout the festival from June 6 to 10, including meeting fans at the Shannons Super Rig and hitting the stage for Garage Torque sessions.

Jim will be the first ever Grand Marshal for the street parade. He said he was thrilled when organisers asked him to take on role.


“I have attended Cooly Rocks On as a visitor a number of times over the years and have been impressed with the quality of exhibitors in the show’n shine, a labor of love for car fanatics all over the country,” he said.

“In partnership with event sponsor Shannons Insurance, it will be a wonderful opportunity to be part of what I believe to be one of the best nostalgia festivals in Australia.”

As part of the partnership with Shannons Insurance, fans and festival goers can also enter a competition to win a ‘hot lap’ with Jim in his GT3 RS Porsche race car at Queensland Raceway. To go in the draw for the hot lap experience, festival goers need to visit the Shannons Super Rig anytime over the event to qualify for a quote.

Attendees wanting to be involved in ever-popular street parade need to register quickly with spots filling up fast. Those interested can head to coolyrockson.com for all the information.