Motorfest 2024 welcomes record numbers

Thousands of people came to see the hundreds of cars at Motorfest 2024.

THOUSANDS of automobile admirers flocked to Myall Park on Saturday 9 March to witness the biggest Motorfest turnout ever.

“The Motor Club is extremely proud to confirm a record number of exhibitors attended our event,” Tea Gardens Hawks Nest Motor Club President Ross Anderson told NOTA.

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“We can confirm in excess of 400 high-quality and classic cars and motorcycles were displayed by their proud owners.”

Motorfest attracted entries from across the State, with many flow-on effects for the local economy, such as booking out local accommodation and, no doubt, spending elsewhere in Tea Gardens and Hawks Nest.

“The main aims of our Club were realised, that is to support local business and provide a great event for locals and visitors to participate in,” Mr Anderson added.

“The Motor Club acknowledges the exceptional support from our community, and we will soon be in a position to give back that support through a distribution to several Community Support Groups from the event revenue.”

The main beneficiaries of Motorfest’s fundraising will be the Tea Gardens Hawks Nest Surf Life Savers, the Pindimar-Tea Gardens Rural Fire Brigade, and the local Free Clinic Bus, with several other local groups also enjoying benefits.

“Our thanks also go out to the many sponsors who participated at the event, either by way of a display, supply of promotional material, or on-ground assistance.

Tea Gardens Hawks Nest SLSC volunteers helped crew the entry gates, while Rural Fire Service volunteer firefighters, many of whom had been fighting the Pindimar fires for days, fed visitors with their trademark BBQ.

Mr Anderson noted that since the event, they had received quite a few very pleasing congratulatory messages from other Motor Clubs who attended.

“Finally, our Club was once again honoured to have wonderful support from our State Member, Kate Washington, who attended to open our event and then took the time to walk through the display, talking along the way with many exhibitors and spectators.”

At only its second year back from COVID, Motorfest’s engine is purring better than ever.

By Thomas O’KEEFE

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