Speed on Tweed: 5-6 September 2011
Started by Roger Eland in 2002, and held each year since, Murwillumbah hosts the premier historic motor sport classic event in Australia: "Speed on Tweed".
Featuring street circuit speed trials, the event attracts more than 150 racing, sports and touring car enthusiasts for a weekend of social events and competition.
Look closely, and you may see legendary Australian racing drivers like world F1 champions Sir Jack Brabham and Alan Jones, Grand Prix of Endurance (24 Heures du Mans) - Le Mans 24 hour endurance race winner - Geoff Brabham, or a celebrated touring car driver like John Bowe, Dick Johnson or Jim Richards showing off their pride and joy, or putting the pedal to the metal around the picturesque Murwillumbah road circuit.
Spectators and visitors can not only enjoy the friendly and festive atmosphere of a traditional country town, but have the chance to get up close and personal with motoring legends for photos and autographs, or enjoy the opportunity to wander through show and shine displays, and talk to competitors and restorers about their cars.
The non-profit festival, which has donated more than $100,000 to local charities and causes over the years, is currently managed by the Rotary Club of Murwillumbah, with a huge team of volunteer officials and enthusiastic workers keeping the show on the road.
Sponsors include Rally Australia, South Coast Automotive, Tweed Shire Council, Southern Cross Ten, and numerous local businesses.
>> Murwillumbah Showground & town centre 10th -12th September, 2010* <<
See you here!
* Event date is second weekend in September. Participants and media are advised to confirm date before arrival.
Nearby Towns and Villages, Accommodation and Attractions
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