Bumper crowd enjoys RACQ Motorfest
on 15 July 2016
All roads led to Brisbane’s Eagle Farm Racecourse on Sunday, July 10, for Queensland’s premium motoring event, RACQ Motorfest.
By Barry Green
Thousands of people took advantage of blue skies in support of the annual fundraiser for RACQ’s community helicopter rescue services, which raised in excess of $16,000.
On display was an eclectic mix of 500+ cars and motorcycles, with the focus this year on the BMW marque, which is celebrating its centenary, and Toyota’s ubiquitous Corolla, 50 years old in 2016.
Standouts on the day included:
- A custom motorcycle based on a Triumph Thruxton from Brisbane-based firm Ellaspede.
- Christopher Ball’s 1963 Volkswagen Beetle Herbie replica.
- The Batmobile, a wild, winged tribute to BMW’s 3.0 CSL race car, the result of two years of dedicated work by BMW Club of Queensland long-time member Robert Battle.
- Sandy Fleming’s 1972 Chrysler Valiant Charger.
- Andrew Ladlay’s stunning, modified 1956 Holden FJ ute, once owned by actor John Jarratt of Wolf Creek fame (or infamy).
- A 2013 Holden Commodore SS ute adorned with Michael Jackson murals belonging to John Florea.
- James Fogarty’s example of the Australian-built Bolwell Mark 7 sports car of the 1960-70s.
- An impressive tribute to the legendary AC Cobra SC427, owned by Ian Allison.
- Trevor Voevodin’s 2015 Morgan 3 Wheeler.
- An immaculate 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 belonging to Tony Saunders.