Car Booking Information

All 2019 Car Spaces are SOLD OUT! Phone the Cooly Rocks On office on (07) 5534 3500 to join our wait list.

Cooly Rocks On™ 2019 Car Display (Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June)

Car lovers will have the opportunity to be a key part of the Cooly Rocks On™ 2019 festival by displaying their vehicles throughout the event precinct. The Show and Shine display has become a highlight for many visitors and an integral part of the festival’s Rock ’n’ Roll and nostalgic atmosphere. In order to qualify for display, all cars must be 40 years or older (plus run on models).

We recommend that you familiarise yourself with these instructions prior to the online system opening to ensure a smooth booking process.

This year we will have up to 800 car spaces available at the Cooly Rocks On™ 2019 Festival. Please click on the below links to access the map of each Car Zone.


Zone 1
Zone 2
Zone 3
Zone 4
Zone 5
Zone 6
View Overall Precinct Map

We recommend you peruse these maps prior to the online system opening in order to familiarise yourself with the car zones and to choose where you would like to reserve your space in advance. Car spaces book up very quickly, so it’s best to find a few different spaces that you would like to book in case your first choice is not available.

How to book your space

Step-by-step instructions for booking your car through the online system are available here.

General car bookings will open up on Tuesday, 30th October 2018 at 10am (QLD).

Please ensure to use a desktop computer to book your tickets and use Google Chrome as your web browser.


Click Here to book Zone 1
Click Here to book Zone 2
Click Here to book Zone 3
Click Here to book Zone 4
Click Here to book Zone 5
Click Here to book Zone 6

Click onto the specific Zone map that you would like to book in.  Once you are within each Zone map you will be able to select the car space that you wish to book. If the car space has already been reserved, it will be greyed out and you will not be able to access it.

Please note that once you have clicked onto a car spot you will have 20 minutes to book and pay for the car spot. If you do not finalise your booking within the 20 minute time slot allotment, the car space will automatically go back into the pool for other people to reserve.

We highly recommend that you have your credit card details ready and on hand once the online system has been opened to reduce the risk of being timed-out mid booking.

Car spaces can only be booked through our online ‘Eventbrite’ booking system, which is user friendly and very easy to navigate. Please note that no car bookings can be made in person, via email or telephone.

All bookings must be made online.

Win a hot lap with Jim Richards thanks to Shannons


Car Display Costs

The total cost of each car space for all zones is $80 inclusive of GST and booking fee.

Shannons Super Car Cruise

The Shannons Super Cruise will take place on Saturday 8th June, 2019.
Entry into the cruise is strictly for car entrants only, and this year, the route will be extended all the way through Kirra!

The cost of the Car Cruises is $10 (inclusive of GST and booking fee) per entrant and is limited to one car cruise entry per car space booked. Please note the cruise will be capped at 400 cars so prompt reservations are required to avoid disappointment.

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Car Entrants will have the opportunity to purchase an exclusive Car Entrant t-shirt for Cooly Rocks On™ 2019 at a 25% discounted rate. The Car Entrant t-shirt can either be pre-ordered online (an exclusive Car Entrant online link will be sent once your car space has been booked) or can be purchased from the official Merchandise facility throughout the duration of the Festival. This t-shirt will be made available exclusively to Car Entrants only and a car booking ticket will need to be presented in order to purchase the t-shirt.

What’s Included in the Fee?

Each Car Entrant will receive a special Car Pack which will include:
• Dedicated car space throughout the two-day “Show ‘n’ Shine” Display
• Cooly Rocks On™ annual collectors pin
• Cooly Rocks On™ 2019 Entrants keyring
• Specially designed CRO 2019 Car Entrant’s Sticker
• Various vouchers and special offers from local traders
• Exclusive access to discounted ‘Entrant’ merchandise via the official licenced merchandise retailer
• Optional extra – Shannons Car Cruise
• Specially designed CRO 2019 Shannons Super Car Cruise Entrant’s sticker (for those entering in the Saturday Car Cruise)

Further Information

Once you have booked your car space you will be sent a confirmation email and tickets to confirm your car booking spot.  You will need to print out and bring these tickets with you to the Festival when collecting your car packs.

As well you will be sent a link to pre-order your discounted exclusive Car Entrant t-shirt ($30 incl GST) or Polo ($45 incl GST). These will retail at $40 and $55 respectively.

In May 2019, Car Entrants will be sent an email with detailed instructions for displaying your car and a map of how to access your coloured Zone on the day.

A car pack is included for each car booked, and will include your car sticker and visor to access your specific coloured Car Zone. Please ensure to clearly display this car visor on your dashboard when entering your Zone and throughout the duration of the Festival. (If you have booked to enter into the Shannons Super Car Cruise, a separate Car Cruise sticker will also be provided in your Car Pack.)

Car packs will be available at the “Ocean Plaza” Information Marquee from Wednesday 5th June, 2019.

Due to road closures, cars will only be able to enter and exit their Zone daily during allocated hours of the morning and evening of Saturday 8th June and Sunday 9th June, 2019. No cars will be able to enter or exit the Zone outside these allocated time slots.

We advise we have a request before Council for a street closure of Marine Parade for Friday 7th June – a response is expected by early November 2018.

Should the weather conditions change, Entrants will be advised and communicated with by the Zone Manager as to the contingency plans. This information will also be provided in your Car Pack.

Terms and conditions apply to all car entrant bookings.

Please refer to the FAQ page for any further questions you may have.

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