Cooly Rocks On™ 2018 Car Display

Car lovers will have the opportunity to be a key part of the Cooly Rocks On™ 2018 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).

This year we will have over 1000 car spaces available at the Cooly Rocks On™ 2018 Festival. Please click on the below links to access the map of each Car Zone.

Zone 1 – Green Zone Δ
Zone 2 – Red Zone Δ
Zone 3 – Yellow Zone Δ
Zone 4 – Blue Zone Δ
Zone 5 – Pink Zone Δ
Zone 6 – Purple Zone Δ
Zone 7 – Orange Zone (Kirra) Δ
Zone 8 – Grey Zone (Jack Evans) Δ

We recommend you peruse these maps prior to the online system opening in order to familiarise yourself with the car areas 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.

Car Entrant Information

For all reserved car booking entrants, an information pack outlining all bump-in information, timings, maps, exit and entry points, Vintage Vans Info, exclusive links as well as Car Cruise information and marshaling points will be released closer to the 2018 festival dates.

Car Display Costs

Prices of cars will differ from Zone to Zone and costs will also vary depending on the placement of cars within each Zone. Costs of each car space will be displayed by hovering on the space in each map in the online booking system (Eventbrite) when the system opens.

Zone 1 Δ, Zone 2 Δ & Zone 3 Δ
$70.00 Streetside car spaces (+ $7.00 GST + 0.05%* Booking Fee from Eventbrite)
$80.00 Beachside car spaces (+ $8.00 GST + 0.05%* Booking Fee from Eventbrite)

Zone 4 Δ, Zone 5 Δ & Zone 6 Δ
$60.00 car spaces (+ $6.00 GST + 0.05%* Booking Fee from Eventbrite)

Zone 7 Δ and Zone 8 Δ
$50.00 car spaces (+ $5.00 GST + 0.05%* Booking Fee from Eventbrite)

All prices are exclusive of GST

A booking fee will be charged by Eventbrite at an average of 0.05%*
(*Varies per booking to a maximum of 0.06%)
Please note, Eventbrite displays the full price payable and should be considered prior to your ‘seat’ selection and/or payment.

Shannons Super Cruises
Car Cruise

The Shannons Super Cruises will return again in 2018.

Entry to the Shannons Super Cruise is included in the car booking cost, however spaces will be limited for each night so prompt reservations are required to avoid missing out.

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Car Entrants will have the opportunity to purchase an exclusive Car Entrant T-Shirt for Cooly Rocks On™ 2018.  The Car Entrant T-Shirt can be purchased from the Merchandise hut 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 Booking Entrant will receive a special Car Pack which will include:

  • Free Entry into the Shannons Super Cruises Car Cruise on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday evening (limited spaces, registration required)
  • Welcome Beach BBQ for Car Entrants
  • Two (2) Car Runs, one in QLD, one in NSW
  • Specially designed CRO 2018 Car Entrant’s Sticker
  • Specially designed CRO 2018 Car Cruise Entrant’s sticker (for those entering in the Friday and/or Saturday Car Cruise)
  • Various vouchers and special offers
  • Memorabilia Garage Penant Flag, Key Ring and Patch
  • Exclusive access to Entrant merchandise via the official licensed merchandise retailer
  • Dedicated car space throughout the two-day Show ‘n’ Shine Display

Welcome BBQ

Kickstart Cooly Rocks On™ with a free Welcome BBQ for car entrants to catch up with old friends and welcome new.

Enjoy a sizzling steak sandwich, a chat, and a good ol’ ogle as the cars arrive to set the scene for Cooly in 2018.

The Welcome BBQ will be held at the Rotary BBQ Food Vendor site.

The BBQ site is in the Marine Parade Park, just opposite the corner of Warner Street and Marine Parade, and can be found on the ‘Coolangatta Hotel to Greenmount’ map on page 3 on the attached map:

Food Vendor and Exhibitor Map

The Welcome BBQ is complimentary to all pre-booked Car Entrants, however your spot must be pre-registered in order to attend.

All pre-registered Car Entrants will receive a Food and Drinks voucher entitling them to a complimentary Steak Sandwich and Soft drink at the BBQ.


Further Information

Once you have booked your car space you will be sent a confirmation email to confirm your car booking spot.

In 2018 you 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 to access your specific coloured Car Zone. Please ensure to clearly display this car sticker on the lower left hand corner of your windscreen when entering your Zone and throughout the duration of the Festival. If you have booked to enter into the Shannons Super Cruises Car Cruise, a separate Shannons Super Cruise sticker will also be provided in your car pack.

Car packs will be available prior to the festival and the exact details of where to collect your packs will be detailed within the email sent from the organisers.

For ease of access your Car Entrant sticker must be clearly displayed upon arrival at your Zone.

Due to road closures, cars will only be able to enter and exit their Zone during allocated hours. No cars will be able to enter or exit the Zone outside these allocated time slots.

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.

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

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