12 April 2012

This weekend thousands of car enthusiasts and over 1000 display car and bikes will head to Queensland’s premier drag racing facility for the second-running of the Shannons Queensland Autospectacular.

The inaugural event, held in 2011 at Willowbank Raceway, hosted more than 900 display car and bikes and in excess of 5,600 car enthusiasts over one big day.

On 15 April 2012, the event will return with a refined layout to further improve access to all of the show’s various attractions - including the Show n Shine, club displays, swap meet, on-track action, Australian Rocker Cover Racing, Dyno testing, Wheel Changing, traders and Sound Off competitions and even Helicopter Joyflights.

Buick Car Club Vice President Brian Hall said  “The interest in this year’s Shannons QLD Auto Spectacular has grown again and we are expecting a large turnout of car enthusiasts to witness the greatest car show in Queensland, as this year we have more activities and pre-entries of show cars than ever before”.

“The Shannons Queensland Auto Spectacular is a great event and builds upon the ten years of tradition built over the Cleveland Auto Spectacular by the Buick Car Club before urban pressure saw it closed,” said Brian Hall.

Willowbank Raceway Managing Director Steve Bettes said the Shannons Queensland Autospectacular was the perfect place for car enthusiasts to get their fix with something to suit everybody and the Buick Car Club do a brilliant job of putting this Auto Spectacular together.

“Willowbank Raceway – the venue for the Fuchs Winternationals in June – is the perfect venue for this event with large display areas and of course the world famous Dragstrip for the Test and Tune.

Buick Car Club President John Forster commented that “Unlike other venues in South East Queensland, Willowbank Raceway is able to provide near unlimited space for this great event and its supporters across 15 hectares complete with a free parking area.

“There are tonnes of activities for a great value fun-filled family day, with tickets for spectators just $10 for adults with children 14 and under enjoying free entry.


“There will be approx 90 trade sites selling everything from diecast models, vintage tyres, auto reference books, clothing, motor parts and automobilia, and a Car Corral where you can book your car in for sale and a large swap area set aside for swappers to sell everything from car parts to bric-a-brac. 

“Adding to the great carnival atmosphere there will be food and drink stalls, great music, and children’s’ and community activities all day. The City of Ipswich has sponsored a large picnic and rest area with shade marquees, tables and chairs, so it is going to be a great day out for all of the family.” 

The gates for the Shannons Queensland Auto Spectacular will open to the public at 7.00am.
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