The excitement is building


Excitement is already building for this year’s Rare Spares Rockynats now just around the corner, 29-31 March.

Rockhampton Regional Council Mayor Cr Tony Williams said he was confident that it would be bigger and better than ever.

He said once again thousands of motorsport enthusiasts were expected to descend on Rockhampton over the Easter Long Weekend for the event which is billed as Queensland’s largest car and bike festival.

“This is a really significant event for our region, taking place across what is traditionally a quiet long weekend,” Mayor Williams said.

“Council is really proud to have built this event over successive years in partnership with Summernats.”

“Our message to everyone is simple – there’s only one thing to do Easter long weekend and that’s visit the Rockhampton Region and participate in the high-octane fun that is Rockynats.”

As excitement builds for Rockynats 2024, Summernats co-owner Andy Lopez is encouraging entrants and spectators to secure their tickets to the largest horsepower party in Queensland before they sell-out.

“Due to unprecedented interest in the event, entrant registrations have already surpassed Rockynats 03 numbers with limited spots remaining – don’t regret leaving your registration to the last minute,” Mr Lopez said.

“Not only does Rockynats deliver on burnouts, street drags, drifting and street cruising, patrons can expect an epic program of off-track entertainment including our RockabillyNats Pinup Competition, 4×4 display, live music and more; there’s a huge amount of variety and something on offer for everyone.”

Advance Rockhampton Tourism and Events Manager, Zac Garven, said Rare Spares RockyNats was one of Advance Rockhampton’s premier events and a real point of difference for the region.

“Over four fantastic events, we have built a brand that is recognised with motoring enthusiasts across the country,” Mr Garven said.

“As the region’s leading economic development body, Advance Rockhampton has clear focus on securing and delivering high-value events which support local small businesses in our accommodation, food, beverage and retail sectors.”

“Almost 50 per cent of Rockynats attendees travelled from out of region in 2023. That brought in a contribution of over $5.6 million in total overnight expenditure.”

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