Whats On

Cooly ready to rock on

Sandra, Jaxen and Phil Teissl with a 1968 RSSS black coupe Chev Camaro in Queen Elizabeth park on Sunday.
Sandra, Jaxen and Phil Teissl with a 1968 RSSS black coupe Chev Camaro in Queen Elizabeth park on Sunday. John Gass

GET your dancing feet on, Cooly Rocks On is less than two weeks away.

The 1950s and '60s inspired nostalgia festival is back on the border again in 2012 and is bigger than ever before with more than 1000 custom and hot-rod cars, non-stop rock'n'roll, rockabilly and swing, Miss Pin Up Australia, street cruises, bikes, retro markets, a poodle parade and more.

If you've never been before, you can basically expect there to be a whole lot of shakin' goin' on around Coolangatta, Kirra and Tweed Heads from June 1 to11.

Daniel Hall has been run off his feet as coordinator of the car committee with almost 1200 cars registered.

For Mr Hall the nostalgia isn't limited to the festival, his love of everything rock'n'roll lasts all year long.

He teaches swing dancing with his wife and runs a Coffee and Cars group.

For the last 12 months, the Coffee and Cars convoy has cruised through the Gold Coast, visiting a different coffee shop on the fourth Sunday of each month.

"The idea is to keep everyone aware of the festival all year round, I just love the whole thing," Mr Hall said.

"I've always loved it, I was brought up around it all."

If you've left it to the last minute to register your car there are still a few spaces available in Zone 8 at the Jack Evans Boat Harbour.

Click here to register your car - http://coolyrockson.com.au/menu/cars/car-registration

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