Festival firing up
THE inaugural Murwillumbah Motorfest, which kicks off on Friday, is shaping up as a cracker despite a forecast of poor weather.
Director Bob Newman said tickets were being snapped up fast and the entertainment would proceed regardless of the weather.
"If it rains, it rains and there's not much I can do about it," he said.
Mr Newman, who also runs the successful Cooly Rocks On, said he expected ticket sales to accelerate this week.
"They wait to see the weather outlook, then - if it's looking good - a lot of people will get their tickets last-minute," he said. "The weather will definitely play a part. If the heavens open up and there's torrential rain, there will be less cars there."
Since the demise of Speed on Tweed, Murwillumbah car-lovers have been left longing for another event of its kind in their backyard.
The Shannons Murwillumbah Motorfest and Swap will be staged from Friday to Sunday at Murwillumbah Showgrounds.
It will focus on cars built between 1970 and 1984. There will be a swap meet, a show and shine, cruises throughout the Tweed Valley and two nights of entertainment.
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