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Speed on Tweed

September 10th, 11th and 12th 2010

A celebration of Historic Competition Vehicles and Their Drivers.

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THE sight and sound of historic racing cars in the popular Festival of Speed on Tweed will return to the streets of Murwillumbah in the New South Wales Northern Rivers this September.

Speed on Tweed, in which around 200 historic racing cars of many types and some of Australia’s best drivers of past years race against the block on closed public roads, will be staged on 10th-12th September, organisers announced today.

The event will be run on a one-kilometre temporary circuit around the main street of Murwillumbah township as in previous years.


speed on tweed classic car race murwillumbahFounded in 2002 by driver Roger Ealand and the Rotary Club of Murwillumbah, the Festival of Speed on Tweed quickly became one of Australia’s most popular historic motor racing events, attracting almost 30,000 spectators each year.


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The Murwillumbah township will be geared to provide full dining and entertainment facilities, including great viewing and hospitality options, food and drink and entertainment yet to be announced.

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Speed on Tweed has attracted many legendary drivers over the years, including Sir Jack Brabham, Vern Schuppan, Frank Gardner, Jim Richards, Kevin Bartlett, Dick Johnson and John Goss.

Sir Jack’s Repco-Brabham was one of many grand prix cars to have graced Murwillumbah’s streets, along with numerous Bathurst winners, Le Mans sports cars and many others that told the story of Australia’s motor racing history.

The non-profit event also raised more than $160,000, which has been given to national charities such as the Childrens' Cancer Institute, the Peter Brock Foundation, service clubs, schools emergency services and hospitals.


Drivers - Please register your interest in competing this year by email to: info@speedontweed.com

Facts

  • Speed on Tweed is the only non-profit charity event of its type in Australia.

  • Approximately 700 volunteers are involved in organising, building and dismantling the track, marshalling and cleaning etc. which is almost 30% of the adult population of Murwillumbah.

  • The Festival of Speed on Tweed is hosted by the town, the shops, hotels and restaurants dress up with flags, bunting etc. No other town in Australia hosts an event with such enthusiasm.

  • The committee deliberately centres activities in the Main St on Friday and Saturday to bring an economic boost to the town.

  • Council workers volunteer their time to build the track

  • The event costs approx. $150,000 to stage and the organising committee for Speed on Tweed have no Federal, State or tourism funding.

 

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