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THIS PAGE IS A WORK IN PROGRESS. ANY QUESTIONS RECEIVED IN THE LEAD UP TO THE EVENT MAY BE ADDED SO PLEASE CONTINUE TO CHECK BACK!


When is the Motor Show held?

The event is held the same weekend as the Kings Birthday weekend in all other states (except WA and Qld) on the old Queens Birthday Weekend.


In 2024 it will be the 7th through to the 9th of June

(Friday is traditionally a set up day with no planned events until 6pm with the Meet N Greet and bar open).

LIVE BAND FRIDAY NIGHT - Local Band "The Dirt"

SATURDAY NIGHT - SPECIAL EVENT!
DINNER AT THE CIVIC CLUB - 6pm to 10pm
$40pp including all you can eat BBQ Buffet

Special Guest Speaker - Kevin "KB" Bartlett
Australian Racing Car Driver Legend
Winner back-to Back Championships
Winner of Bathurst


Tickets are only available online at Eventbrite and there is a closing date for purchases for catering purposes.

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How much is it to get through the Gate?


SPECTATORS

Weekend Pass $25 per person for Fri/Sat/Sun (Companion Card / Senior Card Holders $15 per person)
Meet N Greet Friday Night from 6pm = Free Entry
Saturday Only = $15per person / $10 for companion card holders
Sunday Only = $15 per person / $10for companion card holders
Kids 15 years and under FREE

SWAPPERS - SEE SWAP SITE INFO

MOTOR SHOW ENTRANTS
- for nominations, see Motor Show Info page
- gate fees to be paid at the gate - see pricing above NO NOMINATION FEES WILL BE TAKEN AT GATE
- Entry Fees for vehicles to be paid at the office with cash payment only
Further info on Motor Show Entrant Page


How much for a Swap Site or Market Stall and has it changed this year?

Sites are $25 for the Saturday and Sunday per site in addition to people's Gate Fees.
Swappers arriving Friday only pay entry for Saturday and Sunday.

Sites must be pre-booked as they are limited in number.
Please refer to Swap Site Info page for more information

How much to enter my Car or Bike and has it changed this year?

Nomination to participate in the Motor Show
$20.00 for Motor Vehicles and Trucks entering for Trophy Judging only (includes participation in the Super Cruises)
$20 for entry in the Go to Whoa
$20 for entry in the Observation Rally
$10 for Motorcycles


Can we camp?

Camping is available only for paid Motor Show Entrants and Swap Site Holders from Friday night through until Monday morning.

Due to limited camping space available, other spectators, friends and other family members who are not Entrants or Site Holders attending the Event are encouraged to contact other Accommodation options in Charters Towers.

What time does the whole event kick off?

Gates open at 9am on Friday 7th June 2024 for Swap Meet Set Up only.

No early-bird arrivals will be allowed entry prior to this time, so if you are arriving Thursday or earlier, please contact other Accommodation options in Charters Towers.

Friday Gates open at 7am and are closed at 6pm for Swap and Camping.
Saturday Gates open 7am and are closed at midnight.
Sunday Gates open 7am and are closed in the evening for campers staying until Monday.

If you are camping at the grounds, please note that vehicles arriving after 6pm will be required to park outside the grounds until gates re-open at 7am.

What times are all your events happening?

Please refer to our Entrant Information Flyer for Event Times.
More information is also on our Events Page.


Do you have EFTPOS facilities or a Courtesy Bus?

There are no EFTPOS facilities offered by the Charters Towers Restorers Club Inc. ATM's are located in Gill Street (the main street).

There is no courtesy bus for the event, however for those pre-paid to attend the Saturday Night there will be a courtesy bus between the Showgrounds and the Civic Club only.

The phone number for the local Taxi service is 131 008.

Can we take our dogs to the event?

Dogs are only allowed in the Swap Meet Area but MUST BE LEASHED AT ALL TIMES.
Please bring your own "doggie bags" to clean up after your dog..

Strictly NO DOGS in the Motor Show Arena - we thank you for your understanding in this matter.



Are there any Rules?

The Charters Towers Restorers Club Inc has had rules for the Motor Show and Swap Meet for a number of years, as the Event attracts people for two very different reasons, therefore we would appreciate if everyone could be mindful of how their behaviour and noise level may affect other people's enjoyment of the event.

Be aware that this event is located in a residential area. Please refrain from excessive noise, or unnecessary speed/noise when driving out from the Showgrounds.

The local Police will be conducting drive-through checks throughout the course of the event. These for the benefit and safety of the participants. They are not the Fun Police , nor are they there to dampen your fun!!

- No BYO alcohol due to Licencing restrictions - random checks may occur
- No Alcohol to be taken past the Licenced Area.
- No Glass
- No Unrestrained Dogs in Swap Meet area (please clean up after your dog)
- No Dogs in Motor Show arena, food areas or bar area
- No pushbikes, skateboards or recreational vehicles to be driven or ridden in the grounds
- No excessive noise
- Generators to not be used between 10pm and 6am
- Electrical leads cannot be run across walkways or roadways'
- Camping and display sites must be left clean and tidy upon leaving.

Charters Towers Restorers Club Executive members reserve the right to reject and/or eject any person or firm they deem as undesirable for any reason.
Please address any concerns immediately to the Office near the Grandstand.