Your essential guide to RACQ MotorFest 2023


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Sep 04, 2023

Your essential guide to RACQ MotorFest 2023

Find out what is planned this year for RACQ’s signature event. RACQ’S

Find out what is planned this year for RACQ's signature event.

RACQ’S celebration of the past, present and future of mobility returns with more attractions, exhibits and experiences than ever.

MotorFest 2023 will feature an array of prestige, vintage, unique and collector vehicles on display, the latest in vehicle and transport technology and innovation, and traditional family favourites, including free kids rides, face painting, roving entertainment and food stalls.

RACQ Events Manager Tamara Van Der Walt said a highlight of the event at the Brisbane Showgrounds on 18 June would be the Future Zone, which will include a series of panel discussions on electric mobility.

"The Future Zone has been one of the most popular attractions since it was introduced at MotorFest in 2021 and we are excited with what the expanded precinct will offer this year," Ms Van Der Walt said.

"We have an exciting line-up of exhibitors showing their latest electric cars, including MG, Kia, Subaru, BYD, Renault and GWM Haval.

"Visitors can also learn more about EVs during panel discussions on EV road tripping, home charging and e-scooter safety."

The Future Zone will also feature exhibitor presentations from SIXT Rentals, Brisbane Metro, MG, Renault and Kia on the Future Zone Stage.

While visiting the Future Zone you will also be able to:

The RACQ Sustainability Hub this year will allow visitors to learn more about sustainable living and transport through augmented reality.

By scanning QR codes around the hub, visitors can experience the latest sustainable technologies ‘in their hands’, creating a more interactive and shareable experience.

Visitors can learn about new sustainable technologies, including information on EVs and their charging, and how we can be more sustainable in our homes.

Follow RACQ's sustainability journey here.

Ms Van Der Walt said this year's MotorFest would feature a centenary celebration of MG with more than 65 vehicles on display.

The brand with the distinctive octagon badge celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, with members of the MG Car Club of Qld putting their vehicles on display.

This will include examples from MG's rich back catalogue of trend-setting models, including the MG C Type Midget (1931-32), MG TD Midget (1949-53) and MGA 1600 (1955-62).

There will also be multiple examples of what, for many people, remains the archetypal sports car, the classic MGB Roadster, built in the hundreds of thousands between 1962 and 1980.

Lovers of classic cars will be enthralled by the more than 530 vehicles on display including Australian and US muscle cars, European exotics, Japanese performance cars, hot rods, motorcycles, vintage and veteran machines, and more.

A highlight of the day will be the announcement of the MotorFest 2023 winners, with this year's categories including American, Asian, Australian, British, Electric, European, Motorcycle/Scooter, Veteran and Vintage categories.

The winners, including the coveted Judges’ Choice Award, will be announced at the Main Stage from 11:25am.

MotorFest patrons can win a Moov8 e-scooter plus one year of RACQ Everyday Lite Roadside Assistance by participating in a scavenger hunt across the site.

To be eligible, participants must search the event site to find 5 ‘charging stations’ and then scan the ‘station’ with their phone which will show an image of a stop along the Queensland Electric Super Highway.Once participants have found all five stations, they will be prompted to a dedicated form to enter their details along with the charging station locations for a chance to win a Moov8 e-scooter plus one year of Everyday Lite Roadside assistance.*

Families will find lots of fun at the Kids’ Zone with free amusement rides and face painting.

The popular RACQ showbags will be on sale at stalls around the event site for $10 with proceeds going to the RACQ Foundation.

Footy legend Wally Lewis will be at the Main Arena Stage from 12–1pm to sign autographs and pose for selfies.

All gate takings from MotorFest are contributed to the RACQ Foundation..

This year the RACQ Foundation has partnered with Gympie and District Landcare and will be giving away native trees to help make our communities more resilient to natural disasters.

Visit the RACQ Foundation stall to discuss the importance of backyard resilience and flood mitigation.

Sunday 18 June, 10am–3pm. Where?

Food and drink will be available for purchase, including coffee and desserts, across the site.

With the exception of the oval, which has a grass and dirt surface, the majority of MotorFest is set up on bitumen making it easily accessible by wheelchair.What attractions are there other than vehicles?

Follow these guidelines to help make our event greener and more sustainable:

*Winner will be drawn on Wednesday 21 June 2023. Must be 16 years and over to enter. Terms and conditions apply.

The information in this article has been prepared for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal advice or specific advice to any particular person. Any advice contained in the document is general advice, not intended as legal advice or professional advice and does not take into account any person's particular circumstances. Before acting on anything based on this advice you should consider its appropriateness to you, having regard to your objectives and needs.