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Byron Shire
December 9, 2021

Cooly revs on

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Jo Jo Smith back in town for one show only

It will be a night to remember with Jo Jo Smith back in town for a performance at the Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club this Saturday, 11 December.

Other News

New COVID exposure site on the Gold Coast

Queensland Health says that a public health alert is being issued for contact tracing locations on the Gold Coast.

Cartoon of the week – 8 December, 2021

Letters to the editor The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that...

Nothing cute about the Frogbit alien invasion

Frogbit (Limnobium laevigatum) is an invasive, smothering waterweed that poses a serious environmental threat which has been found in the Richmond River and at Chinderah.

Pineapples from Bangalow

Bangalow Farm is located just outside the Bangalow township and has the typical red volcanic soil that makes farming...

Power goes out on the Far North Coast

Essential Energy says that just over 21,000 homes and businesses on the Far North Coast were affected by unplanned outages on Saturday night, following the severe storms that swept through the region.

Main Arm Road

A 1km section of Main Arm Rd either side of Sherry’s Bridge needs attention. A fleet of large machines...

Faith with daddy's 55 Desoto
Faith with daddy’s 55 Desoto

With more 1,300 cars participating this year’s Cooly Rocks On, there may have been a few overheated radiators as the parade of ‘50s and ‘60s automobiles took to the streets of Coolangatta, Kirra and Tweed Heads on Saturday and Sunday for Shannon’s Show’n’Shine.

All cars at Cooly Rocks On must have a production date of 31 December 1969 or earlier but replicas built prior to that date are also eligible to enter.

Organisers boast it is ‘one of the most extraordinary and unique displays of custom and classic cars and hot rods in the country. Behind every one of these cars is a fascinating history and a fastidious owner.’

They estimate the value of cars on display this year topped the $30 million mark.

Photo gallery by Jeff Dawson


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