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The cars roar in for Cooly Rocks On

Photo gallery by Jeff Dawson

Australia’s favourite celebration of ’50s and ’60s nostalgia took over Coolangatta and Tweed Heads again over the long weekend.

More than 1,000 custom and classic cars and hot rods roared into town, providing the perfect backdrop for a range of rock’n’roll and rockabilly bands, buskers, Miss Cooly Rocks On and Miss Rockabilly pageants, retro markets, and the much-loved Cooly Rocks On Street Parade.

Brand new free events added to the Cooly Rocks On mix this year included fireworks, drive-in movies under the stars at Jack Evans Boat Harbour, pinball competitions, skydiving displays and a giant skating rink erected right alongside the boat harbour.

But as always it was the big ole automobiles that drew the most attention.


2 responses to “The cars roar in for Cooly Rocks On”

  1. g. lee says:

    i think Jeff Dawson egrated re the coolly rocks thing i didnot see all those old cars went to the swap meet which the oval was under water and all had packed up when i got there and most people where ripped off as far as i could see, the rockin bodgies was that loud you could not hear them playing their stuff; very dissappointed g lee tweede hds

  2. Anonymous says:

    1. There was less than 1000 cars.
    2. There were drive in movies last year, that wasn’t new.

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