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.