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.
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 for the Show’n’Shine.
Is there anything more beautiful than a 1962 Holden EK Special Station Wagon? Especially when it’s painted the pale blue of a perfect day and its chrome is so polished I am momentarily blinded as I negotiate my Subaru through crowded Coolangatta.
Thousands lined the streets for the Cooly Rocks On street parade on Saturday in Coolangatta. More than 1,000 hot rods, custom cars, retro performers and bands kicked off the final weekend of the annual festival.
Fans of rock’n’roll, rockabilly, classic cars, hot rods, and the nostalgia and fashions of the 50s and 60s will converge on the Southern Gold Coast and Tweed from May 30 to June 9 for Cooly Rocks On.