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2 km of heaven
Get ready to rock your world to Cooly and back!

Sun, surf and cars! Whoop whoop! Did I hear cars? Yep, Cooly Rocks On is on again this year from the 3rd of June to the 13th of June 2016, 11 days of super radical coolness. Where else would you find magnificent, beautiful beasts of machines (hot rods, classics and custom cars) tenderly polished and restored to absolute splendidness?

This year promises to be bigger and better than ever with non stop entertainment and events.

There are so many precincts and zones to check out.

Ride a wave in and drop in at the Kirra Surf Precinct during the second weekend for some great beach culture. Check out the vintage caravans, pre "69" surf mobiles and old "woodies". Don't miss the "The Barber Boys". Kids can also add also some colour creating a cool piece of artwork in the colouring competition.

Kirra Surf Precinct
Surf's Up at the Kirra Surf Precinct

The Barber Boys, Cooly Rocks
The Barber Boys

Colouring in Cooly Rocks On
Cool to colour

The Jack Evans Family Precinct is exactly that. Head to the Jack Evans Boat Harbour for great family entertainment including movies, live music and the launch of the biggest swap meet. In excess of 200 cars will be on show, just seriously awesome.

The Shannons Zone is a motor enthusiasts heaven. The "Big Rig" will be there with driving simulators as well as my favourite, the 1959 Goggomobil.

1959 Goggomobil
A favourite among many - 1959 Goggomobil

The Marine Parade Precinct is the hub of Cooly with hot rods, custom and classic cars parked up and down the Parade. Loads of markets and food stalls will be there from the 9th of June. Check out the Marquee (from the 3rd of June) for a smorgasbord of entertainment and events with 3 live stages operating guaranteed to suit everyone's taste.

The gods of bikes will be there too, The Harley Davidson Zone will take you on an ultimate journey with groovy H-D custom bikes and the Harley-Davidson Jumpstar free rider experience!

With an action packed program of events on every day, do check out the website. There is also "Thifty Sneak Peek" weekend to give you a sneak peek over the first weekend (4th and 5th of June) of what is in store for the rest of Cooly Rocks On.

There are many, many events and activities to choose. Book in for cruises, dance workshops, (learn to swing and groove), check out the all new Pedal Car Show 'n' Shine presented by Nostalgia Garage and Cooly's first Car and Memorabilia Auction presented by DJ Stringer Property Services. The Car Auction will be taking place in the grand beach Marquee on Friday, 10th June and the Memorabilia Auction Saturday, 11th June.

The Miss Cooly Rocks competition on Saturday, June 11th is always a highlight and Garage Torque is absolutely fantastic with some interesting guests and of course the "Show and Shine" shows.

For the quirky, Elvis will be in residence on Saturday, 4th of June at the Marquee to renew your wedding vows with the Elvis Marriage Renewal. You will need to download the application form to join in the celebration.

Elvis Marriage Renewals
Renew your vows with Elvis

We all love The Sharp Motor Group Street Parade and this parade will take place on Saturday, 11 June, leaving Musgrave Street Kirra at 9.30am and continuing along Marine Parade Coolangatta.

Street Parades, Cooly Rocks
Don't miss the Street Parades

To get there is easy, catch a Surfside bus direct to the precinct or "park and ride" at Border Park Raceway, Appel Street($3 per car) or PCYC Florence Street, Tweed Heads($5 per car).

Cooly Rocks On for another year. After all they say "cars and rock 'n' roll, not a bad combo... " Kid Rock.

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Why? Best rockabilly festival in Australia
When: Friday, 3rd June to Monday 13th June 2016
Phone: 07 55 99 2081
Where: Marine Parade Coolangatta Qld 4225
Cost: Free
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