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Joondalup Festival of Motoring

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There's a great calendar of festivals in Perth but it's been a while since something new was added. That's about to change with the inaugural Joondalup Festival of Motoring. From Friday night 28 October through to Sunday 30 October there will be hundreds of modern, vintage, exotic and rare vehicles on display plus the colour, sound and excitement of racing on a 2.4 km street circuit. Proudly presented by the City of Joondalup this FREE all-ages family friendly event includes music, food, art and more in a festival that has something for everyone.

Joondalup Festival of Motoring
image: joondalup.wa.gov.au

The festival kicks off on Friday night with two very different events. Joondalup's Powerplay features high energy electric go karts in the first ever Corporate Challenge. Meanwhile Grand Cinemas is holding a Mega Motoring Movie Marathon showing Days of Thunder, Ford versus Ferrari and the Italian Job. Tickets for both events will be available from the organizers. Check Facebook for the latest information.

Joondalup Festival of Motoring
Image: facebook.com/powerplayperth/

From noon on Saturday, it will be cars, cars, cars. In the Boas Avenue car park Coffee and Cars brings together motoring enthusiasts and interesting cars in an easy-going event with time to wander and chat. A gold coin donation is requested with all proceeds donated to Wheels for Hope.

Over in Central Park on Grand Boulevard at Cars and Cocktails there will be a variety of food trucks, entertainment plus a pop-up bar. On display will be a collection of high-end and rare vehicles.

Joondalup Festival of Motoring
Image: facebook.com/joondalupfom

On Sunday the Joondalup City Sprint will take over the city streets. The 2.4 km course circumnavigates Central Park and North Metropolitan TAFE, also passing the Joondalup Library, WA Police Academy and Edith Cowan University.

The 150 competitors have to negotiate the street circuit six times in total, including two compulsory sighting runs and four timed runs, with the best three times determining the overall standings.

A Spectator Guide will detail safe locations to watch the event. All locations will be accessible through the City of Joondalup's Central Walk.

Click here for a detailed description of the course.

Joondalup Festival of Motoring
Image: facebook.com/joondalupfom


Sunday also sees the return of the Cars and Cocktails entertainment precinct along with a new event throughout the city centre. The Automotive World showcases classics from five regions:
Old Blighty All Things British
Route 66 Classic American
The Continent European Delights
The Orient Asian Delicacies
Down Under Aussie, Aussie, Aussie

All events on Saturday and Sunday are free.

Sunday Road Closures
From 5:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. road closures will be in place. Check Facebook or Instagram for the latest information.


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Why? An exciting NEW event for lovers of all things automotive
When: Friday 28 October to Sunday 30 October
Where: Joondalup City Centre
Cost: FREE
Your Comment
While the high speed cars look like fun, my eye was drawn to the older vehicles. Such style and class.
by Gillian Ching (score: 3|5716) 49 days ago
This event was a nightmare for shoppers with no traffic management in place. Hundreds of shoppers were stuck at Lakeside Joondalup for over two hours in the car park until police attended the scene.
by nsald (score: 0|4) 28 days ago
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