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REV HEADS, REJOICE! Australia's most popular car festival, Summernats, is coming to Rockhampton in 2020.

Today in Rockhampton, Summernats in conjunction with Rockhampton Regional Council announced the creation of a brand new car festival called ROCKYNATS. The first event will take place in June 26-28, 2020. The Street Machine Summernats remains in Canberra, but we're bringing the noise to Central Queensland for this awesome new horsepower party.

Tyres will burn, street drags will take over the city, and drifting champs will send it sideways at the greatest horsepower party Rockhampton has ever seen.


"The Summernats crew is pumped about working with the Rockhampton Regional Council team. The car scene in Central Queensland is strong and passionate, and ROCKYNATS will give this great community a new place to race, show off, and party.

When you look at the program, there's plenty of reasons for entrants to bring their cars from around QLD and all over Australia to Rockhampton. Street Drags are unique to ROCKYNATS and the burnout competition will be a qualifying event to the Summernats Burnout Masters. There's drifting by the river, a Street Parade, and a massive show and shine in the awesome Quay Street precinct, so ROCKYNATS has all the ingredients to be a long term success on the national car festival calendar alongside Summernats and Red CentreNATS.

ROCKYNATS will also prove to be a huge boost to the regional economy.

"According to a recent ACT Government economic impact report, the Summernats brings over $28M to the ACT economy in four days plus a further $3.5m spent on automotive products in Canberra getting ready for the show.

"Much like Red CentreNATS, which has proactive and proportional support from the NT Government, ROCKYNATS has the backing of a visionary, 'get-it-done' Rockhampton Council. We're confident ROCKYNATS will bring direct economic impact to the region immediately and long term.

"We've talked with industry partners and high profile competitors about ROCKYNATS in the lead up to today's announcement, and it's fair to say there's a lot of excitement out there. The cars are coming."

Street Drags, Burnout Masters, Drifting, Show and Shine, Cruising, and the Street Parade will be the main events of the 2020 festival, with other program elements still in development. The event will take over Quay Street, and the riverside on both the north and south side of Rockhampton, making it a walkable and easily accessible event for all motor enthusiasts.

ROCKYNATS, June 26-28, 2020, is proudly presented by Rockhampton Regional Council in association with Summernats. Like the Facebook page to stay in the loop on event details.

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