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September 30, 2019 - Classic cars to rally through the region

Sports car fans and lovers of older cars are in for a treat, with the return of the Tour De Cassowary in October.

Classic cars of all shapes and sizes are expected to participate in the two-day event, which runs through the Cassowary Coast region from Innisfail to Mission Beach.

The event will be held from October 19-20 and showcases vehicles that are more than 30 years old.

Council’s Chair of the Economic Activation and Tourism Committee, Cr Ben Heath said, ‘this is great to welcome back this fantastic event to the Cassowary Coast - highlighting some great cars driving though our beautiful region.

“It is another great tourism opportunity for the Cassowary Coast. No matter the size, all of these events add up to bring economic activation to our region,” said Cr Heath.

The event is supported by the Cassowary Coast Regional Council and Shannons Insurance, and is organised by Allan Blair from the Far North Queensland Restorers Club.

Entrants can compete in time trials and observation runs. There also will be plenty of time for car fans to see the vehicles up close with the Concours d’Elegance, which is a display of all the vehicles taking part. Awards will be presented for Car of the Tour, as well as nine other categories.

The Tour de Cassowary starts on October 19, in Rankin St, Innisfail, with a car display from 9.30-11am. Then follows the rally, time trials and observation runs, and then later the awards. The following day is a run home via South Mission Beach and Tully.

If you are interested in entering a vehicle please contact Allan Blair 0457 520 455, or 07 4061 2128. You will need a navigator and a stop watch.