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Classic cars to tour the Cassowary Coast

Classic cars will take to the roads later this month as part of the inaugural Tour de Cassowary.

Hosted by the Cassowary Coast Regional Council (CCRC) and Far North Queensland Restorers Club, those with cars and bikes over thirty years old are invited to tour along the scenic routes of Kurrimine Beach, Mission Beach, Silkwood, Mena Creek and through to Innisfail, all while dabbling in local tastes along the way.

Restorers Club member Allan Blair said the tour was an informal event for classic car and bike enthusiasts to meet each other and show their vehicles to the public.

“It’s a really great way for likeminded people to get together and showcase their cars to the community,” said Mr Blair.

“The event is not limited to one make or type of a classic car - we are hoping for a variety of British, American, European and Japanese vehicles will attend.

“There will be observation runs in the stages and one will be a time trial where you estimate your time for the stage.”

The Tour de Cassowary will run in three stages, kicking off from Rankin Street in Innisfail at 8.00am on Sunday 21 October.

“The cars will be at Kurrimine Beach between 9.30am to 10.30 am, Mission Beach from 12.00pm until 2.00pm, regrouping in front of Castaways Resort before they start the run through Silkwood to Mena Creek,” said Mr Blair.

“We will return to Innisfail where you can see the cars at the Anzac Park finish after 4.00pm.

“We really are hoping we can get a lot of support for this inaugural Tour de Cassowary so we can make it a regular two day event in the future.”

If you have a registered vehicle over thirty years old and would like to join the tour, please contact Allan Blair after hours on 07 40612 128 or email blairam@bigpond.net.au

There are no entry fees for this event. Entries close on Monday 8 October.

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