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Cruisin’ Whitsunday Show and Shine

Avid motorists are gearing up for the seventh annual Cruisin’ Whitsunday Show and Shine which is due to be held at the Coral Sea Marina Community Gardens at the end of May.

This year will be a whole weekend spectacular with events scheduled to entertain and delight visitors from across the state.

These include a themed dinner on Saturday night and a recovery breakfast on the Sunday.

Set to the backdrop of the Coral Sea and amongst the flotilla of vessels in the marina, the event is visually impressive and it is expected that over 200 vehicles will exhibit.

The event is hosted by the Whitsunday Cruisin Car Club, a non-profit organisation which was started in 2012 by a small group of Whitsunday locals.

Since then, they have become one of the largest car clubs in the area, consisting of over 60 individual members and their families that have a passion for everything automotive.

The group take part in many events throughout each year, but this is their largest community gathering.

The main event will take place on Saturday, May 27 and the whole family is invited to come along and marvel at the array of colourful vehicles.

For the first time this year, organisers are introducing a special kid’s show and shine event.

Children are invited to show their ‘Pride and Joy’ – pedal car, go-kart, scooter, electric motor, bike trike or homemade creation.

“The Kids Show and Shine has been introduced to get the local kids involved and outdoors,” said organiser Keri Southee.

“All money raised this year from the entry goes to the QCWA Proserpine

Branch toward the maintenance and upkeep of The Airlie Beach Cottage.”

WHAT: Cruisin’ Whitsunday Show and Shine

WHERE: The Gardens, Coral Sea Marina

WHEN: Saturday, May 27

TICKETS: $5 from

Over 200 vehicles are expected to exhibit at this years’ Cruisin’ Whitsunday Show and Shine

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