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Prized vehicles belonging to members of the Noosa Beach Classic Car Club will be on display at Kenilworth and Imbil on Sunday, July 14 during the International Rally of Queensland.

The Club accepted the rally organisers’ request to be part of one of the Coast's biggest annual sports events and add their cars to the range of attractions for spectators.

“The addition of a classic car display is an innovation for 2013 and follows our aim to make the rally a weekend outing everyone can enjoy,” Event Director Errol Bailey said.

“The International Rally of Queensland has worked with the Noosa Beach Classic Car Club in the past, when they hosted a rally car visit to Cooroy. The members are an enthusiastic group and I’m looking forward to seeing some of their beautiful cars on display at Kenilworth and Imbil on Sunday-week.”

The public will be able to see the classic cars at the Kenilworth Showgrounds, between 10am and 11am on Sunday 14 July. The cars will then drive to Imbil – the weekend headquarters for the rally – where they will be on display from 12 midday in the main street, adjacent to the popular weekly markets.

Mr Bailey said the International Rally of Queensland had organised its schedule to take cars for competition or stopovers to several locations as a way to publicise the scenic and tourism attractions of the Sunshine Coast and hinterland and the Mary Valley.

“Rally followers will be able to see the cars in at least seven locations, as well as on the roads as they transit between the competition stages. By the time spectators go to the same points they will have toured a good part of the region and had an opportunity to experience attractions such as the Ettamogah Pub, picturesque Kenilworth, the Imbil and Pomona markets and the beaches of Caloundra.

“The region is full of beautiful scenery and charming towns like Kenilworth, Imbil and Pomona - there’s so much more to experience as well as world-class rally action.”

The International Rally of Queensland will make a spectacular start with the Showdown @ the Showgrounds rally show and Super Special Stage on Friday 12 July.

The Showdwn will feature rally cars in action on a two-kilometre course around the Nambour Showgrounds main arena and internal roads, plus fireworks, driver autograph sessions, market and trade stands, and food and drink.

Where to see the rally cars -
Friday: 5pm gates open, Showdown @ the Showgrounds, Nambour Showgrounds (street parking); 5.15pm autographs, 6.30pm track action starts, 8.30pm fireworks.
Saturday: 6.25am-9am, Kenilworth Showgrounds service stopover; 7.20am-all day, Imbil Spectator Park; 10.45am-approx 1.30pm, Pomona Spectator Park; All day, Imbil Showgrounds Service Park; 6.10pm, Ettamogah Pub stopover.
Sunday: 9.05am, Imbil Spectator Park; 10am Classic cars display in Kenilworth; 12 midday Classic cars display in Imbil; All day, Imbil Service Park; 2.30pm, Podium presentations begin, Imbil Service Park.
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