The South Coast Automotive Speed on Tweed will be raising money for its official 2010 charity Life Education Australia when it stages a special screening of Eric Bana’s popular film “Love The Beast” this Friday night.

“Love the Beast” tells the story of the Australian comedian-turned Hollywood actor’s 25-year obsession with a 1974 XB Ford Falcon GT coupe.

Interspersed by interviews with car identities Jay Leno, Jeremy Clarkson and Dr Phil McGraw, the film follows Bana and three long-standing mates as they develop and prepare the car for the 2005 Targa Tasmania rally – a quest that ends in disaster, yet cements the friendships and the common love of classic cars and motorsport.

It’s a story many competitors and supporters in the South Coast Automotive Speed on Tweed, to be staged on a street course in Murwillumbah on 10-12 September, will identify with closely and event organisers are hoping for a big audience for the screening.

The screening will be at the AMC Tweed City 6 Cinemas complex in the Tweed City Shopping Centre, from 7pm.

Admission will be by a gold coin donation, which will be given to Life Education Australia.

Life Education Australia delivers drug and health programs through its Mobile Learning Centres to more than 300,000 children in New South Wales, including 5479 in the Tweed Shire last year.

It believes young people should be educated as early as possible about their body, health and the choices they make, particularly about the harmful effects of drugs and alcohol.

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Tickets are now on sale for the South Coast Automotive Speed on Tweed , on-line and from the Tweed Heads and Brisbane new car dealerships of naming sponsor South Coast Automotive Group.

Spectators will enjoy a weekend of racing featuring more than 180 cars, plus a free entertainment program including a grand parade of cars through the town centre, Friday night street party, fireworks over the river and a Saturday night rock-and-roll concert.

The South Coast Automotive Speed on Tweed is a not-for-profit event operated by the Rotary Club of Murwillumbah and Rally Australia. The event has given more than $300,000 to local charities since it began in 2002.

If you would like a FEE double pass to the screening, email

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