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One of Australia’s leading aviation companies, Aeromil Pacific, has announced it will become the naming rights sponsor for Queensland’s first ever tarmac classic car rally, the SunCoast Classic, which will run from July 5 to 8 on the Sunshine Coast.

The announcement is a major boost for the inaugural Queensland event and is believed to be the first time an Australian classic tarmac rally has gained commercial naming rights sponsorship.

Aeromil Pacific Pty Ltd is part of the Aeromil Group of Companies, an organisation with nearly 30 years experience selling and supporting business jet aircraft and offering wide-ranging aviation services with operations in Sydney, the Sunshine Coast and Darwin.

Aeromil Pacific  Executive Chairman, Steve Padgett, says the sponsorship of the SunCoast Classic offers an exciting opportunity to expand the group’s recognition to a far wider audience.

“In the past we have relied on promotional activity primarily within our own industry, but the relationship between motorsport and aviation has natural synergies and I believe the Suncoast Classic is the perfect way for us to introduce the passion we have for aviation to a whole new group of enthusiasts,” he said.

The chairman of rally organiser Silverstone Events, David Edwards, says he welcomes Aeromil’s involvement in the SunCoast Classic and the Classic Adelaide and believes the company will bring added prestige and glamour to the rallies.

The Aeromil Pacific SunCoast Classic will see more than 150 exotic and valuable cars competing over four days and 1000 km of some of the most challenging tarmac roads in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, starting and finishing each day in the resort town of Noosa Heads.

Some of the finest classic and modern cars from around Australia and the world will rendezvous for four days of competition, camaraderie and colour set against the backdrop of Queensland’s exclusive Sunshine Coast.

Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Mercedes Benz, BMW, Lotus, Maserati, and other exotic thoroughbred cars will battle it out on tight and twisty tarmac roads that snake their way through the hills and valleys of the hinterland.  They will bring with them a welcome share of the more than $2.5 million estimated event spend to the many smaller hinterland communities.

Competition stages on closed tarmac roads will provide the challenge classic rally enthusiasts relish while each day the rally will return to its base in Noosa where drivers and crews can kick back and relax, enjoying the fine cuisine and resort atmosphere that is key to the Sunshine Coast lifestyle.

The Aeromil Pacific SunCoast Classic will give Queensland its first real taste of classic tarmac rallying and will be similar in format to highly successful classic tarmac events such as the Classic Adelaide and Targa Tasmania.

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