Vodafone Gold Coast 600
The Vodafone Gold Coast 600 is a street festival of motorsport and entertainment. The Gold Coast’s biggest weekend of entertainment is back at the Vodafone Gold Coast 600. Featuring high octane, action-packed Supercars racing, Championship drivers get set to do battle through the streets of Surfers Paradise.
A weekend fuelled by entertainment including, destination bars, chill zones and more, be there trackside for the Gold Coast’s biggest party, the Gold Coast 600.
Launching the weekend’s festivities is the Surfers Paradise Sunset Signing – bring down your memorabilia and get it signed by the motorsport stars at this FREE autograph session! Featuring a selection of Supercar drivers, sponsors and race fans, get up close and personal before the action starts. Stock up on your favourite Team’s merchandise and Supercars gear. Plus check out some of the stunt team vehicles on display, enjoy a drink at the bars and grab a bite to eat.
Club600 is back again this year and offering an on-track experience like no other. Friday’s line up will see a cool mix of RnB talent including Kye Grant, DJ Mister P, DJ Dezastar and DJ Ulahz. Saturday will include Gold Coast acts, Jake Carmody and DJ Kaitlyn and Sunday will offer cool Sunday session vibes with the acoustic tunes of Jackson Dunn, Jackson Smith and Kris Wason.
Saturday night stars two of the world’s greatest rock acts, FOREIGNER and +LIVE+, along with Brisbane ARIA-award winners, SHEPPARD, in the Broadwater Sounds concert.
Come out and support Matt Mingay’s crew, the notorious Hot Wheels Stunt Team. With an adrenaline-filled display of dangerous and spectacular motorbike stunts this is a show not to be missed. The ShowTime Freestyle Moto X team has cemented its position as the most spectacular FMX team in Australia. See world renowned Freestyle Moto X stars thrill the crowds with their aerial antics.
Featured this year is the supporting East Coast Bullbars SuperUtes Series. SuperUtes will storm onto the circuit in 2018, representing a whole new automotive segment on-track. Replacing the traditional V8 Utes, this next era of Ute racing, dual-cab, turbo diesel machines are set to give the 2018 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship an exciting new feel. Making their debut at the Adelaide 500, the Holden Colorado, Toyota Hilux, Ford Ranger, Mitsibushi Triton, Mazda BT-50 and Isuzu D-Max form this exhilarating line-up.
Also kicking off the festival is the Porsche Wilson Security Carrera Cup Australia. As one of the region’s best sports car series, Porsche Wilson Security Carrera Cup Australia is set for a bumper season in 2018; one that will see new cars, new tracks and a fully subscribed field of Pro and Pro-Am racers. One of the key drawcards to the 2018 season is the introduction of the new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car. Born on the 911 production line in Stuttgart, the second-generation 991 series 911 race car made its track debut in 2017 in Europe and North America before Australia adopted the new race-bred 911 in 2018. The new 911 is faster, safety and more affordable than its predecessor, improving the overall racing experience for Porsche’s teams, drivers and fans trackside.
Aussie Racing Cars
Always a crowd favourite, the Aussie Racing Cars will be back in 2018. Despite their small size these cars have a lot of power, boasting a 1.2 litre, 125bhp, twin-cam, 16 valve engine that revs to 11500rpm. Their favourable power to weight ratio brings fast-paced action with maximum speeds in excess of 200kph. As one of Australia’s most popular motor sport categories, the Aussie Racing Cars are set to bring another exciting year of racing!
The Kumho Tyre Australian V8 Touring Car Series provides a competition home for genuine ex-V8 Supercars. Many of the cars are historically significant race cars with an increasing number running in original livery, and fans can identify with their successes in the hands of some of the sport’s greatest drivers and teams. The drivers are a mixture of the next ‘up and coming’ stars of the series, to experienced hands who have stepped away from professional driving, and enthusiastic amateurs keen to be involved in the sport. The result of this mixture is highly entertaining racing throughout the field. Many of the cars are run by professional teams with considerable experience in the sport, including Brad Jones Racing, Eggleston Motorsport, Matt Stone Racing, Image Racing, MW Motorsport and more. The Kumho V8s are crowd pleasers: Real Holden & Ford racing with an eclectic mix of cars and drivers, and a ‘where have these guys been’ factor!
Friday, 19 October – 8:00am to 5:30pm
Saturday, 20 October – 7:15am to 5:45pm
Sunday, 21 October – 7:30am to 5:00pm
For tickets, packages, and daily schedules visit: https://www.supercars.com/gold-coast/