International flair to excite at RACQ MotorFest

Two motoring icons would be celebrating 100 year anniversaries at RACQ Motorfest this Sunday (14 July) when thousands of car enthusiasts flocked to Eagle Farm Racecourse.

RACQ spokesperson Lauren Ritchie said among the more than 580 vintage, classic and unique cars on display would be a special exhibit of century old international brands Citroen and Bentley.

“These are two of the most pioneering car makers in the world, so it’s exciting we’re able to celebrate not one, but two brands synonymous with the earliest days of motoring,” Ms Ritchie said.

“Fittingly, RACQ MotorFest will be held on Bastille Day and so there’ll be a French flavour in the air, including a display of 40 Citroens dating from 1922.  But, it’s more than just Citroen and Bentley, we’ll also be celebrating 60 years of the Mini.”

Ms Ritchie said there was something on offer for the whole family at this year’s event.

“At only $2 entry it’s one of Brisbane’s cheapest family days out and there’ll also be ample free parking and free kids’ entertainment. The little ones will love the rides, petting zoo and face painting,” she said.

“For the first time this year we’ll be joined by Love Handmade Markets, so there’ll be 40 local makers onsite with homemade goods for those interested in a spot of bespoke shopping.”

Entry fees would be donated to RACQ Foundation to support communities impacted by natural disaster.

RACQ MotorFest would begin at 10am at Eagle Farm Racecourse on Sunday 14 July.