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8 reasons to rev up for the Vodafone Gold Coast 600

Being a racecar driver (not the technical term) is absolute life goals for some of us. Which is why it’s fun when actual racecar drivers come to town and do the racecar driving around the actual streets of our city.

So obviously it’s Vodafone Gold Coast 600 time again and a whole weekend of shenanigans is on the cards. From concerts to billy carts, there’s plenty of fun to be had at this years event and here’s a few highlights to get revved up for October 25th to 27th.

Vodafone Club 600 Stage
Live music featuring a sweet lineup including Carl Cox and Eric Powell on Friday night and Hot Dub Time Machine and Example on Saturday night at teh Vodafone Club 600 Stage. If you’re more into your rock than your DJ’s, Mental as Anything, The Vanns and Kingswood play at the Hill Stage on Saturday night. So that’s a fun time that’s sure to rock your socks off AND, if you’ve bought a same-day event ticket, you can watch the gig for FREE. Life ay.
Where: Vodafone Club 600 Stage & Hill Stage, Macintosh Island, Surfers Paradise

King of Burleigh Hill
Everyone’s favourite place will host the (extremely) action packed street party of the year on Sunday 20th October complete with an epic billy cart race down said favourite place. It’s an epic combination to rival the likes of fish and chips or bacon and eggs or salt and pepper (you get the drift). Speaking of drifting, hopefully we see some from the 50+ billy carts expected to participate.
Where: Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Hill (you guessed it)

Coopers Roll Bar
Firstly, clever name guys, props. Secondly, you can stand at the bar with a beer in your hand and watch the cars race by. Gold. The Roll Bar (haha) is located outside Turn 5 and there’s also live entertainment at various times throughout the weekend if the cars speeding past at a million miles an hour aren’t enough for your adrenaline-starved life.
Where: Trackside at Turn 5, Surfers Paradise

Platinum Lunch
Porsche horsepower meets high-end fashion and hors d’oeuvres at the 2019 PLATINUM LUNCH presented by Porsche Centre Gold Coast. What a combination. Get all fancied up and enjoy a decadent lunch at one of our absolute faves, Bazaar Interactive Marketplace PLUS a three-hour beverage package. There’s gift bags, surprise guests, charity raffles and you get to have chats with the Porsche Wilson Security Carrera Cup drivers. It’s sure to be quite a time, get your tickets here.
Where: Bazaar Interactive Marketplace, QT Gold Coast, 7 Staghorn Ave, Surfers Paradise

Drivers Sunset Signing Session
Meet the dudes who get behind the wheel to risk their lives for the viewing pleasure of your action-loving selves (and probably also because it’s super fun) at a sunset signing of racecar driving merch. It’s free on Thursday October 24th from 5pm until 6:15pm, fun.
Where: The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise

Fast & Ludicrous
Last but certainly not least is what might just be the most fun time in all of history, wheelie bin races. Now we’ve witnessed some absolutely ridiculous shiz in our lives but this is going to be right up there. They’re calling it high action, low speed but we’re fairly sure it’s not going to go down like that. Can’t wait to find out. Get involved on October 19th from 3pm to 6pm.
Where: Oxenford and Coomera Community Youth Centre, Oxenford

Marriott Meets Motorsports
Vodafone Gold Coast 600 Supercars superstars invite you to the Surfers Paradise Marriott Sportsman’s lunch with guest speakers David Reynolds and Luke Youldon, hosted by Charli Robinson. Enjoy a three course lunch and three hour beverage package in the Resort’s Grand Ballroom, with live entertainment, photo opportunities and great prizes to be WON! It’s all raising money for Surf Life Saving Queensland. Tickets are $139 per person here.
Where: Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa, 158 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise 

Full Throttle Party
Cocktails has once again teamed up with Vodafone Gold Coast 600 Off Track Events for an action packed weekend filled with entertainment on and off the track and we are so honoured to host the official after-party for the GC600. It’s all happening on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th October with your ride or die friends for an action packed party celebrating living life a quarter mile at a time.
Where: Cocktails, 13-15 Orchid ave, Surfers Paradise 

Words by Kirra Smith

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