Corvettes, Camaros, Belairs and Impalas from Chevrolet; Mustangs, Thunderbirds and Customlines from Ford; and a broad selection of Pontiacs, Cadillacs, Buicks and Studebakers to name but a few.
There’s only one way for fans of classic American cars to spend this Thanksgiving and that’s surrounded by hundreds of the most sought after U.S. machines in Australia at Lakeside Park’s Thanksgiving at Lakeside on Sunday, November 28.
Eighteen Queensland-based American car clubs have committed to marshal their massive memberships to make this Thanksgiving Day celebration the ultimate date on the Aussie calendar for lovers of Detroit’s finest.
Open to all cars manufactured in the USA, Thanksgiving at Lakeside will consist of a massive show ‘n’ shine (more than 500 cars were on display at Lakeside on July 4 and many more are expected this month), open cruise and club cruise sessions on the legendary Lakeside circuit and a multi-event track session dubbed the “tri-carthlon”.
Thanksgiving at Lakeside is designed as a great fun day with equipment-friendly events for social car fans, rather than fierce track competitors. With so many car clubs involved, a vast array of American muscle is guaranteed.
Makes and models spectators can expect to feast their eyes upon include: Corvettes, Camaros, Belairs and Impalas from Chevrolet; Mustangs, Thunderbirds and Customlines from Ford; and a broad selection of Pontiacs, Cadillacs, Buicks and Studebakers to name but a few.
Over the years several American classics have become household icons thanks to starring roles on US television series and Hollywood films. Tributes to several of these motion picture star cars are expected on display at Lakeside, including a “Starsky and Hutch” Ford Torino and a “Smokey and the Bandit” Trans Am.
At a mere $10 per person for spectators (children under 12 are free), Thanksgiving At Lakeside represents unbelievable value for auto addicts and their families. Cars from pristine stockers, Sunday cruisers and family sedans to hot rods, low-riders, drag cars and circuit racers will provide more auto eye candy than you can possibly consume in one pass.
Lakeside Park’s Retro Bistro in the Lakeside Function Centre will fire up the American cuisine of hot dogs, hamburgers, fries and apple pie to go with their superb espresso coffee. Additional food, coffee and cold drink outlets will also be positioned around Lakeside Park’s infield.
Thanksgiving at Lakeside, set on the banks of gorgeous Lake Kurwongbah, promises a stunning visual feast of American automotive machinery unrivalled anywhere in Australia.
THANKSGIVING AT LAKESIDE
Lakeside Park – Lakeside Road, Kurwongbah
Sunday, November 28
Gates open 7.30am
Open Cruise sessions at 9.00am, 11.45am and 3pm
Tri-carthlon at 10.30am
Entry is $10 per person, payable at the gate. Children under 12 are free.