Rev heads go mad for CQ MotorMania

THE Camco Group CQ Motormania has blown any cobwebs out of motorsport in Central Queensland and the noise and shiny toys have grabbed the attention of the public in an unprecedented way.

Camco Group MotorMania CQ event manager Ellie Traynor said the 10-day event had exceeded all expectations.

“We were hoping to get 10,000 people to the 10 days and the number exceeded that by far,” she said. “It’s been quite amazing. The spirit shown, the clubs working together and the support from the community have been extraordinary.”

Competitors involved this year have already expressed interest in returning next year.

Everything went smoothly for the inaugural event and the 21 clubs involved should be given enormous credit for working so hard.

“The feedback we’ve gotten has been really positive,” Traynor said.

“We hope we’ve been able to bring audiences... and given them some exposure.”

The public who turned out in droves for the different events on offer had plenty of choice – ranging from car shows, swap meets, street sprints, drags, a go kart enduro and moto-x.

The Motormania official launch was held in Gladstone, which was a real coup, and well-known V8 drivers were keen to take part.

“Many people were saying they didn’t realise how much motorsport there was in CQ,” Traynor said.

A full review of the CQ Motormania will be carried out next month and preparations will begin for the 2011 extravaganza, tipped to be bigger than the first one.

“I think we’ve got something that’s got legs and can really build motorsport in CQ.”

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