The Road Ahead : April May 2007
The 2nd annual RACQ MotorFest will combine hot cars and cool jazz for a day of family fun on Sunday, June 24, at the RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane. Classic car owners are invited to display their pride and joy on the day and to dress up to suit their vehicle. Pre-registration will be accepted until Friday, June 8, for the special rate of $15. Those who miss out on pre-registration can register on the day for $20. Last year, more than 600 cars were on display, and this year's event promises to be even bigger. Proceeds from the day will go towards the RACQ Community Helicopter Rescue Network and The Royal Bush Children's Health Scheme. Entr y forms are available at racq.com/ motor fest. For more information, contact RACQ Community Relations co-ordinator Rod Murray on 3872 8674, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Member benefits GOLD COAST GLOWS RACQ is now offering pre-purchased tickets for Aries Glow Worm Tours in the Springbrook National Park. The tour consists of a guided evening bush walk in the World Heritage listed rainforest taking in the sight of glow worms lighting up the night. Packages available for pre-purchase are: a four-course dinner in a local restaurant followed by the guided tour, or the tour only. Visit your local RACQ branch today or phone 1800 629 501. In brief ... TRIP PLANNER The RACQ trip planner has undergone a makeover, with a new user-friendly look and directions that are easier to view and follow. Whether you are planning your next road trip or locating the venue for a Sunday backyard BBQ, the RACQ Trip Planner will plan your route. Visit racq.com/tripplanner. AAA CEO ON DECK Mike Harris has been appointed as chief executive officer of the Australian Automobile Association (AAA), the nation's peak motoring body. The AAA represents Australia's state and territor y-based auto clubs. Mr Harris star ted in Februar y. REBEL SAVINGS RACQ's Rebel Spor t member day on Februar y 22 was a great success, with Rebel Spor ts' 10 Queensland stores inundated by more than 16,000 RACQ members with an eye for a bargain. The extended RACQ member discount opening hours of 9am-9pm saw reduced crowds at peak times, which made it easier for members to use their 25 percent discount offer. PRIZE WINNERS The winner of the Australia Zoo Platinum Wildlife VIP adventure is D. Grosvenor, from Norman Park. J. Alderton, from Dalby, won the Euro personalised number plate. All winners of the UBD Citylink Refidex have been notified by mail. Register for Motorfest Motor show success APR/MAY 07 25 RACQ Insurance's 'char ter boat' commercial has been voted one of Australia's favourite TV adver tisements. Theadmadeitontoa'Top10'list of the most popular commercials in an Australia-wide sur vey conducted by ad agency Singleton Ogilvy and Mather. RACQI chief executive Brad Heath said that to achieve eighth place nationally for an ad that was mostly confined to Queensland TV was a remarkable achievement. "All the other ads in the top 10 were national, multi-million-dollar campaigns, Charter boat's a winner but our ad was mainly screened in this state," he said. The annual Brisbane International Motor Show roared into the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from Februar y 2-11. The bright yellow RACQ stand attracted a lot of attention and came second in the Allied Industr y & Specialty Aftermarket Categor y of the Best Stand Awards. The concept patrol vehicle and the ANCAP crash test car proved popular, but the crowd favourite was the 'Crushed Car Competition' (pictured). Thousands attempted to guess the make and model of the crushed car cube, which for all those who missed it was a Daihatsu Charade. RACQ also sponsored the Motoring Torque sessions, where guest presenters spoke on motoring-related topics.
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