Garterbelts & Gasoline Nostalgia Festival

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Celebrating the 1950s culture!
The “GarterBelts & Gasoline Nostalgia Festival” features hot rods, custom cars, live rockabilly, jump blues and country bands from both Australia and overseas, international VIP’s, pinup contests, vintage fashion parades, shopping tour, kustom culture art exhibition, nostalgia movies in an old world theater and a public road vintage soap box derby race. Friday 2nd of May to Sunday 4th of May 2014.

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Official announcement of the next “GARTERBELTS AND GASOLINE NOSTALGIA FESTIVAL”to be held in 2014

For the fourth time held on Tamborine Mountain on Friday May 2nd to Sunday May 4th 2014

UPDATE regarding the “2014 GarterBelts & Gasoline Nostalgia Festival”, submitted in January 2014 by Event Director Paul Biagini:

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The 6th annual GarterBelts & Gasoline Nostalgia Festival is a full blown three day and night celebration of 1950s culture featuring hot rods, custom cars, sixteen live rockabilly, jump blues and Alt country bands from Australia and overseas, international VIP’s, burlesque performers and burlesque workshops and one of Australia’s finest traditional pinup contests, vintage fashion parades, kustom culture art exhibition, nostalgia movies in an old world theatre and one of Australia’s only and easily largest public road vintage soap box derby races. The weekend will rock picturesque Tamborine Mtn on the Gold Coast hinterland and will include four separate venues, lots to see and do, wineries and vintage shops, take it easy or party hard, its your choice, VIP camping for vintage caravans, lots of accommodation on offer, all of this just half way between Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

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Lots of Vintage Caravans on display!

Camping
Camping is available for Vintage Caravans and Campers from the Thursday night onwards for $25 per site per night at the Tamborine showground, to book your site, please contact us directly via email info@GarterbeltsAndGasoline.com.au

ACCOMMODATION
On this website you will find the best accommodation suppliers, all of whom are supporting the Festival, there are many different places to stay on Tamborine Mountain, ranging from beautiful camp sites to classy B&B’s, as well as cottages / chalets and hotels / motels.

Transport Around The Mountain
Please note there is limited transport options on Tamborine Mountain, there are no trains, buses and only one taxi, the obvious choice is to be self sufficient and use your motor car, motorcycle, goat, horse, donkey, space craft or any other means of transport you can find.

FESTIVAL EVENTS

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Live Music on all three nights!

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Hot Rod Car Show

The Sunday Hot Rod Carnivale – 9am til 5pm (Entrant access from 8am)
Sunday is the day of the festival that just about has it all, thousands of punters converge on the Tamborine Showground to enjoy hundreds of 1970 or older rods, customs, stockers, beaters, British bikes and vintage caravans. Combine these cool rides with two all day stages featuring rockabilly, Alt country and jump blues bands, kustom kulture art exhibition, lots of green grass with no dusty conditions and lots of shady trees, families are welcome to bring picnic blankets and chill out and take in the sights and sounds of the day, take time and browse through the vintage market vendors who peddle an awesome selection of must have items from frocks to accessories for your ride. Venue… Tamborine Showground, Main Western Rd. Parking is free outside the showground, however we advise punters to arrive early, alternatively there is a park n ride from the sports grounds on Long Rd. Showground rules do not allow dogs (sorry).

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Anyone for a dance?

The Friday Night Rockabilly Ball – 7pm til late
The opening night of GarterBelts & Gasoline is always popular and much anticipated, this is the night when locals welcome the visitors with a night of great music, huge dance floor, meals and a licensed bar. Punters are encouraged to dress to impress on the Friday night to get the mood rolling for the weekend ahead. Tickets are limited to the Friday night and there is no reserved seating.
Venue… The Vonda Youngman Community Centre, Main St, North Tamborine. Free parking and under 18s welcome with a supervising adult.

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The Saturday Night Meltdown – 6.30 pm til late
Have a berocca or two and head to the big showcase night of GarterBelts & Gasoline. The Saturday night meltdown is a melting pot of great people and some of the best live music you will see. The Vonda Youngman Centre will rock to not only great music but one of the countries premier traditional Pinup Contests where ten lovelies vie for the title of Miss GarterBelts & Gasoline and loads of amazing prizes on offer. Our pinup contest gives the girls the chance to empower themselves, build self confidence, have a wonderful time and be unashamedly feminine. Tickets are limited to the Saturday night and sometimes sell out, there is no reserved seating.
Venue… The Vonda Youngman Community Centre, Main St, North Tamborine. Free parking and under 18s welcome with a supervising adult.

The Sunday Night Wind Down
After three days and nights of partying and taking in all the festivities of the weekend, what better to round the weekend off then to head to St Bernards Hotel for the Sunday Night Wind Down, kick back and relax in this cool old world hotel and enjoy a cold one and great company
Venue… St Bernards Hotel, Alpine Terrace, Tamborine Mountain

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Pin Up Contest!


The GarterBelts & Gasoline Pinup Contest (Saturday Night)

One of the most popular features of the show is the countries premier traditional Pinup Contest where ten lovelies vie for the title of Miss GarterBelts & Gasoline and loads of amazing prizes on offer. Our pinup contest gives the girls the chance to empower themselves, build self confidence, have a wonderful time and be unashamedly feminine.
Venue… The pinup contest takes place during the Saturday Night Meltdown.
Girls wishing to enter the contest should do so via amanda@garterbeltsandgasoline.com.au or call 0409 896257

The Kustom Kulture Art Exhibition – 10am til 3pm except Sunday
The GB&G art exhibition is held at the vintage hall at the Tamborine Showground, Main Western Rd. The exhibition opens on the Friday and runs through to Sunday night, the exhibition is open to Kustom Kulture art with influences drawn from hot rod culture, 1950s pop culture, B grade movies, monsters and all things cool. Visitors will be treated to some of the best paintings, carvings, tiki’s, metal sculptures, pin striping and obscure work from local, interstate and international Kustom Kulture artist’s. Live pinstriping demonstrations take place at each festival.
Venue… Tamborine Showground Hall, Main Western Rd ?Entry is free to the exhibition on Friday’s and Saturday’s, entry on Sunday is subject to Hot Rod Carnival entry prices. ?Artists wishing to exhibit should contact the festival director via the contact page.

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The “Undertaker” !!

The Vintage Soap Box Derby – Saturday 7am til Noon
Held on the corner of Curtis and Long Rds on the Saturday morning of the festival, the Vintage Soap Box Derby is possibly Australia’s only race of its type held on a public road. Open to juniors, teens and adults, racers spend a whole year designing and constructing their custom built contraptions for a morning a good old fashioned family fun and total gravity racing madness. This unique and exciting event attracts thousands of spectators as they witness up to fifty Soap Box Race cars take on the Curtis Roads 700 metre downhill coarse, there is always lots of thrills and the occasional spill as these masters of mayhem take on the mountain. After the racing wraps up around noon, head around the corner to MT Brewery for trophy presentations, a great meal and a cold brew. Venue… Cnr of Long & Curtis Roads, Tamborine Mtn, spectators are free.
Pre inspection of the cars is at 6am and racing from 8am, racers must pre enter to race, please contact the festival director via the contact page to do so.

Saturday Movie Matinee
Take a step back in time when you walk through the front door of the restored Zamia Theater, polished wooden floors, great sound, and canvas chairs, kick back and relax for the afternoon before you head to down the road for the Saturday Night Melt Down. Old skool hot rod and pinup movies rule at the Zamia Theatre
Venue… The Zamia Theatre, Main St, Nth Tamborine

The GarterBelts & Gasoline website will be updated regularly (link below)

For all inquiries contact the organisers:
Paul Biagini
mob 0428 887 522
Amanda Biagini
mob 0409 896 257
Fax: (07) 3297 1847

Email: info@GarterbeltsAndGasoline.com.au
Website: GarterbeltsAndGasoline.com.au