For the third time held on Tamborine Mountain – in 2013, the Festival was held on Friday May 3rd to Sunday May 5th 2013
UPDATE regarding the 2013 event, submitted in April 2913 by Organiser Paul Biagini:
Things are hotting up here at the office as we head full steam into organising Garterbelts & Gasoline 2013
The 5th annual GarterBelts & Gasoline Nostalgia Festival, will again be a full blown three day and night celebration of 1950s culture featuring hot rods, custom cars, live rockabilly, jump blues and Alt country bands from both Australia and overseas, international VIP’s, one of Australia’s finest traditional pinup contests, vintage fashion parades, shopping tour, 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 again rock picturesque Tamborine Mountain 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, there will again be VIP camping for vintage caravans and campers and camping for modern campers and vans also, lots of other accommodation on offer also but be quick! All of this just half way between Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
The Queensland Labour Day Long Weekend
It is official, the Queensland Government has scrapped the Qld Labour Day long weekend as of this year. What this means is the Monday of GarterBelts & Gasoline 2013 will not be a Qld public holiday as it has been in the past, a bit inconvenient but no point complaining, it is what it is.
The festival will continue on as normal with the exemption of the art show which will close on Sunday night, instead of Monday, there will not be a Champagne Brunch on the Monday which did prove popular this year and the traditional Sunday Night Wind Down will be reconfigured with more details to come.
GarterBelts & Gasoline 2013 1/2 ?
With the moving of the Qld Labour Day long weekend being moved to the first weekend in October, this means that the Monday public holiday will align with NSW and Victoria, this has led me to make what seems like a obvious decision.
GarterBelts & Gasoline 2014 will move to the first weekend in October to align with the Labour Day long weekend, so as to not make the die hard punters suffer withdrawal symptoms from having to wait some 18 months between the 2013 and 2014 festival, we will run a GarterBelts & Gasoline 2013 1/2 on the first weekend of October next year, this will be a mini version of the festival with just one night of music, a second soap box derby race for the year and a rod and custom gathering to satisfy the hunger and this will then lead us into the 12 months until the festival returns in 2014.
For the Soap Box Derby Racers, this will be big news as they will get to race twice next year !
That is about it for now, stay tuned for more 2013 updates very soon
Please note that the info below was posted in the lead-up time to the May 2012 Festival, but was left “live” for information purposes, please check again soon for more details regarding the 2013 event (SEE ABOVE).
The GarterBelts & Gasoline Nostalgia Festival is a celebration of the cars, music, art, movies and culture born form the 1940s and 1950s. The weekend will feature the hot rod carnivale, vintage markets and traders, live rockabilly, western swing and roots music, a vintage soap box derby, pin up booth, “kustom kulture art” exhibition, nostalgia movies and much much more. This is a chance to dress up and escape the rat race of the daily grind in a picturesque part of the world.
NEW MUSIC VENUES !!
The big news for 2012 is that we have secured a much bigger venue for the Friday and Saturday nights. Unfortunately, last year a great deal of people missed out on tickets for the Friday and Saturday nights which is not good, this year we will be rocking at the Vonda Youngman Center which is in Main Street, North Tamborine, just up from the Zamia picture theater. There is a huge polished dance floor, heaps more room and there will be food and drinks available both nights. There is parking on site at the front of the centre for around 40 cars and then there is heaps of on street parking.
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.
PARK AND RIDE
Parking and getting to the Hot Rod Carnivale on the Sunday will be a whole lot easier. From 9am to 5pm, there will be a park and ride facility in place for non entrants to park at the Tamborine Sports Fields on Long Rd all day for just $5 and then ride a bus to the show grounds for a $2 coin, the buses will drop you off right at the Tamborine Show ground gate. Contact the team at www.tamborinemountaintours.com.
FESTIVAL PROGRAM – FRIDAY MAY 4TH
7am – The Tamborine show ground opens to camping for Vintage Caravans until Monday May 7th, please contact us to pre-book your site. Cost $15 per site per night
10am to 3pm – Low Brow Art Exhibition at the vintage hall, Tamborine Show Grounds, Main Western Rd. Artists will be able to display and sell their Kustom Kulture and Automotive inspired art in the charming old world hall. The Show is open to Paintings, Photography, Carvings, Sculptures and Pin Striping and more. World renowned pin up photographer Mitzi Valenzuela of Mitzi & Co fame will be hosting a pin up booth, please visit Mitzi’s website to book a session www.mitziandco.com
Exhibiting Artists – Krash (Qld), Stan Thomsen (Qld), Cyclone Bullfinch (Qld), Dale Habberfield (Qld), LB Guzzler (Qld), Rastra Lyall (Qld) and Jodie Smith (Qld). Entry to art show is FREE.
7pm to Midnight – FRIDAY NIGHT ROCKABILLY BALL. The Vonda Youngman Center, Main Street, Nth Tamborine. Great food and drinks available, all ages, huge dance floor, on and off street parking.
Appearing live and in person are – The Drey Rollan Band (NSW), Pete Martini and The Freight Jumpers (QLD), Rocket To Memphis (WA), Special international guests Mars Attacks (Swizerland/Austria) and DJ Jamie Suppa (VIC).
There will also be vintage fashion parades proudly presented by Kitty’s Vintage Kitsch and The Shop That Time Forgot
Tickets $20 pre-booked or $25 at the door
FESTIVAL PROGRAM – SATURDAY MAY 5TH
8 am to Noon – VINTAGE SOAP BOX DERBY
This is a family event and a great way to encourage our young ones away from the TV and Video games and out to the shed with mum and dad to design and build something cool and special! Last year was a huge success and we have worked on making this years’ Soap Box Derby bigger and better, with more food traders for the punters, better racing structure to turn the race cars around quicker!
We will again be returning to our wonderful sponsors MT Brewery after the race at noon for trophy presentations and The Fuelers from the ACT for an afternoon on live music, good company and cold MT Beer. Spectators are free and it is $15 to race.
10.30am to 1.30pm – VINTAGE HIGH TEA AND SHOPPING TOUR
Proudly brought to you by Miss Chrissy Enjoy a posh Hi Tea and vintage shopping with the hostess with the mostess.
To book, contact Chrissy on 0409 727888 or visit www.thelindycharmschoolfrogirls.com
10 am to 3pm – LOWBROW ART EXHIBITION at the vintage hall, Tamborine show grounds, Main Western Rd, Artists will be able to display and sell their Kustom Kulture and Automotive art in the charming old world hall. The Show is open to Paintings, Photography, Carvings, Sculptures and Pin Striping and more. . World renowned pin up photographer Mitzi Valenzuela of Mitzi & Co fame will be hosting a pin up booth, please visit Mitzi’s website to book a session www.mitziandco.com Free entry to art show
1pm to 3pm – ROCKABILLY STYLE DANCE WORKSHOP. Hosted by The Rockabilly Rhythm Shack at St Bernards Hotel, Entry $8, for bookings contact Jo on 0405 839510 or visit www.tjsrebelrockers.com
2pm to 5pm – SATURDAY AFTERNOON MOVIE MATINEE at the Zamia Theatre, Main St, Nth Tamborine Movie Hot Rod Girl (1956) black and white Rated (G) starring Lori Nelson and Chuck Conners, this great flic features lots of cool cars, threads and tunes. Tickets $15 for adults Children under 12 are free.
6.00pm to late – GB&G SATURDAY NIGHT ROCKABILLY MELTDOWN
Press-Tone Music International proudly presents – The 2012 GB&G Saturday Night Rockabilly Melt Down. The night will be a melting pot of hot talent from both Australia and Switzerland. There will be traders on site for the evening and of course the highly popular GarterBelts & Gasoline Pin Up Contest with our special guest from the USA, Mitzi Valenzuela of Mizti & Co fame, Mitzi is the major sponsor of the Pin Up Contest and one of the judges. Ten lovely entrants will compete for the title of Miss GarterBelts & Gasoline 2012 and a list of great prizes. There will be food available, licensed bar, ATM, huge dance floor and more room at this new venue. There will also be a courtesy bus running on both Friday and Saturday nights, to book the bus, visit www.tamborinemountaintours.com or call 07 5545 4321
Appearing live and in person will be Warren Earl & The Atomic Rockers (VIC) Rockabilly, The Rusty Pinto Combo (WA) Rockabilly / Jump Blues, Wes Pudsey’s Hollywood Hombres (NSW) Rockabilly / Swing, special international guests Mars Attacks (Swizerland/Austria) Rockabilly and DJ Dingo (Jamie Suppa) (VIC).
Venue:- The Vonda Youngman Center, Main Street, Nth Tamborine. On and off street parking. Tickets are on sale now at www.garterbeltsandgasoline.com.au you can also download the ticket booking from from Cruzin Magazine at www.cruzin.com.au
Tickets Pre-Booked $30 or at the door $35
FESTIVAL PROGRAM – SUNDAY MAY 6TH
9am to 5pm - THE HOT ROD CARNIVALE will take place at the Tamborine show ground. The show will be open to Pre 1970 Hot Rods, Customs, Stockers, Beaters, British and European bikes and Vintage Caravans. The day will include the Qld debut of the 2012 ASRF raffle car, the art exhibition, Pin Up Booth by special USA guest Mitzi Valenzuela, Vintage Markets, Food Stalls, Licensed Bar (strictly no BYO please) THE LITTLE MISS GARTERBELTS & GASOLINE PAGEANT for young ladies 12 years and under and Live music all day on two stages.
Appearing live and in person will be – The Fuelers all day show at The Fueler County Stage, Midnight Son (QLD), Rocket To Memphis (WA), Scotty Baker (VIC), Coral Lee And The Silver Scream (VIC), Hanks Jalopy Demons (VIC) and Corn Liquor (QLD).
The Lucky 7 Award will be awarded to our favorite 7 rides of the day, these 7 rides will be invited to drive or ride their awesome vehicles to the award presentation area to receive the LUCKY 7 GOLDEN ROCKET AWARD
Tickets $15, children under 12 are free
7.30 pm til late – SUNDAY NIGHT WINDDOWN. Join our good friends at St Bernard’s Hotel for a lazy night of great food, music and friends. Monday is a holiday so be sure to stick around. Appering live and in person The South Valley Syncopaters (VIC) and The Blackhill Ramblers (VIC). Tickets on sale now.
FESTIVAL PROGRAM MONDAY MAY 7TH
10am to 3pm – THE LOWBROW ART EXHIBITION at the vintage hall, Tamborine show grounds, Main Western Rd. Artists will be able to display and sell their Kustom Kulture and Automotive art in the charming old world hall. The Show is open to Paintings, Photography, Carvings, Sculptures and Pin Striping and more. World renowned pin up photographer Mitzi Valenzuela of Mitzi & Co fame will be running a pin up booth, please visit Mitzi’s website to book a session www.mitziandco.com Free entry to art show
8.30am – MT Brewery Vintage Fashion Trade Fair And Champagne Brunch with special guests Some Fancy Ladies (VIC) Tickets include a glass of champagne on arrival, buffet breakfast, vintage trade fair and vintage fashion parades. Tickets $25
The GarterBelts & Gasoline website will be updated regularly (link below)
For all inquiries contact the organisers:
mob 0428 887 522
mob 0409 896 257
Fax: (07) 3297 1847