Parking spaces usually reserved for A320s and 737s were taken up by a vintage car and hot rod this week, to mark Australia’s favourite rock ’n’ roll festival arriving on the Gold Coast.
Coolangatta will wind back the clock to the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s for Cooly Rocks On, a celebration of old-school music, dancing and cars, from 5-9 June.
Gold Coast Airport has been a long-term partner of the festival and a vintage convertible, hot rod and swing dancers were welcomed to the tarmac – kicking off five days of festivities.
Gold Coast Airport Chief Operating Officer Marion Charlton said the activation was a fun way to highlight the event partnership, which dates back to the Wintersun days.
“There is no missing the vintage cars and motorcycles cruising around Coolangatta at this time of year - and they’re even harder to miss when they’re pulled up next to an A320,” she said.