Rock n Roll Festival in Victor Harbor on September 16 and 17

ROCKIN' ERA: (Front) Mel Crawford, Lester Williamson and Mandy Armiger with (back) Rod Douglas, Ron Parker, Kip Newbold, Geoff Farmer, and Leith Kavanagh.

ROCKIN' ERA: (Front) Mel Crawford, Lester Williamson and Mandy Armiger with (back) Rod Douglas, Ron Parker, Kip Newbold, Geoff Farmer, and Leith Kavanagh.

VICTOR HARBOR – Hundreds of classic, muscle and hot rod vehicles will converge on Victor Harbor this weekend.

The 10th annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Festival will be hosted by the City of Victor Harbor, September 16 and 17.

It is expected that about 500 vehicles will be on display around the main street precinct and Warland Reserve area over the duration of the two-day festival.

A convoy of these classic cars will leave McLaren Vale at 9.30am on Saturday morning and make its way through the main street of McLaren Vale, then through Willunga, Myponga, Yankalilla, Inman Valley and into Victor Harbor.

The public can line the route to get a view of the magnificently presented vehicles as they pass by.

Upon arrival in Victor Harbor, they will be positioned in Ocean Street, Albert Place and amid the market stalls on Warland Reserve and adjoining areas for the public to get up close and inspect them.

This huge contingent of cars has been organised by Victor Harbor’s Historic Motor Vehicle Club. Members of this club will act as marshals throughout the weekend.

There will be some road closures during the festival weekend.

The rock ‘n’ roll team from Victor Harbor is honouring mayor Graham Philp by taking him to the start of the Saturday Cruise event at McLaren Vale in a 1978 Mark 5 Lincoln Continental.

Mr Philp will then be navigating in the lead car of the cruise in a 1966 Pontiac Bonneville, which will leave McLaren Vale Information Centre at 9.30am.

Two main stages will be set up and rock and roll and rockabilly bands will perform on both the Saturday and Sunday.

One stage will be positioned at the corner of Ocean and Coral Streets and on Warland Reserve.

Dancers will be able to rock ‘n’ roll the weekend away on huge dance floors that will be set up in front of  the two stages.

The event is free and visitors from around South Australia and many from interstate will converge on Victor Harbor.

The event has grown considerably over the last 10 years is a must go event for rock ‘n’ roll and car enthusiasts.

For more information and for road closures visit www.rockandrollfestival.com 

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