McDonalds Victor Harbor Rock N Roll Festival gives back to the community

NEXT TO A CLASSIC: City of Victor Harbor Mayor Moira Jenkins, McDonalds Victor Harbor's Gavin Daniell and Historic Motor Vehicles Club co-ordinator Graham Withers.
NEXT TO A CLASSIC: City of Victor Harbor Mayor Moira Jenkins, McDonalds Victor Harbor's Gavin Daniell and Historic Motor Vehicles Club co-ordinator Graham Withers.

The City of Victor Harbor is preparing for the 2019 McDonalds Victor Harbor Rock N Roll Festival.

The Rock N Roll Festival has been running since 2008 and has grown into a three day event in September that creates a hive of activity in the town centre with live bands, two dance floors, market stalls, evening events and over 500 vehicles from the rock n roll era lining Ocean Street and around Warland Reserve.

City of Victor Harbor Mayor Moira Jenkins said the council was extremely proud of how its Rock N Roll Festival has developed and grown since it first started more than 10 years ago.

"Each year the Victor Harbor Rock N Roll Festival gets better, with organisers always searching for new initiatives to keep it interesting," Dr Jenkins said.

"Last year's introduction of the evening events on Warland Reserve created an important injection into Victor Harbor's night-time economy."

Dr Jenkins said that while the great line up of bands will set a great atmosphere it is the vehicle display that is the real drawcard.

"The Victor Harbor Rock N Roll Festival is considered to be one of the best events for displaying vehicles, something we are known for," Dr Jenkins said.

"The work of the Historic Motor Vehicles Club is to be commended. The way they manage the display ensures a high calibre of vehicles are on show."

The Historic Motor Vehicles Club (HMVC) is eager to give back to the community and a new award for young people working in the auto industry will be well received.

"Our aim is to establish an award program for local young people in the auto-industry, with recipients presented an award at a new dinner event planned for the 2020 festival," HMVC event co-ordinator Graham Withers said.

More information on the 2019 Victor Harbor Rock N Roll Festival is available at www.rocknrollfestival.com.au

"This year a small entry fee will apply to each vehicle registration, with part proceeds also contributing to the new award for young people working in the auto industry. The Historic Motor Vehicles Club have delivered incredible results for the City's Rock N Roll Festival, with an amazing increase in the number of vehicle entries over the past 10 years," Dr Jenkins said.

"The introduction of a small vehicle entry fee this year will enable HMVC to continue to deliver this highly valued part of the Festival program in a way that is sustainable for the club, club members and the community."

This year's Victor Harbor Rock N Roll Festival is sponsored by naming rights sponsor McDonalds Victor Harbor, Bank SA Victor Harbor, Telstra Victor Harbor, Shannon's Insurance, and both the Rotary Club of Encounter Bay and Rotary Club of Victor Harbor.

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