Tour de Cassowary

Shanara Veivers and Nigel Miller let the cat out (A V12 Jaguar XJS) for a run.

IF you feel like stepping back in time, then keep an eye out for classic and vintage cars touring the region this coming October. That’s right folks, the Tour de Cassowary is back again this year, with members of the Far North Queensland Restorers Club getting ready to proudly shine and show their classic cars to spectators. Bringing together a variety of cars, the tour is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face and, for those old enough, evoke feelings of nostalgia for a bygone era. 

The tour, showcasing classic cars more than 30 years old, will depart the King Reef Resort at Kurrimine Beach on Saturday, October 16, 2021. This year, the tour will take in Tully, Feluga, and the Mission Beach circuit. Cars will depart Kurrimine Beach at around 10:00 am on Saturday and return around 3:30 pm for the Concours d’ Elegance. The cars will be on display prior to the start and at the end of the tour at King Reef on October 16. The competitors will have lunch at the Feluga Hotel from about 11.30am to 12.30pm.


Rally organisers, Fiona Halloran and Allan Blair, always like to inject humour and fun into the tour and said this year will be a little different to previous runs. Drivers and navigators will have to find numbered sugar cane billets in the Tully area. They will also have to pick up numbered bananas prior to the time trial. 


There are ten trophies up for grabs, plus various prizes supplied by our sponsors. There is even a trophy for the best period dressed driver and navigator. Our sponsors this year are Tully Sugar, King Reef Resort, Paronella Park, Pacific Coast Eco Bananas, and Australian Bananas. The trophy for the Car of the Tour is again supplied by Shannons.


Fiona and Allan advised that there is still some room for more competitors, so if you have a car that is over 30 years old, or the type is over 30, then please contact Fiona or Allan. 

Fiona Halloran’s details: dkhalloran2@bigpond.com Ph 0418 635 604

Alan Blair’s details: blairam@bigpond.net.au. Ph 07 4061 2128

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