Get your motor running

The fun, atmosphere and excitement of RACQ MotorFest returns in June to the Brisbane Showgrounds.
RACQ historic vehicles at MotorFest 2021.

An electric car that can power a coffee machine and a rare vintage vehicle designed to be drawn by a horse when its engine conked out will be among the varied attractions at MotorFest 2022.

The unique celebration of all things motoring and showcase of RACQ past, present and future, returns with an action-packed schedule of events including roving entertainment, free rides for kids, food stalls and a glittering array of prestige, vintage, unique and collector cars, alongside the very latest in vehicle and transport technology.

RACQ Senior Events Coordinator Tamara Van Der Walt said MotorFest 2022 would again be at Brisbane’s RNA Showgrounds this year, but spread over a larger area so visitors could expect more cars, more food, more entertainment and more exhibitors.

“We are looking forward to bringing MotorFest back to the Brisbane Showgrounds this year in a larger capacity, with bigger and better areas for vehicle displays,” Ms Van Der Walt said.

“We’re expanding the Future Zone to not only allow visitors to explore the various new electric vehicles (EVs) and other innovative mobility technologies coming onto the market, but to also showcase broader technology solutions that can help Queenslanders live and move more sustainably.”

Among the fleet of EVs on display will be the Kia EV6, an allnew large SUV that boasts impressive performance and battery range of up to 528km, and which also comes equipped with V2L (vehicle-to-load) technology enabling it to power external devices such as home appliances, charge another vehicle, or even run a mobile coffee cart.

Ms Van Der Walt said while MotorFest was increasingly focused on new and emerging technologies, the event would not forget its roots and continued to celebrate vintage and classic vehicles.

This year’s feature marque is famed British brand Jaguar, which was founded a century ago in Blackpool as the Swallow Sidecar Company. Unlike some of the heritage marques on display that have since ceased production, Jaguar remains a desirable luxury brand and was among the first prestige car makers to establish itself in the EV space with the launch of the Jaguar I-Pace in 2018.

MotorFest will also feature the announcement of winners of the various vehicle categories, which this year include American, Asian, Australian, British, Custom/Street Machine, Electric Vehicle, European, Modified/Restored, Motorcycle/Scooter, Veteran and Vintage.

“With such a large variety of vehicles, mobility solutions and family-oriented events, this year’s MotorFest is sure to delight and entertain everyone from families to car enthusiasts to early adopters and more,” Ms Van Der Walt said.

RACQ MotorFest 2022

Where: Brisbane Showgrounds, 600 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills.

When: Sunday 19 June

Hours: 10am–3pm

Entry via $2 gold coin, contributed to the RACQ Foundation. For more information and display vehicle registration visit.

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