Motoring enthusiast Rohan James Robertson came up with a ‘wheely’ clever idea to entertain families while also raising money for charity.
Rohan runs Cardi Gras, a popular car show that attracts thousands of car club members and families to get together and browse an array of classic cars and motorbikes in one location.
The Redcliffe resident has hosted multiple events in other parts of South East Queensland, but wanted to create a new event for Moreton Bay families to head along to.
Speaking to Moreton Daily in August, Rohan said there was already a lot of interest from the wider community.
“I have been contacted by quite a lot of car clubs from the north side of Brisbane who are really excited about this new show,” Rohan said at the time.
“They have told me they have events locked in for weekends, but nothing for Friday nights, so they are excited to go somewhere new.
“These car clubs have some amazing vehicles to show off. Depending on the night, you might get to see a 1950s Buick or a 1960s Chevy Bel Air.”
Cardi Gras is held on Friday nights at the Kallangur Fair Shopping Centre.
About Rohan James Robertson
Rohan James Robertson is the co-ordinator of Cardi Gras, an event that brings motoring enthusiasts together to show off their rides in one location.
Rohan has been running Cardi Gras since 2018 and regularly attends markets and other community events across South East Queensland including Pine Rivers, Gatton, Plainland, Walloon and Blackbutt.
Rohan, who lives in Redcliffe, announced in 2022 he was bringing his hugely popular family-friendly event to several venues across the Moreton Bay Region, one of which was a new Friday night car show at the Kallangur Fair Shopping Centre.
The way it works is, people in the community and local car groups can bring their wheels to one location and show them off to the wider community, while also meeting other rev heads.
Car show entrants often have an array of vehicles from classic cars to Hot Rods and American Muscle which they have lovingly restored or preserved.
Each entrant also goes into the draw for their chance to win a trophy on the night, with awards being handed out for best vehicle in show, best classic, best muscle, best club display and people’s choice award.
Rohan loves sharing his passion for cars with others in the community, and also uses his events as a way to give back to others.
While it is free for families to attend the show, it does cost $10 for drivers to show off their vehicles.
All the money he collects from his various events is then donated to a charity that helps the homeless.
Rohan partnered with an organisation called Streetheart who were helping people get back on their feet following various flood events.
Previously, the charity was helping people in the Lockyer Valley to replace items that were damaged from flooding such as white goods and furniture.
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