Rockhampton Regional Council has today announced that it has secured a major naming rights partner for the inaugural Rockynats event.
Rare Spares, known as the largest supplier of automotive restoration parts and accessories in Australia, signed the sponsorship deal for what is set to be the greatest street car festival brought to Queensland.
Rare Spares Managing Director Lance Corby said it is really exciting to come on board as a naming rights sponsor.
“Rockynats is already set to be one of the biggest events of its kind in the country,” said Mr Corby.
“Sponsoring events like this not only gives us an opportunity to reach a large target market, it’s also a chance to give back to those people who support our business.
“We have been involved with Summernats for more than 30 years now, and we are looking forward to building a great long term relationship with the Rockynats team.
“The muscle car and restoration industry contributes millions of dollars to the economy every year, however it is often overlooked.
“I want to commend Rockhampton Regional Council for recognising the benefits an event like this will bring to the local economy and including it in their calendar.
“This is set to be a great event for everyone involved.”
More than 4,500 early bird tickets have been sold since being released late last year, with Early Bird Platinum and VIP tickets already sold out.
Over 700 cars have registered to take part in the event, and bike entries are now also open for the Bike Show with categories including Custom, Show, Authentic, Competition, Street, and Modified – each with prize money and trophies up for grabs.
Rockhampton Region Mayor Margaret Strelow said the instant popularity of Rockynats helped attract the nationwide company, Rare Spares.
“We are very excited to announce Rare Spares as our naming rights partner. They have regularly sponsored motorsport and automotive events right across Australia and we are proud to have them on board for our very first Rockynats event,” Mayor Strelow said.
“We’ve heard from local accommodation and caravan sites that rooms have been filling quickly since the announcement of Rockynats, and even more so since the release of tickets in late October.
“Thanks to the community’s overwhelming support and the interest from interstate motor enthusiasts, it has certainly helped us secure great sponsors like Rare Spares, and local company, Stirling Helicopter, who are the Partner for the Show ‘N’ Shine, as well as Autobarn Rockhampton also signing on as an official sponsor.
“With regular visits from the Summernats team to help make this an unforgettable event, we are confident the community will love what’s in store.”
Rockynats will be held Friday 26 June to Sunday 28 June in the Rockhampton CBD precinct.