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ChromeFest is back live in 2022!

By Central Coast Council
Archived 22 Oct 2022 - Posted: 22 Aug 2022
Get ready to once again enjoy American classic cars, vintage glamour and the sound of rock ‘n’ roll as the Central Coast Council’s annual ChromeFest returns in-person to The Entrance, October 21 to 23!

After two years of being online due to the pandemic, excitement is building from car enthusiasts across Australia, local businesses and the community in general as the three-day tribute to hot-rods and everything 1950s and 60s event takes shape.

Council Unit Manager Community and Culture, Glenn Cannard said festival attendees can once again bask in the beauty of hundreds of show cars on display.

“When you combine classic chrome with rock ‘n’ roll, vintage glamour and the beauty of The Entrance, you have quite a weekend on your hands,” Mr Cannard said.

“Whether you’re a car enthusiast or not, you won’t be able to resist lining the streets to watch the classic cars cruise through The Entrance.

Mr Cannard said registrations are now open for eligible cars to be part of the spectacular, and encourages bookings for accommodation for participating car owners, general car enthusiasts and visitors to the Central Coast, to be made early.

“In the past the ChromeFest weekend has attracted over 50,000 visitors, so planning ahead is important.

“We invite locals and visitors to partake in a fun weekend that offers something for everyone – Show N’ Shine, vintage glamour fashion parade, retro market stalls, three outdoor stages with live entertainment, The Entrance Hotel Hub, roving entertainment, live caricature drawings, a walk down memory lane, paint and chrome workshops, the new speciality car zone plus more!

Central Coast Council Administrator, Rik Hart, said ChromeFest has become one of the Central Coast’s most successful events.

“Not only does ChromeFest inject a great deal of money into our local economy –over $14 million in 2019 – it reintroduces tourists to The Entrance and surrounds, which has so much to offer!

“ChromeFest has always been a huge and very successful event, and given that due to the pandemic, car enthusiasts have had to cool their heels by attending ‘on-line’ for the last two years – we expect this year’s ‘in-person’ event to bigger than ever.”

ChromeFest 2022 highlights include:

  • iconic car displays
  • retro market stalls
  • three outdoor stages boasting undercover dancefloors and live entertainment
  • vintage glamour fashion parade
  • NSW Pin Up Pageant Grand final
  • Kittens & Chrome one on one hair and make up
  • Paint N Chrome
  • soaking up the atmosphere of this nostalgic event at outstanding cafes, restaurants and bars throughout The Entrance.

ChromeFest is a free three-day event – Friday 21 October to Sunday 23 October – held at The Entrance and presented by Central Coast Council, with support from a range of sponsors.

Road closures will be in place during the event. Council’s free shuttle buses will leave every two hours from 9am on Saturday and 8am on Sunday from Tuggerah Railway Station on Bryant Drive, Tuggerah and Harry Moore Oval, Canton Beach.

Car owners wishing to register their vehicle to be part of ChromeFest, should visit here all information on eligibility and to register.

Community members and visitors can find out more information to plan their ChromeFest weekend by visiting here.

This article archived 22 Oct 2022

 
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