The Cootha classic is back


BRISBANE'S very own Goodwood Revival is set to captivate fans at the iconic Mount Coot-tha, where over 100 of the country's rarest and most expensive premium and classic cars will ignite the mountain.

The Mount Coot-tha Classic will return on September 5, after it was previously held by the Queensland Historic Racing Car Club in 2009 and 2010.

And this year's event will mark almost a century after one of Queensland's earliest recorded motor sport events was held at Mount Coot-tha.

Event manager James Payne, left, with driver and Cootha Classic ambassador, Warren Luff.
Event manager James Payne, left, with driver and Cootha Classic ambassador, Warren Luff. Scott Nelson - TPR Media

The day festival will include trackside corporate marquees overlooking Brisbane, Performance Alley, boutique food and drink stalls, interactive displays, live entertainment and fireworks ensuring plenty of action off the track.

The race will also be streamed live online.

Event organiser James Payne said the Cootha Classic would combine Queensland's proud motor-sport history and Brisbane's festive spirit in a spectacular event.

"The fans will witness high-end GT3 pro drivers, there will be lots of entertainment and boutique food and there will be a spectacular fireworks display at night after the race," he said.

"There'll be a master showcase of exotics, classics, competition and hyper cars - some of the best cars in Australia.

"It'll be just short of the Goodwood race in England."

The event will be capped at 110 entrants on a unique street track.

"It's not a usual track - it'll be a hill climb and it'll be pretty tight, with concrete either side," Payne said.

"The fans will be able to watch the whole field on screens that'll be set up around the track.

"Some cars will be able to reach speeds of 0-100km/hr in three seconds."

At the event's media launch in Brisbane last week, millions of dollars worth of machinery was on display.

Scott Nelson - TPR Media

That included a Porsche Carrera GT3 Cup Car and Time Attack WRX, illustrating the calibre of cars to be featured at the Cootha Classic.

V8 Supercar driver for the Holden Racing Team in the Enduro Cup, in September and October, Warren Luff, is the event's ambassador.

"I'm excited to be a part of this great event. It'll be a family-friendly day out, with plenty of off-track entertainment," he said.

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