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CARnival online entry opens

Submitted by on July 2, 2010

Online entry for Australia’s first national motoring and motorsport festival  – CARnival – is now open at www.camscarnival.com.au.

Held in Echuca-Moama on the Murray River over the October 2-3 weekend this year, CARnival will see up to 2,000 vehicles of all makes, models and ages gather to take part in more than 30 competitive and non-competitive motoring activities.

These will range from huge static club displays to motorkhanas and speed events on both tarmac and unsealed surfaces. And while CARnival is a CAMS initiative to foster grass-roots motorsport, all clubs and enthusiasts are welcome.

Registration for CARnival will cost entrants $35 inc GST, for which they will receive a ‘CARnival Kit’ containing discount vouchers to many local restaurants, cafes and attractions, plus free entry into a number of special CARnival events.

These include a Motorsport Film, Photo and Art Festival featuring historic racing films and an exhibition of the works of well-known motorsport cartoonist John ‘Stonie’ Stoneham, entry to the CARnival Swap Meet and CARnival Village and a fun Observation Touring event for car club members.

A wide range of other non-competitive and competitive CARnival events staged on both tarmac and unsealed surfaces can be entered online, with prices for different daily and weekend activities starting at just $30.

The major activity of CARnival will be the Shannons Show ‘n Shine in Echuca’s picturesque Aquatic Reserve on the banks of the Murray River.

Motorkhana enthusiasts have the opportunity to tackle 20 separate timed events on both tarmac and grass for a fee of $50 per individual discipline, while entry in the five-stage Rallysprint will cost $100. Entry fees for the entire weekend is capped at $195 including registration and GST, with competitors able to drive in more than 50 timed events plus a 250km Navigation Trial and a Fuel Economy Test.

With around 2,000 vehicles of all type, make, age and model expected to attend CARnival, places in some of the in-demand activities are expected to fill up early.

Although more than 1,000 parking spots have been earmarked for club and individual entrants near the Echuca CBD, only 450 display places are available in the prime, grassy Aquatic Reserve on the banks of the Murray River for enthusiasts wanting to show off their vehicles in the prestigious Shannons Show ‘n Shine ($30).

Places will also be capped on a ‘first come, first in’ basis for some of the most popular activities, like the Motorkhanas and the Rallysprints.

Car clubs and individuals will be able to compete over the weekend for the inaugural ClubNats awards for the top car club and individuals over a series of tarmac and loose-surface events for the same maximum entry fee of $195.

The official CAMS regulations for CARnival are expected to be approved and published on the carnival website by August 1.

For further information about CARnival and to register, visit www.camscarnival.com.au

For non-electronic entry to CARnival, contact the CARnival Registrar on (03) 9593 7777.

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