The Garter Belts and Gasoline Nostalgia Festival swept through Tamborine Mountain providing a much needed blast from the past.
The Garter Belts and Gasoline Nostalgia Festival swept through Tamborine Mountain over the long weekend in its biggest and best performance yet.
The Friday Night Rockabilly Ball went off with a bang featuring live performances by The Drey Rollan Band, Rocket to Memphis, Pete Martini and The Freight Jumpers and special international guests Mars Attacks.
Among the many highlights of the weekend was the Vintage Soap Box Derby on Curtis Road, North Tamborine.
The event, created by Paul Biagini, his wife Amanda and Sargent Mick Jones from North Tamborine Police, is Australia’s biggest road soap box derby and continuously pulls record crowds.
Psychobilly enthusiast Chop Foster said he and his team of soap box fanatics come to the mountain every year for the derby.
“This year we decided to race a wine barrel down the hill, it’s phenomenal what people bring to the event and it makes it that much better having a big audience,” he said.
The Saturday Night Rockabilly Meltdown and Pinup Competition was another hot favourite as some of rockabilly’s finest set tongues wagging with their sheer elegance and beauty.
Congratulations must go to competition winner Betsy Blunder-Muff and runners up Lila Luxx and Chi-Chi Cheetah.
The Hot Rod Carnivale on Sunday left traffic at a standstill as hundreds upon thousands of people streamed into the Tamborine Show Grounds.
The Carnivale showcased Pre 1970 Hot Rods, Customs, Stockers, Beaters, British and European bikes, Vintage Caravans and featured performances by The Fuelers, Midnight Son, Coral Lee and the Silver Scream and Hanks Jalopy Demons.
Finishing up on Monday with the Lowbrow Art Exhibition and MT Brewery Vintage Fashion Trade Fair, the Garter Belts and Gasoline Nostalgia Festival was a much needed blast from the past.
Look out for GB&B 2013!