Drifters fire-up in muscle machines at Powercruise

Under the bonnet of a lime green 1975 Holden Torana.
Under the bonnet of a lime green 1975 Holden Torana.

CLEAR, breezy weather made for perfect conditions at Powercruise Powerplay in Willowbank on Saturday.

Automotive enthusiasts crowded barriers at the Queensland Raceway, keen to soak up the cruising and drifting action as smoke drifted across from the track.

Camera shutters clicked and fans yelled advice as cars drifted around the track on Saturday morning.

A Show and Shine featuring classic, new and imported cars was another major drawcard.

Vehicle owners including Aaron Hulett were thrilled to have an opportunity to show off their cars and utes.

"It's an 83 Holden WB and it's mine," Mr Hulett said.

He spent the one-day Powerplay event relaxing with friends and fellow automotive fans.

After a full program that also featured skidding and a Miss Powerplay Competition, the on-track entertainment wrapped up with a burn-out competition from 6-8pm.

Prizes for the first Powercruise Powerplay of 2013 included trophies and up to $300 in vouchers for champions in the burn-out, powerskid, novice drifter, off-street racing and highest horsepower categories.

A Powercruise spokesman said the event attracted cars "from old school V8 muscle to imports to hot rods and everything in between".

"Powercruise accepts all cars, of any make, model and modification," he said.

The event proved popular last year, when more than 400 entrants attended, and was also well-attended this year, the spokesman said.


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