Robert Zahabi shows off his Camaro Chevrolet with sons Cooper and Mitchell at last year’s Powercruise event at Queensland Raceway.
Robert Zahabi shows off his Camaro Chevrolet with sons Cooper and Mitchell at last year’s Powercruise event at Queensland Raceway. File

Petrol heads in heaven

WHAT has 4000 wheels, 15,000 people and thousands of litres petrol?

If the Powercruise car show at Ipswich's Queensland Raceway was your answer, you'd be correct.

Powercruise events are held all over Australia, as well as in America and New Zealand, but the Ipswich-hosted event is always the biggest on the calendar.

And, luckily for petrolheads, it is back in town from today until Sunday.

Powercruise is a car show that allows those who sign up - and have their cars pass safety inspections - take to the Queensland Raceways tracks for laps, as well as a range of other activities.

This includes burnout and drifting competitions and a host of off-track action.

Assistant event manager Nicki Derrick said the event, which is expected to attract up to 15,000 people along with 1000 cars, appealed to car fans of all ages.

"What people would get fined for if they did it on a road, we encourage them to do at Powercruise in a safe, controlled environment," she said.

Ms Derrick said Queensland's car fans always made the Ipswich event extremely popular.

Apart from the drifting, skidding and burnouts, she said a popular part of the event was drivers taking to the Queensland Raceway circuit.

"Drivers can take passengers, which is rare, and they have a great time going around the track," she said.

The event is alcohol free and families are encouraged to attend.

The event starts today from noon for entrants and campers only, with spectators able to check out the action from tomorrow.

Tickets start at $30 and children under 12 are free.

Visit www.powercruise.com for more information. 

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