Cooma is gearing up for a big couple of months of motorsport events.
Motoring enthusiasts will be in heaven with a number of events scheduled across October and November including the Girder Fork Rally, the Cooma Motorfest, the Snowy Ride, the inaugural Hillclimb, and the Snowy Mountains 100.
First up is Girder Fork (motor cycle) Rally over October 19-20 weekend.
The rally, which is held over scenic Cooma-Monaro and Snowy Mountains foothills roads is open only to Girder Fork design bikes manufactured prior to 1949. The event will be headquartered from the Cooma Car Club Clubhouse, 2 Bolaro Street, Cooma.The Cooma Motorfest 2013 will be held on Saturday November 2 at Cooma Showground and once again this event is coinciding with the annual Alpine Region of NSW Snowy Ride. The Motorfest is Cooma Car Club's largest bi-annual event. It is a motor show with a very large range of entries including large trucks and machinery; cars - old, new and in between; Hot rods, street machines, B&S Utes, original cars to "way out"; tractors, stationary engines, motor bikes, boats; military display; a large trade display, and art exhibition. The event also coincides with the Australian National Busking Championships held in Cooma over the weekend; including performances by busking entrants at the Showground.
Cooma Car Club's inaugural Mount Gladstone Hillclimb will be held on Sunday November 17 at the just completed 1km long Mount Gladstone Hillclimb track about 1km south of Cooma. The inaugural event will be conducted under CAMS rules with entries from Cooma Car Club and the Southern District Motorsport Association from the ACT. Entries are being accepted from a very wide range of vehicle classes ranging from standard production two wheel drive vehicles ranging up to open wheeler racing vehicles.
The Snowy Ride is a motorcycle event run annually in the Alpine Region of NSW. The event is now in its eleventh year with over 1000 bikes entering. Snowy Ride has raised in excess of $3 million for the Steven Walter childhood cancer research Foundation. Entrants can leave from anywhere and must go through any 3 of 9 checkpoints including one at the Showground coinciding with the Motorfest.
The Snowy Mountains 1000 sprint will be returning to Cooma on Friday to Saturday November 8 and 9 after a successful first up event in 2012. The exciting 1000 metre, single release runway sprint will be held at Cooma Airport with a widely varied range of entries with manufacturers such as Lamborghini, BMW, Porsche, Chevrolet, Ford, FPV, Honda, Lotus, Holden, HSV, Audi, Nissan, Subaru, Mitsubishi, Mazda, Volkswagen and Shelby.