Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

'Best Seats in the House' as Motoring Volunteer

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

'Best Seats in the House' as Motoring Volunteer

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Motorsport: The Whitsundays Festival of Motoring is calling on rally lovers and passionate community supporters to take up an epic, fun, new short-term volunteering position over the Whitsundays Festival of Motoring weekend from May 3-5.

The Whitsundays Festival of Motoring is a free event that features a number of exciting festivals and motorsport demonstrations for the entire family to enjoy.

The activities will span Airlie Beach, the Bowen foreshore and Proserpine. Volunteers will lend a familiar face in these regions, providing guidance across car parades, motorsport festivals, the Rally Whitsundays, show and shine displays, motorbike and go-kart demos and dirt bike sprint races along the beach.

Rally Whitsundays will steal the show with the opening round of the 2019 P3 Solutions CAMS Queensland Rally Championship and the festival is looking for Rally Whitsunday marshals, in particular, to assist with the race.

Other volunteer roles required include festival marshals and festival operation assistants.

Clerk of the Course of Rally Whitsundays, Paul Woodward, said volunteers had a chance to become part of something truly exciting.

"Events of this proportion offer volunteers a range of different roles that they can enjoy and gain valuable experience from," he said.

"Dedicated volunteers and their support in delivering an event of this size demonstrate the community spirit that you will see right across the Whitsundays region."

Long-standing rally official Iain Robertson said there was no better way to get up close and personal with "some of the best drivers in the world" than as a volunteer.

"I officiate at QRC events because of the officials and competitors you meet - a group of like-minded people out having fun while watching an exciting competition from the best seats in the house," he said. …

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