Gear Up for the RACQ Motorfest @ Ascot this Weekend

The Royal Automobile Club of Queensland (RACQ) will bring back the RACQ Motorfest to Eagle Farm Racecourse, Ascot on Sunday, 9th of July, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Entry to the event only costs $2 per person and kids under three are free. All of the proceeds will go to the funds of RACQ LifeFlight Rescue, RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue, RACQ CQ Rescue, and Heart of Australia.


Motorfest 2017 Highlights

Photo credit: RACQ/Facebook

Car buffs will have a grand time with the vehicle display. With the vehicle registration already done, show records indicate that more than 500 vintage, unique, and collector vehicles will be showcased during the event.

Photo credit: RACQ/Facebook

The whole family will enjoy the free amusement rides, complimentary face painting sessions, the petting zoo, and the food stalls that will be bringing some of Brisbane’s best delicious concessionaires together in one place. Dreamworld and Australia Zoo will also be there to showcase their attractions.

This year, RACQ will run the “Snap Share Win Competition”. Attendees should snap a selfie at the Motorfest and share it on Instagram with a hashtag #RACQMotorFest. It will be drawn on Monday, 10th of July, at 2:00 p.m. Winners will get Aussie World Family Passes ($175).

View the details here.


Important Reminders Before the Event

Photo credit: RACQ/Facebook

Car buffs and families from the surrounding suburbs will be at the event. The Motorfest can be crowded just like last year, so here are some tips before going to the RACQ Motorfest 2017.


The Eagle Farm Racecourse is at 230 Lancaster Road, Ascot. Contact Translink or visit the Translink’s Journey Planner for the timetable.


The venue has over 800 free car park slots available, accessible via the Nudgee Road. Allocated disabled parking bays are available within the venue, which are accessible via the McGill Avenue.

Photo credit:


Pre-purchasing of tickets are not required. Admission fees should be paid at the gate on the event proper.


Although this is a family event, pets are not allowed to enter the Motorfest, due to the high volume of participants. Only guide dogs are allowed in the venue.

Dress Code

There is no strict dress code. Tank tops and shorts are allowed. Thongs are also accepted, but shoes are better. Bring extra set of clothes for the kids (for you, too) for this day-long event.


Alcohols are not allowed inside the premises. The Brisbane Racing Club reserves the right to confiscate any alcohol brought to the event.

ATMs & Toilets

There are three ATM machines in the area. Toilets (including facilities for the differently abled), and nappy-change facilities are available throughout the event. Refer to the map below.

Photo credit:

Lost Property

Any lost property can be reported or claimed at the Lost & Found at the Event’s Office in the Legends Bar.

First Aid

For emergency and minor injuries, St. John’s Ambulance First Aid will be located inside the front entry gate. MotorFest Volunteers will be there to assist in any type of emergency situations.

Source: RACQOfficial/Youtube

Gear up and have fun at the Motorfest this year! Updates will be posted on the RACQ website and on the Motorfest Facebook event page.