Places to Go
- Air Bag Man
- Andrew Scrim, AJ's Hot Rods, 23 Nakula Street Nerang 4211 Ph:07 5596 2464
- Ian Cameron, Designed Chassis, Ph:07 5571 5599
- Gavin, Cruzin Magazine
- Geoff Hughes, Hughes Stepside Bodys, 2/6 Pinacle Street Brendale 4500 Ph:07 3889 7337
- Pointi-World (Aust)
- email@example.com, Rodz North, 139 Mason Street Mareeba Nth Qld 4880 Ph:07 4093 0311
- Roly Leahy Custom Imports
- Steve Upton, Oz Rods, Shop 5 15 Mining Street Bundamba Ipswitch 4304 Ph:07 3816 0386
- Superformance 539 Redland Bay Road Capalaba 4157 Ph:07 3206 4400
- Willowbank Raceway
- WinterSun Festival
- North Coast
Suncoast Campout, Tewantin - October
- South Coast
Rods Inc, Day Run - July
Trinity College Gladstone Show/Shine - August
Rocklea Swap Meet - August
Southside Day Run - August
Brunswick Heads Rod Run - September
Yamba Rod Run - November
Redcliffe Show - July
Eliminators Day Run - August
Biggenden Auto Spectacular - August
King of the Mountain Hot Rod & Custom Show - July
Graffiti Rods Swap Meet - September
Performance Racing Trade Show - September
Graffiti Rods First Annual Run - November
Nambour Swap Meet - July
Toowoomba Swap Meet - September
Queensland at a glance
AREA: 1,723,936 sq. km.
CAPITAL: Brisbane (1,200,000)
Queensland enjoys the self-appointed name of the 'Sunshine State', much of which is deserved for its semi-tropical weather, thousands of kilometres of beaches, and easy going life-style.
It may well be called the 'diverse' state, due to the variety of landscape and climate which it constitutes.
In the north the tropical region has rain-forests, gorges, islands, and massive rivers which cut access to many places after rains. Being tropical it is also cyclonic and the extremes of weather can be experienced.
In the south, the climate is more moderate with cooler nights and clearer days. The state is divided east-west by the Great Dividing Range which closely follows the coastline. West of the range the 'Outback' is cattle country with sparse vegetation and in the more remote areas nights will be below zero in winter and days can reach 50° in summer.
Many of these regions are criss-crossed by a network of rivers including the Diamantina and Cooper Creek which can flash flood after rains many kilometres away and isolate the lonely stations of the outback.
The state is rich in primary industry with copper and lead mines at Mount Isa, opals, gold and precious metals around the state, bananas, mangos and pineapples along the coast. peanuts at Kingaroy, and all types of vegetables and fruits. A wine industry is being established in the south near the border.
Queensland also contains several of Australia's best known and visited tourist attractions in the Gold Coast, and the Great Barrier Reef. In the far north Cape York Peninsula and the Daintree Forest and gaining increasing popularity, and the islands off the coast in the reef are popular holiday destinations for millions each year.
Queensland is high on the list of places to visit for international travellers and there is an International Airport at Cairns in the north and Brisbane in the south. A railway follows the coast between Brisbane and Cairns.