UTE: Horsepower Heroes ready to park up in Park Road

IT will be coffee stops instead of pit stops when the drivers of some of Australia¹s most exotic and exciting racing cars roar into Brisbane¹s fashionable Park Road restaurant precinct next month. The Pink Ribbon Parade of Horsepower in Park...

IT will be coffee stops instead of pit stops when the drivers of some of Australia¹s most exotic and exciting racing cars roar into Brisbane¹s fashionable Park Road restaurant precinct next month.

The Pink Ribbon Parade of Horsepower in Park Road on Sunday 15 July will see racing Ferraris, Porsches and many other desirable machines of the road and track grid up for an afternoon of high-powered activity on what is usually a busy public street in inner-suburban Milton.

A section of Park Road will be closed for five hours from midday while restaurant patrons and racing fans inspect the cars, meet their drivers and enjoy a range of other entertainment in support of the Wesley Hospital Kim Walters Choices program Pink Ribbon appeal.

The event promises a taste of the excitement in store for the following weekend at the 2001 PROCAR Series Race meeting at Queensland Raceway, near Ipswich.

The Pink Ribbon Parade of Horsepower is being organised by the Park Road Traders Association and motor racing promoter PROCAR Australia, which has its headquarters in the street.

³This is going to be one of the biggest events we¹ve ever staged in Park Road,² said La Dolce Vita owner Joe Virzi, spokesman for the Park Road Traders Association.

³What a fantastic way to spend a Sunday afternoon - eating and drinking at the pavement restaurants beside millions of dollars worth of mouth-watering cars and chatting to some of Australia¹s best known drivers.²

Restaurants will host leading race teams for the afternoon, providing kerbside ³pit bays² to display the cars and areas where the drivers can meet fans and sign autographs.

Free entertainment will include tango and Brazilian dancers, an opera singer, musicians and street performers, plus auctions of motor racing memorabilia.

Tickets will be on sale in Park Road for the PROCAR Series race meeting on 20-22 July. The meeting will feature rounds of the Megamantis.com Australian Nations Cup Championship, Century Batteries Australian GT Production Car Championship and the V8 BRute Muster.

Race-day ticket prices are $25 for adults and $15 for pensioners and people aged 13-18. Children 12 and under are free. Saturday entry is $15 and a weekend adult ticket $35.

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