A major Jaguar Rally drawing car enthusiasts from across Australia will be held in Port Stephens in 2017, injecting more than $252,000 into the local economy.
The hosting rights for the event have been won by Destination Port Stephens, which has announced the 2017 National Rally of the Australian Council of Jaguar Clubs (ACJC) will be held in Port Stephens from March 24–27, 2017, with the council’s NSW and Hunter branches coordinating the four-day event.
Destination Port Stephens CEO, Janelle Gardner, said the Rally would draw more than 200 Jaguars and 300 people from across Australia, injecting new tourism dollars into the area, with the group to be based at Ramada Resort in Shoal Bay and a function also planned for the Ocean View restaurant in Fingal Bay. A free public display of all the Jaguars, dating from 1935 to the latest models of the luxury car, will be staged at Fly Point in Port Stephens on Saturday, March 25, 2017. A car sports event will also be held at Ringwood near Raymond Terrace on the Sunday, with the public welcome to watch.
Previous Jaguar Rallies have been held across the country, with the last four staged in Perth, Wollongong, Melbourne and Launceston.
“This is a colourful and dynamic event for Port Stephens which will see Jaguar drivers and their partners and friends based here for four days during which time they will visit local attractions and join local tours to experience the spectacular scenery of our region,” Ms Gardner said.
ACJC’s 2017 National Rally director, Ken White, who lives in Nelson Bay, said Jaguar lovers nation-wide would attend the Port Stephens event, with some driving their prized cars across the Nullarbor from Perth. “We’re delighted to bring our rally to Port Stephens in 2017 to showcase our special cars and share our passion with the public and we also thank Destination Port Stephens for its initiative, guidance and support ,” Mr White said.
For general information on Port Stephens, visit Destination Port Stephens’ website – www.portstephens.org.au