For eight years a partnership between the Rotary Club of Drouin and the Gippsland Tuff Streeters have held this very successful and popular event, which at its peak, was attracting nearly 5000 spectators. Over this time Motorfest has raised almost half a million dollars for Rotary supported charities and organisations.
The difficult decision to cancel the event was reached for a range of reasons including:
- The huge workload to prepare for this event and it could not be covered by the volunteers available;
- The costs of delivering the event had increased significantly;
- Finding and coordinating the 120-plus volunteers needed to run the event over the two very long days was becoming more difficult; and,
- Changes to safety and security arrangements for an event like this have become more stringent and require a lot more work for the organisers.
The organisers would like to thank all the local businesses and sponsors who have supported the event over the years and to the hundreds of volunteers who have worked to make it the success it was.
We would also like to thank the thousands of spectators who have come to the event over the years. Motorfest was an extraordinarily popular event among competitors and attracted big name drivers from all over Australia.
We know a lot of our patrons and competitors will be disappointed to see the end of the Lardner Park Motorfest, as it has been a well organised and highly respected Burnout Competition.
Rotary Club of Drouin & Gippsland Tuff Streeters