TIME’S TICKING: Bearded Men of the Sunshine Coast’s Nathen Coles and manager of Rick’s Garage Ben Jamieson are gearing up for the Time Warp Festival.
TIME’S TICKING: Bearded Men of the Sunshine Coast’s Nathen Coles and manager of Rick’s Garage Ben Jamieson are gearing up for the Time Warp Festival. Patrick Woods

Do the Time Warp again in Palmwoods

WHAT is often touted as a quiet, tranquil part of the Coast will thunder into the limelight when more than 200 bikes rumble into town for the Time Warp Festival.

This Saturday in Palmwoods, at Rick's Garage, you will be able to get up close and personal with hundreds of hot rods and bikes while getting a tattoo, your hair styled and enjoying live entertainment.

The Bearded Men of the Sunshine Coast are bringing their Time Warp Festival back for another year, but on a much larger scale, with street closures, fashions shows and car competitions.

Hosted with Rick's Garage, and the support of the local community, Rick's Garage manager Ben Jamieson said the event was shaping up to be a scorcher.

"This year it was designed to incorporate the full town and all the local businesses are on board," Ben said.

"Everyone just jumped on board 100%.

"It's so exciting, not only for Palmwoods, the whole coast - there isn't anything that caters to that market here."

Main and Margaret Sts will be closed from noon as 150 registered hot rods and 200 motorbikes park up in Palmwoods.

The event will flow until 6pm, with diversions through Dunning and Church Sts.

Ben said there would be more than 40 market stalls with a dressmaker, hat maker, five tattooists, a barber, pin-up parade and 10 bands.

"It's a pretty awesome event, it extended on what we did last year - it was just inside our venue last year, but now it overflows onto the street."

The event, run in conjunction with the Bearded Men of the Sunshine Coast, raised money for prostate cancer last year.

This year organisers hope to inject funds back into the local community.

"This year all the proceeds are going into the community," Ben said.

"That gets filtered to groups like the scouts, sporting ovals, rural fire brigade and it's worked out really well."

With a mixed bag of bands there will be rockabilly, hillbilly, blues, jazz and a garbage band that plays music from old trash cans.

"It's just going to be a massive day for everyone," Ben said.

"I'm expecting 5000 people.

"It's the biggest event for Palmwoods and the first time Margaret St has been closed."

Ben said the event continued to keep growing from last year's success, with more people getting on board each month.

"It's an event that's brought the whole community together," he said.

"We've had businesses donate items for raffles or offer a helping hand.

"It's great and a sign that people are itching for something to happen out this way.

"Hopefully it's just the start of more things to come."

The Palmwoods Hall will also be closed for the afternoon for the car show.

Ben said the car show would include pre-1965 hot rods, with the majority of them coming from the Sunshine Coast and a few from Brisbane.

"It's attracting people from all over the place," he said.

"It's awesome, we're so stoked."

People can still nominate, with spots for 150 pre-1965 cars and 200 bikes.

To enter it costs $15 for cars, $10 for bikes and all proceeds go to the Palmwoods Community and Business Association.

There will be prizes and trophies for winners in the following categories - crowd favourite car, best unique, most original, best show, best rat, crowd favourite bike, best show bike and best chopper.

To enter, email bmotsctimewarpfestival @gmail.com with your name, phone number, make, model, year and rego.


WHAT: Time Warp Festival

WHEN: Saturday, May 7, 1pm until late

WHERE: Rick's Garage, Palmwoods

ENTERTAINMENT: The Sugarshakers, Swamp Gully Howlers, The Back Alley Cats, Cleveland Blues, Gussy and The Barn Cats, Hannah Jane and Jimmy Bay. Stalls, hot rods, pin-up parade, barbers, bands.

COST: Gold coin entry

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