Chromefest shifts gear

Chromefest is set to go virtual this year, with Central Coast Council determined to keep the engine humming on one of the region’s most popular annual events despite coronavirus restrictions.

The three-day festival, which attracts thousands of visitors to The Entrance each year, will this year become ChromeFest Overdrive TV, which will bring the beauty of classic American cars and some classic 1950s rock ‘n’ roll fun into the homes of locals and visitors.

Council Unit Manager Community Partnerships, Glenn Cannard, said the event will feature many interactive moments.

“ChromeFest is a Central Coast institution and ChromeFest Overdrive TV will offer a lot of fun for everyone,” Cannard said.

“2020 has not been a great year for events and initiatives, so this will help keep the fun alive.

“There’s something for everyone – vote for your favourite show cars across 18 different categories, dance to your favourite bands, and even pick up hair and makeup tricks through an online tutorial workshop.

Mayor Lisa Matthews said the challenges of 2020 had inspired creative thinking in the events space.

“We may not be lining the streets of The Entrance to watch the chrome of classic cars roll into town, but we will be able to enjoy some ChromeFest fun at home,” Cr Matthews said.

ChromeFest Overdrive TV highlights will include: An online Show N’ Shine in partnership with Californian Crusin’ Car Club, for the public to vote for their favourite ChromeFest car across 18 categories; Viva La Vintage hair and makeup tutorial workshop; Miss ChromeFest Pinup competition; The Sydney Swing Katz dance displays; bands live streamed; and ChromeFeast – meal packages from a selection of hospitality businesses from across the Coast to be enjoyed whilst streaming the fun.

ChromeFest Overdrive TV will be featured on the ChromeFest Facebook page Octoober 24 and 25.

For further information and event details visit

Media release, Sep 21
Central Coast Council

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