The 2021 Rare Spares Rockynats – By the Numbers

Published on 31 March 2021


The streets of Rockhampton will roar louder than thunder when the 2021 Rare Spares Rockynats spins its wheels in the events capital of Central Queensland for the first time later this week.

It will be an Easter weekend (2-5 April) of high-octane action for lovers of open throttles, horsepower, mountains of smoke and a great time.

Staged in the heart of the city’s re-developed heritage riverfront district, the Rare Spares Rockynats will feature a jam-packed program of cruising, burnouts, drifting, bikes, Show ‘n’ Shine and the wildest modified cars in the country.

Rockynats is Australia’s newest major motorsport event, presented by the same team behind the time-honoured Summernats in Canberra and the hugely popular Red Centrenats in Alice Springs.

It will be a massive participation event with a $70,000 total prize pool on offer to entrants in the fire-spewing burnouts, the Show ’n’ Shine and to the fastest drag racers.

The Rockhampton edition is presented by Rockhampton Regional Council, Naming Rights Sponsor Rare Spares and supporting precinct and event sponsors.

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2021 Rare Spares Rockynats by the Numbers

1 – the 2021 Rare Spares Rockynats will be the first ever held

2 – April, the starting date for all the action

4 – April, the last day of the spectator action

29 – degrees Celsius, the average daytime temperature in Rockhampton in April

30 – cars on show in the Elite Car Pavilion

200 – event volunteers

219 – female entrants

400 – degrees Celsius, the ignition temperature of a tyre during a burnout

400 – motorbikes taking part

800 – cars in the Good Friday street parade

980 – male entrants

1200 – cars taking part

15,000 – spectator tickets

70,000 – dollars – total prize pool

78,500 – the population of Rockhampton

22,000,000 – dollars - the expected economic benefit to the Rockhampton region

Health advice

Following Monday morning’s Queensland Government announcement declaring Greater Brisbane as a COVID-19 hotspot, we can advise that at this stage the 2021 Rare Spares Rockynats will go ahead as planned under prevailing Queensland Health directives.

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