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All things car related will be on show during Gunnedah’s annual Weeks of Speed festival set to rev up next month, providing jam-packed days of fast paced activities and motorsports.

According to the Weeks of Speed program, this year’s festival will return to Gunnedah on March 2, with a parade down Conadilly Street starting at 10am.

As the name suggests, the Weeks of Speed has a focus on cars, and motorsports, with a show n shine, hot rod display and a massive speedway racing event all planned for the first day.

Over the intervening weeks, a few dozen other events are locked in that are slightly less high-octane for the more faint of heart. The Gunnedah Country Markets, shooting contests, fishing, the NSW Whipcracking Titles and a few nights of the Gunnedah Country Music Muster showcasing musical talent are all scheduled to take place. 

At the same time, there are plenty of other events to keep the adrenalin levels high for those who have petrol in their veins, with two 1/8 Mile drag races for drivers to show their skills at the Gunnedah Airport on March 16 and 17, from 10am to 3pm.

The family friendly festival is either sponsored or organised by local Gunnedah businesses or clubs such as The Gunnedah Motoring Enthusiasts, Railway Hotel Gunnedah, and more. Local council has also been a supporter since the festival’s inception, which celebrated its 25-year anniversary back in 2022.

Closing out the Weeks of Speed on March 31 is the Motorkhana and half-mile sprint at the Gunnedah Airport, starting at 9am and 1pm, respectively.

In past years, competitors and spectators from across the state have attended, with hundreds of people descending on the town to see what the Weeks of Speed has to offer, rain or shine.

To find out more about the Weeks of Speed events, entering, spectating or anything in between, visit the official Weeks of Speed Gunnedah Facebook page. Alternatively, contact the local Gunnedah Visitor Information Centre for individual events and an up to date program.

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