Mac’s Bridge Classic Car and Aircraft Festival 2024

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Written By Sheree Hoddinett

Car and Plane Enthusiasts Unite! Wheels and wings will be the highlight of the day as Caboolture Airfield comes to life for Mac’s Bridge Classic Car and Airplane Festival in 2024.

Returning after a hiatus, Mac’s Bridge is promising to be a bigger and better seasonal event in 2024 with the Triumph Sports Owners Association Queensland (TSOAQ) joined by the Mazda MX-5 Club and Caboolture Aero Club to host the event.

In addition to the usual comprehensive classic car displays you can expect at Mac’s Bridge, there is the additional attraction of viewing classic aircraft and warbirds that will be parked adjacent to the car display. Aircraft from World War II and the early 1950s will be on display including the likes of a Tiger Moth, Chipmunk, Stearman, Harvard/SNJ and a T28 Trojan.

Pearce Bowman is the event coordinator and a proud Triumph car owner for the past 30 years. He said he was very much looking forward to this year’s event and hoped to see the community show their support.

“Mac’s Bridge brings together all of the car clubs in Brisbane and you get to see some interesting and sometimes rare cars that normally just live in closed-up garages,” he said.

“The TSOAQ members are getting a little older and need some more volunteers to help with the organising and running of the event. So, combining it with classic aeroplanes and slightly more modern car examples is hopefully a positive for a continued and robust future event.”

Mac’s Bridge Classic Car and Aircraft Festival
Mac’s Bridge Classic Car and Aircraft Festival

So, where does the event get its name from?

“It was first started by the TSOAQ about 30-plus years ago as a small car show and shine event,” Pearce said. “It was hosted in a river park at Maclean’s Bridge south of Brisbane (on the road to Beaudesert) until it outgrew the park. We retained the name as it became known as the Mac’s Bridge Car Show.”

Community Radio 101.5FM will also be playing classic hits from the 60’s to 80’s and prizes for the best car on the field will be awarded.

Entry is $20 for exhibitors and $15 (including parking) for visitors. Search ‘2024 Mac’s Bridge Classic Car & Aircraft Festival’ on Eventbrite for tickets.

For more information visit, or contact Pearce Bowman via or Murray Clark via

Mac’s Bridge 2024 – Classic Car and Airplane Festival

  • Sunday, 14 July, 7am (exhibitors) and 9am (visitors)
  • Caboolture Airfield
  • McNaught Road, Caboolture

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