NRMA's Gracevan rocks in on Parkes

By Rebecca Page on 12 January 2017
The NRMA has thrown its support behind one of the state's most iconic regional tourism events by rolling its custom made Gracevan into the heart of the 2017 Parkes Elvis Festival.

The vintage 1970s caravan and the vintage Holden HZ NRMA Patrol Van are the home of motoring advice for the festival, which runs from today until this Sunday.

For the third year in a row the NRMA and Australian Caravan + RV are the proud sponsors of those volunteers who help guide the more than 20,000 expected visitors to the 25th annual festival.

NRMA local Director Fiona Simson said the NRMA was proud to be a part of an annual event that had such a big impact on the local economy.

"The population of Parkes grows by more than 16 times over the four days of the Festival and injects $11 million into the local economy, and attracts global visitors and passionate fans of The King," Ms Simson said.

"Festivals and events like the Parkes Elvis Festival are vital in helping rural and regional communities thrive, which is why the NRMA is so proud to again sponsor the volunteers who help make the event such a success.

"Parkes is literally the crossroads of the nation for our Members and motorists – smack bang in the middle of NSW and strategically situated on the east-west rail corridor and on the major inland north-south road corridor of the Newell Highway.

"So, it's little wonder we have been invited back again this year to kick up our heels and help Motorists and road users to come together safely to enjoy more than 120 events all in the name of good, old fashioned fun."

This year visitors to the festival will have the opportunity to access exclusive Australian Caravan and RV magazine subscription discounts, as well as the opportunity to find out more about the NRMA's iconic products and services to help keep Members moving.