Jamboree – New partnership and new look

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In exciting news for Jambo fans around the globe, owner of Jett Racing and prominent drag racing personality Collin Willshire has become shareholder and partner of Jamboree with event founder, Ray Box. Both Collin and Ray are stoked to combine their professional strengths after many years of mateship and interaction involving excellence in motorsport events and competition. 

Ray-CollinJamboree has established itself in Australia as the premier event on the small car enthusiast’s calendar and Jett Racing is one of the nation’s most respected and successful race teams: clearly the leadership of both are in great hands. Collin has attended and competed in Jamboree events for the last 20 years and has been a steadfast and enthusiastic supporter over that duration.

By combining Ray’s 25 years of Jamboree management and Collin’s outstanding experience of over 16 years in business under the Willshire Enterprises Pty Ltd umbrella alongside Jett Racing’s 15 year success story, Ray & Collin aim to expand Jamboree to include events in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth in addition to the existing Brisbane and Sydney events and look forward to an exciting new concept in Jambo Nights.

The superb alliance between these two gentlemen of motorsport is a move that is certain to guarantee the continual evolvement and success of a modern, innovative and always exciting event for small car fans around the world.

Their first combined event will be the much-anticipated J25 in Brisbane on August 29, 2015 where Jamboree marks its 25th year of operation, and ot is set to smash it out of the park with Australia’s fastest Sport Compacts on tap & ready to roll, and four top Kiwi race teams crossing the Tasman to heat things up.

Scheduled for one huge day and night of racing, Jamboree is packing the best small engine/huge turbocharger combinations from Australia and New Zealand into one show that will see epic trans-Tasman match-ups and some world record smashing performances.

Team New Zealand are bringin’ it with some serious horsepower geared into their Jamboree attack and have their eyes firmly set on some local contenders. The world’s quickest GT-R, the RIPS R32 driven by Robbie Ward, will be one to watch as he aims to annihilate his current world record of 7.32sec and lay the smack down to Australia’s best AWD racers.

Renowned Kiwi rotary racers Tony Markovina with Abbott brothers Cory & Jeremy are doing it for the Mazda fans with Markovina debuting his all new 20B powered full chassis machine on Aussie soil.

Add to that Ben Cox in his SR20 powered Datsun 1200 coupe flying the 4 cylinder flag.

Aside from a hectic schedule of awesome racing, an expanded and improved Show N Shine area, new Show N Sell section, Dyno and Drifting demos and all of the best traders in the business are on offer, ready and able to discuss your next street or race car project.

The 25th Anniversary Jamboree hits Brisbane on August 29 – a full day and night, of epic Sport Compact drag racing action and plenty more at Willowbank Raceway, Champions Way, Willowbank QLD.

Tickets are available at the gate or online from www.jamboree.com.au. Children 13 and under admitted free. Spectator gates open from 7:30am.


You can read our full feature on Collin Willshire and the Jett Motorsport team in the latest edition of Drag News Magazine.


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