The Collins dictionary defines the term drag race as “a race between vehicles to test their acceleration from a complete stop, especially between specially-designed cars on a short, straight course”.
This definition will no doubt conjure up a favourite film scene for many, as drag races are depicted as a dramatic climax in several classic movies released during the last couple of decades.
For others, “drag race” is synonymous with the American reality TV show, Rupaul’s Drag Race, which has been renewed for an 11th season and celebrates drag queens of any sexual orientation or gender identity in all their fabulousness.
Director of MCQP Ian McMahon said: “I’m pretty sure everyone will agree that this year’s theme offers the most diverse opportunity for all MCQP enthusiasts to create teams of any outfits or costumes that can range from the most extreme masculine - racing car teams - to the absolutely fabulous strutting their stuff in high heels, the most outrageously sexy dresses, while wearing the most OTT wigs, eyelashes and heavy makeup - and everything in between. Expect to see muscle cars, touring bikes and lots of on-the-track grease and muscle.