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14th February 2016 All British Day For more info: www.allbritishday.com SA
Symmons Plains: Australia’s hotbed of motoring madness. If you live nearby and don’t enjoy the snap of oversteer, the crackle of overrun and the pop of inflating egos when you’re passed by something with two fewer cylinders, you’re a fish out of water.
Powercruise is not to be missed–burnouts, racing, cruising, drifting, show ‘n’ shines, camping, dyno runs, more racing and even some silverware. Get on it!
Email: info@Powercruise. com Phone: 0407 172 413.
Gorgeous Victor Harbour and the Historic Motor Vehicles Club Inc. hosts this chock-a-block swap meet and show ‘n’ shine even on Sunday Feb 7. Squillions of car parts, stalls selling all kinds of motoring gear and food/drinks to keep the worms at bay at the Encounter Bay footy club oval in Ring Road, Victor Harbour. Gates open at 7am, so go beserk: sellers: $15; buyers: $5.
Visit: hmvc.org.au Phone: Leigh Blackett (08) 8554 1874.
The Chevy Performance Assoc. of South Australia is hosting this day dedicated to the Bow Tie legend. All styles of genuine Chevy bodied and powered automobile is encouraged to the Gleaneagles Oval in Ailsa Ave, Seaton. Adults: $5; kids under 14: free entry.
Licensed bar (settle down), kids amusements (Keep it down) and plenty of stalls to gormandize.
Visit: chevperformancesa. com Phone: 0412 198 456 or Email: chevperformance@ gmail.com
Hosted by Ford RS OWners Club, SA at the National Motor Museum in Birdwood.
Entries include Anglias, Prefects, Cortinas, Escorts, the Laser, Zodiac, Zephyr and Capri, plus Focus, Sierra, Fiesta and anything commercial or of special interest. From 10am to 3pm, which includes judging and plenty of sticky-beaking.
For info give Mark a call on Phone: 0439 831 862 Visit: rsownersclubsa.net VIC
If you wanna see an entire town literally choked full of cool old cars, from shiny to shonky, you’ve got to see the spectacle that is Saturday cruise night in Queenscliff. The seaside township, normally a quiet holiday destination, becomes a foundationshaking rat-run of motoring mayhem. Good luck finding a carpark. So, you’ll be needing the following info: Phone: Greg Morrissey: 0409 955 348 Email: alanwarrensigns@ gmail.com Visit: geelongstreetrodders. com.au
Akoonah Park, Princes Highway, Berwick, Vic.
Gates open from 1.30pm Friday 5th – NO TRADING!
Set up only. Buyers and sellers from 5.00am Saturday 6th. Free off-street parking. Sellers and buyers $5pp entry, seller site (6m x 6m) $10, entry not incl.
Melway map 111, H10 Phone: Max 0424229040, Robin 0431895930, Roger 0407568488.
On February 7th, 2009, the worst bushfires in Australian history ripped through Victoria and claimed 172 lives, injured 5000 people and destroyed over 2000 homes, plus land and wildlife. This respectful cruise departs Lilydale Industrial carpark (101-127 Beresfod Rd) at 3pm and concludes at Healesville
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Railway Precinct at 4pm, with a ceremony at 5pm. $10 entry is donated to local CFA.
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Gembrook Sports Ground, Gembrook, VIC (Melways 312 D8). Classic, vintage and veteran, hot rods, customs, pick-ups and wagons are all welcome, including Aussie cars from GMH, Ford and Chrysler up to 1975. Entry: $5 (adults), under-12s: free.
Set-up from 8am, food stalls and lots of swap sites available. Stalls: $10.00 per head. Hosts: Rotary Club of Emerald and District Inc.
Phone: Ian Wakefield 0408 769 491
Get to Bright in sunny Vic to see a host of great independent films and meet their creators.
Visit: adventuretravelfilmfestival. com
Moe Racing Club (Waterloo Rd) opens its grounds to all the hot and cool metal the Gippy region has to offer. Chrome, plastic and everything from anywhere is welcome (not Priuses or Camry’s of course), just classics. Snap yourself up a trade stall or just bring the motley crew out for a day of wandering and sticky-beaking among the live music and food vans.
Bikes are welcome too.
Phone: 03 5120 1333 Visit: moeracingclub.com.au Email: m.ballard@ moeracingclub.com.au
Heritage Park, in Arve Road, Geeveston, will be the playground for enthusiasts wanting to show off their classic car of any marque and model. Best part is there are no entry forms, no deadlines, no flaming hoops to jump through. Just arrive, pay and plonk. You might even pick up a trophy or two. Gold coin donation, find them on Bookface and it’s compulsary to have a good time. No pressure.
Visit: www.wheels. geevestoncda.com Phone: 0417 881 838 Email: gcdassoc@hotmail. com
This biannual event’s theme in 2016 is ‘All Things Aussie’.
So whether it’s a Purvis Eureka, Goggomobil Dart or a hairy-chested Charger, Falcon or Munro, roll into town for this great big festival of cool. There’s more happening than you can drop-punt an ovular leather sack into.
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Toowoomba’s Railway St and carpark will take in the hot rodding horde from the High Altitude Hot Rodders Club. Public entry is free, and the rockabilly music will be loud. Toowoomba Regional Council, supporters of the run, encourage you to chomp, slurp and sip all the deliciousness of the surrounding cafes, restaurants, stalls and venues while enjoying all the chrome, curves and growling magnificence of the cars.
Phone: Claire: 0438 164 054 Email: tmbahotrodsec@ hotmail.com Visit: Facebook: Toowoomba-Hot-Rodders
The Automobile Restorers Association Gold Coast Inc are hoping not to be rained out this year, but you know the drill. Formerly the Carrara Super Swap, now in its second year at the beautiful Country Paradise Parklands, Nerang Beaudesert Rd, 2km west of Nerang. Free camping; show ‘n’ shine open to all makes/models; 18 trophies for restored and modified vehicles. Entry: $5 display, extra $5 for judging.
Caterers on site, natuirally.
For all the info we couldn’t fit on the page call Lyle Ross on Phone: 0449 997 149 Email: aussieacer@hotmail. com.
Visit: www.autorestorers. com.au
Over 500 entrants and a carpark packing 1500-plus patrons makes this one of the biggest motorsport events in Australia. No wonder! Prepare to see some of the best historic racing you’ll ever clap eyes on, all less than two hours from Melbourne. F5000, sports cars, open-wheel pocket rocketry and touring cars of every shape and colour will rumble over the bridge and shake the island.
Camp trackside, book a plot at the local Big4 or just make a day-trip. But don’t miss it! Secretary contact: Phone: 03 9499 2212 Email: plrandall@bigpond. com Visit: www.vhrr.com
The MB Car Club NSW has strung together a fantastische weekend for lovers of the three-pointed star. You’ll be at a cocktail party on the Friday night at Novatel Hotel, Brighton Le Sands, then driving through the Royal National Park and over the Seacliff Bridge the next day, then landmark tours on the Sunday, then more scenic drives and cricket at Bradman Oval Monday. Plus brekky packages and winery stops.
Phone: Simon Strauss 0409 369 699 Email: rally2016@mbcnsw. org.au Visit: www.mbcnsw.org.au
Over 500 entrants took part in last year’s event, so be sure to get involved in a different kind of petrolhead action at this year’s Bathurst Autofest at Mount Panorama. Go-to-Whoa mania, Autokhanas, dyno competitions, super sprints, show ‘n’ shine action, cruising and plenty of trade stalls to drain your wallet.
Bring the noise (again) to our world-famous motorsport Mecca and
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watch out for Skippy.
Phone: Diane Adams 0417 511 557 Email: admin.autofest@ bigpond.com Visit: autofest.com.au
More khaki camo-painted hardware than you can lob a grenade at. Jeeps and Land Rovers, Commers with machine guns atop, amphibian trucks and a special celebration of all Chrysler military vehicles (think Dodge, De Soto and Fargo) and the centenary of the tank. Where would the world be without the mighty tank? For a motor event with a twist, lock ‘n’ load for Corowa Showgrounds.
Phone: Jan Thompson 0423 943 010 Email: KVEINC@optusnet. com.au Visit: corowaswim-in.org 18-20 March Chryslers on the Murray Without doubt one of the biggest Chrysler meets on the calendar every year.
DECA driver training will run driving events on the Friday, judging begins on Saturday and trophies awarded Sunday. But even if you’re not there to be scrutinised, get along to Wodonga to see some of the sweetest Mopar, Dodge, AMC, Rambler et al. Saturday will also involve a Supercruise out to the Hume Weir, so be on the lookout. Get your entries in before March 7.
Phone: Kent Wathen 03 5722 2993 Email: info@ chryslersonthemurray.com Visit: chryslersonthemurray. com
It’s one of the best grassroots motorsport weekends of the entire year. Everything from HQ Holdens and Historic Touring Cars to Production Sports, Porsche Club, and the ever-expanding 6 Hour endurance race will be among many other categories to challenge the treachery of Mount Panorama. If the 12 Hour’s too long and V8 Supercars don’t cut it these days, pop the tent, fill an eski and mark your plot for motor racing like it used to be!
Secretary contact: Phone: 07 3315 2499 Email: enquiries@ bathurst6hour.com.au Visit: bathurstmotorfestival. com.au
W.A. Just Cruizin Street Machiners are hosting this whopper car show. You’ll find kids entertainment, market stalls to fill up on cheese and gluten free crispbread, the Gourmet Wine & Food Hall will tempt your tastebuds, and somewhere in there you’ll be able to see some precious Aussie-built cars–the real reason for being there. Entry is via a gold coin donation.
Phone: Naomi: 0418 936 952 Email: aacdwaroona@dodo. com.au for more info.
Hosting is the 48-78 Holden Car Club Inc. with help from Cessnock City Holden. It’s a day all about chrome.
Calling all cars from rods and customs, to 4WDs to exotics, muscle cars and commercial stuff. Camping is available and there’ll be the usual smattering of revhead entertainment.
Public entry is $2 per person, and you’ll have to leave the turps at home becuase it’s a grog-free gig.
Phone: Troy: 0411 398 599 or Mark: 0429 310 040 Email: cac@48to78holden. com Visit: 48to78holden.com