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DECEMBER 18 CHRIST­MAS TOY RUN

The Christ­mas Cus­tom Cars & Cof­fee event will be held at Sandown Race­course. Car own­ers wel­come to show­case ve­hi­cles. En­ter via Princess High­way. Bump in from 10am­noon. Cost $5 a car, gold coin for spec­ta­tors. De­tails: Bran­don 0438 022 288 or carsand­cof­feeaus.com

DECEMBER 21 CAR & BIKE SHOW

Hosted by Wandin Rotary, the Wandin Car and Bike Show will be held at the Wandin East Recre­ation Re­serve from 5-9pm. Pre-1985 for cars and bikes, any­thing goes show ve­hi­cles $5 en­try, pub­lic en­try by gold coin do­na­tion. There will be wood­fired pizza and a li­censed bar plus var­i­ous food and drink stalls. Santa will also stop by. De­tails: Pat Cullen 0418 368 679.

DECEMBER 26 BAIRNS­DALE SPEED­WAY

The Bairns­dale Speed­way is host­ing its An­nual Box­ing Day meet­ing. Classes en­tered are Super Sedans, Vic­to­rian Sprint­cars, Aus Win­g­less Sprints, Stan­dard Sa­loons, Lim­ited Sports­man, Mini Sprints. En­try for adults $20, pen­sion­ers $15, kids (12-16) $8, un­der-12 free, fam­ily en­try $40. Gates open at 1pm, with rac­ing from 5.30pm. Can­teen with hot and cold food avail­able. De­tails: 0458 617 910 (race day only).

DECEMBER 28-31 FX-FJ HOLDEN TI­TLES

The Rare Spares & Shan­nons 23rd FX-FJ Holden Na­tional Ti­tles will be hosted by the Early Model Holden Club of Vic­to­ria Inc. The Na­tional Ti­tles will be held in Mans­field over four days from December 28. Pre-en­try is re­quired and only mem­bers of Aus­tralian Early Holden Fed­er­a­tion af­fil­i­ated clubs are el­i­gi­ble to en­ter their ve­hi­cles. The show & shine is open to the pub­lic and will be held on December 29 in Highett St, Mans­field from 10am-4pm. En­try forms are avail­able at fxfj­nats.com.au. De­tails: Chris 0425 844 849.

JAN­UARY 15 JA­PANESE CAR & BIKE SHOW

Proudly sup­ported by Shan­nons, the all Ja­panese Car and Bike Show will be held at the Bal­larat Showgrounds Arena, Creswick Rd, Bal­larat from 9.30am-2.30pm. En­try by do­na­tion and all pro­ceeds go to Dragons Abreast Bal­larat. Pub­lic en­try via mar­ket. De­tails: David 0419 268 325 or email shan­nons­bal­larat@hot­mail.com

JAN­UARY 22 CAR & BIKE SHOW

The 2nd An­nual North­ern Show & Shine is open to all Veteran, Vin­tage, Clas­sic, Modern Cars and Bikes with 52 tro­phies up for grabs. There are in­di­vid­ual cat­e­gories for Holden, Ford, Chrysler, Amer­i­can, Ja­panese, Euro­pean and Bri­tish cars. Spe­cial cat­e­gories for Best Panel Van, Util­ity, Hot Rod, Monaro, GT, Corvette, Ca­maro, Charger, To­rana, HSV/FPV, SS & Cus­tom­line. Open to all brands of clas­sic and modern Amer­i­can, Bri­tish, Euro­pean and Ja­panese mo­tor­cy­cles. For full list of cat­e­gories and en­try form re­fer to the web­site. En­try for cars is $15 and $10 for bikes. Gates open from 8am, judg­ing will start at 10.30am. There will be a live band, ac­tiv­i­ties for kids, plus a BBQ and drinks avail­able. The show will be held at Cole Re­serve, Cum­ber­land Rd, Pas­coe Vale. De­tails: stan­drewscc.com.au or Face­book.

HIS­TORIC HILL CLIMB

The His­toric Rob Roy Hill Climb Cham­pi­onship will be held at 375 Clin­tons Rd, Christ­mas Hills. The event will fea­ture more than 80 of Vic­to­ria’s top com­peti­tors as they take on the sec­ond oldest pur­pose-built hill climb track in the world. All are wel­come to come along, stroll among the cars, talk to the drivers and see the ac­tion close up. Full cater­ing is pro­vided on site. Com­pe­ti­tion starts at 9.30am, with tro­phy pre­sen­ta­tions at around 4.30pm. Ad­mis­sion $10 or $15 for full car. De­tails: ro­broy­hill­climb.com.au or Wayne 0412 339 934.

TRAC­TOR PULL AND TRUCK SHOW

If trucks, mod­i­fied trac­tors, burn out cars are your thing, head to Rut­ter Re­serve, South Gipp­s­land High­way, Tooradin, for a trac­tor pull and truck show. Kids mini trac­tors will also make an ap­pear­ance. There will be full cater­ing and bar fa­cil­i­ties avail­able, no BYO, no glass. Adults $25, kids 10-16 years $10, un­der-10 free, fam­ily (2 adults + 2 kids) $60, se­nior pen­sion card hold­ers $15. EFT­POS avail­able for ticket pur­chase only; ATM fa­cil­i­ties not avail­able. Gates open at 10am and con­cludes at 10pm. No dogs please. De­tails: toorad­in­trac­tor­pullers.com.au

JAN­UARY 29 SHOW & SHINE

The Won­thaggi Football/ Net­ball Club’s Aus­tralia Day week­end Show & Shine and Swap Meet will be held at the Recre­ation Re­serve, Ko­rum­burra Rd, Won­thaggi, from 8am for the gen­eral pub­lic and gates open at 6am for cars and stall­hold­ers. En­try $5 a car, $5 for adults, un­der-15 free. De­tails: Tracey 0417 240 082.

FE­BRU­ARY 5 GRAMPIANS RIDE TO RE­MEM­BER

Reg­is­tra­tions are now open for the an­nual Grampians Ride to Re­mem­ber, which will be held on Fe­bru­ary 5. The 196km ride is open to all li­censed mo­tor­cy­cle en­thu­si­asts with pro­ceeds sup­port­ing the Ja­son Bond Pe­ri­op­er­a­tive Unit at East Grampians Health Ser­vice (Ararat Hospi­tal). Cost is $30 a rider/pil­lion, which in­cludes BBQ lunch, 2017 com­mem­o­ra­tive badge, show­bag and bot­tled wa­ter at the end of the ride. De­parts at 9am from the Ararat Per­form­ing Arts Centre precinct. Early Birds reg­is­ter by Fe­bru­ary 1 and be in the draw to win six bot­tles of pre­mium Grampians Shi­raz do­nated by Clay­field Wines in Moys­ton. De­tails: Reg­is­ter on­line via try­book­ing.com/NPTU. Diane 0419 316 920, Face­book or re­mem­ber.org.au

The His­toric Rob Roy Hill Climb Cham­pi­onship will be held on Jan­uary 22. The event will fea­ture more than 80 of Vic­to­ria’s top com­peti­tors as they take on the sec­ond oldest pur­pose-built hill climb track in the world at Christ­mas Hills.

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