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 3 PENINSULA CRUISE
Cruise on the Peninsula Link freeway rain or shine to the Peninsula Cruise Night at the Peninsula Homemaker Centre, Bungower Rd, Mornington. All pre ‘75 Street Rods, Pick Ups, Muscle Cars and Chrome Bumper Classics welcome from 5.30pm. Entrant’s prizes drawn at 7pm, meals available at new Sober Mule, 300-plus paved car spaces. Details: letsgocruisin.com.au
JANUARY 8 BREAKFAST CLUB
The Gippsland Sporting & Classic Car Register hosts a Breakfast Club on the second Sunday of each month. Bring your sporting, classic or special vehicle, browse or chat with fellow enthusiasts. At Warragul CBD, 8-10am. Details: sportingregister.org.au
KORUMBURRA SWAP MEET
GHAC South Gippsland Branch Inc are holding the 34th Annual Swap Meet at the Korumburra Showgrounds, South Gippsland Highway, Korumburra. Sites are $15 and includes admission for one person, no booking required. General public $5. Fully catered, food available from 6am. No dogs please. Details: Max 0408 512 347, Ian 0472 696 984 or Lyn 0402 250 156 after hours.
JANUARY 15 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Head to Drouin Speedway, 140 Main Jindivick Rd, Drouin West, for a demo derby, mini sprints gold cup, elimination cup for standard saloons, divi two rods, junior and ladies standard saloons and VSC sedans (unlimiteds and sports sedans). Racing starts at 11am. Canteen available. Entry $15, pensioners $10, children $10 (12-16), family $40 Details: 0422 289 133.
JANUARY 21 TRACTOR PULL & TRUCK SHOW
If trucks, modified tractors or 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. Gates open at 10am. No dogs. Details: tooradintractorpullers.com.au
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.
PAKENHAM SWAP MEET
Pakenham Football Ground, Old Princes Highway, will cater for all makes and models of vintage, veteran and classic vehicles plus all types of automotive memorabilia, including collectables. Selling sites are $25, which includes admission for two people and will be available at the gate from 6.30am, no bookings required. A free area will also be set aside for a classic vehicle display and free parking. General admission is $5 adults, and children under-14 free. From 8am-1pm. Organised by former National Drag Racing identity Graham Rose. Details: 9585 6567 or 0428 394 249.
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 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
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, 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. Register online via trybooking.com/ NPTU, Diane 0419 316 920, Facebook or remember.org.au
SHOW & SHINE
The Charger Club of Victoria is holding its annual Show & Shine at Caribbean Gardens from 9.30am, with trophy presentation at 2pm. Open to all Chrysler and Mopar vehicles. Details: Des 0409 936 545.
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.
All pre ‘75 Street Rods, Pick Ups, Muscle Cars and Chrome Bumper Classics welcome on the Peninsula Cruise on January 3.