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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 shan­nons­bal­larat@hot­mail.com

DROUIN SPEED­WAY

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.

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