King of the mountain
JANUARY 1 CAR TORQUE
The Hobsons Bay Men’s Shed Motoring Group will meet at 280 Queen St, Altona from 10am to 3pm to show their cars and talk the torque. The public are free to show classic and custom cars and motorbikes, traders also welcome. There will be a sausage sizzle, too. Details: 9398 2383.
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.
BERRIGAN SHOW N’ SHINE
Show & shine, swap meet and farmers’ market will be held at Berrigan Sport Club, Stewart Street. Cars, bikes, vintage trucks, postie bikes. The event is fully catered on-site with barbecue, Chinese restaurant, licenced a/c clubhouse, over 30 trophies on the day and monster raffle. Now taking bookings for sites. Entry/ registration $5. Details: Budgie 0427 315 249.
JANUARY 21 TRACTOR PULL & TRUCK SHOW
If trucks, modified tractors or burnout 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 (two adults, two 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. 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 8am, judging will start at 10.30am. There will be a live band, activities for kids, plus a barbecue and drinks available. 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. Full catering is provided on site. Competition starts at 9.30am, with trophy presentations at about 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 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 4 BERWICK SWAP MEET
Head to Akoonah Park, Princes Highway, Berwick for a swap meet. Gates open 5am for sellers and 6am buyers; seller sites only $10 (entry not included). Admission for sellers and buyers $5 per person; under-14 free. Free off-street parking. Details: Roger 0407 568 488 or Ian 0419 312 304.
Gippsland Breakfast Club will be held on January 8. Bring your sporting, classic or special vehicle, and browse or chat with fellow enthusiasts.