JANUARY 15 CAR & BIKE SHOW
The All Japanese Car and Bike Show will be held at the Ballarat Showgrounds Arena, Creswick Rd, Ballarat from 9.30am2.30pm. Entry by donation and all proceeds go to Dragons Abreast Ballarat. Public entry via market. Details: David 0419 268 325 or email email@example.com
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 n’ 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, Now taking bookings for sites. Entry/registration $5. Details: Budgie 0427 315 249.
JANUARY 20-22 HOT ROD & COOL RIDES SHOW
The 52nd Victorian Hot Rod & Cool Rides Show is Australia’s longest running hot rod event and returns to the Royal Exhibition Building with over 150 of Australia’s best hot rods, street machines, customs and motor cycles competing for over $50,000 in trophies and prizes. Kingpin Kuztums will host the Kustom Car and Rockabilly Party on Sunday January 22. Details: Ron Smith 0408 688 699.
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 and 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 from 8am, judging will start at 10.30am. There will be a live band, activities for kids, with barbecue and drinks available. The show will be held at Cole Reserve, Cumberland Rd, Pascoe Vale. Details: standrewscc.com.au or Facebook.
ROB ROY HILLCLMB
Round 2 of the Victorian Hillclimb Championship will be held at Rob Roy. The event will feature over 80 of the state’s top
competitors as they take to the second oldest purpose built hill climb track in the world at Clintons Road Smiths Gully /Christmas Hills. All are welcome to come, stroll among the cars, talk to the drivers and see the action close up. Full catering is provided on site. Competition commences 9.30am with trophy presentations at around 4.30pm. Admission $10 per single person or $15 for full car. Details: Wayne 0412 339 934 or robroyhillclimbcom.au
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. General admission is $5 adults, and children under14 free. From 8am-1pm. 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; children under-14 free. Details: Roger 0407 568 488 or Ian 0419 312 304.
FEBRUARY 5 GRAMPIANS RIDE
Registrations are now open for the annual Grampians Ride to Remember. 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. 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 shiraz. Details: register online via trybooking.com/NPTU or remember.org.au or Diane 0419 316 920.
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.
Head to Drouin Speedway on January 15 for a day of racing — demo derby, mini sprints and more.