TOMORROW BAIRNSDALE SPEEDWAY Classes will be V8 dirt modifieds, compact speedcars, standard saloon feature, ladies’ standard saloons and limited sportsman. Gates open at 3pm, racing from 6pm. $15 adults, $10 pensioners, 12-16 $8, under-12 free.
HILLCLIMB CHAMPIONSHIP Gippsland Car Club conducts round one of 2011 Victorian Hillclimb Championship at Bryant Park, Bill Schulz Drive, Yallourn. Twilight event. A CAMS L2S or L2SJ needed for competition. Practice will be held in the morning before the event. www.gippslandcarclub.com.au
SUNDAY HEATHCOTE PARK RACEWAY Test and tune. Open from 8.30am, racing from 11am-4pm. $60 to drag, $50 burnout, $20 to watch. Inquiries: 0416 072 478.
GRAMPIANS RIDE TO REMEMBER Organised by Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation’s Ararat branch. Ph: Dianne Radford, 5356 2351.
CARS OF THE WORLD More than 300 cars from all eras at Rochford Wines to promote Blind Citizens Australia. Entertainment includes Royals rock ’n’ roll band. Trophies awarded to best cars on display. $25 a car. Ph: 0407 246 533 or go to www.carsoftheworld.com.au
SWAP MEET AND CAR SHOW Seymour Showgrounds, Tallarook St. Entry from 7.30am for sellers and 8.30am for buyers. Bring your veteran, vintage classic, rod or custom. Trophies, kids’ entertainment, music and food. Club displays encouraged. Ph: 9890 0524.
DROUIN SPEEDWAY Riley Memorial for men’s standard saloons, also women’s and junior standard saloons, dirt karts, div. 2 hot rods, open independents, ASCF saloons, crash ’n’ bash. Adults $15, family $40, pensioners $10, 10-16 $10, nine and under free. Gates open at 9am, racing from 11am. Ph: 0437 534 823.
DAYLESFORD SPEEDWAY Corporate Cup, bash cars and all racing classes. Adults $12, pensioners $5, children 13-18 $5, 12 and under free. Canteen and bar facilities. Gates open 10.30am, racing from noon. Ph: Kylie, 0419 341 207
FEBRUARY 1 PENINSULA CRUISE NIGHT At Peninsula Lifestyle Centre, behind Bunnings at cnr of Nepean Highway and Bungower Rd, Mornington. All pre’75 street rods, pick-ups, muscle cars and chrome-bumper classics welcome from 5pm. Details: www.letsgocruisin.com.au
FEBRUARY 5 BERWICK SWAP MEET At Akoonah Park, Berwick. Site fee $5. Entry $5 for buyers and sellers. Gates open at 5am. Free off-street parking. Ph: 0407 568 488.
ENDURO CROSS This enduro cross event will have riders negotiating obstacles in a tight motocross arena with a $5000 prize for the pro class winner. The event will be run at the Broadmeadows motocross Track, 434 Mahoney’s Road Campbellfield, behind Pipeworks. Gates open at 11am, or go to www.endurox.com.au/
FEBRUARY 5-6 HERITAGE FESTIVAL Third annual heritage festival and vintage/classic tractor pull at Colac Showgrounds. Children’s activities, craft and historical memorabilia displays, demonstrations of traditional skills, working horses, donkeys and dogs, tractors, engines, vehicles and machinery. Ph: 5231 2946.
SHOW AND SHINE Geelong Street Rodders with Queenscliff /Point Lonsdale Lions present their annual show and shine at Princess Park, Queenscliff. Hot rods, classic vehicles and motor cycles on display. Live music. Open from 10am2pm. $2, under-12 free. Ph: 0409 955 348.
SHOW AND SHINE Valiant Charger Club of Victoria marks the brand’s 40th anniversary at Caribbean Gardens, Scoresby. Charger owners, and owners of other Chrysler products, are invited to bring their vehicles. Show runs 10am-3pm. Entry from Ferntree Gully Rd or Stud Rd. Ph: 9758 0620.
MGCONCOURS Annual display of all models of MGs from 1930 to present day, including rare pre-war racing and touring cars. Special appearance of 1936 MG that has just completed the Peking to Paris Endurance Race. Lower terrace of Birrarung Marr off Batman Ave. 10am3pm. $10 a car to display, free entry to the public. Ph: 0407 536 070.
SCOUTS LUNCH All current and former members of International Scout Owners Club (Vic division) are invited to a lunch at noon at Tanti Hotel, Mornington, to celebrate the club’s 20th anniversary. Bookings essential. Ph: 5189 1221.
EPPING SWAP MEET Epping Recreation Reserve, High St. Enter via Park St. Adults $5 from 7.30am, kids under-16 free. Sites $22. Set up from 7am. Ph: 0419 128 969.
DROUIN SWAP MEET Rotary Club of Drouin swap meet, show ’n’ shine and market stalls at Drouin Recreation Reserve (football ground), Sinclair St. Sellers from 6am, public from 8am. Closes 1pm. $5 per person 16 years and over. $5 site charge for sellers. No site reservation necessary. Ph: 0417 302 241.
SMALL FORD SUNDAY Open to all small Ford vehicles from Anglia’s to Escorts to Focuses. $10 to display your car, gold coin donation for viewing public at Bundoora Park, areas 7-9. More than a dozen trophy categories. Show runs 9am-3pm. Go to www.rsocvic.com
BMWMEETING The BMW Car Club of Victoria’s monthly meeting is at the Hotel Bruce County, 445 Blackburn Rd, Mt Waverley, at 8pm. For all events, driver training and track days, see www.bmwccv.com.au
BAIRNSDALE MOTOR EXPO Hundreds of old and new cars, bikes, trucks, boats and stationary engines on display. Meet Kim Krebs, Australia’s fastest female motorcycle rider. Food stalls, market, swap stalls, children’s rides, live entertainment, raffles, auctions and helicopter rides. Adults $5, under-14 free, family $10. At Bairnsdale Racecourse. Ph: Colin 0418 146 126 or go to www.bairnsdalemotorexpo.com
DROUIN SPEEDWAY Junior standard saloon title, vintage modifieds, div 11 hot rods, standard saloon men’s, standard saloon ladies, open independents, ASCF saloons. Adults $15, family $40, concession $10, children 10-16 years $10, nine years and under free. Gates open at 9am, racing from 11am. Ph: 0437 534 823. FEBRUARY 13 24TH PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK Largest single-day display of classic, vintage, veteran and modified vehicles in Victoria. Thousands of cars on display and entertainment for children of all ages. At picturesque Hanging Rock Reserve near Woodend. $20 per car. Bring a picnic lunch or buy food and refreshments on site. Display vehicle entry from 7.30am, general parking areas open at 8am. No pre-registration required. Go to www.picnicathangingrock.com.au for more details.
WHITTLESEA TRUCK& UTE SHOW Eleven classes for trucks and 14 classes for utes, plus rig of the day and ute of the show. Ticket includes entry to Whittlesea Country Music Festival with Shannon Noll and Beccy Cole. Whittlesea Showgrounds. Entry $25 a vehicle and driver to the competition and $35 a passenger. Gates open at 7am, judging at 11am. www.whittleseacountrymusicfestival.com.au
WARRAGUL BREAKFAST Gippsland Car Club Sporting Register breakfast club on the second Sunday of each month. Bring your special vehicle, browse or chat with fellow enthusiasts and grab a cup of coffee or breakfast. Warragul CBD, 8am-10am. www.sportingregister.wordpress.com
YARRA GLEN SWAP MEET Vintage Drivers Club swap meet includes auto parts, memorabilia and bric-a-brac at Yarra Glen Racecourse. Gates open at 7am for sellers, 8am for buyers. Ph: 9432 6948.
DYNO DAY Spinal Muscular Atrophy Association of Australia is holding a charity dyno day at PowerUp Performance, 49 Levanswell Rd, Moorabbin, from 9am4pm. Dyno bookings essential. Ph: 9545 3633 or visit www.smaaustralia.org.au FEBRUARY 20 BALLAN VINTAGE MACHINERY At Ballan Racecourse. Tractor pull, vintage motorcycles, vintage cars, restored trucks, model planes, ferret racing, draught horses. Adults $6. Ph: Ray 5368 1177.
SHOW 'N' SHINE Werribee and District Collectable Vehicle Club annual show ’n ’ shine at Weerama Festival, Mossfiel Reserve, Heaths Rd, Hoppers Crossing (Melway 206 F 2). Show cars $10, general admission $2, children under-16 free. Market stalls, trade and craft displays, jumping castle and catering. Ph: 0409 796 372.
FPV OPEN DAY The Campbellfield headquarters, at 33 Glenbarrry Rd, will open its doors to Blue Oval fans for FPV’s annual open day from 9am-3pm. Displays of past and present FPV models and other assorted Ford performance models. Public will also have access to the production facility. FPR V8 Supercar drivers will attend to sign merchandise. Go to fpv.com.au
KIWANIS ALL FORD DAY See more than 1000 Ford show cars on display, with more than 30 Ford car clubs represented, as well as private show cars, judging and trophies. Allan Moffat and Jim Richards will be there. Also, souvenirs, merchandise sales, trade displays, kids’ rides, autograph sessions and food vans. Display cars from 7am-3pm, general public 10am2pm. Deakin University, Waurn Ponds, Geelong. See www.allfordday.org.au
CAR FESTIVAL Autobella, Melbourne’s premier Italian car festival, will be held at Como Park, South Yarra. All Italian cars welcome. Food stalls and coffee. New this year will be best period-dressed entrant. Go to www.fiatclubvic.org or phone 0414 867 280.
CARS AND BIKES Seventh annual Summer Classic Car & Bike Show at D.S. Aitken Reserve, Craigieburn, from 11am-4pm. Part of the Craigieburn Festival. Meet at Craigieburn Health Services, 350 Craigieburn Rd West, for registrations from 10am. All proceeds donated to Helping Hands-MS Research and 1st Cragieburn Scout Group. Ph: 0408 330 650.
MARCH 5-6 MELBOURNE MOTORMANIA This hot rod and custom car show at the Docklands is expected to draw 200 vehicles — from 1920 Model T buckets to wild 1960s Cadillacs. On Sunday, the Born in the USA classic American car show will feature Lincoln, Thunderbird, Mustangs, Corvette and Buick and more. Free entry. Ph: 0412 045 556.
MARCH 6 FORDS BY THE LAKE Show ’n’ shine hosted by the All Ford Club of South West Victoria. Customs, classics, rods, street machines and muscle cars. Open to all Fords. Prizes, lucky draws, sausage sizzle and trade displays. Lake Pertobe, Warrnambool, 10am-2pm. Ph: 5562 0138 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SHOW ’N’ SHINE The Sun Country Historic Vehicle & Machinery Club will hold a picnic on the lake and show ’n’ shine from 10am4pm at Lake Mulwala, Yarrawonga. Open to all pre-1985 vehicles, 13 trophy categories. Car entry $4. Ph: 5743 1515 or email email@example.com
MARCH 12-13 BURNOUT COMPETITION Rotary Club of Drouin’s Lardner Park Motorfest presents eastern Victoria’s No.1 burnout competition. Saturday 10am-10pm, Sunday 10am-3pm. Adults $25, under-18 $15, under-5 free, families $60 per day. Events include burnouts, show ’n’ shine, Go to Whoa and Stampede. To register, phone 0419 312 472. General inquiries, phone 0408 305 435.
MARCH 13 WARRAGUL Gippsland Car BREAKFAST Club Sporting Register invites on the second everyone Sunday to the of breakfast each month. club Bring chat with your fellow special enthusiasts vehicle, browse and grab or a cup Warragul of coffee CBD, or 8am-10am. bite of breakfast. MARCH www.sportingregister.word18-20press.com
FESTIVAL A 30-minute OF race MOTORSPORT for the world’s fastest 1980s is sports the feature cars from event the of 1970s the 2011 and Phillip Island Classic Festival of Motorsport, which is again expected to attract 500 historic sports, racing and touring cars. More details can be found at www.vhrr.com
MARCH 17-20 VETERAN CAR CLUB One and two-cylinder rally at Cobram. More than 60 pre-1919 motor vehicles, bikes and buggies will be based in Cobram at the RACV Resort. Details at www.veterancarclub.org.au or from rally director Fiona Lane on 0419 893 983.
MAY 1 SWAP MEET Renegades Hot Rod and Custom Club swap meet, hot rods, custom cars and bike show, Werribee Racecourse. Trophy presentations from noon. Sellers’ entry from 7am, Ballan Rd, $20 per site. Buyers’ entry from 8am, Bulban Rd, $5 per person.
FE-FC HOLDEN MEET Moorabbin Airport hosts the FE-FC Car Club of Victoria’s Show ’n’ Shine from 10am-4pm. Entry is $15 for cars to be judged, or $10 a car. No visitor charge. Entries close April 22. Also guided tours of the air musuem.