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HEATHCOTE RACEWAY Test and tune. Gates open at 3.30pm, racing from 6.30-10.30pm. $60 to race, $20 for spectators. For details contact Russell on 0416 072 478.
ALFA ROMEO OWNERS CLUB Monthly Club meeting of the Alfa Romeo Owners Club, Water Rat Hotel, cnr Park and Moray streets, South Melbourne, 8pm start. Guest speaker Les Smith, chief executive officer of RDA/EBC Brakes. MOPARS MOTORKHANA At the Bendigo Livestock Exchange, Bendigo. Gates open at 8am, racing from 10am. Gold coin donation for public viewing. Racing open to all Mopars vehicles. For information ph: 0427 508 490 or go to midstatemopars.com HEATHCOTE RACEWAY Ford forums nationals. Gates open at 8.30am, racing from 11am-6.30pm. $60 to race, $20 for spectators. Show and shine judged at 2pm. For details contact Russell on 0416 072 478.
ALEXANDRA TRUCK, UTE AND ROD SHOW The streets of Alexandra will be humming with high-powered vehicles this Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend when the Truck, Ute and Rod Show is held in the town’s main street. Tomorrow afternoon the Alexandra to Eildon ‘‘Rod Run’’ takes place through some of the most picturesque countryside in the region. The main event is the Truck, Ute and Rod Show on the Sunday, featuring giant interstate rigs, timber trucks and an incredible array of hot rods and utes. There’ll be food and drink stalls, trade stalls and a sideshow alley for youngsters. For more information: go to alexandratruckshow.com.au KARTING NORTHWEST TITLES At Mildura Raceway, adjacent to Mildura Airport. One of the longestrunning titles in Australian Karting. Details at karting.net.au or contact 0409 856 339.
EXEDY VIC RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP Round 2 of the Bega Valley Rally from Eden Fisherman’s Club. Crews will battle it out over 175km on the forest roads surrounding Eden. Watching free and guides from vicrally.com.au ALFA ROMEO SPRINT CHALLENGE Round three of the RDA/EBC Brakes Alfa Romeo Sprint Challenge at Sandown. Bookings 0433 116 647. BREAKFAST CLUB SPECIAL VEHICLES The Gippsland Car Club Sporting Register’s Breakfast Club is on the second Sunday of each month. Bring your special vehicle, browse or chat with fellow enthusiasts and grab a cup of coffee or bite of breakfast. You never know what will turn up. All welcome. Warragul CBD 8am-10am. Go to sportingregister.wordpress.com MIDSTATE MOPARS SHOW AND SHINE Presented by the Central Victorian Chrysler Club and held around the Bendigo Town Hall, Central Bendigo, 8am-3.30pm. Free entry for the general public. For information: 0427 508 490 or midstatemopars.com CLASSIC SCRAMBLE At Harrow (Melway 619 K 11). Look for signs on the Edenhope-Coleraine Rd. Pre-‘60s to pre-‘75 classic scramble bikes and sidecars on the best track in the west. Racing starts at 10am. Gold coin entry to aid local communities. Catering on site. Contact 0417 515 220 or email firstname.lastname@example.org KEILOR ELECTRIC OFF-ROAD CAR ASSOCIATION 1/10th scale electric remote control off-road buggy racing at Keilor Park Recreation Reserve, Stadium Drive, Keilor. Registration from 9.30am, racing from 10am. Information: keilorrc.org.au HEATHCOTE RACEWAY Test and tune plus burnout practice. Gates open at 8.30am, racing from 11am-4pm. $60 to race, $50 for burnouts, $20 for spectators. For details, contact Russell on 0416 072 478. LEONGATHA MOTORCYCLE CLUB 35th Annual Knox’s Hillclimb. Action begins at 9am. Spectator entry is by gold coin donation. Full catering available on site. Further info and directions on the club website leongathamotorcycleclub.com
CIK STARS OF KARTING SERIES Round three of Australia’s elite karting series, the CIK Stars of Karting, presented by Castrol EDGE. At the Port Melbourne karting complex, cnr Cook St and Todd Rd. Qualifying and heat races will be held from 9am Saturday with the finals being contested on Sunday. Admission for spectators is free. Heated canteen facility overlooking the entire circuit. Details: starsofkarting.com.au or call 0403 531 914.
HILLCLIMB Round one of the Gippsland Car Club Winter Cup starts with a multiclub hillclimb at Bryant Park, Bill Schulz, Drive, Yallourn. A CAMS L2S or L2SJ licence is required. Scrutineering from 8am. Timed runs from 10am. Practice session on Saturday. Details: gippslandcarclub.com.au CRUISE BACK IN TIME Thunderbirds Rod and Custom Club of Victoria and the Gippsland Latrobe Valley group of the Chev Car Club of Victoria are getting together to encourage car enthusiasts to cruise back in time for breakfast at Old Gippstown Heritage Park in Moe, then the third Sunday morning of each month. Times: 8.30am-11am. All models are welcome up to the last of the chrome-bumper era. Those with cars attending for breakfast will be entitled to enter the park for some great photos and viewing. Bring the car and the family to enjoy a hardy breakfast and a good chat with other car enthusiasts. This event will help the Old Gippstown Heritage Park. EARLY MORNING RUN With Alfa Romeo Owners Club. Start at Krispy Kreme, Narre Warren, at 9am. Touring Dandenongs. Lunch. Bookings 0417 365 929 MUSTANGS ON SHOW The Victorian branch of the Mustang Owners Club of Australia will have its cars on display at a gathering from 10am-2.30pm at Kingston Heath Reserve, Centre Dandenong Rd, Cheltenham East. For details contact Adam Richmond on 0423 449 125.
THE FRIDGE SWAP MEET Ballarat Road Rodders present their swap meet for 2011 in the multi-storey carpark, cnr Dana and Doveton streets, Ballarat. Now running for more than 35 years and known as the ‘‘Coldest Swap Meet in Australia’’. Opens at 6am for sellers $20 (no bookings, no food vendors, height restrictions) and 7am for buyers $5. Hot rods and drivers free, with VIP display area provided. For more information: Damien 0434 330 436 10am-4pm only or David 5339 3673 9am-5pm Mon-Fri. TRACY’S SPEEDWAY REUNION From 10am-5pm. Melbourne Airport Club, 300-309 Melrose Drive, Tullamarine. Map reference 161 19D. Any inquiries, ring Matt 0421 349 628. SWAP MEET Cruizers Rod & Custom Club Warragul swap meet, Warragul Showgrounds, Howitt St, Warragul (Melway 337 Q10). Entry $3, kids free. Indoor sites $20. Outdoor sites $10. 7am for sellers and buyers. For more information: Pat 5622 1938 or Jon 5944 3895. Email email@example.com
ALFA ROMEO SPRINT CHALLENGE Round four RDA/EBC Brakes Alfa Romeo Sprint Challenge at Philip Island. Bookings 0433 116 647.
MODEL CAR, TOY AND TRAIN SWAP MEET Melbourne’s model car, toy and train swap meet will be held from 9am-2pm, at the scout hall, Mahoneys Reserve, Mahoneys Rd, Forest Hill. This huge event is Melbourne’s only Sunday model swap meet. More than stalls and a free valuation service on your old models and toys. Adults $2, children $1 (under 12). For further information call Martin on 9701 1068 or 0412 096 832.
SUN CENTRE KARTING TITLES At Ultima Rd, Swan Hill kart track, one of the most exciting in the country with its unique Thunderbowl NASCAR style high-banked corner. Details at karting.net.au or call 0427 579 279 SEVENTIES VEHICLES MOTOR SHOW AT MAFFRA Opening of the new Motor Museum theme display of 1970s vehicles from 10am-3pm at 1A Sale Rd. Maffra. Bring your car club, bike club or your vehicle to help create a ‘‘display for the day’’ on the huge lawns. Gates open at 8am, breakfast available from 8.30am. Display vehicles to be parked before 10am. One free museum entry ticket for drivers of display vehicles before 10am. Discounted museum entry $5, children (under 15) free. Gold coin donation to grounds. Plenty of free parking and long-vehicle parking. Refreshments available. For inquiries, maps and information visit gippslandvehiclecollection.org.au, send an email to admin@gippsland vehiclecollection.org.au, or ph: 5147 3223 or 0412 387 102
COBRAM SWAP MEET Rotary Club of Cobram’s 5th Cobram Swap Meet, plus Fast Eddy’s Dyno Challenge and Shannons/MM Electrical All Wheels Show at Cobram Showgrounds. Parts, collectables, antiques and market stalls. Outdoor sites $10, indoor undercover sites $20. Admission $5, under-13 years free. Swappers 6am, All Wheels show and public 7am. For information call Adrian on 5873 4267 or John on 5873 5450 Accommodation: cobrambarooga.org.au or cobrambaroogaholidays.com
Old flames: Get acquainted with some revamped hot rods at the Alexandra Truck, Ute and Rod Show tomorrow and Sunday. Details at left.