Test and tune plus burnout practice at Heathcote Park Raceway. Gates open 8.30am, Racing 11am-4pm $60 to race, $20 for spectators, children under-14 free. Fully catered. Details: 0416 072 478 heathcoteraceway.com.au
In the main street of Berwick Village, in the centre island carpark in front of the shopping strip from 7-10am. Will be on every third Sunday of each month during daylight saving. Open to street rods, muscle cars, street cars pre-’72. Come and enjoy the Berwick Village boutique shops and cafes. Gold coin donation to local charity. Details: John 0404 099 994 or Joe 0402 409 767.
CAR AND BIKE SHOW
Wandin Custom Car and Bike Show, for pre-1985 cars and bikes. At Wandin East Recreation Reserve (Melway: 121 K9). Raising funds for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal. Wandin CFA barbecue, woodfired pizza, licensed bar and various food and drink stalls. Show vehicles $5 entry, public entry gold coin donation. Trophies on offer: People’s choice, co-ordinator’s choice, best bike in show and best original. A visit from Santa is scheduled for 7.30pm plus live band. Cruise to the beautiful Yarra Valley and bring the family for a great night. Details: Sindy Redden-Vitale 0423 354 217.
STEEL BUMPERED XMAS
A steel bumpered Christmas display, where all steel bumpered, pre-1980 classics, customs and hot rods are invited to a pre-Christmas display at Factory 2 / 167 Princes Highway, Hallam. No entry fee. From 10am-3pm. Details: Steve 8790 2713.
Boxing Day Challenge at Heathcote Park Raceway. Gates open 8.30am, qualifying from 11am, racing until 9.30pm. Competition racing and burnouts $25 for spectators, kids under-14 free. Fully catered. Details: 0416 072 478 or heathcoteraceway.com.au
Boxing Day races, all racing classes, plus push bike races for the kids, so make sure kids bring bike and helmet. Adults $15, kids 13-17 $5, aged pensioners $10, kids yunder-12 free. Canteen and bar facilities provided. Basin Rd, Daylesford. Details: daylesford speedway2 @live.com.au
A huge meeting at Bairnsdale Speedway, so bring your seats for a great night of racing. The state round of Australian Wingless Sprints, VSC Sprintcars, Super Sedans, Mini Sprints Gold Cup and Standard Saloons. Racing starts at 5.30pm. Canteen is available. Admission: Adults $20, pensioners $12, 12-16 years $8, under-12 free, families $45. Race day phone number 0458 617 910.
PICNIC IN THE PARK
At Mornington Park, Mornington. Join the Confederates Rod and Custom Club for the first cruise of 2014. Entry is free and the event is open to all rods, customs and classics. Gates open from 9am. Parking in the park for the first 400 cars only. Details: (AH) Jim 5997 5300 or Shane 9893 5484.
Saturday Evening Cruise of the Bellarine Peninsula. Assemble at Drysdale Recreation Reserve (Melway: Map 456 G11) at 5.30pm, Cruise heads off at 6pm to travel the Bellarine Peninsula and return to the Drysdale Cricket Club for an evening of food, drinks and music on the deck. The event is open to all classes of vehicles/motor bikes.
CLASSIC CARS & BIKES
Classic Car and Bike Show at Drysdale Recreation Reserve (Melway: Map 456 G11). The event is open to all classes of vehicles/motor bikes. Cars and bikes on show from 10am, live music, jumping castle, food and refreshments. A family day out with free admission.
Cruise on the new Peninsula Link freeway to the Cruise Night at the Peninsula Homemaker Centre, Bungower Rd, Mornington. Take the Bungower Rd off-ramp, then right towards Mornington. All pre-‘75 street rods, pick-ups, muscle cars and chrome bumper classics welcome from 5pm. Entrant’s prizes, Sober Mule Café, 500-plus paved car spaces. Details at lletsgocruisin.com.au
At K.C.C. Park Dog Centre (Melway: 128 J12), for all makes and models including new and used performance equipment, new and used tools and workshop equipment plus all types of automotive memorabilia. Selling sites all outdoor on sealed surface $25 includes two persons, available at the gate from 6.30am. Please note early bird public entry before 8am $10, after 8am $5, with plenty of free parking. Details: Graham 9585 6567 or gandproseevents.com
SHOW & SHINE
Sun Country Motorcycle Show & Shine (vintage to modern), at Yarrawonga Foreshore 10am2pm (register from 8am). Exhibitors $2, public by gold coin donation, aged 10 and under free. Victorian Police Historical Society Motorcycle & Vehicle Display and test your skill on the Honda HRT Motorcycle simulator. Details: Barry Bennett 5873 4267 or firstname.lastname@example.org
RIDE TO REMEMBER
The 6th annual Grampians Ride to Remember, in Ararat and the Grampians Region, open to all licensed motorcycle enthusiasts. Conducted under police escort to maximise safety and to minimise disruption to other road users. Starts from the Ararat Performing Arts Centre, Barkly St, Ararat at 9.30am and travels a stunning rural 200km circuit, returning for a relaxing barbecue in the Alexandra Gardens in Ararat. Registration: $30 for riders and pillions, including the barbecue lunch, commemorative 2014 ride badge and complimentary bottled water following the event. Hosted by the Victoria Police Blue Ribbon. Details: 5356 2351.
EPPING SWAP MEET
Epping Recreation Reserve, corner High and Park streets. Public entry 7.30am $5, (includes $1 donation to Royal Children’s Hospital cancer ward). Children under-16 free. Sites available $25 each from 7am. Car display $10 donation to Royal Children’s Hospital cancer ward. Details: 0419 128 969.
AMERICAN CAR DISPLAY
The Rotary Club and the Thunderbirds Rod and Custom Club present the 21st All American Car Display and Swap Meet, at Gembrook Sports Ground (Melway: 312 D8). Classic, vintage and veteran cars, hot rods, customs, pick-ups and station wagons, (Aussie Falcons, Holdens and Chrysler Valiants up to 1975) All welcome. These cars must be show class. $5 entry for all adults, children under-12 years free. Set up time 8am onwards. Food and drink stalls available. Children’s amusements. Lots of swap meet sites available. Details: Don Borg 0417 103 163.
PAKENHAM SWAP MEET
At the Pakenham Racecourse (Melway: 317 G9) for all makes and models including new and used performance equipment, new and used tools and workshop equipment plus all types of automotive memorabilia. Selling sites $25 includes two persons available at the gate from 6.30am. Please note early bird public entry before 8am $10, after 8am $5, with plenty of free parking. Details: Graham 9585 6567 or gandproseevents.com
World superbike championship at Phillip Island. Eight manufacturers will line up in 2014 — MV Agusta and Buell joining Japanese brands Kawasaki, Suzuki, Honda, the German BMW and Italian marques Ducati and Aprilia — making the world supers a production race truly reflective of the bikes we ride on the road. After a $3 million track resurface, the bumps are gone, the grip’s improved, speeds have skyrocketed and the lap times have plummeted. Australia’s Phillip Island circuit now holds the crown as the fastest MotoGP circuit on the planet. Book your spot at the QBE round now at worldsbk.com.au or call the hotline on 1300 728 007.
Big time burnouts at Heathcote Raceway this Sunday.
Plan ahead for the Summer Superbikes at Phillip Island over the February 21-23 weekend.