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MARCH 28-30

GT CHAM­PI­ONSHIP

Ex­otic state-of-the-art GT rac­ing cars de­scend on Sandown Park for the open­ing round of the Aus­tralian GT Cham­pi­onship. See leading driv­ers bat­tle door-to-door in clas­sic mar­ques in­clud­ing Fer­rari, Lam­borgh­ini, Mercedes-Benz, Chevro­let, As­ton Martin, Audi and Porsche. Gates open 8am (Satur­day/Sun­day), with en­try free on Fri­day. De­tails: aus­traliangt.com.au

CASTLE­MAINE RODS

Back to the 60s and 70s Rod Run. Fri­day wel­come func­tion with mu­sic, Satur­day mys­tery tour to Mal­don and pub­lic dis­play un­til 3pm, Satur­day evening con­cert, Sun­day gi­ant Show & Shine at Western Re­serve, Castle­maine from 10am. Spe­cial dis­play for rods and cus­toms orig­i­nally built in the 60s and 70s. De­tails: Ge­off Knape 0408 507 621.

MARCH 29

SHELBYFEST

The Cobra Car Club of Vic­to­ria’s SHELBYFEST at Win­ton Race­way from 9am. AC Co­bras, GT40s, Day­tonas, SC540s and Mus­tangs will be com­pet­ing on the main track. Free en­try into the pits. De­tails: co­bracar­club­vic.org.au/ shelbyfest

LORNE BIKE RUN

The Great Ocean Road au­tumn run to Lorne, con­ducted by the In­de­pen­dent Rid­ers Group. All rid­ers wel­come. Meet at 9.30am, de­part at 10am Start­ing lo­ca­tion is In­de­pen­dent West­gate Out­bound 2, West Gate Free­way, Port Mel­bourne. De­tails: Jon May 0418 542 242 or jon­may@iinet.net.au

MARCH 29-30

VIN­TAGE MA­CHIN­ERY

Goul­burn Val­ley Vin­tage Trac­tor and Farm Ma­chin­ery Club’s 31st An­nual Rally, Re­cre­ation Re­serve, Wunghnu. Vin­tage trac­tor pull, en­gines, ma­chin­ery dis­plays, plus the in­au­gu­ral start­ing of the Cross­ley 800hp en­gine. Plus Fed­er­a­tion Pic­nic Day with vet­eran, vin­tage, clas­sic and post clas­sic, commercial and vin­tage trucks. Ad­mis­sion is free. De­tails: Lloyd 0458 299 466 or Des 0408 570 665.

MARCH 30 RACV CLAS­SIC SHOW­CASE

Open to all clas­sic and his­toric ve­hi­cles orig­i­nat­ing from Bri­tain and Europe, and fea­tur­ing Ja­panese clas­sics for the first time. At Flem­ing­ton Race­course carpark. Dis­play cars from 9- 11am. Spec­ta­tors from 10am, show closes at 3.30pm. De­tails: 9890 0524 or aomc.asn.au

MG CON­COURS

MG Car Club Con­cours D’el­e­gance, at the RACV Clas­sic Show­case of Euro­pean Cars, Flem­ing­ton Race­course. Gates open at 9.30am. MGs $15, pub­lic $12, chil­dren free, con­ces­sion $10. See 200 MGs at their 90th birth­day cel­e­bra­tion.

SHOW & SHINE

Show­cars Mel­bourne Fam­ily Show & Shine, 9am-4pm at West­gate In­door Sports Cen­tre, Al­tona North (Mel­way: 54 G1). Fea­tur­ing street ma­chines, hot rods, elite cars, mus­cle cars, cus­tom bikes, orig­i­nal rides and Amer­i­can clas­sics. Car clubs wel­come. En­try $30 in­door, $20 out­door, bikes $15, pub­lic $5, kids free. De­tails 0419 350 400 or show­carsmelbourne.com.au

DAYLESFORD SPEED­WAY

Driv­ers Me­mo­rial and Bun­sen Shield A Mod race, plus old hot rod­ders. Come visit the Basin for a great day out. Adults $15, kids 13-17 $5, aged pen­sion­ers $10, un­der-12 free. Can­teen and bar fa­cil­i­ties. Basin Rd, Daylesford. De­tails: 0419 341 207 or daylesford speed­way2@live.com.au

HOT RODS & CUS­TOMS

The Throt­tler’s Hot Rod & Cus­tom Car show as part of the Aus­tralian Na­tional Drag Boat Cham­pi­onships, at the Na­tional Wa­ter Sport Cen­tre, Riv­erend Rd, Car­rum (Mel­way: 97 K2). Two events for one en­try fee. Adults $20, un­der-16 free. Trade and club dis­plays, free on-site Park­ing. Gates open to pub­lic 9am. De­tails: 0418 388 898 or vdbc.com

ROVER DIS­PLAY

The Rover Car Club of Aus­tralia is cel­e­brat­ing its 50th an­niver­sary with a dis­play at the Clas­sic Show­case RACV & AOMC, Flem­ing­ton Race­course, mem­bers car park. En­try from 10am, adult $12, con­ces­sion $10, un­der-16 free.

STEEL BUMPER SUN­DAY

CFA Fundraiser Car Show at the Man­hat­tan Ho­tel in Ring­wood (rear carpark), 9am-3pm. Cars $5, spec­ta­tors gold coin. Call­ing all cars from the era of steel bumpers. De­tails: steel­bumper­sun­day.com

APRIL 1

PENIN­SULA CRUISE

Cruise on the new Penin­sula Link free­way to the 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 5pm 500 plus paved car spa­ces. De­tails: lets­gocruisin.com.au

APRIL 4-5

CALDER PARK

South­ern Na­tion­als, pre­sented by Fiat Chrysler Top Doorslam­mer, Pro Stock Car, and Aeroflow points round. A two-day event with race teams fight­ing it out to take a lead in the na­tional points se­ries. Gates open at 9am, rac­ing all day, with fi­nals on Satur­day 9pm.

APRIL 6

HOLDEN STREET CARS

An all Holden Street Car Show, at Greaves Re­serve, Ben­net St, Dan­de­nong. Pre-en­ter for judg­ing $20, Pre-en­ter for dis­play $10, ($15 on the day). Pub­lic $5, un­der 16 free. From 7am, pub­lic from 9am. De­tails: 0428123124 or ro­taryen­deav­ourhills.org.au

KALO­RAMA RALLY

At Kalo­rama Re­cre­ation Re­serve Mount Dan­de­nong Tourist Road. Mel­bourne’s long­est run­ning clas­sic car event es­tab­lished 1955. All vet­eran and vin­tage ve­hi­cles wel­come. Gates open 10am. De­tails: 9879 7460 or aomc.asn.au

ITAL­IAN CAR SHOW

Fiat Car Club of Vic­to­ria’s “Au­to­bella” at Como Park South Yarra, from 9.30am-4pm. All Ital­ian cars and bikes are wel­come, along with fans of all things Ital­ian. Ital­ian food and cof­fee avail­able. Cel­e­brat­ing 100 years of Maserati. De­tails Peter 0414 867 280.

DROUIN SWAP MEET

Ro­tary Club of Drouin’s 2014 Swap Meet, Mar­ket Stalls and Show & Shine, at Lard­ner Park, 155 Burnt Store Rd, Lard­ner (Mel­way: X912, U8). Gates open for sell­ers 6am, for pub­lic 8am. Close 1pm. En­try: $5 a per­son (over 16); $5 out­door site stall hold­ers; limited pavil­ion sites an ex­tra $20. De­tails: 0418 595 540.

ROCK N RODS FES­TI­VAL

Hot Rods and Clas­sic Car and truck dis­play, at East­bourne Pri­mary School, Alambi Ave Rose­bud West. Fea­tur­ing three great bands in the sta­dium, cof­fee and food stalls plus trade dis­plays. En­try $10 with dis­play ve­hi­cle driv­ers and un­der 12s free. De­tails: Peter 0408 583 727 or rose­bu­drock­n­rods.wee­bly.com.au

MULTICLUB HILL­CLIMB

Gipp­s­land Car Club’s Multiclub Hill­climb at Bryant Park, Bill Schulz Drive, Yal­lourn. Scru­ti­neer­ing 8.30am, timed runs 10am. Prac­tise ses­sion for com­peti­tors Satur­day, noon-4pm. A CAMS L2S or L2SJ li­cence is re­quired for com­pe­ti­tion. De­tails: gipp­s­land­car­club.com.au

HEATHCOTE RACE­WAY

Test and Tune plus Burnout prac­tice at Heathcote park race­way, gates open 8.30am, rac­ing 11am un­til 4pm $60 to race, $20 for spec­ta­tors, un­der14 free. De­tails: 0416 072 478 or heath­coter­ace­way.com.au

APRIL 12

SHAKE­DOWN CAR SHOW

Pis­ton Steel Shake­down Car Show and Rock n Roll Com­mu­nity Fam­ily Event. Open to all Clas­sic Cars and Hot Rods. At the Hun­gar­ian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, 760 Boro­nia Rd, Wan­tirna South, from 2-6pm. En­try $5 adult, chil­dren free. Show cars $20. De­tails: face­book.com/events/ 5551012312318

APRIL 12-13

VIN­TAGE EN­GINE RALLY

Mt Alexan­der Vin­tage En­gine Club 18th An­nual Rally, at John Pow­ell Re­serve Guild­ford (near Castle­maine). Dis­plays of trac­tors, en­gines, pumps, shear­ing gear, cars and trucks. Satur­day 10am-5pm, Sun­day 10am-3pm. Adults $5, chil­dren free. De­tails: Lau­rie 5474 2550.

PHILLIP IS­LAND

Vic­to­rian State Cir­cuit Rac­ing Cham­pi­onships, at Phillip Is­land, in­clud­ing Im­proved Pro­duc­tion, For­mula Ford, For­mula Ford 1600, For­mula Vee, HQ Hold­ens, MGs, Sports Sedans, Sports Cars, Porsche 944, and His­toric Tour­ing Cars. From 9am to 5pm each day. Adults weekend pass $30, un­der- 16 free. De­tails: pi­arc.com.au

APRIL 13

US MO­TOR­ING SHOW

Shan­nons Amer­i­can Mo­tor­ing Show, at Flem­ing­ton Race­course Nurs­ery carpark. Open to all clas­sic and his­toric ve­hi­cles man­u­fac­tured in North Amer­ica. Gates open for dis­play cars from 9-11am. Spec­ta­tors from 10am. Show closes at 3.30pm. De­tails: 9890 0524 or aomc.asn.au

DROUIN SPEED­WAY

Crash n Bash Vic State Ti­tle, Open Stan­dard Sa­loons, Ladies & Ju­niors, Stan­dard, Open Sedans, Sedans, Ju­nior 1200s. En­try: Adult $15, fam­ily $40, aged and in­valid pen­sion­ers $10, chil­dren 12-16 years $10, un­der 12 free. Gates open 8.30am, rac­ing starts 11am. De­tails: 0422 289 133.

DAYLESFORD SPEED­WAY

Street stock Gold Rush. First prize $2000. See some great rac­ing with street stocks. Adults $15, kids 13-17 $5, aged pen­sion­ers $10, un­der-12 free. Basin Rd, Daylesford. De­tails: 0419 341 207 or daylesford speed­way2@live.com.au

SCORESBY PIC­NIC

Dis­play of cars 25 years and older plus var­i­ous ma­chine and steam dis­plays, pre­sented by the Fed­er­a­tion of Vet­eran, Vin­tage and Clas­sic Car Clubs, with the Dan­de­nong Val­ley His­toric Car Club. En­try is free. From 10am on­wards at the Na­tional Steam Cen­tre, 1200 Fern­tree Gully Rd, Scoresby. De­tails: 0419 312 304 or 0407 512 686.

SHOW N SHINE

Lance­field Swap Meet and Car Show n’ Shine, at Lance­field Park, Chauncey St, Lance­field. More than 400 out­door sites avail­able at $15 per site. Opens 7am. Buy­ers and Show n’ Shine en­try $6. Judg­ing from 11am. De­tails: Gary or Pam 5429 2249.

APRIL 18

ROSEDALE SPEED­WAY

Good Fri­day meet­ing. Divi 2 Hotrods, VSC Vic­to­rian State ti­tle, Win­g­less Sprints, Std Sa­loon Mens, For­mula 500s, Mini Sprints, Limited Sports­mans. Rac­ing from 4pm. De­tails: 0408 051 344.

CAR DIS­PLAY

Fam­ily Fun day and car dis­play, from 11am, at Der­ri­nal­lum Re­serve, Hamil­ton High­way Der­ri­nal­lum. Kids ac­tiv­i­ties and lots of fun. Come for a cruise into the Western District. De­tails: 0402 803 731.

APRIL 19

VAN NA­TION­ALS

The 39th Aus­tralian Van Na­tion­als, at Irym­ple Com­mu­nity Leisure Cen­tre, Koor­long Ave, Irym­ple, Mil­dura. A fam­ily friendly event with Panel Vans and Street Ma­chines on show. Gates open at 10am. De­tails: 0431 559 636.

APRIL 19-20

HEATHCOTE RACE­WAY

Rev Head Rub­ber­fest Drag rac­ing on Satur­day at Heathcote Park Race­way, gates open 8.30am, rac­ing 11am un­til 9pm. On Sun­day it’s Heathcote park race­way mayhem, with Burnouts Go to Whoa. Gates open 8.30am. De­tails: heath­coter­ace­way.com.au

APRIL 20

MUS­TANG SHELBY SHOW

Mus­tang Own­ers Club pre­sents the Mus­tang & Shelby Na­tion­als car show on Easter Sun­day. More than 400 cars ex­pected on dis­play through­out the day. Gates open from 10am3pm. At Deakin Univer­sity Gher­ing­hap Street cam­pus carpark. De­tails: John Chap­man 0407 844 379.

Dream cars bat­tle it out in the GT cham­pi­onship this weekend at Sandown.

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