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
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.
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 email@example.com
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 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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 email@example.com
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.