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MAY 17

SWAP MEET & MAR­KET

Wed­der­burn His­tor­i­cal En­gine and Ma­chin­ery So­ci­ety, at Race­course Rd, Wed­der­burn. Bring along your un­wanted bits and pieces, as they may be some­one else’s trea­sures. Starts at 7am. Sites $10, en­try $2. Full cater­ing. De­tails: P Lock­hart 5494 3593 or G Maxwell 5494 3206.

MAY 17-18

CALDER PARK DRIFT­ING

The Road­king Chas­sis VicDrift Cham­pi­onship Round 2, at Calder Park Race­way. See top driv­ers bat­tle it out for the ti­tle. Watch cars drift­ing door on door and throw­ing out awe­some runs all weekend. Pas­sen­ger rides also avail­able. Prac­tice on Satur­day, com­pe­ti­tion on Sun­day. Gates open at 9am. Spec­ta­tors $20, un­der-12 free. De­tails: vicdrift.com/ or face­book.com/vicdrift

MAY 18

CHRYSLERS & CADIL­LACS

The Chrysler Re­stor­ers Car Club and the Cadil­lac LaSalle Club com­bined Show & Shine plus cruise to Gem­brook His­toric Rail­way Sta­tion/Puff­ing Billy. See a large range of clas­sic Chrysler, Dodge and Cadil­lac cars dis­played at the his­toric Gem­brook Rail­way Sta­tion, Gem­brook (Mel­way: 312 K10) from noon on­wards. De­tails 0404 043 770.

VIN­TAGE MA­CHIN­ERY

The Gis­borne Vin­tage Ma­chin­ery So­ci­ety’s an­nual rally, fea­tur­ing vin­tage trac­tor pull, sta­tion­ary en­gines and steam ex­hibits, plus vin­tage and clas­sic cars, trucks and trac­tors. Gis­borne Steam Park, Webb Cres­cent, New Gis­borne, from 9.30am-3pm. Adults $10, con­ces­sion $8, kids free. De­tails: Noel 5429 6316.

SWAP MEET

Lock­ing­ton Lions Club Swap Meet and Mar­ket Day, at Lock­ing­ton Park, Lock­ing­ton, from 7am-1pm, $10 a site. De­tails: Bob MacDon­ald 5486 5440.

HEATHCOTE RACE­WAY

Test and Tune plus Burnout prac­tice at Heathcote Park Race­way. Gates open 8.30am, rac­ing 11am-4pm, $60 to race, $20 for spec­ta­tors, un­der-14 free. De­tails: 0416 072 478 or heath­coter­ace­way.com.au

HIS­TORIC VE­HI­CLES

Caval­cade of his­toric ve­hi­cles and Pic­nic with the Clas­sics, to cel­e­brate Na­tional Mo­tor­ing Her­itage Day. At Yarra Glen Race­course where there will be a dis­play of vet­eran, vin­tage, clas­sic and his­toric ve­hi­cles. Cruise from your favourite start­ing point, or just bring your ve­hi­cle along. Gates open at the race­course for dis­play ve­hi­cles 9am, and for the pub­lic from 10am. Gold coin en­try. De­tails: 9890 0524 or aomc.asn.au

SUN­DAY SCAT­TER

North East­ern Car Club’s Sun­day Scat­ter, cov­er­ing about 120km of all-bi­tu­men roads around Wan­garatta. In­volves ba­sic, un­timed nav­i­ga­tion and record­ing of in­for­ma­tion along the route. Start­ing 9am at the NECC clu­b­rooms at Tar­rawingee. Suit­able for clas­sic and mod­ern cars and those on club plates. En­try $20, in­cludes sausage siz­zle. No spe­cial li­cences re­quired. For more de­tails email: jeff@rallysport­mag.com.au

NY­ORA RACE­WAY

VSC un­lim­ited sedans, 1200 Ju­niors, Go-Karts, Stan­dard Sa­loons, Div2 Hot Rods, Mini Sprints, VSC Ladies Sedans, Stan­dard Sa­loon Ju­niors. At Ny­ora Race­way, Grundy Ave, Ny­ora, Gipp­s­land. De­tails: ny­orarace­way.com.au

MAY 23

CLAS­SIC CARS & BIKES

Be­nalla and District Clas­sic Car and Mo­tor­bike Tour, in con­junc­tion with His­toric Win­ton weekend ac­tiv­i­ties. Join the tour by as­sem­bling at 9am at the Be­nalla Art Gallery. Red plate ve­hi­cles wel­come. Tour con­cludes with a Shine & Show and Meet & Greet at Be­nalla Per­form­ing Arts Cen­tre. De­tails: Graeme McDon­ald 0417 306 332 or his­toricwin­ton@hot­mail.com

MAY 24

CALDER PARK

State Cham­pi­onships Round 2, fea­tur­ing Ni­tro Funny Car ac­tion plus Su­per­charged Out­laws, Su­per Comp and more. Spec­ta­tors $25.

GT CHAM­PI­ONSHIP

Ex­otic GT rac­ing cars from around the world will bat­tle it out at Phillip Is­land for the Aus­tralian GT Cham­pi­onship. A field of 26 ex­otics in­clud­ing Fer­rari, Lam­borgh­ini, Mercedes-Benz, Chevro­let, As­ton Martin, Audi and Porsche will fea­ture in the 101lap bat­tle of en­durance. Gates open at 8am. De­tails: aus­traliangt.com.au

MAY 24-25

HIS­TORIC WIN­TON

Aus­tralia’s largest all-his­toric mo­tor race meet­ing fea­tur­ing more than 400 his­toric rac­ing cars and mo­tor­bikes from the 1920s-1980s. At Win­ton Mo­tor Race­way, Be­nalla. In­cludes Shan­nons Clas­sic Car Park fea­tur­ing car and bike club dis­plays. Race­way en­try: Sat $25, Sun $35, weekend pass $50, com­pe­ti­tion pad­dock $5, un­der16 free. De­tails: Noel Wil­cox 5428 2689, his­toricwin­ton.org, noel­wilcox@rock­et­mail.com

PHILLIP IS­LAND

Shan­nons Na­tion­als at Phillip Is­land. Great South­ern 4 Hour Aus­tralian Man­u­fac­tur­ers Cham­pi­onship (for pro­duc­tion cars), Aus­tralian GT Cham­pi­onship, Rad­i­cal Aus­tralia Cup and Porsche Car­rera Cup PRO/AM will all fea­ture at the 2014 Shan­nons Aus­tralian Mo­tor Rac­ing Na­tion­als Round 3 at Phillip Is­land Grand Prix Cir­cuit. Weekend pass $35, daily ad­mis­sion also avail­able, un­der16 free. De­tails: pi­arc.com.au or thena­tion­als.com.au

NAGAM­BIE SPEED­WAY

In­de­pen­dent reg­is­tered cars bat­tle it out to take home the ti­tle of the “55 Lap Gold Rush”. Rac­ing starts from 11am both days. Camp­ing and can­teen fa­cil­i­ties avail­able. Adults $20 ($30 for weekend), $10 child/aged pen­sioner ($15 W/E), fam­ily $50 ($65 W/E). Lo­cated Nagam­bie-Heathcote Rd, Nagam­bie. De­tails: Kerry O’Brien 0413 643 924.

MAY 30-JUNE 1

MUS­CLE CAR EXPO

Aus­tralian and Amer­i­can Ga­so­lene Mus­cle Car Expo, at Royal Ex­hi­bi­tion Build­ing, Ni­chol­son St, Carl­ton. Fea­tur­ing the Mad Max collection, barn finds and sur­vivor cars. En­try: Adults $25, chil­dren $10, fam­ily $60, con­ces­sion $20. De­tails: gasole­ne­expo.com.au

MAY 31-JUNE1

TRAC­TORS & MA­CHIN­ERY

At Bendigo Show­grounds, cel­e­brat­ing 75 years of Far­mall trac­tors and 100 years of trac­tion en­gines on Vic­to­rian roads. All trac­tors 25 years and older wel­come. Plus dis­plays of his­toric ve­hi­cles and vin­tage ma­chin­ery, a trac­tor trek at 10am Satur­day, and a grand pa­rade on Satur­day af­ter­noon and Sun­day morn­ing. De­tails: Neil 0408 033 839.

JUNE 1

DROUIN SPEED­WAY

VSC Sedans Rum­ble (Opens, Stan­dards, Divi 2, Sports, GOS), Open Stan­dard Sa­loons, Ladies & Ju­niors Stan­dard, 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 at 11am. De­tails: 0422 289 133.

AN­NUAL SWAP MEET

Morn­ing­ton Penin­sula His­tor­i­cal Ve­hi­cles Club, An­nual Swap Meet, at rear car park Karin­gal Shop­ping Cen­tre, Frankston-Cran­bourne Rd, Karin­gal (Mel­way: 103 C5). Sites from $10, buyer en­try $3. Sell­ers en­ter from 7am, buy­ers from 8am-noon. De­tails: Len Butcher 0427 376 530 or Wayne McPher­son 9787 3268.

JUNE 3

PENIN­SULA CRUISE

Cruise on the 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: lets­gocruisin.com.au

JUNE 7

MOPAR MO­TORKHANA

At Bendigo Live­stock Ex­change. Gates open at 8am, scru­ti­neer­ing from 8.30am, driv­ers brief at 9am. Max­i­mum 50 driv­ers. En­try fee of $50 in­cludes CAMS day li­cense. Pub­lic en­try gold coin do­na­tion. De­tails: 0418 813 725 or mid­state­mopars.com

JUNE 7-8

AN­NUAL VIN­TAGE RALLY

Wim­mera Mallee Pioneer Mu­seum’s weekend of vin­tage trac­tors, en­gines, steam, trucks and me­mora­bilia. In­cludes horse works, chainsaw and wood­work­ing demon­stra­tions, car club dis­plays, work­ing ma­chin­ery, kids ac­tiv­i­ties, craft and trad­ing ta­bles, food court, horse and coach rides, sheep shear­ing and joy flights. At Dimboola Rd, Jeparit. Gates open 9.30am. De­tails: Sharon 0429 183 234 or Peter 0428 592 446 or email: wmp­m­jeparit@hot­mail.com.au

JUNE 7-8-9

LAKES EN­TRANCE CRUISE

Long weekend event run by the East­ern Val­ley Street Rod­ders. Satur­day: Reg­is­tra­tion, car dis­play and mar­ket at the Fore­shore Rotunda from 9am, fol­lowed by Golf Club Pie Night, with auc­tions and band. Sun­day: Cruise To Pay­nesville de­part­ing Apex Park at 10am, with mar­ket, raf­fle draw and tro­phy pre­sen­ta­tion in Pay­nesville. De­tails: Bourkey 0437 997 774.

JUNE 8

BENDIGO SHOW & SHINE

Mid-State Mopars Show & Shine, from 8am on­wards, in the Bendigo town hall precinct. Swap sites and trade stalls. De­tails: 5446 7450, 0418 813 725 or mid­state­mopars.com

Slide into the ac­tion this weekend at the VicDrift Cham­pi­onships at Calder Park Race­way.

Catch some clas­sic Cadil­lacs and Chryslers this Sun­day at his­toric Gem­brook rail­way sta­tion.

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