START YOUR ENGINES
The inaugural Australian Motoring Festival has everything that moves,es, plus music, entertainment and activities for the whole family
GET ready for the motor show that will get you moving. The all-new Australian Motoring Festival at the Melbourne Showgrounds is set to be the event of the year.
A VACC and RACV joint initiative, the festival will feature four action-packed days of automotive showcases, driving experiences, entertainment and activities unlike anything seen before in Australia.
“The Australian Motoring Festival differs from the traditional display-style motor show by providing visitors with multiple opportunities to interact with vehicles and vehicle technology through test drives and simulation,” Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce executive director Geoff Gwilym says.
“The Australian Motoring Festival will be an interactive experience that provides members, their families and visitors with a vast array of memorable and informative motoring activities,” RACV motoring and mobility general manager Gordon Oakley says.
“This event is designed for everyone,” he says.
The hands-on aspect of the event will include two test drive tracks for visitors to experience some of the vehicles on display.
Showgoers will also be able to see the latest technology and models from global brands including Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Volvo, and Isuzu Ute Australia.
Festival ambassador Shane Jacobson, who can be found behind the wheel of a race car indulging his passion for everything motoring when not in front of the camera, is displaying some of his cars in the New Car Pavilion including the HJ Kingswood seen in
Enthusiasts will love the History that Moves exhibit that will have 150 vehicles and bikes from veteran, vintage, classic and special interest groups on show; highlights include the seven-seate 1934 Cadillac owned by Sidney Myer, the late founder of the Mye department stores.
Australian muscle cars and Shelby Mustangs will be on show to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the muscle machines.