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JULY 10

CRUISE NIGHT

Yarra Val­ley Chrome Bumpers’ Cruise Night, for any pre-1990 cars. Meet 7pm at Bun­nings Ma­roon­dah High­way, Chirn­side Park, then cruise to the BP East­Link at 9pm. Gold coin do­na­tion en­try. Drinks and BBQ catered for by the Li­ly­dale CFA. No al­co­hol please. De­tails: 0418 339 460 or yarraval­ley chrome­bumpers.com

JULY 11

CORTINA CRUISE

Ford Aus­tralia Fo­rum’s Cortina Cen­tral Win­ter Cruise Day. Meet­ing 11.30am at the BP servo Princes Free­way near Avalon Air­port on the south­bound side head­ing to­wards Gee­long. De­part­ing 12.30pm for the Gee­long Mu­seum of Mo­tor­ing & In­dus­try, 13-35 Mackey St, North Gee­long. De­tails: Matt 0411 677 469 or mat78au@ya­hoo.com.au

ALFA ROMEO TOUR

Alfa Romeo Own­ers Club Grand Tour start­ing 9am from Nu­nawad­ing. Come for the morn­ing drive, the whole day or week­end. End­ing in War­bur­ton with overnight stay for Christ­mas in July. New mem­bers and Alfa own­ers welcome. De­tails: al­fa­club­vic.org.au

JULY 12

NISSAN DIS­PLAY DAY

The Nissan Dat­sun Sports Own­ers Club’s an­nual Christ­mas in July dis­play, jointly with Clas­sic Sky­lines Aus­tralia and Dat­sun Sports Road­ster Club, at Caribbean Gar­dens from 10am. All Nissan, Dat­sun and Prince ve­hi­cles are welcome. De­tails: 0439 658 779 or so­cial@nd­soc.com.au

MID-WIN­TER CRUISE

Open to pre-’75 rods, mus­cle cars, chrome bumper clas­sics and pick-ups. Cruise in­cludes a visit to the RAAF Mu­seum at Point Cook, then into Wer­ribee for lunch. Three start lo­ca­tions. Register be­tween 9-9:30am at the Power Cen­tre Cran­bourne Rd, Frankston. Register at the BP Ser­vice Cen­tre South­bound on East­Link from 9.30-10am. Register at McDon­ald’s at the Sanc­tu­ary Lakes Shop­ping Cen­tre Point Cook Rd from 10-10.30am. En­try Cost: $10/car. De­tails: lets­gocruisin.com.au

BREAK­FAST CLUB

The Gipp­s­land Sport­ing & Clas­sic Car Register’s Break­fast Club, on the sec­ond Sun­day of each month. Bring your sport­ing, clas­sic or spe­cial ve­hi­cle, browse or chat with fel­low en­thu­si­asts and grab a cup of cof­fee or break­fast. Up to 100 cars on dis­play. All welcome. At War­ragul CBD 8-10am. De­tails: sport­in­greg­is­ter.org.au

CLAS­SIC SCRAM­BLE

The Clas­sic Scram­ble Club’s Lloyd Martin me­mo­rial scram­ble for pre-’60 to pre-’78 clas­sic scram­ble bikes, at the CSC track Lis­more. Open to AASA li­cence hold­ers and MA se­nior li­cence hold­ers. AASA li­cences can be bought at the sign in. Cater­ing and camp­ing on-site. De­tails: 0416 132 150 or clas­sic­scram­ble.org.au

WER­RIBEE SWAP MEET

See ad­ver­tise­ment this page for de­tails.

JULY 12-OCT 31

AMER­I­CAN VE­HI­CLES

A cel­e­bra­tion of all things Amer­i­can, at the Gipp­s­land Ve­hi­cle Col­lec­tion, 1 Maf­fraSale Rd, Maf­fra. Rare and spe­cial Amer­i­can ve­hi­cles from across the spec­trum of vet­eran, vintage, clas­sic and mod­ern cat­e­gories on show. Ve­hi­cles of all kinds are welcome to join the dis­play in the grounds of the Gipp­s­land Ve­hi­cle Col­lec­tion for the July 12 dis­play day launch from 8am on­wards. Ad­mis­sion to the grounds on the dis­play day is by gold coin do­na­tion, with an $8 en­try fee to the Mo­tor Mu­seum, un­der-15 free. De­tails: 5147 3223.

JULY 18-19

SPORTS SEDAN RACES

The Aus­tralian Sports Sedan As­so­ci­a­tion’s Round 3 of the 2015 Vic­to­rian State Cir­cuit Rac­ing Cham­pi­onships, Sandown In­ter­na­tional Race­way. Fea­tur­ing: Sports Cars, Im­proved Pro­duc­tion, His­toric Tour­ing Cars, MG + In­vited Bri­tish Sports Cars, Saloon Cars, Hyundai Ex­cel, Porsche 944’s, For­mula Vee, HQ Holden and For­mula Ford. Rac­ing starts at 9am on both days. Ad­mis­sion: $20 Satur­day, $25 Sun­day, $35 for a week­end pass, un­der-16 free. De­tails: sportssedan.com.au

JULY 19

TRAIL RIDE

The Maf­fra-Sale Mo­tor­cy­cle Club’s 2015 Great Di­vide Trail Ride. Bikes must be reg­is­tered. De­tails: maf­frasale­mo­tor­cy­cle­club.net.au

HEATH­COTE PARK

Test and tune plus burnout prac­tice. Gates open 8.30am, rac­ing 11am-4pm. Cost $60 to race, $20 for spec­ta­tors, un­der14 free. De­tails: Heath­cote Park Race­way on Face­book.

JULY 25

JAGUAR TRACK DAY

The Jaguar Car Club of Vic­to­ria’s an­nual Win­ton sport­ing event, at Win­ton Mo­tor Race­way, with Jaguar sport­ing her­itage and other mar­ques on track. Gates open at 7am for en­trants. De­tails: Gavin Moore on email sport­ing@jagvic.org.au or jagvic.org.au

HILL­CLIMB

Phillip Is­land Auto Rac­ing Club presents Round 7 of the 2015 Vic­to­rian Hill­climb Cham­pi­onship, at Strath Creek Rd, Broad­ford. Great view­ing. Gates open at 7am, ac­tion 9.20am-4.30pm. Free en­try. De­tails: pi­arc.com.au or email david.bel­lenger@op­tus­net.com.au

PHILLIP IS­LAND

Round 5 of the MSCA Sprint event at the fa­mous Phillip Is­land track, Back Beach Rd. Open to all CAMS level 2 Speed li­cense hold­ers. De­tails: face­book.com/groups/mscav

JULY 26

FORD FLAT­HEADS MEET

Ex­clu­sively for early Ford side- valve ve­hi­cles, the Ford Flat­head Fes­ti­val, at Caribbean Gar­dens, 1280 Fern­tree Gully Rd, Scoresby, from 10am-2pm (Henry Ford’s birth­day). All side-valve pow­ered Fords such as Model Ts, Model As, early Ford V8s, Anglias and Pre­fects are welcome to at­tend. No en­try fee other than the nor­mal ad­mis­sion fee to Caribbean Gar­dens: adults $2.50, un­der 13 and aged pen­sion­ers $1. De­tails: Bill Bal­lard 9762 9974 or sf­bill1@big­pond.com

JULY 31-AUG 2

HEATH­COTE PARK

Fri­day: Test and tune, gates open 3.30pm, rac­ing 6-10.30pm Cost $60 to race, $20 for spec­ta­tors, un­der-14 free. Satur­day: Marsh Rod­ders Day, gates open 8.30am, rac­ing 11am5.30pm. Pre-en­ter Marsh Rod­ders, spec­ta­tors $20, un­der14 free. Sun­day: Test and tune plus burnout prac­tice, $60 to race, $20 for spec­ta­tors, un­der-14 free. De­tails: heath­coter­ace­way.com.au

AU­GUST 8-9

FES­TI­VAL OF SPEED

At Win­ton, or­gan­ised by the Vic­to­rian His­toric Rac­ing Register. Fea­tur­ing the cream of tour­ing cars, from Mus­tangs and Ca­maros to GTHOs and To­ranas, plus sports cars in­clud­ing Corvettes and Shel­bys, and open wheel race cars. More than 200 en­tries ex­pected, in­clud­ing a full field of HQs. The pad­dock will fea­ture a big Shan­nons dis­play of clas­sic and col­lec­tor cars. De­tails and en­tries: 0412 351 403 or go to vhrr.com

AU­GUST 9

CO­BRAM SWAP MEET

The Ro­tary Club of Co­bram’s 9th Co­bram Swap Meet & Shan­nons All Wheels Show. Fea­tur­ing parts, col­lecta­bles and mar­ket stalls. Out­door sites $15, un­der­cover sites $20, in­clud­ing two en­try passes. At Co­bram Show­grounds, ad­mis­sion $5, swap­pers 6am, All Wheels Show and the public, 7am. Un­der-17 years free. De­tails: Adrian Ben­nett 5873 4267 or John Craw­ford 5873 5450.

AU­GUST 15-16

PHILLIP IS­LAND

Au­gust Ac­cess is a non-public, in­tro­duc­tory level of race meet­ing, specif­i­cally pro­vid­ing rac­ing for new rac­ers and ex­pe­ri­enced driv­ers who wish to race at a grass­roots level. Pre­sented by the Phillip Is­land Auto Rac­ing Club, it is rac­ing for the sake of rac­ing. There is no pres­sure to per­form for spec­ta­tors as there are none. De­tails: pi­arc.com.au

AU­GUST 22

AUC­TION & PIE NIGHT

The FE-FC Holden Car Club’s 18th an­nual auc­tion and pie night, at the Boro­nia Progress Hall, 134 Boro­nia Rd, Boro­nia (Mel­way: 64 K9), from 5pm, with the auc­tion start­ing at 7pm. Rare, in­ter­est­ing and use­ful Holden parts, col­lecta­bles and mem­o­ra­bilia, plus the pip­ing hot pies. En­try: $5, swap meet ta­bles $10 (must be pre-booked). De­tails: Ken McLean 9734 7525 or ke­nam­clean@gmail.com

AU­GUST 30

HAMIL­TON SWAP MEET

The South West Street Rod­ders’ Hamil­ton Swap Meet, at the Hamil­ton Show­grounds sheep pav­il­ion. This swap meet is un­der­cover and of­fers all types of items for sale. Swap meet opens to the public at 7am. For more in­for­ma­tion: 0428 289 502.

SEPTEM­BER 6

VINTAGE MA­CHIN­ERY

The Bel­lar­ine Vintage Ma­chin­ery Group’s vintage ma­chin­ery dis­play, at the Drys­dale rail­way sta­tion on Fa­ther’s Day. Vintage sta­tion­ary en­gines, trac­tors, steam en­gines, clas­sic cars and trucks on dis­play. Plus a steam­pow­ered saw bench op­er­at­ing and a hot riv­et­ing demon­stra­tions. Open to the public at 9am. En­try $5 a per­son or $10 a fam­ily. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact: 0438 593 292.

SEPTEM­BER 9

RSL HOT ROD SHOW

Chel­tenham-Moorab­bin RSL Hot Rod Show, 289 Cen­tre Dan­de­nong Rd, Chel­tenham. Car en­try $10, gen­eral public en­try free. All chrome bumpers welcome on the day. Food and en­ter­tain­ment plus tro­phies. De­tails: Les 0418 585 587 or Chris 0419 509 651.

SEPTEM­BER 12-13

HIS­TOR­I­CAL MA­CHIN­ERY

Wed­der­burn His­tor­i­cal En­gine and Ma­chin­ery So­ci­ety’s 25th An­nual Rally, at En­gine Park, Race­course Rd, Wed­der­burn Vic. Trac­tor Trek on Satur­day from 10am. En­gines, cars and trac­tors on dis­play. Old-time farm ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing chaff cut­ting, shear­ing and a horse and wagon team. Spe­cial quilt dis­plays. Fully catered. Free en­try for ex­hibitors. Starts at 9am both days. En­try $5 a day, un­der-16 free. De­tails: Peter 5494 3261 or Trevor 5494 3152.

SEPTEM­BER 13

SWAP MEET

Goul­burn Val­ley Mo­tor Ve­hi­cle Driv­ers Club Swap Meet, at the Shep­par­ton show­grounds, High St (Mid­land High­way). More than 600 sites for vet­eran, vintage, clas­sic car and mo­tor­cy­cle parts, col­lecta­bles and bric-a-brac. Gates open 7.30am for the public. De­tails: Kris Healey on 0438 294 351.

SEPTEM­BER 19-20

SHAN­NONS NA­TION­ALS

Phillip Is­land Auto Rac­ing Club’s 2015 Shan­nons Aus­tralian Mo­tor Rac­ing Na­tion­als, Round 6 at Phillip Is­land Grand Prix Cir­cuit. Fea­tur­ing: Porsche GT3 Cup Chal­lenge, Aus­tralian Sports Sedan Se­ries, Aus­tralian Su­per 6 Tour­ing Car Se­ries, Aus­tralianV8 Tour­ing Car Se­ries and Aus­tralian Su­perkart Cham­pi­onships, Rad­i­cal Aus­tralia Cup, Aus­tralian Sports Rac­ers, Aus­tralian For­mula 3 Cham­pi­onships and the new IROC His­toric Porsches. Week­end pass $35, kids un­der-16 free. De­tails: pi­arc.com.au or thena­tion­als.com.au

Join Cortina col­lec­tors on a cruise to the Gee­long Mu­seum of Mo­tor­ing & In­dus­try this Sun­day.

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