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OC­TO­BER 8-11

LEISUREFEST

The 8th An­nual Mel­bourne Leisurefest, show­cas­ing the latest in car­a­vans, mo­torhomes, camp­ing, four-wheel drives, fish­ing, tour­ing ac­ces­sories and travel in­for­ma­tion. At Sandown Race­course, 591-659 Princes High­way, Spring­vale. Open: 10am-5pm Thurs­day to Satur­day, 10am-4pm Sun­day. Ad­mis­sion: Adults $16, adult online $14, con­ces­sion $12, con­ces­sion online $10, un­der-15 free (with an adult). De­tails: mel­bour­neleisurefest.com.au

OC­TO­BER 9

CRUISE NIGHT

Yarra Val­ley Chrome Bumpers cruise night for any pre-1990 cars. Starts 7pm at Bun­nings, Ma­roon­dah High­way, Chirn­side Park, then cruise to the BP East­Link at 9pm. Gold coin do­na­tion. Drinks and BBQ by the Li­ly­dale CFA. De­tails: 0418 339 460 or yarraval­l­ey­chrome­bumpers.com

OC­TO­BER 9-11

HIS­TORIC CARS RALLY

The Mary­bor­ough Dis­trict His­toric Ve­hi­cle Club’s Cen­tral Gold­fields Rally, tak­ing in ar­eas in­clud­ing Lex­ton and Waubra. Meals avail­able from Fri­day af­ter­noon through to Sun­day lunch. All el­i­gi­ble ve­hi­cles welcome. De­tails: 5460 5352 or 0417 411 117 or email grif­fin.stor­age@big­pond.com

OC­TO­BER 11

CAR SHOW

North­ern Gal’s clas­sic and mus­cle car show at the Furlan Club. North­ern Gal Car Show is a fam­ily friendly event, with drag cars, clas­sic and mus­cle cars, hot rods, rat rods, bikes, bands, stalls and tro­phies. A free event. De­tails: North­ern Gal on Face­book.

HEATH­COTE RACE­WAY

Test and tune plus burnout prac­tice, gates open 8.30am, rac­ing 11am-4pm. Costs: $60 to race, $20 spec­ta­tors, un­der-14 free. De­tails: Heath­cote Park Race­way on Face­book.

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 bite of break­fast. At War­ragul CBD, 8-10am. De­tails: sport­in­greg­is­ter.org.au

SWAP MEET & MAR­KET

The Lions Club of Charl­ton Swap Meet & Mar­ket, Charl­ton Park, 7am-1pm. Mo­tor parts, books, tools, house­hold items and bric a brac. Lions Ladies will be cater­ing with a BBQ. Site fee $15 (in­cludes 2 adult), gen­eral ad­mis­sion $3, un­der-16 free. De­tails: Kevin Willey 5491 1830 or Brian Pat­ton 5491 1575.

TAKE YOUR TOPS OFF

Dragons Abreast Bal­larat and Shan­nons Char­ity Car Show for Breast Can­cer Aware­ness month. Free en­try to all con­vert­ible mo­tor cars from vintage to mod­ern. All other clas­sic ve­hi­cles welcome. At Bal­larat Show­grounds, Creswick Rd en­trance from 9.30am-2pm. Public en­try by do­na­tion. De­tails: David 0419 268 325 or email shan­nons­bal­larat@hot­mail.com

SWAP MEET

The Ro­tary Club of Alexan­dra’s All Makes Automotive Swap Meet and His­toric Truck Muster at the Alexan­dra Show­grounds. Car and mo­tor­cy­cle parts and ac­ces­sories, plus bric-a-brac. Sellers $26, en­ter at 6am. Buy­ers $5, en­ter at 7:30am. De­tails: David. 0428 630 022, Ron 0407 722 755 or email alexan­dra.swap­meet@gmail.com

OC­TO­BER 12

CRUISE NIGHT

Start­ing 6pm at the Gee­long Mu­seum of Mo­tor­ing and In­dus­try, Mackie St, North Gee­long. Hot rods and chrome bumpers welcome. En­try $5 in­cludes en­try into the mu­seum. Sausage siz­zle avail­able, gate prize. All welcome. De­tails: Ray 0400 932 444 or gee­longstreetrod­ders.com.au/ cruise-nights

OC­TO­BER 16-18

MO­TOR­CY­CLE GP

The 2015 Pra­mac Aus­tralian Mo­tor­cy­cle Grand Prix, at Phillip Is­land. Many ticket op­tions avail­able, in­clud­ing camp­ing and ticket pack­ages. De­tails and book­ings: 1800 100 030 or mo­togp.com.au

OC­TO­BER 17

HILL CLIMB

Maf­fra & Dis­trict Car Club’s Boisdale Hill­climb (Round 7). Rac­ing from 1-8pm, at Boisdale Hill­climb Track, 239 Boisdale/ Newry Rd, Boisdale. Free spec­ta­tor en­try, kiosk open through­out the event. De­tails: madcc.com

CLAS­SICS ON PA­RADE

The an­nual Show & Shine, in con­junc­tion with the run­ning of the Mel­bourne to War­rnam­bool Cy­cling Clas­sic, with this year be­ing the 100th year of the race. Cars can en­ter the Clas­sics on Pa­rade Show & Shine on Raglan Pde from 9am, op­po­site KFC. En­try is only $5. Public en­try by gold coin.

OC­TO­BER 18

BAL­LARAT ALL GM DAY

Hosted by the Bal­larat & Dis­trict Early Holden Car Club, at the Bal­larat Turf Club (Dowl­ing For­est), 240 Kennedys Rd, Min­ers Rest. Open to all Gen­eral Mo­tors ve­hi­cles. Gates open 8am for dis­play ve­hi­cles, public gates open 10am. De­tails: Scott: 0419 106 264.

CHRYSLER DIS­PLAY

Chrysler Re­stor­ers Club an­nual dis­play and swap meet, at The Caribbean Gar­dens, 1280 Fern­tree Gully Rd, Scoresby. For all Chrysler-re­lated cars, past and present. Cars to be judged need to ar­rive be­fore 10.30am. Tro­phy pre­sen­ta­tions at 1pm. De­tails: info@chrysler­club­vic.org.au

BUMPER EVENT

The FX FJ Holden Club’s Chrome Bumper event at Lo­gan Park, War­ragul Show­grounds, in con­junc­tion with the FX FJ Holden State Ti­tles. Show car en­try is $10 a ve­hi­cle. Mu­sic, food and trade stalls on site. Gates open 8-10am for dis­play cars. De­tails: cam­mos@big­pond.com.au

MONARO SHOW

The Vic­to­rian 2015 Monaro State Ti­tles, Monaro Show & Shine, with 22 classes, cov­er­ing all mod­els, con­cours to sur­vivor, orig­i­nal to mod­i­fied. All Monaros welcome. Judged en­try $20, dis­play only $10, public $10, un­der-18 free. At Chel­tenham Sec­ondary Col­lege, Bernard St. Chel­tenham, start­ing at 9am. De­tails: 0448 666 276 or monaro­club­vic.com.au/

CAR SHOW

Pis­ton Steel Shakedown’s car show and fam­ily fun day, from 10am-2.30pm, at the Man­hat­tan Ho­tel, cor­ner Can­ter­bury and Heatherdale Roads Ring­wood. Free en­try. Many ac­tiv­i­ties for young and old. De­tails: Bruce 0458 065 411.

JAGUAR DIS­PLAY DAY

A stun­ning dis­play of Jaguar’s rarest pro­duc­tion model the XJC, along with an as­sort­ment of other Jaguar mod­els on the banks of the Mur­ray, from 10am-3pm. Free en­try. At the Aquatic Re­serve, Echuca. De­tails: Phil 0409 034 619 or phill@xjc.com.au

SHOW & SHINE

The Marsh Rod­ders An­nual Swap Meet, Hot Rod, Cus­tom and Bike Show in Bac­chus Marsh (Mel­way: 333 H10). Tro­phies on of­fer, pre­sen­ta­tions at 12.30pm. ASRF-sanc­tioned event. Swap meet sellers en­try 6.30am, buy­ers 7am. Trade stands welcome. Show en­trant $10, swap meet site $20, public $5, un­der-16 free with pay­ing adult. De­tails: Colin 0409 231 687 or marshrod­ders.com

OC­TO­BER 23-24

CALDER PARK

Fri­day: Drag Week kicks off. See Aus­tralia’s fastest cars start their Drag Week rac­ing. Gates open 4pm, rac­ing 6-10.30pm. Adults $25, un­der-15 free. Satur­day: Mel­bourne Jam­boree. Gates open 9am, rac­ing 4-9pm. De­tails: calder­park­dra­grac­ing.com.au

OC­TO­BER 25

BOR­DER BIKE FEST

The Bor­der Bike Fest and mo­tor­bike Show & Shine, at Gate­way Lakes on the Lin­coln Cause­way Wodonga, with more than 200 mod­ern, vintage and vet­eran bikes on show. Bike regis­tra­tions 8am, show opens 10am. En­try $5, un­der-12 free (with adult). De­tails: Michael Ge­or­giou 0408 691 224 or mo­tor­bikeshowand­shine.com

TAL­BOT SWAP MEET

Vintage, clas­sic, hot rod, street ma­chine, com­mer­cials and mo­tor­bikes, plus car sales and Show & Shine. At the Tal­bot Football Ground, hosted by the Mary­bor­ough Dis­trict His­toric Ve­hi­cle Club and Tal­bot to­day and to­mor­row. Ad­mis­sion $5. Gates open 7am. De­tails: Greg 0427 090 172.

MUS­TANG ROUND UP

The Mus­tang Own­ers Club an­nual Mus­tang Round Up and State Con­cours, at the Aus­tralian Na­tional Avi­a­tion Mu­seum, 1 Sec­ond Ave, Moorab­bin Air­port. With more than 450 cars on dis­play. Gates open 10am-3pm. En­try: $5 Adults, un­der-16 free. De­tails: Adam Rich­mond 0423 449 125 or vic.mus­tang.org.au

HEATH­COTE RACE­WAY

Test and tune plus burnout prac­tice, gates open 8.30am, rac­ing 11am-4pm. Costs: $60 to race, $20 spec­ta­tors, un­der-14 free. De­tails: Heath­cote Park Race­way on Face­book.

VINTAGE TRAC­TOR PULL

At the Ararat Show, start­ing at 10.30am on the Ararat Show­grounds, Blake St, Ararat. De­tails: 0417 321 458.

OC­TO­BER 27

CALDER PARK

Drag Week fi­nals. Aus­tralia’s fastest cars end­ing their Drag Week chal­lenge to de­cide on the Drag Tour Champ. Gates open 11am, rac­ing noon-4.30pm. Adults $25, un­der-15 free. De­tails: calder­park­dra­grac­ing.com.au

NOVEM­BER 1

SHOW & SHINE

Tal­lan­gatta Fifties Fes­ti­val and Show & Shine for Vintage and Clas­sic Cars and Bikes. Show off your pride and joy while en­joy­ing the Tal­lan­gatta Fifties Fes­ti­val. A $15 en­try fee (car plus 2 peo­ple) in­cludes en­try into fes­ti­val and show & shine. For more de­tails: tal­lan­gattafifties.com.au­com

Con­vert­ibles take cen­tre stage this week­end at the Dragons Abreast Bal­larat Car Show.

Leisurefest all week­end show­cases the latest in car­a­vans, mo­torhomes, camp­ing and 4WD ve­hi­cles.

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