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
At the iconic Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, with more than 500 rare and exotic, historic, vintage veteran classic and collectable cars and motorcycles on display. Featuring the 50 Years of The Supercar Exhibition with one of the greatest displays of Supercars ever seen in Australia. Tickets available from the website or at the royal exhibition building. Details: motorclassica.com.au
The Trafalgar Holden Museum is celebrating its first birthday this weekend, and all car clubs and the general public are welcome to visit and view the display featuring some special attractions on show for the occasion. At 74 Waterloo Rd, Trafalgar. Details: 5633 2462 or trafalgarholdenmuseum.com.au
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 open to the public 10am. Entry $5, under-12 free (with adult). Details: Michael Georgiou 0408 691 224 or go to 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 & Tomorrow. Admission $5. Gates open 7am. Site fees $15, indoor sites $25. Camp over OK. 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 from 10am-3pm. Entry: $5 adults, under-16 free. Details: Adam Richmond 0423 449 125 or vic.mustang.org.au
Test and tune plus burnout practice, gates open 8.30am, racing 11am-4pm. Cost: $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 Show Grounds, Blake St, Ararat. Details: 0417 321 458.
SHOW & SHINE
Holdens of Age Car Club’s all makes and model Show & Shine, at the Halls Gap Recreation Reserve, Halls Gap. Gates open 9.30am, entry for car display $10, public gate entry by gold coin. Public voting for trophies in all categories. Catering and children’s entertainment. Details: Daryl 0417 533 813.
SHOW & SHINE
Presented by the Swan Hill Lions Club at Riverside Park, Swan Hill. Cars, bikes, trucks, ski boats and party boat display. Entrant fee $15 (entry 7-10am). Public entry by gold coin donation, 10am-2pm, when the car raffle is drawn. Details: Neville 0407 322 107 or swanhillshowandshine.com.au
CAR & BIKE SHOW
The Hazelwood Car & Bike Show, hosted by the Pistons Car Club, at Gaskin Park Churchill. Show & Shine with trophies and prizes. Free kids activities, catering available. Gates open 8am for entrants and 10am for public. Adults $5, families $10, entrants $10 a vehicle. Details: Daryl 0428 444 100.
Test & tune plus burnout practice on Sunday. Gates open at 8.30am and racing 11am-4pm. All welcome, $60 to race, $20 spectators, under-14 free. Street Machine Drag Challenge on Monday, with 60 of Australia’s fastest registered street cars battling it out for day four of five in the Drag Week format. Racing 11am-5pm, Heathcote Park Raceway. Details: heathcoteraceway.com.au
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
CAR AND BIKE SHOW
The Wandin Custom Car and Bike Show, at the Wandin east Recreation Reserve (Melway: EL 121 K9). Gates open at 5-9pm, show vehicles $5 entry, public entry by gold coin donation. Wandin CFA BBQ Woodfired pizza, licensed bar, plus food and drink stalls. Details: Sindy Redden-Vitale 0423 354 217.
Unlimited Sedans, Divi 2 Hot Rods, Compact Speedcars, Wingless Sprints, Standard Saloons, and Junior Standard Saloons, at Evergreen Rd, Rosedale. Racing starts 5pm. Entry: $20 adult, $12 pensioners, $10 children, $50 family. Details: 0473 255 064.
FRENCH CAR FESTIVAL
All French car enthusiasts are welcome for a comprehensive display of the finest makes and models France has produced. At Como North Oval, Williams Rd, South Yarra, from 9am3pm. All French car lovers and non-club members welcome. Car entry fee $5. Details: John Wyers 0423 930 999 or Ted Cross 0400 592 208.
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 two people) includes entry into both the festival and the Show & Shine. Details: tallangattafifties.com.au or email Tallangatta 50 scars @hotmail.com
The MSCA’s sprint at Winton Raceway includes a Motorkhana as a special end of year event. Open to all CAMS level 2 speed license holders. Details: eepurl.com/bB2WSP
The Hobsons Bay Men’s Shed Motoring Group will meet at 280 Queens St, Altona to show their cars and talk the torque, 10am-3pm. Bring and show your classic, custom car or motorbike. Sausage sizzle on the day. Details: 9398 2383.
FESTIVAL OF MOTORING
At the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (M.A.D.E) on Melbourne Cup Day, from 10am-4pm. Drive your special vehicle there or just attend to admire the display of old and new touring, sports and racing cars. Historic motoring and motorsport films on show in the museum’s theatre. Details: John Emery 0408 570 217 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pegasus Rod & Custom Club Swap Meet and Show & Shine for pre-1978s on Cup Day at the Eastfield Trotting Track, Eastfield Rd, Croydon. Sellers entry from 6am, cost $25/site. Public entry from 8am, cost $5. Show & Shine vehicles ($5 each occupant) enter from the west side. Details: Pegasus Rod & Custom Club on Facebook.
CUP DAY CRUISE
Let’s Go Cruisin’s regular cruise night is extended to include a Cup-themed lunch and afternoon of fun, including Fashions on the Field, Cup Calcuttas, sweeps and prize giveaways. Starting at Benito’s Restaurant, Nepean Highway, Mornington from noon, at $30 a person. Normal cruise night follows on from 5.30pm at the Peninsula Homemaker Centre, Bungower Rd, Mornington. Open to all pre-75 street rods, muscle cars and chrome bumper classics. Details letsgocruisin.com.au
FALCON GT DISPLAY
The Falcon GT Club’s display of vehicles at Morley Ford Echuca, between 10am-2pm. All model Falcon GT’s and Ford Muscle and Classic Cars welcome. Details: falcongtclubofvictoria.com.au
CAR & BIKE SHOW
Akoonah Park Mens Shed Berwick, Springtime Car and Bike Show, at Akoonah Park. Enter via Gate 5 Cardinia St, Berwick (Melway: 111 H10). Gates open 8.30am-1pm. Entry by gold coin donation. Details: 0417 500 198.
Two days of non-stop action featuring 400 racing, sports and touring cars from yesteryear. See the “big banger” sports cars and F5000s in action as the Aussies challenge the internationals. Meet “greats” including Vern Schuppan, winner of the 1983 Le Mans 24hour race. Hundreds of classic cars on display. Tickets $35 (Saturday), $45 (Sunday), $70 (weekend pass). Pensioner concession available. Details 0402 224 133.
The Gippsland Vehicle Collection’s Japanese vehicles display day launch, with the exhibit running until the end of February. Rare and otherwise special Japanese vehicles from across the spectrum of veteran, vintage, classic and modern categories on show. Admission to the grounds on display day is by gold coin donation, with an $8 entry fee to the Motor Museum, under-15 free.
Swap meet and car, truck and motorbike show, organised by the local Lions Club and Masonic Lodge. At the Romsey Recreation Reserve, corner Main Rd and Park Lane. Swap stallholders $15, show vehicles and driver $10, passengers and public $5. Details: Ged 0417 356 896.
ALL AMERICAN GM DAY
A magnificent display of Buicks, Cadillacs, Chevrolets, Camaros, Corvettes, Oldsmobiles and Pontiacs, from veteran and vintage years through to the fifties, sixties and more recent years. Hosted by Nunawading Lions Club. Entry: Show cars $10 from 8am, public $5, from 10am. At the Manhattan Hotel carpark, Heatherdale Rd, Ringwood. Details: 9873 2405.
ERICA MONARO DAY
The 11th Cruise to Erica, starting at Dandenong 9.15am or meet at Moe McDonald’s 10.30am to cruise to Erica oval to display your Monaro. All Monaros welcome. Details: Marlene 0422 920 406 or monaroclubvic.com.au
EXTREME HILL CLIMB
Wildwood Rock Extreme Hillclimb and Extreme Enduro for bikes, at Wildwood, 15 minutes from Melbourne Airport. Saturday: Extreme Hill Climb, 11am start, with riders racing the clock and each other on a hill that tests every rider to the limit. Sunday: Extreme Enduro, 9am prologue and 11am main event. Entry: Adult $20 or two- day pass $30, under 16 $10 or two-day pass $15. Details: wildwoodrockextreme.com
Nagambie hosts the Crash & Bash 69 Lapdog Leg Rumble. Support from Crash & Bash Ladies, Nagambie Opens, Limited Standards and Nagambie Dirt Karts. Racing from 11am both days. Adults $20 ($30 for the weekend), children 12-16 and pensioners $10 ($15 for the weekend). Details: Kerry O’Brien 0413 643 924.
FESTIVAL OF CARS
The 8th annual running of this family day at Cruden Farm, Cranbourne-Frankston Rd, Langwarrin. An exceptional display of cars from yesterday, today and tomorrow, including a range of electric cars, from 11am-3pm. Display your historic or special interest vehicle for an entry price of $20 a car, including occupants. General public admission $20 a head with under-16 free. All proceeds go to the Mental Health Foundation community awareness programs. Supported by the RACV. Display cars entry from McClelland Drive, public entry from Cranhaven Rd. Details: Register with Graeme Redman on 0408 566 932 or email email@example.com
JAGUAR DISPLAY DAY
A stunning display of more than 250 Jaguars from pre-war classics to the latest model XE. From 10am-2.30pm, at Wesley College, 620 High Street Rd, Glen Waverley. Entry: $10 a person, $15 a family. Details: Trevor Wilkinson: 0438 345219 or jagvic.org.au
TRAFALGAR SWAP MEET
Lions Club of Trafalgar’s Annual Swap Meet, at the Trafalgar Recreation Precinct between 6am-1pm. Anything automotive plus much more. Sellers $10, buyers $3, under-16 free. Show cars with two occupants admitted free. For more information contact: 5633 2318.
AMERICAN BREED 2015
All American two and fourdoor cars and rods welcome, at the Manhattan Hotel, corner Heatherdale and Canterbury roads, Ringwood (Melway: 63 D1). $5 donation for display cars (8am), $5 donation public (10am), under-15 free. Details: Ian 0412 087 387 or firstname.lastname@example.org
At the Glenlyon Reserve, Glenlyon. Gates open at 7am for exhibitors, 9am for public attendance. Entry: Adults $5, children free. Rally also features Clydesdale horses working display and rides plus a free jumping castle. Camping available for stallholders. Setup available from midday Friday.