Yarra Valley Chrome Bumpers Cruise Night, for any pre-1990 cars. Meet at 7pm, Bunnings Maroondah Highway, Chirnside Park. Santa visit and free lollies for the kids. Gold coin donation. Drinks and BBQ catered for by the Lilydale CFA. No alcohol please. Details: Follow on Facebook or phone 0418 339 460.
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. All welcome. At Warragul CBD, 8-10am. Details: sportingregister.org.au
The Toy Run for Father Bob, in the O’Donnell Gardens next to Luna Park, St Kilda, from 9am3pm. At 11am decorated motorcycles, scooters, sidecars and trikes will parade along the beach to Port Melbourne and back. All welcome. You don’t have to be a rider to enjoy this colourful Christmas tradition. Details: Contact Damien on 0419 846 855.
Mini Sprints, Boost 2 Drive Series Junior Standard Saloons, Ladies & Open Standard Saloons, VSC Open Sedans. Entry: Adult $15, family $40, pensioners $10, children 12-16 years $10, under-12 free. At Drouin Speedway, 140 Main Jindivick Rd, Drouin West. Gates open 8.30am, racing starts at 11am. Details: 0422 289 133.
Starting 6pm at the Geelong Museum of Motoring and Industry, Mackie Street 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
CUSTOM CARS & BIKES
The Wandin Custom Car and Bike Show, every third Wednesday of the month (October to March), at Wandin East Recreation Reserve (Melway: 121 K9), gates open at 5-9pm. Entry: Show vehicles $5, public by gold coin donation. Special guests include racing legends Dick Johnson, Steven Johnson and John Bowe. Santa visit for the kids. Wandin CFA BBQ, woodfired pizza, licensed bar, food and drink stalls. Details: Sindy Redden-Vitale 0423 354 217.
Fast Friday Street Meet. See who’s the fastest Street Outlaw, everyone welcome. Gates open 4pm, racing 6-10.30pm. Adults $25, under-15 free. Details: calderparkdragracing.com.au
CUSTOM CARS & COFFEE
At Sandown Racecourse, a chance to showcase your vehicle and enjoy a cup of coffee. Entrance via Princess Highway, from 9am-noon. Free for all, spectators welcome. Details: Brandon 0438 022 288 or carsandcoffeeaus.com
In the main street of Berwick Village, centre island carpark in front of the shopping strip, from 7-10am every third Sunday of each month during daylight savings. Open to street rods, muscle cars and street cars pre72. Entry by gold coin donation. Details: John 0404 099 994 or Joe 0402 409 767.
Test and tune plus burnout practice. Everyone welcome. Gates open 8am, racing 11am5pm. Cost $60 to race, $20 for spectators, under-14 free. Details: heathcote raceway.com.au
Boxing Day Christmas Challenge. Drag racing and burnout competition. Gates open 8am, racing 11am-9pm. Competition entry: $140, spectators $25, under 14 free. Details: heathcote raceway.com.au
Super Sedans will be the highlight of the night at Bairnsdale Speedway on Boxing night, supported by a series round for the Australian Wingless Sprints, VSC Sprintcars, Mini Sprints and Standard Saloons. Racing begins at 5.30pm, with hot laps at 5pm. Entry: Adults $20, pensioners $12, 12- 16 years $8, under-12 free, family $50 (2 adults-2 children). Details: 5155 2609 or track phone on race day only 0458 617 910.
All-star Sprintcars, V8 Dirt Modifieds — “Grand in the Hand”, Mini Sprints Gold Cup, Unlimited Sedans & 1200 Juniors. At Nyora Raceway, Grundy Ave, Nyora. Details: nyoraraceway.com.au
Rowe Memorial ANDRA championship round, plus an ANDRA points round for all sportsman competitors racing the National Series. Will be a big interstate racer turnout with some of the country’s fastest aspirated, supercharged and turbocharged vehicles all racing each other. Action starts 9am, eliminations from 4pm. Details: calderparkdragracing.com.au
Super Sedans, VSC Sprintcars, Divi 2, Wingless Sprints, Standard Saloons, and Kids Bike Race, at Evergreen Rd, Rosedale. Gates open 1pm, racing starts 5pm. Entry: Adults $20, pensioners $12, children 13-16 $10, family (2 adults-2 kids) $50. Details: 0473 255 064.
Cruise the Bellarine Peninsula, assemble at Drysdale Recreation Reserve at 5.30pm, cruise begins 6pm, to Portarlington, Indented Head, St Leonards and cruise the streets of Drysdale and Clifton Springs, followed by meals, refreshments and live music at Drysdale Cricket Club. Details: Drysdale Autopro Classic Car & Bike Show on Facebook.
CLASSIC CARS & BIKES
Drysdale Classic Car and Bike Show, begins at 10am, cars assemble from 9am through to 3pm, at Drysdale Recreation Reserve. Free. Open to all classes of cars and motorbikes. Details: Drysdale Autopro Classic Car & Bike Show on Facebook.
A great night of racing, featuring the Limited Sportsman King of the Rock and SDAV Rods. Support classes include Standard Saloons, VSC Junior sedans and Divi 2 Hot Rods. Racing begins at 6pm. Entry: Adults $15, pensioners $12, 12-16 years $8, under-12 free, family $45 (2 adults-2 children). Details: 5155 2609 or race day phone 0458 617 910.
TRUCKS & MACHINERY
The Geelong Classic Truck and Vintage Machinery Show, at the Geelong Showgrounds, featuring trucks, cars, motorcycles and tractors, including a tractor pull competition. And see a rare collection of operating oil engines, steam engines and a boiler house, From 9am-5pm both days. Details: 5221 1707 or classictruckandmachinery.com.au
Gippsland Historical Automobile Club’s Swap meet, at Korumburra showgrounds. Gates open at 6am. Sites $15 including one person, buyers $5. No dogs please. Sites allocated on arrival. Details: (after hours) 5662 5029, 5657 3371 or 0408 512 347.
The Australian Nationals, presenting the best of the best of ANDRA Drag Racing with all racing categories present. Nitro, alcohol, supercharged and turbocharged action at Calder with some of Australia’s biggest teams competing for the ANDRA Gold Christmas tree. Qualifying on Saturday 9am-8pm, eliminations Sunday from 10am. Details: calderparkdragracing.com.au
CAR & BIKE SHOW
The St Andrews Cricket Club’s Car and Bike Show, with 38 trophies up for grabs. Open to all classic and modern Holden, Ford, Chrysler, American, European and British cars, plus all brands of classic and modern American, British, European and Japanese motorcycles. At Cole Reserve, Cumberland Rd, Pascoe Vale. Entry $15 cars, $10 bikes. Gates open 8-10am for vehicles. Public entry by gold coin from 10am. Activities for kids, BBQ and drinks available on site. Details: standrewscc.com.au
Mini Sprint — Geoff Moule Memorial, VSC Sprintcars, Division II Hot Rods, Unlimited Sedans & SSA 1200 Juniors. At Nyora Raceway, Grundy Ave, Nyora. Details: of Facebook or at nyoraraceway.com.au
Dandenong Valley Historic Car Club’s Berwick Swap Meet, at Akoonah Park, Princes Highway, Berwick. Gates open from 1.30pm Friday for set up only, no trading. Buyers and sellers from 5am Saturday. Free off-street parking. Entry for sellers and buyers $5 a person. Seller site (6m x 6m) $10, entry not included. Details: Max 0424 229 040 or Robin 0431 895 930.
RIDE AND DRIVE TOUR
The Sun Country Historic Vehicle and Machinery Club’s Triple Shire Ride and Drive Tour (Corowa, Berrigan and Moira Shires). Starts noon at Mulwala Pioneer Museum; 2pm at Christies Museum Tocumwal; and 3.30pm at The Big Strawberry Koonoomoo. Everyone welcome. Details: Barry Bennett 5873 4267.
RIDE TO REMEMBER
Registrations are now open for the annual Grampians Ride to Remember. The 174km ride starts from Ararat at 9am and travels through the Grampians National Park to Willaura and back via Moyston to Ararat for a BBQ in the Alexandra Gardens. Registrations: $30 for riders and pillions, including a barbecue luncheon. Plus motorbike Show & Shine on the day. The ride is hosted by the Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation, Ararat Branch. Details: Events tab at remember.org.au
SHOW & SHINE
The Sun Country Historic Vehicle and Machinery Club’s Motorcycle Show & Shine and Swap Meet. Featuring vintage to modern motorcycles, and a special display of trikes, threewheel spiders and sidecars. At Yarrawonga Foreshore, gates open for stallholders 7am, public and motorcycle exhibitors 8am. Entry: Public and exhibitors $2, under-16 free. For more information contact: Swap meet, Rosko 0409 233 360; Show, Barry Bennett 5873 4267.
Bikers will load up on Sunday for the annual Father Bob Toy Run next to Luna Park, St Kilda.
Santa makes a visit tonight at the Yarra Valley Chrome Bumpers Cruise Night.