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DE­CEM­BER 11

CRUISE NIGHT

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.

DE­CEM­BER 13

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. All wel­come. At War­ragul CBD, 8-10am. De­tails: sport­in­greg­is­ter.org.au

TOY RUN

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.

DROUIN SPEEDWAY

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.

DE­CEM­BER 14

CRUISE NIGHT

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

DE­CEM­BER 16

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.

DE­CEM­BER 18

CALDER PARK

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

DE­CEM­BER 20

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

BREAK­FAST CRUISE

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.

HEATH­COTE RACE­WAY

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

DE­CEM­BER 26

HEATH­COTE RACE­WAY

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

BAIRNS­DALE SPEEDWAY

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.

DE­CEM­BER 27

NY­ORA RACE­WAY

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

CALDER PARK

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

ROSEDALE SPEEDWAY

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.

JAN­UARY 2

PENIN­SULA CRUISE

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.

JAN­UARY 3

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.

JAN­UARY 9

BAIRNS­DALE SPEEDWAY

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.

JAN­UARY 9-10

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

JAN­UARY 10

SWAP MEET

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.

JAN­UARY 23-24

CALDER PARK

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

JAN­UARY 31

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

FE­BRU­ARY 6

NY­ORA RACE­WAY

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

SWAP MEET

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.

FE­BRU­ARY 7

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.

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