SEPTEMBER 3-4 SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
Come to the monthly family get together of chrome, classic, muscle, rod, rat and custom cars and bikes. Head to MacDonald’s at the Home Maker Centre opposite Northland on Murray Rd, Preston. From 5.30pm onwards. Free entry. Details: Northern Gal on Facebook.
Victorian State Race Series presents Round 4 of CAMS Victorian State Circuit Racing Championships 2016 in a welcome return to Winton. Categories include: Sports Cars, Sports Sedans, Formula Ford 1600, Formula Vees, Improved Production Cars, and series for Historic Touring Cars, Porsche 944 Challenge, Saloon Cars, MGs/British Sports Cars and Circuit Excels. There will be non-stop action from 9am-5pm both days. Weekend pass $30, Sunday only $25, under 16 free. For more information: vicstateraceseries.com.au
SEPTEMBER 4 VINTAGE MACHINERY
The Bellarine Vintage Machinery Group’s Father’s Day event, at Drysdale Railway Station, 2-10 Station St, Drysdale. Featuring steam engines, vintage tractors, stationary engines, vintage and classic cars and trucks, chaff cutting and other working demonstrations. Bellarine railway will be running short carriage rides from Drysdale station, as well as its regular service to Queenscliff. Entry $5, $10 a family (train rides an extra cost). Details: Bob De Vries 0438 593 292.
Nyora is celebrating its 25th year of swap meets. Come along this Father’s Day to find auto parts, bric-a-brac, assorted memorabilia, car boot sale, old/ vintage farming equipment and some veteran/historic cars on display. Gates open at 7am at Nyora Recreation Reserve, Grundy Ave, Nyora. Sellers are advised to arrive at 6am for a site cost of $10. Public entry is $4 and under-15 free. Details: Daryl on 0438 596 408 or Brett on 0412 487 880.
TAKE THE OLD MAN TO OLD TOWN
Treat dad to the Custom and Classic Car Show at Old Gippstown Gippsland Heritage Park for a great day out for the whole family. There will be live music, kids entertainment, dodgem cars, sausage sizzle, food and market stalls, and a cafe and licenced bar from 10am. Show car entry opens from 6am, $10 a car. Public entry from 10am,$5 an adult and a gold coin for children. Where: Old Gippstown, 211 Lloyd St, Moe.
CATCH OUR DRIFT
The Victorian Drift Club is hosting Round 4 of the Drifting Championship at Calder Park Raceway. Gates open at 9am for spectators and cost is $20, with under-12 free. Details: vicdrift.com
Confederates Rod and Custom Club invite all hot rods and chrome bumpers to join them for a Big Breakfast on Father’s Day at Cocomo’s Restaurant, Stud Park Shopping Centre, Rowville from 9am. It makes for a perfect way to start your day. Details: Bill 0407 802 257 or Tony 0417 341 001.
Showcars Melbourne is hosting a Father’s Day family car and bike show at Acland St, St Kilda from 11am-5pm. Show display will be at O’Donnell Gardens and Shakespeare Grove, St Kilda. There will be free kids entertainment, bands, restaurants, bars, coffee, Luna Park, awards, movie cars and more. Free entry. Details: showcarsmelbourne.com.au, Facebook showcarsmelbourne or phone 0419 350 400.
TEST, TUNE & BURNOUT
Head to Heathcote Park Raceway to test and tune, and get in some burnout practice. Gates open 8.30am with racing from 11am-4pm. Entry is $60 to race, $20 to spectate, under-14 free. For more information contact: 0416 072 478 or heathcoteparkraceway.com.au
The Hobsons Bay Men’s Shed Motoring Group will meet at 280 Queen St, Altona, from 10am-3pm to show their cars and talk the torque. The public are free to show classic and custom cars and motorbikes, traders also welcome. There will be a sausage sizzle, too. For more information contact: 9398 2383.
SEPTEMBER 6 PENINSULA CRUISE
Cruise on Peninsula Link, rain or shine, to the Peninsula Cruise Night at the Peninsula Homemaker Centre, Bungower Rd, Mornington. Take the Bungower Rd offramp then right towards Mornington. All pre-75 Street Rods, Pick Ups, Muscle Cars and Chrome Bumper Classics welcome from 5.30pm. Entrant’s prizes drawn at 7pm, meals available at new Sober Mule, 200-plus paved car spaces. Details: letsgocruisin.com.au
SEPTEMBER 10-11 SHANNONS NATIONALS
There’s plenty of racing at Phillip Island including the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge, Australian GT Trophy, Australian Sports Sedan Series, AustralianV8 Touring Car Series and Australian Superkart Series, Australian Sports Racers, Australian Formula 3 Premier Series and the Touring Car Masters, all at the 2016 Shannons Nationals Round 6 at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. Weekend pass $35, under-16 free. Details: piarc.com.au or thenationals.com.au
The Wedderburn Historical Engine and Machinery Society’s Engine Rally, at Racecourse Rd, Wedderburn. Featuring engines, steam engines, trucks, tractors, tractor trek, Clydesdale horse team, chaff cutting, shearing, classic and vintage cars. Free on-site camping. Free entry for exhibitors. General entry $5 a day, under-16 free. Full on-site catering. Details: Geoff 5494 3206, Trevor 5494 3152, Peter 5494 3261.
SEPTEMBER 11 WESTSIDE AUTORAMA CAR AND BIKE SHOW
Renegades Hot Rod and Custom Club are holding a ASRF-sanctioned event car and bike show at corner Grieve Pde and Dohertys Rd, Altona North. Entry for indoor and outdoor display vehicles is $15. Enter between 8am-2pm. General admission from 10am2pm $5. Great raffle prizes, catering and licenced bar. Details: 0411 327 515 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ROLL OUT THE CLASSICS
The RollsRoyce Owners’ Club of Australia covers motor cars made by RollsRoyce from 1904 and Bentley from 1931, to the present day. The 2016 Victorian club Concours d’Elegance will be at Wesley College, Glen Waverley (Melway: 62 A12) from 10am-3pm. About 100 display vehicles expected, with stunning cars ranging from more than 100 years old to latest models. Sponsors’ displays, dealers, food and product vendors will contribute to the atmosphere of the day. The entry fee for the day is $10 a car.
The Victorian Drift Club is hosting Round 4 of the Drifting Championship at Calder Park Raceway this Sunday.