NOVEMBER 26-27 RACE FOR PRIDE
Australia’s newest quarter mile drag strip will have its inaugural run at the Chisholm Reserve Motorsport Complex, Sea Lake-Swan Hill Rd, Swan Hill. This quarter mile drag strip has received international accreditation, and is the longest concrete racing surface in Australia. Gates open at 9am each day with racing from 10am-5.30pm. Saturday is qualifying, Sunday is eliminations. Adults $25, 12-15 years $15, under-12 free, $60 for a family. Two-day passes available. Alcohol-free event, catering on site. Details: Swan Hill Dragway on Facebook. FORESHORE ROCKFEST Celebrate all that was great from the ’50s and ’60s at a fun filled weekend festival in Rosebud. Music, dancing, cars, movies, clothes and camping, plus a beach party on Friday evening. Cruise on Saturday in your pre-’75 car in the Texas Hold’em Poker Cruise. Multiple dance venues with live bands across the weekend and an Elvis Presley Double Feature screening at Dromana 3 DriveIn. On Sunday, join the chrome bumper and hot rod show along with the pin up and vintage era competition. Details: foreshorerockfest.com.au
NOVEMBER 27 MOTOR SHOW 2016
St Margaret’s and Berwick Grammar School is hosting a family motor show event at St Margaret’s School, Gloucester Ave, Berwick from 6-8pm. All types of vehicles on display. Admission $2, display vehicles $12.50 and should be booked through trybooking.com/220969. Details: Sharon 9703 8133.
The Alfa Romeo Owners Club is holding its annual Spettacolo Concorso & Wash ‘n’ Shine with Spider Showcase at Wesley College, 577 St Kilda Rd. Gates open at 9.30am with free Alfa Romeo parking with other Italian exotic cars, kids entertainment, food and fun for all the family. Details: alfaclubvic.org.au
TEST AND TUNE
Head to Heathcote Park Raceway for test and tune plus burnout practice. Gates open at 8.30am, with racing from 11am4pm. Race for $60 or spectate for $20, under-14 free. Hot and cold food and drinks are available all day. Details: Russell Clarke 0416 072478.
DECEMBER 4 SWAP MEET
More than 600 cars, motorbikes, custom push bikes, trucks, buses and anything with wheels will be on show at Numurka Showgrounds from 8am. A great family fun day out with lots of free entertainment for the kids, plus a car show with trophies and WWII Mustang aeroplane and aerobatic helicopter flyovers, and more. The swap meet will have up to 300 sites available. Entry for adults $5, kids $2. Vehicle entry is $10. All funds raised will be donated to local charities. Details: Damien 0487 369 737, Wayne 0408 717 298 or showusyawheels.com.au
The Vauxhall Owners’ Club of Australia will host a display of their cars at Caribbean Gardens, Ferntree Gully Rd, Scoresby, from 10.30am. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in Vauxhalls to inspect and admire the collection. Details: Hugh 0417 119 790, Kav 0414 716 265 or Andrew 0402 677 341.
MERCEDES BENZ CLUB
Mercedes Benz Club Victoria is hosting a display day from 9am3pm at the Southbank Promenade by the spillway. This is the fourth annual display of club cars, many rarely seen on the roads and includes a line-up of SL sports, cabriolets and sedans from the fifties right up to current. Come along and chat to the owners for an insight into the marque and stroll among the classics.
Confederates Rod and Custom Club invite all hot rods and chrome bumpers to join them for a Big Breakfast at Cocomo’s Restaurant, Stud Park Shopping Centre, Rowville, from 9am. Details Bill 0407 802 257 or Tony 0417 341 001.
DECEMBER 6 SANTA CRUZ
Cruise to the Peninsula Homemaker Centre, Bungower Rd, Mornington for some festive spirit at Santa Cruz. A Cruisin’ Xmas Tree and $2000 worth of hampers to be won in the charity raffle. A special visit by Santa Claus, kids activities and lots of cool street rods and chrome bumper cars. Food available from the Sober Mule and Rotary BBQ. Entry of $5 a car includes a ticket in the charity raffle. All proceeds donated to children’s charities. Parents, please bring a wrapped and named gift not exceeding $10 to pass along to Santa. Open to all pre’75 street rods, muscle cars and chrome bumper classics from 5.30pm. Details: letsgocruisin.com.au
DECEMBER 11 TOY RUN
Father Bob’s Toy Run will be held at Victoria Park in Abbotsford from 9am-3pm. At 11.30am decorated motorcycles, scooters, sidecars and trikes will go on a parade along the Yarra Blvd and back to Victoria Park. The Toy Run collects gifts, food that doesn’t need refrigeration and donations so Father Bob can make Christmas happier for needy folk, especially children. Free entry with live music and BBQ. Details: Damien 0419 846 855.
GEELONG SWAP MEET
Head to Beckley Park, Broderick St, Corio, for a display of all makes and models of vintage, veteran and classic vehicles plus all types of automotive memorabilia including tools and workshop equipment. A free area will be set aside for the display of classic vehicles. Load up the trailer and turn all your unwanted items into cash. Indoor selling sites $35 and must be pre-booked, or $25 for an outdoor site. Pay at the gate from 6.30am. Entry $5, under14 free. For more information contact: Graham Rose 0428 394 249.
The Gippsland Sporting & Classic Car Register hosts a Breakfast Club on the second Sunday of each month. Bring your sporting, classic or special vehicle, browse or chat with fellow enthusiasts. At Warragul CBD, 8-10am. Details: sportingregister.org.au.
DECEMBER 28-31 FX-FJ HOLDEN NATIONAL TITLES
The Rare Spares & Shannons 23rd FX-FJ Holden National Titles will be hosted by the Early Model Holden Club of Victoria Inc. The National Titles will be held in Mansfield over four days from December 28. Pre-entry is required and only members of Australian Early Holden Federation affiliated clubs are eligible to enter their vehicles. The Show & Shine is open to the public and will be held on December 29 in Highett St, Mansfield from 10am-4pm. Entry forms are available at fxfjnats.com.au. For more information contact: Chris 0425 844 849.
Australia’s newest quarter mile drag strip will have its first run at the Chisholm Reserve Motorsport Complex in Swan Hill this weekend.