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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


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


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.


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 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.


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


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.


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.


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.

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