HOT ROD & COOL RIDES SHOW The 52nd Victorian Hot Rod & Cool Rides Show is Australia’s longest running hot rod event and returns to the Royal Exhibition Building with over 150 of Australia’s best hot rods, street machines, customs and motor cycles competing for over $50,000 in trophies and prizes. Kingpin Kuztums will host the Kustom Car and Rockabilly Party on the Sunday. Details: Ron Smith 0408 688 699.
TRACTOR PULL & TRUCK SHOW If trucks, modified tractors or burn out cars are your thing, head to Rutter Reserve, South Gippsland Highway, Tooradin, for a tractor pull and truck show. Kids mini tractors will also make an appearance. There will be full catering and bar facilities available, no BYO, no glass. Adults $25, kids 10-16 years $10, under-10 free, family (two adults, two kids) $60, senior pension card holders $15. EFTPOS available for ticket purchase only. Gates open at 10am. No dogs. Details: tooradintractorpullers.com.au
CAR & BIKE SHOW The 2nd Annual Northern Show & Shine is open to all Veteran, Vintage, Classic, Modern Cars and Bikes, with 52 trophies up for grabs. There are individual categories for Holden, Ford, Chrysler, American, Japanese, European and British cars. Special categories for Best Panel Van, Utility, Hot Rod, Monaro, GT, Corvette, Camaro, Charger, Torana, HSV/FPV, SS & Customline. Open to all brands of classic and modern American, British, European and Japanese motorcycles. For full list of categories and entry form refer to the website. Entry for cars is $15 and $10 for bikes. Gates open from 8am, judging will start at 10.30am. There will be a live band and activities for kids, The show will be held at Cole Reserve, Cumberland Rd, Pascoe Vale. Details: standrewscc.com.au or Facebook. ROB ROY HILLCLIMB
Round 2 of the Victorian Hillclimb Championship will be held at Rob Roy. The event will feature over 80 of the state’s top competitors as they take to the second oldest purpose built hill climb track in the world at Clintons Road Smiths Gully /Christmas Hills. All are welcome to come, stroll among the cars, talk to the drivers and see the action close up. Full catering is provided on site. Competition commences 9.30am with trophy presentations at around 4.30pm. Admission $10 per single person or $15 for full car. Details: Wayne 0412 339 934 or robroyhillclimbcom.au PAKENHAM SWAP MEET
A swap meet catering for all makes and models of vintage, veteran and classic vehicles plus all types of automotive memorabilia, including collectables will be held at Pakenham Football Ground, Old Princes Highway from 8am-1pm. Selling sites are $25 and includes admission for two people and will be available at
the gate from 6.30am, no bookings required. A free area will also be set aside for a classic vehicle display and free parking. General admission is $5 adults and children under-14 free. Details: 9585 6567 or
0428 394 249. OFF ROADERS DISPLAY
Make the most of the Gippsland Vehicle Collection’s extended holiday hours and view the Baja Bug until the end of February. Named after the renowned Baja 1000 Desert Race in Mexico, Baja Bugs are the cut-down, remodelled, big brothers of the Volkswagen Beetles. Entry to the Museum is $10 per adult, $8 concession and children under15 free. The GVC is located at 1A Sale-Maffra Rd, Maffra.
RIVALS CRUISE This Australia Day, Club VE and Club FG play host to the 3rd annual rival cruise for all Holden and Fords. A family event with a friendly rivalry, bring the kids for a free, funfilled day for all. Including a cruise, photo shoot and
Australia Day barbecue. A celebration of two Aussie icons. Meet at 10am for an 11am departure at 292 Lorimer Street, Port Melbourne. Details: clubve.com or facebook.com/ events/321843781549021.
SHOW & SHINE The Wonthaggi Football/ Netball Club’s Show & Shine and Swap Meet will be held at the Recreation Reserve, Korumburra Rd, Wonthaggi from 8am for the public and gates open at 6am for cars and stallholders. Entry $5 a car, $5 for adults, under-15 free. Details: Tracey
0417 240 082.
SHOW US YOUR CAR The North Eastern Car Club’s annual Show us your Car night will be held at Nolans Lane, Tarrawingee, from 6pm and 9pm. Owners of muscle cars, daily drivers, vintage and veteran cars, classic cars, trucks and motorcycles of all descriptions are invited to display their vehicles in front of an expected large crowd. Barbecue and cold drinks will be available during the evening. Entry for display vehicles is a $5 donation, while spectators are free. Trailer parking available. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org or Ron Woodward 03 5727 3407.
COLAC HERITAGE FESTIVAL Colac P& A Society Heritage Festival will be held at Colac Showgrounds, Bruce St. Colac from 9am to 4pm. Massey Ferguson, Massey Harris, HV McKay, Farm machinery industry will be featuring. Displays of Meccano, cars, crafts, working horses and donkeys, bikes, trucks, small engines. Vintage classic tractor pull. All exhibitors welcome. NHMA affiliated. Free children’s activities. Details: Alan 0429 312946 or Peter 0428 523694.
BERWICK SWAP MEET Head to Akoonah Park, Princes Highway, Berwick for a swap meet. Gates open 5am for sellers and 6am buyers; seller sites only $10 (entry not included). Admission for sellers and buyers $5 per person; children under-14 free. Free off-street parking. Details: Roger 0407 568 488 or Ian 0419 312 304.
GRAMPIANS RIDE Registrations are now open for the annual Grampians Ride to Remember. The 196km ride is open to all licensed motorcycle enthusiasts, with proceeds supporting the Jason Bond Perioperative Unit at East Grampians Health Service (Ararat Hospital). Cost is $30 a rider/pillion, which includes barbie lunch, commemorative badge, showbag and bottled water at the end of the ride. Departs at 9am from the Ararat Performing Arts Centre precinct. Early birds register by February 1 and be in the draw to win six bottles of Grampians shiraz. Details: register online via trybooking.com/NPTU or remember.org.au or Diane 0419 316 920.
The RACV Great Australian Rally rallying for a cure will be held at Mornington Racecourse. It is one of the biggest veteran, vintage and classic car events with up to 25 car clubs promotional displays and 1000 cars taking part. The event is a major fundraiser for Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. Details: greataustralian rally.com for entry details or Rex Hall 0408 303 129. SHOW & SHINE
The Charger Club of Victoria is holding its annual show & shine at Caribbean Gardens from 9.30am, with trophy presentation at 2pm. Open to all Chrysler and Mopar vehicles. Details: Des 0409 936 545.
PENINSULA CRUISE Cruise on the Peninsula Link freeway rain or shine to the Peninsula Cruise Night at the Peninsula Homemaker Centre, Bungower Rd Mornington. All pre ’‘75 street rods, pick ups, muscle cars and chrome bumper classics welcome from 5.30pm. Entrants’ prizes drawn at 7pm, meals available at new Sober Mule, 300 plus paved car spaces. Details: letsgocruisin.com.au or Facebook LetsGoCruisin1
LANG LANG SHOW N’ SHINE Hot rods, custom and classic cars, bikes, swap meet and stalls, Motor Mowers Racing Mayhem will meet from 9am for the public and cars, swap meet and stall holder entry at 7am. There will be kids activities. Entry is $5, under-16 free. Details: langlangshownshine.com or Jan 0408 307 458.
CAR CRUISE NE Car Club and Rotary Club Car Cruise presents a Car Cruise at Shepparton Showgrounds from 6pm to 10pm. The event is family friendly, no driving events or trophies, static display only. Food and drinks available. Entry is by gold coin donation at the gate. Details: Bill King 0427 116 602.
CLASSIC CRUISES Northern Classic Cruisers are hosting a Charity Car Show from 4pm to 8pm at Epping RSL, 195 Harvest Home Rd, Epping. The official charity is Victoria Police Legacy and supporting Epping RSL. Pre-1985 classic cars and bikes invited. Entry for cars is $10, bikes $5 and kids under-16 free. Entry for general public is by gold coin donation. Raffle prizes and giveaways will be drawn on the day. Strictly no hooning, no alcohol and no littering. Details: Northern Classic Cruisers Facebook page. VICTORIAN HILLCLIMB CHAMPIONSHIP Gippsland Car Club will conduct Round 3 of the 2017 Victorian Hillclimb Championship at Bryant Park, Bill Schulz Drive, Yallourn. The event is a twilight event, commencing at 1pm until 7pm. The event caters for all classes of cars including Formula Libre, sports and Tin Top vehicles. Competitors require a CAMS L2S or L2SJ Licence. Entry for spectators is free, and full canteen service is provided. Entry forms can be found at gippslandcarclub.com.au.
CLASSICS BY THE BAY Portland Classic Auto Club will be hosting a show n’ shine at the Portland Foreshore from 10am to 4pm. Entry by gold coin donation. Barbecue and drinks available. Fletch from Classic Restos is attending. Visiting cars welcome. Details: Craig 0421 725 158.
Head to the Gippsland Vehicle Collection in Maffra on Sunday to see the Baja Bug, a cut-down, remodelled Volkswagen Beetle.
Cruise on the Peninsula Link freeway rain or shine to the Peninsula Cruise Night at the Peninsula Homemaker Centre, Bungower Rd Mornington on February 7.