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JAN­UARY 20-22

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.

JAN­UARY 21

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

JAN­UARY 22

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.

JAN­UARY 26

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.

JAN­UARY 29

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.

FE­BRU­ARY 1

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: jeff@rallysport­mag.com.au or Ron Wood­ward 03 5727 3407.

FE­BRU­ARY 4-5

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.

FE­BRU­ARY 4

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.

FE­BRU­ARY 5

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.

RACV RALLY

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.

FE­BRU­ARY 7

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

FE­BRU­ARY 8

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.

FE­BRU­ARY 10

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.

FE­BRU­ARY 11

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.

FE­BRU­ARY 18

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.

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