Spotlight on Monaros
IT’S A big year for Monaros in Queensland with the first Monaro Nationals to be held in the state in September.
There are four days of activities planned for the Warwick event, with drags, a show and shine, a cruise and trophies. A highlight will be Tony Michael’s immaculately restored 1969 HT Monaro GTS 350 Bathurst Special with a 224kW Chevrolet 350ci (5.7-litre) V8. Early entry fee is $125 or $160 after April.
Meanwhile, the Monaro Club of Queensland is holding its first pointscore event at Warwick’s Leslie Park on March 21, as a precursor to the main event on September 3-6.
About 40 cars, including Tony Michael’s 1969 HT Monaro GTS 350 Bathurst Special, will be on display from 10.30am to 2.30pm.
Spectator entry is free.
Outdoors on show
IF YOU love the great outdoors then head to the Gold Coast Caravan Camping 4WD Fish and Boat Show at the Parklands Showground, Southport, from next Friday.
Up to 12,000 people are expected to attend over the three days, with more than 700 companies and organisations exhibiting at the entertaining and educational event.
There is also a 4WD Demo Track, Australian Travelling Fish Show, Reptile Awareness Show and Freestyle Trials Bike Show on Saturday and Sunday. The show is open from 9am to 5pm daily and admission is $15 for adults, $11 for government-issued seniors card holders and age pensioners, and children up to 16 are free when accompanied by an adult.
Plenty of hot rod fun
WOMEN will throw gumboots and men will toss kegs in novelty events at the 10th annual Bike, Truck and Hot Rod Show today.
The event, run by the Vietnam Veterans Motorcycle Club of Queensland’s Brisbane chapter, will be held at 132 Meakin Rd, Kingston, with camping facilities provided.
Registration opens at 9am and closes at 1pm.
There will also be a stunt bike show, DJ, car and bike burnout competition and live entertainment.
Bag that rare spare
LOOKING for that rare part for your vintage, veteran, historic or classic vehicle restoration?
The 24th annual Ormiston Swap – organised by the Bayside Vehicle Restorers Club – at Ormiston School tomorrow is the place to go.
Many vintage, post-war and modern classic vehicles also will be on display.
Gates open at 6am. Admission is $2. Swap sites are $4.
Contact Richard Egglesfield on 3207 3733 or Scott Fagg on 3823 1794.
Historics grid up
LAKESIDE Park is set for a blast from the past when 100 historic racing cars take to the famous track this weekend.
Racing will include Formula Vees, Formula Juniors, Formula Threes, tin tops, touring cars and production sports cars.
A squadron of antique aircraft, known as The Pythons, will fly over tomorrow at 12.30pm.
Gates at Lakeside Rd, Kurwongbah, open at 8am with racing from 9.30am to 4pm. Admission is $20.
POPULAR: Tony Michael and his 1969 Monaro will appear at the Monaro Nationals in Warwick this year.