Spot­light on Monaros

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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.

Visit www.ru­ralscene.com.au

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.

Visit www.qldvvmc.com

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.

Visit www.bay­side.org.au

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.

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