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ACT ACT 7-10th January 2016 Summernats 29

JAN 2016


7-10 January Summernats 29

It’s the biggest motoring event of the year, frying tyres and pale flesh in the sunny Aussie capital since 1988, you know damn-well Unique Cars magazine and Street Machine will be there. As should you.

If you haven’t been yet, go. If you’re a seasoned professional, you’re probably already well aware of where to go (not in that regard), and what to do. If not, visit for details, tickets and news.

Contact organisers via Email: admin@summernats. or Phone: 02 6241 8111.

Let ‘er rip!


10 January All Wheel Show & Shine

Big family day at Ascot Racecourse, Ascot, WA. 1.00pm start. Web: vintagecollectivemarkets. net.


15-17 January Valley Rodders Cruise 2016

Hot rodding, rock ‘n’ roll, and the Tanunda Hotel in the drop-dead beautiful Barossa Valley. Is there any better a combination for your weekend? Didn’t think so. If you’re up for all that and many miles of pristine cruising vistas, get entering before entries close on December 31! $10 per pre -70s hot rods or custom (sorry, no muscle cars here). Contact organisers via Email: cruiseon@ or Phone: 08 8563 0409.

Visit: www.valleyhotrodders.


16 January Burnout Outlaws

Tyre-frying isn’t everyone’s cup of lard. But for every wafting Bentley, there are probably ten devil-horned, durry-rolling louts hanigngn from the back of a 900hp Monaro. And that’s perfectly fine with us. There’s $25K up for grabs and Mothers car care will flick $500 to the slickest sets of wheels in their show ‘n’ shine. Sydney Dragway in Ferrers Rd, Eastern Creek Email: info@ Visit: www.sydneydragway.

17 January Minis in the Gong

The world’s most famous (or is that infamous?) small car is getting a celebration thanks to the folk at Minis in the Gong club. They’re having a show ‘n’ shine at the Australian Motorlife Museum, Darkes Rd, Kembla Grange, and they welcome anything and everything Mini; BL, Rover, Austin, Elf, Hornet, Buckle, Marcos, Sports Racing and even Mokes. Even the Beemers can come!

Email: info@minisinthegong. Visit: au Phone: (02) 9421 0700


22-24 January Powercruise Tasmania 2016

Symmons Plains: Australia’s hotbed of motoring madness. If you live nearby and don’t enjoy the snap of oversteer, the crackle of overrun and the pop of inflating egos when you’re passed by something with two fewer cylinders, you’re a fish out of water.

Powercruise is not to be missed–burnouts, racing, cruising, drifting, show ‘n’ shines, camping, dyno runs, more racing and even some silverware. Get on it!

Email: info@Powercruise. com Phone: 0407 172 413.


FEB 2016


7 February Victor Harbour Autojungle

Gorgeous Victor Harbour and the Historic Motor Vehicles Club Inc. hosts this chock-a-block swap meet and show ‘n’ shine even on Sunday Feb 7. Squillions of car parts, stalls selling all kinds of motoring gear and food/drinks to keep thre worms at bay at the Encounter Bay footy club oval in Ring Road, Victor Harbour. Gates open at 7am, so go beserk: sellers: $15; buyers: $5.

Visit: Phone: Leigh Blackett (08) 8554 1874.


7 February Super Chevy Sunday #23

The Chevy Performance Assoc. of South Australia is hosting this day dedicated to the Bow Tie legend. All styles of genuine Chevy bodied and powered automobile is encouraged to the Gleaneagles Oval in Ailsa Ave, Seaton. Adults: $5; kids under 14: free entry.

Licensed bar (settle down), kids amusements (Keep it down) and plenty of stalls to gormandize.

Visit: www. Phone: 0412 198 456 or Email: chevperformance@

28 February Small Ford Show

Hosted by Ford RS OWners Club, SA at the National Motor Museum in Birdwood.

ENtries include Anglias, Prefects, Cortinas, Escorts, the Laser, Zodiac, Zephyr and Capri, plus Focus, Sierra, Fiesta and anything commercial or of special interest. From 10am to 3pm, which includes judging and plenty of stick-beaking.

For info give Mark a call on Phone: 0439 831 862 Visit: www.rsownersclubsa. net


5-7 February Queenscliff Rod Run

If you wanna see an entire town literally choked full of cool old cars, from shiny to shonky, you’ve got to see the spectacle that is Saturday cruise night in Queenscliff. The seaside township, normally a quiet holiday destination, becomes a foundation-shaking rat-run of motoring mayhem. Good luck finding a carpark.

So, you’ll be needing the following info: Phone: Greg Morrissey: 0409 955 348 Email: alanwarrensigns@ Visit: geelongstreetrodders.

6 February Berwick Swap Meet

Akoonah Park, Princes Highway, Berwick, Vic. Gates open from 1.30pm Friday 5th – NO TRADING! Set up only. Buyers and sellers from 5.00am Saturday 6th. Free off-street parking. Sellers and buyers $5pp entry, seller site (6m x 6m) $10, entry not incl. Melway map 111, H10 Phone: Max 0424229040, Robin 0431895930, Roger 0407568488.

6 February Black Saturday Remembrance Cruise 2016

On February 7th, 2009, the worst bushfires in Australian history ripped through Victoria and claimed 172 lives, injured 5000 people and destroyed over 2000 homes, plus land and wildlife. This respectful cruise departs Lilydale Industrial carpark (101-127 Beresfod Rd) at 3pm and concludes at Healesville Railway Precinct at 4pm, with a ceremony at 5pm. $10 entry is donated to local CFA.

Phone: Stacey 0421 321 203

21 February All American Car Display & Swap Meet

Gembrook Sports Ground, Bembrook, VIC (Melways 312 D8). Classic, vintage and veteran, hot rods, customs, pick-ups and wagons are all welcome, including Aussie cars from GMH, Ford and Chrysler up to 1975. Entry: $5 (adults), under-12s: free.

Set-up from 8am, food stalls and lots of swap sites available. Stalls: $10.00 per head. Hosts: Rotary Club of Emerald and District Inc.

Phone: Ian Wakefield 0408 769 491

21 February Greater Gippsland Car & Bike Show

More Racing Club (Waterloo Rd) opens its grounds to all the hot and cool metal the Gippy region has to offer. Chrome, plastic and everything from anywhere is welcome (not Priuses or Camry’s of course), just classics. Snap yourself up a trade stall or just bring the motley crew out for a day of wandering and sticky-beaking among the live music and food vans.

Bikes are welcome too.

Phone: 03 5120 1333 Visit: Email: m.ballard@


7 February Wheels in the Park

Heritage Park, in Arve Road, Geeveston, will be the playground for enthusiasts wanting to show off their classic car of any marque and model. Best part is there are no entry forms, no deadlines, no flaming hoops to jump through. Just arrive, pay and plonk. You might even pick up a trophy or two. Gold coin donation, find them on Bookface and it’s compulsary to have a good time. No pressure.

Visit: www.wheels. Phone: 0417 881 838 Email: gcdassoc@hotmail. com

MARCH 2016


19 March Brookton Old Time Motor Show

This biannual event’s theme in 2016 is ‘All Things Aussie’.

So whether it’s a Pervis Eureka, Goggomobile Dart or a hairy-chested Charger, Falcon or Munro, roll into town for this great big festival of cool. There’s more happening than you can drop-punt an ovular leather sack into.

Visit: or Email: au for more info.


13 March High Altitude Rod Run

Toowoomba’s Railway St and carpark will take in the hot rodding horde from the High Altitude Hot Rodders Club. Public entry is free, and the rockabilly music will be loud. Toowoomba Regional Council, supporters of the run, encourage you to chomp, slurp and sip all the deliciousness of the surrounding cafes, restaurants, stalls and venues while enjoying all the chrome, curves and growling magnificence of the cars.

Phone: Claire: 0438 164 054 Email: tmbahotrodsec@ Visit: Facebook: Toowoomba-Hot-Rodders

22 March Superswap Show ‘N’ Shine

The Automobile Restorers Association Gold Coast Inc are hoping not to be rained out this year, but you know the drill. Formerly the Carrara Super Swap, now in its second year at the beautiful Country Paradise Parklands, Nerang Beaudesert Rd, 2km west of Nerang. Free camping; show ‘n’ shine open to all makes/models; 18 trophies for restored and modified vehicles. Entry: $5 display, extra $5 for judging.

Caterers on site, natuirally.

For all the info we couldn’t fit on the page call Lyle Ross on Phone: 0449 997 149 Email: aussieacer@hotmail. com.

Visit: www.autorestorers.


10-13 March Phillip Island Classic

Over 500 entrants and a carpark packing 1500-plus patrons makes this one of the biggest motorsport events in Australia. No wonder! Prepare to see some of the best historic racing you’ll ever clap eyes on, all less than two hours from Melbourne. F5000, sports cars, open-wheel pocket rocketry and touring cars of every shape and colour will rumble over the bridge and shake the island.

Camp trackside, book a plot at the local Big4 or just make a day-trip. But don’t miss it! Secretary contact: Phone: 03 9499 2212 Email: plrandall@bigpond. com Visit:


25-27 March Bathurst Motor Festival

It’s one of the best grassroots motorsport weekends of the entire year. Everything from HQ Holdens and Historic Touring Cars to Production Sports, Porsche Club, and the ever-expanding 6 Hour endurance race will be among many other categories to challenge the treachery of Mount Panorama. If the 12 Hour’s too long and V8 Supercars don’t cut it these days, pop the tent, fill an eski and mark your plot for motor racing like it used to be!

Secretary contact: Phone: 07 3315 2499 Email: enquiries@ Visit: bathurstmotorfestival.

APRIL 2016


10 April All Australian Car Day

W.A. Just Cruizin Street Machiners are hosting this whopper car show. You’ll find kids entertainment, market stalls to fill up on cheese and gluten free crispbread, the Gourmet Wine & Food Hall will tempt your tastebuds, and somewhere in there you’ll be able to see some precious Aussie-built cars–the real reason for being there. Entry is via a gold coin donation.

Phone: Naomi: 0418 936 952 Email: aacdwaroona@dodo. for more info.


3 April Crazy About Chrome

Hosting is the 48-78 Holden Car Club Inc. with help from Cessnock City Holden. It’s a day, you guessed it, all about chrome. Calling all cars from rods and customs, to 4WDs to exotics, muscle cars and commercial stuff. Camping is available and there’ll be the usual smattering of revhead entertainment. Public entry is $2 per person, and you’ll have to leave the turps at home becuase it’s a grog-free gig.

Phone: Troy: 0411 398 599 or Mark: 0429 310 040 Email: cac@48to78holden. com Visit: www.48to78holden. com