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15-18 April 2016 Jaguar Nationals QLD

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APRIL 2016


17 April CLassic Car Show

The largest display of collectable vehicles can be seen at the Classic Car Show which caters for a wide range of motoring enthusiasts in Western Australia. Each year the show attracts around 1,000 cars and over 20,000 spectators to Whiteman Park, and is proudly sponsored by Auto One.

Numerous other attractions include live music, craft stalls, motor traders plying their trades and other interesting events. Entry to Whiteman Park is free, the Gold Coin Donation only applies to the area where the car show is.

Come out and spend the day at Whiteman Park enjoying the Classic Car Show and all the other actiivities on offer in the park.

Visit: councilofmotoring


15-16 April Crawlin’ the Hume

Come along and enjoy like minded people and travel as much of the Old Hume Highway as we can. Kicks off at the Ford Factory in Campbellfield and travels through Kalkallo, Wallan and up Pretty Sally, Kilmore, Tallarook, Seymour, Euroa and onto Benalla and Winton for lunch. Then onto Glenrowan, Wangaratta, Chiltern, Wodonga and Albury. Saturday night dinner for entrants.

All vehicles must be over 25 years old to enter. Entries close at 200 vehicles, dinner will close at 400 people.

Call: Rob 0409 380 090 or Roger 0428 581 729.

24 April Maffra Motor Museum Swap

ComeThe Maffra Motor Museum Automotive Swap Meet is being held on Sunday 24th April 2016 at the Gippsland Vehicle Collection in Maffra. This is an automotive swap meet focussing on car and motorbike parts, collectibles and garage-enalia. Set up time for sellers 7am, buyers from 8am. Cost $5 per person (buyer and sellers).

No pre-booking required, first in best dressed.

Call: Peter 0427 455 513 or Sue 0428 456 614.


15-18 April Jaguar Nationals

The Jaguar National Rally 2016 is being held at Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast. Friday night welcoming cocktail party in the Conference Centre. Saturday 16th April is the Pacific Jaguar Display Day and 200 Jaguars will be on display beside the picturesque Pumicestone Passage in Apex Park.

Saturday night beach party with a delicious barbeque style dinner. Sunday 17th April is the traditional Sporting Day, a regularity event will be held at the famous Lakeside Park.

Sunday night is presentation night and will be held at the Caloundra Powerboat Club.

Monday 18th April is brunch at the Power Boat Club.

Visit: jaguarnationalrally

23-24 April Burdekin Auto Festival

The The Burdekin Auto Festival, Car and Bike Show is being held on the 23rd and 24th April 2016 at the Ayr Show Grounds. This year we hope to be bigger and better, with the re introduction of the mud pit massacre (yet to be confirmed), and a cement strip for the Go-to-Whoa. (Yet to be completed.)

We are sticking with the 2-day event, with the show’n’shine on the Sunday.

There will also be stalls and entertainment, food and drinks available.

Visit: Burdekin Cruisers Car Club on Facebook.

24 April Kenilworth Hotel Classic

The 7th Annual Kenilworth Hotel Classic and Custom Car Show is being held on Sunday 24th April 2016 at the Kenilworth Hotel. Kicks off at 10am. Best custom, original and Peoples Choice trophies. Live rock n roll music, market and trade stalls, kids entertainment. All clubs welcome.

Call: (07) 5446 0206.

30 April-1 May All Holden Day

The main event conducted by the Townsville Early Holden Club each year is their annual “All Holden Day” and this year’s show will be held on 30th April-1st May 2016. All Holdens and GMs welcome. Camping available, competitors events, kids entertainment, food, bar.

Gates open 4pm Friday 29th April 2016. Great trophies on offer and raffles drawn all weekend. So dust off your Holden and come and enjoy a great day out with like minded enthusiasts.

Visit: townsvilleearlyholden


15-17 April Crusing Nationals

Deniliquin will be the home of the annual Cruising Nationals, Australia’s newest and coolest pre 1975 car event.

Deniliquin is only 40 minutes north of Echuca or 290 kms from Melbourne.

Set on the Edwards River, this beautiful heritage town offers a great location for the event. We have Deniliquin Council’s full support and we will guarantee a hassle free 3-day event. There will be live bands, 1/8 mile drags, burnout competition, go to whoa, dirt drags, cruising, a car show and much more.

Plus there will be a chance to win a 2010 Roush Supercharged Mustang Convertible or a 2015 Harley Davidson Sporty 48 Custom, which are the prizes to be drawn on the 17th of April 2016. Family orientated and fun for all.

Visit: thecruisingnationals .com


16-17 April Vintage & Classic

The McLaren Vale Vintage & Classic is a great family day celebration of vintage and classic motoring. A fantastic mix of food, wine, music and the arts together with the energy and passion of motoring enthusiasts. It offers the visitor exquisite tastes of the McLaren Vale region’s world-class wines, tantalising gourmet food and classic motor vehicles of a by-gone era. Now in its eleventh year, the McLaren Vale Vintage & Classic has proved so successful that it now commands two days, taking place over the weekend of Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th April 2016 and is set in the relaxed atmosphere of McLaren Vale’s wineries and cellar doors.

Visit: au

30April-1 May Naracoorte Swap Meet

Held annually on the first weekend in May since 1982, the Naracoorte Swap meet is one of the largest country Swap meets. It will be fully catered by local charitable organizations and hosted by the Naracoorte Historical Vehicle Club. Indoor and Outdoor sites selling parts for cars, motor bikes and engines, books, magazines, antiques, craft and plants.

Show ‘n’ Shine of Veterans, Vintage and Classic cars, as well as Hotrods will be judged from 10am, presentations at 1pm on Saturday. Public entry adults $5, children under 16 free.

Site holder entry Friday 12 noon to 9pm, Saturday from 6.30am. Indoor and outdoor sites. No site booking required.

Call: Therese 0408 854 658 (4pm – 8pm).


24 April Top Gear at Rocky Cape

Top Gear at Rocky Cape is presented by the Rocky Cape Lions Club and is being held on Sunday 24th April 2016 at the Rocky Cape Tavern.

All cars, bikes and trucks welcome. Trophies awarded on the day. Entrants $5 with all proceeds going to support Lily Best and her family.

Call: 0417 524 758.

24 April Shannons Car & Bike Expo Charles Hand Memorial Park, Shannons Car & Bike Expo Charles Hand Memorial Park, Rosny. The Shannons Car and Bike Expo is being held on Sunday 24th April 2016 and is Tasmania’s largest car and bike expo. Members of the public, enthusiasts and car clubs are welcome. The event features a show n shine with great prizes for all eras of cars, swap meet so bring along your old car and bike bits, trade stands and catering on site. Entry via gold coin donation which goes to helps support the Rotary Club of Lindisfarne. This years event will feature the Shannons Super Rig and Goggomobil.

Call: Rod on 0408 314

3M. AY 2016


15 May Mega Motoring

Celebrating 2016 National Motoring Heritage Day.

Open to all classic, custom, vintage, veteran, hot rod, street rod, drag, motor bikes, speedway, heritage machinery and models. A huge day with plenty of activities to keep the whole family excited including dyno testing and tuning demos, rocker cover races, displays, show n shine and simulator. Trailer parking available, display entry 7-9.45am and must remain until 3.30pm. Display vehicles gold coin donation.

Call: 0448 259 882.

21 May British Car Day

The British Car Day is being held on Sunday 15th May 2016 in the vicinity of Granville Civic Centre, Gingin. Come along and check out the hundreds of British cars on display.

Live music throughout the day, kids entertainment, English beer and pork pies, local crafts and produce stalls. Displays and demonstrations, devonshire teas, healthy food options or pack a picnic.

Visit: jaguarcarclubofwa


15 May Picnic at Ross

A very special Tasmanian motoring event. A days outing for all classic cars and motor bikes from veteran to 1990 including a display in Ross. Organised by the Post Vintage Car Club of Tasmania Inc. You are invited to “Picnic at Ross” - an autumn all weather event. 250+ classics attend annually, come along and be part of it in 2016. No entry form, no entry fee, just turn up from 10am. It’s a picnic, bring your own or buy locally.

Call: Rod Talbot on 6227 8053.


15 May Grey Pride

Berrima. The FE-FC Holden Car Club of NSW, the FE-HR Holden Owners Club ACT and a host of other early Holden clubs will again celebrate the early Holdens, particularly those powered by the mighty “Grey” motor: the original 48-215, FJ, FE, FC, FB, EK and EJ models.

Of course, the event is open to all Club Members’ Holdens, not just those that run a grey. Entry is by gold coin donation, with all proceeds going to the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Australia. Club members are urged to bring the family along as there’s plenty to see and do in Berrima. As always, there will be trophies for the most popular vehicles on display.


15 May Heritage Day Car Show

The Entrance. The Heritage Day Car Show is a free event and will see displays of vintage, historic and classic cars from local and regional car clubs at Memorial Park on the 15th May 2016. Lots of vintage cars will be on display from the 1911 Model “T” Ford to the immaculate Jaguar “E Type” coupes alongside nostalgic 1930’s to 1950’s Buick’s, Chrysler’s, Chev’s, Ford’s, Austin “7”s, all the British classics, Holden’s of all ages from 1948 to mid-1980s, plus just about everything in-between.

Owners of these cars will be on hand to have a chat and no doubt they will have some interesting stories. The kids will have fun as well with yummy food stalls and amusement rides to keep them entertained. Special guests Pink Cadillac rock and roll band.

Visit: – see events.

15 May Tilligerry Motorama

The Tilligerry Motorama is on the 15th May 2016 and is open to all veteran, vintage, classic, muscle cars and motorbikes. Vehicle display from 9am - 2pm with judging presentation at 1pm. Awards include best club display and peoples choice award. Motorama exhibitors $10 per vehicle, public gold coin donation.

Food and beverages, live music, market stalls, kids amusements and rides with funds going to the John Hunter Childrens Hospital.

Giant raffle drawn 1.15pm Sunday.

Call: Ian Jones (02) 4982 3703.

15 May Family Day 4 Charity

The Family Day 4 Charity is being held at Cessnock Showground from 10am.

Car and bike show, live entertainment, charity challenge, markets, kids zone, magic show, BBQ and food stalls and more. Entry $5 adults, kids free.

Visit: Family Day 4 Charity on Facebook.

21-22 May Breakfast with the Cars

Breakfast with the Cars is being held on Sunday 15th May at the Canley Heights RSL Club in Wakeley.

Another great reason to get your machine out of the shed and meet your motoring mates. Classic and vintage car clubs welcome.

Breakfast available within club after 9am. Trophies presented on the day.

Call: Frank (02) 9725 4329 work hours.

21-22 May VW Nationals

Prairiewood. Bring the family and join us at the Sydney VW Nationals in 2016. Remember those early mornings, the ‘56 Volkswagen Beetle, ‘62 Kombi, perhaps the ‘69 Karmann Ghia or maybe the ‘88 Transporter packed to the brim, family in tow?

The Sunday Show and Shine will once again be at Fairfield Showground and the supersprint on Saturday will be at Sydney Motorsport Park, Eastern Creek.

Call: David Birchall (02) 9534 4825.


15 May Bumpers by the Bay

The FX FJ Holden Club of Australia Melbourne Chapter are holding their Bumpers By The Bay event as the clubs celebration of National Motoring Heritage Day on Sunday May 15th at Seaworks in Williamstown.

Gates open 10am. Entrants $10 per show car and the public are encouraged to come and join us and admire the range of beautiful classics on display.

Public entry gold coin donation. Open to all makes and models of chrome bumper vehicles. Show car trophies, live band The Alley Cats, rock n roll dancing, BBQ, food and trade stalls.

Supporting Down Syndrome Victoria.

Visit: FX FJ Holden Club of Australia Melbourne Chapter on Facebook.

5 May Vintage Retro Festival

The Rosedale Vintage Retro Festival and Show N Shine is being held on 22nd May at Mechanics Hall and Prince Street Reserve, Rosedale.

There will be vintage retro market stalls, show n shine and entertainment. Fashion through the eras, vintage cars and caravan display.

Man cave, buskers, kids entertainment and ladies goodies.

Visit: Rosedale Vintage Retro Festival on Facebook.

27 May Benalla Classic Tour

As part of Historic Winton weekend activities, join the Benalla & District Classic Car & Motorbike Tour assembling 9am on Friday 27 May 2016 in front of the Benalla Art Gallery, situated in the Benalla Botanical Gardens. No gravel roads.

Red plate vehicles welcome.

The tour concludes with a ‘Shine & Show’ display.

Call: Lindsay Thomas 0429 356 156.


22 May Coast to Coast

to Coast, Adelaide’s Heritage Motoring Tour, is presented by the Morris Register of SA Inc. This is your opportunity to join with a host of veteran, vintage and classic vehicles travelling from Adelaide along the coast from Holdfast Bay to historic Port Adelaide. This event will showcase the rich heritage of motoring of years gone by in South Australia. Entry fee motor cycles $5, other vehicles $10.

Call: John Chapman (08) 8336 8673.


15 May Shannons Wheels Day

The Council of ACT Motor Clubs together with the BMW Car Club Canberra has announced that the Shannons Wheels 2016 vehicle display will be held on the lawns of Old Parliament House on Sunday 15 May 2016. Admission entails an entry fee of a gold coin donation to charity.

Exhibitors please assemble vehicles before 9:30 am.

Gates open to the public at 10am. German precision, British stiff upper lip and a touch of Aussie indifference.

Call: Richard Jackson (02) 6254 2546.


14-15 May Festival of Elegance

The Festival of Elegance Water Wheels Wings is being held on the Gold Coast. The event starts with the Charity Tour kicking off at Zarraffa’s at Hope Island.

Marshalling is at 8.30am on Saturday May 14, ready for the Youth at Risk mystery charity car tour to O’Reilly’s winery for Lunch by noon.

The event is open to all street cars and classic motor vehicles from yesterday.

After lunch we’ll be having a Hill Climb timed event to Mt Tamborine, so please note it is not a car race. You’ll nominate your time over this distance and the closest one to their time wins the Hill Climb trophy for 2016.

The Concours Show and Shine is on Sunday May 15.There will be an awards night on the final evening to celebrate individuals success in the various events.

Visit: connectingnorthen

21 May Laidley Charity Car Show

The Laidley Charity Car Show and Swap Meet is being held on the 21 May 2016 at the Laidley Showgrounds in Hayes Street. Gates open at 5am.

All entries to be registered by 9am with presentation at 12 noon. Public entry gold coin donation. Entrants cars $10, bikes $10, market stalls and swap sites $10, trade stalls $50.

Call: Barbara 0412 140 239.

22 May Macleans Bridge Festival

The Triumph Sports Owners Association of Queensland is proud to present the Macleans Bridge at Lakeside Festival for sports and classic cars. The biggest and best display of traditional sports cars: the best of British, European, Japanese and Australian Sports and Touring makes.

Prizes for Peoples choice, best pre 1970 sports, modern sports, Australian, American, European, Japanese, heritage vehicle prior to 1946 and best presented competition car.Gates open for display cars entrants 7:30am, open to public 9:30am, awards ceremony 12:30pm, event concludes 3.00pm. Entry fee change – display car plus driver and 1 passenger $15, extra passenger $10, visitors including parking $10 each.

Call: Concourse enquiries Geoff Johnson 0407 690 704, commercial enquiries Mike Taylor 0418 983 098.

27-29 May Crusin’ Whitsunday

Cruisin’ Whitsunday is a Friday night meet and greet cruise, Saturday foreshore display Airlie Beach, cruise and lunch. Saturday night dinner, dance and live band. Sunday brekky and shed tours. There will be a limit on numbers, accommodation available at Whitsunday Adventure Resort, mention Cruisin Whitsunday.

Call: Chris 0417 520 088 or whitsundaycruisin@gmail. com