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JUNE 2016


11-12 June Sydney Retro Racefest

One of the biggest classic car festivals on the calendar and an absolute must-see.

Head to Eastern Creek.


11 June HD-HR Nationals

The HD-HR Holden Nationals is the annual gathering of all HD-HR enthusiasts Australia wide. It is the highlight of the HD-HR year and it’s where you will find the most HD-HRs gathered together at the one place (Dubbo).


12 June Henry Lawson Festival Show

The Henry Lawson Festival Car Show is on Sunday 12th June 2016 at the lower end of Main Street in Grenfell NSW. The car show is held by the Grenfell Car Club in conjunction with the Henry Lawson Festival. There are a variety of classes and prizes are awarded in each. This is a terrific opportunity to observe some rare and much loved vehicles which are not normally on display in such an accessible location.

Entries will be taken on the day. BBQ operating throughout the day. For more information contact Bill Wheatley (02) 6343 2207.

Visit: henrylawsonfestival.

13 June Walla Walla Swap

meet and car show in sunny Walla Walla, at the sports ground. Show n Shine, face painting, jumping castle, hot food, licensed bar.

Email: wallawallaswapmeet

12 June Nissan Motorfest

Great Lakes Nissan Motorfest at John Wright Park, Tuncurry/Forster. Staged by the Great Lakes Historic Vehicle Club and open to almost anything with wheels.

Email: cliffstockley@hotmail. com

10-13 June Wagga Wagga Vet & Vintage

Annual Veterand and vintage rally. A well established rally catering for all cars, commercial vehicles and motorcycles from Veteran & Vintage up to the 30 year cut-off date. Public display at Downside Reserve via Wagga Wagga on Sunday 12th June (12 noon to 3.30pm).

Visit: wwvvmcinc.wordpress. com

26 June Rattle n Hum Car Show

Enthusiasts, families, visitors, classic cars, hot rods and muscle cars - WE WANT YOU! Open to all makes and models.

Entry $20 with trophies on offer. All proceeds to Tallowood Special Needs School. Enjoy a sausage sizzle, free childrens rides and entertainment.

A great family day so come along and enjoy all the day has to offer.

Contact: Castle Hill RSL on (02) 8858 4800


3-13 June Cooly Rocks On

Over 2 kilometres of Rock ‘n roll, Rockabilly, Swing music and over 1000 hot rods, custom cars and classic vehicles lining the stunning beachfront of Coolangatta and Tweed Heads all over two huge weeks. Peruse through speciality exhibitors featuring an assortment of products ranging from speciality car parts, motorcycle accessories and pin striping methods. Check out the surf theme markets over in Kirra Beach precinct or pick up a bargain at our Swap Meet over in Jack Evans Boat Harbour. Music fills the venues, more retro cars roll up each day and the festival builds and builds, culminating in a Grand Finale weekend where the streets are closed down, the outdoor stages are moved in and the streets come alive with street parades, shows, displays, competitions and over 1300 cars parading from Kirra to Tweed Heads each evening.


9-13 June Downunder Beachfest

The Downunder Beachfest is a new event organised by the Australian Street Rod Federation Qld. and is a hot rod and chrome bumper era cars festival that will be

held in Caloundra from the 9th-13th June 2016. Open to vehicles pre 83 – finned, chromed, striped, whitewalls and cool most welcome.

Friday registration followed by some crusin’. On Saturday there will be a street Show n Shine and more cruising.

Sunday morning big brekkie, markets, driving events and cruising. Entry forms available online.

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10-12 June Charters Towers Show

The Charters Towers Restorers Club Inc will host the 38th Annual Motor Show & Swap Meet at the Charters Towers Showgrounds. All veteran, vintage, historic, hot rod and classic motor vehicles welcome. This event has become major event for Charters Towers over the Queens Birthday long weekend attracting crowds in excess of 3000 people.

For 2016, we have secured a prestigious feature attraction, Dave and Lyn Keens 1955 FJ Holden “IBADFJ”. Featuring two huge super cruises, Bill Henderson Observation Rally, Go-to-Whoa, Show ’n’ Shine and the biggest Swap Meet in North Queensland. Huge kid’s entertainmant area and live band will be playing.


12 June Jandowae Car, Ute and Bike Show

The Jandowae Car, Ute and Bike Show is being held on the 12th June 2016 at the Jandowae Showgrounds from 9am.

Hot rods, old school, muscle, classic, street and drag cars, utes, old school bikes and customs welcome. Full family fun day with kids entertainment, raffles, prizes, trophies, BBQ, catering and live entertainment.

Early entry $20 per car or bike valid until 20th May or entry at the gate $25.

Contact: Kevin on 0427 285 689

Caboolture Swap Meet

Caboolture Regional Car Club. UBD MAP REF: 47:Q11 Show n shine open to all classics, customs, utes, street machines, muscle cars, cruisers, hot rods and bikes – all welcome. Mega trophies on offer for the Show ’n’ Shine. Registrations before 9am, presentations from 1pm. Entry via gate 10, Old Gympie Road.


18 June Car Torque 2016

Car Torque 2016 is being held on the 18th June at the Burnett Auto Club Inc, 391 Airport Road, Monto from 9am.

Show ’n’ shine for cars, 4WD’s, trucks and motorbikes, swap meet, markets and burnouts.

Trophies awarded to the winners of the show ’n’ shine. Spectator entry $5, burnout entry $15, show ’n’ shine entry $10, swap meet or market stall $10 and kids under 12 free. Gates open 7am for entrants and vendors, public from 9am.

Contact: 0407 308 104


10-13 June Datsun Roadster Nationals

The Datsun Sports Roadster Club of Victoria presents the Datsun Roadster Nationals “30th Anniversary” at Echuca. Accommodation has been organised at the Mercure, Port of Echuca.

The Nationals include a fully catered BBQ on Friday night, Saturday night dinner, Sunday lunch and the Sunday evening Presentation Dinner. More information and registration forms on the website.


11-12 June Mid State Mopars

Midstate Mopars 2016 is coming up on 11th-12th June and sees cars from all around the country attend a series of events in Bendigo over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend. On Saturday 11th June the Motorkhana is being held at the Bendigo Livestock Exchange on Leans Road Huntly and the very popular Show ’n’ Shine is being held on Sunday 12th June at the Town Hall precinct.

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10-13 June FB-EK Holden Nationals

The FB-EK Holden Car Club of South Australia is hosting the 27th FB-EK Holden Nationals at Renmark. The Nationals always comprise of a sign-on, a cruise around the hosting town and other attractions in the region, a public Show ’n’ Shine event and official dinners and presentations.

Email: fb-ekholdencarclubofsa@

19 June Sedan Auto Swap Meet

Sedan Recreation Park & Sports Club Inc. and Sedan Historic Enthusiasts Den Inc. presents the 11th Annual Auto Swap Meet. Sellers 7am – $12, buyers 8am – $3. Catering, bonfire and camping on Saturday evening and Sunday morning at Sedan Park Contact: Dennis McCarthy (08) 8565 2126


10-13 June St Marys Car & Bike Show

The 10th St Marys Community Car and Bike Show is being held on Sunday 12th June 2016 at the Faulkner Village Green and Main Street, St Marys. This event is one of the very last true country car shows in a relaxed, friendly environment and is well supported by exhibitors and visitors.

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18-19 June Hot Rod and Street Machine Spectacular

The annual Western Australian Hot Rod and Street Machine Spectacular will showcase hot rods, street machines, modified bikes, trucks, competition, exhibition and other custom vehicles on display. There is also a huge range of retail products and souvenirs available. Door prizes, live music, DJ’s and show girls will all make your visit to the WA Hot Rod Show a memorable one.


JULY 2016


3 July Childers Autofest

The Childers Collectable Vehicle Association Inc. is holding its Autofest on the 3rd July 2016 in Churchill Street.

Starts at 7am and all classics, customs, rods, vintage and veteran are welcome.

A range of trophies are on offer for best original,

presented, paint, interior, engine bay and bike.

Contact: Errol erroldenise@

3 July All American Independence Day

The All American Independence Day at Lakeside Park is open to all American built vehicles.

With over three hours of cruising throughout the day, Show ’n’ Shine, 1/8th mile drags and kids entertainment.

If you have an American beauty bring it along for a great family day out at Lakeside Park. Off the track, the paddock area will be chock full with every shape and size of yank iron imaginable.

During the day there will be Open Cruising and Club Cruising Sessions, so participants can cruise the track along side hundreds of like minded drivers.


9 July Rockin Jimmys Car Show and Rock ’n’ Roll Event

Rockin Jimmy’s Car Show and Rock ’n’ Roll Event is being held on the 9th July 2016 from 8am - 2pm on East Street, Jimboomba.

Bring your ride, bring the club, bring the family too.

There will be food, fun and dancing for everyone.

Entrants and stall holders from 6am, public from 8am.

Entrants $10 per car with entry from 6-9am, adults $5, kids 13-17 $2, children free.

Family 2 adults and 2 kids $10, $20 for a stall which requires booking.


30 July Nambour Swap

The Nambour Swap is presented by the Sunshine Coast Antique Car Club and being held on Saturday 30th July, 2016 at the Nambour Showgrounds.

Open sites $15 includes entry for 1 person. Covered Sites $25 includes entry for 1 person. Public admission $5. Camping available for swappers. Limited Showground parking $5, other parking available nearby. This is a one day only event and is well attended by buyers, service providers and suppliers of parts (both new & used).

Stall holders are allowed to start setting up from 2pm Friday.


31 July Cyclones Show n Shine

The annual Show ’n’ Shine event will be held on Sunday 31st July 2016 at Strand Park, Townsville. All makes of vehicles are welcome and there are a lot of trophies to be presented.

The public has free entry to view all the cars and enjoy the activities. Trade displays by sponsors are most welcome. Registration is only $20 per vehicle. Cars in no later than 9am, trophy presentation at 2pm.

Dust off your pride and joy, polish it up, and enjoy a sunny day down at Strand Park in Townsville.

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31 July Mopar Sunday

Mopar Sunday is on again and will feature a Show ’n’ Shine, Dyno shootout, drag racing and swap meet.

Once you have paid your spectator entry fee, its free to have you car displayed and judged in the Show ’n’ Shine.

Gates open at 7am.

Swap-meet starts behind main grand stands – middle track. Racing 8am - 3.30pm (with 1 hour lunch break at midday). 2.30-3pm trophy presentation.



3 July Blacktown Swap Meet

The 19th Annual Blacktown Swap Meet is hosted by the FX-FJ Holden Car Club of Australia – Sydney Chapter on the 3rd July 2016 at Fairfield Showground.

Most sites are undercover. 36 sq meter swap sites (4 squares) $20. Swappers set up on Saturday is available (if required) from 7:30pm with no overnight camping fee. Gates will open for swappers on Sunday at 6am. Gates will open for lookers at 6.30am, $5 per adult.

Contact: 0427 701 195 or 0403 062 127.

8-10 July Back to Brunswick

The Back to Brunswick Hot Rod Run is on 8-10th July 2016 in Brunswick Heads on the NSW north coast. This years guest is Troy Ladd from Hollywood Hotrods.

On Friday meet in the park at 11.30am opposite Hotel Brunswick and cruise to lunch. Registration open from 4pm - 6pm at the Hotel Brunswick, 4 Mullumbimbi St, Brunswick Heads.

Saturday kicks off with an observation run at Hotel Brunswick at 10am with registration. After the observation run it will be back to the pub for wining, dining and an auction from 7pm with live music.

The Sunday Show ’n’ Shine will commence from 9am with the trophy presentation at 1pm at the Hotel Brunswick..

Contact: Rod 0418 762 576 or Pete 0437 844 786.

8-10 July Hunter Region All British Display Day

The Hunter Region All British Display Day is hosted by the Jaguar Drivers Club Hunter Region on the 30th July in 2016.

Display from 10am. Spread a picnic lunch or buy from the onsite food vendors. All Clubs welcome to attend with their variety of vehicles.


24 July- 1 August Volkswagen Spectacular

The Volkswagen Spectacular will take place this year on the 24th July - 1st August at the Valla Beach Tourist Park.

If you love Volkswagens or are just looking for an enjoyable weekend, head to the beautiful Nambucca Valley and see the action.

The event draws Volkswagen enthusiasts from all over the country and they arrive driving Golfs, split window Kombis, Karman Ghias, Type 3 Notchbacks and Fastbacks, T4s, and of course the original car of the people – the Beetle.

Visit: volkswagenspectacular. com

31 July Annual All Ford Day

The Combined Ford Clubs of N.S.W. Inc. invite you to join the celebration of Fords finest to be held at the Sydney Dragway, Eastern Creek, NSW. Ford only vehicles welcome, buses to drag cars and everything in between. Display vehicles gate opens 7am to 9am. $20 per display vehicle, payable upon entry.

General spectator parking and viewing from 9am.

Spectator entry only $5 per adult. Free entry for children 12 and under.



3 July The Day On The Course

The annual Good Ole Boys Car and Bike Club event The Day On The Course is on again this year the 3rd of July at the Edenhope Racecourse. This year our feature will be Panel Vans and our famous quiz will be back again. There will be a 2 course sit down meal on offer so ring 0409 236 599 to book your spot and as well, we have a large take away menu.

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10 July Never Been Kissed Unrestored Masterpieces

The Gippsland Vehicle Collection are holding a Never Been Kissed - Unrestored Masterpieces display day and theme from July to October 2016 at their museum. Many other fantastic vehicles also on display. Display for the day from 9am at 1a Sale Road, Maffra. Display vehicles from 8am with free entry for display vehicle drivers. Gold coin donation for the public.

Trophies and refreshments available.

Visit: gippslandvehiclecollection.

10 July Mid Winter Cruise

When we first hosted this cruise in the middle of July 11 years ago, we had no idea if anyone would turn up. We now know that provided it’s not a completely miserable wet winter’s day, up to 200 cars have rolled up in past years. So we’ve planned another Mid Winter cruise

for 2016 with fingers crossed for a dry sunny day!

This year’s cruise for pre ’75 rods, muscle cars, chrome bumper classics and pickups takes us into our own backyard, the coastal roads and rolling hills of the Mornington Peninsula.


16-17 July Motorex

in 2016 will be held in Melbourne and runs from 16th-17th July at the Melbourne Showgrounds in Ascot Vale. Open times Saturday 10am – 7pm, Sunday 10am – 6pm.

Meguiar’s MotorEx is the most prestigious motoring enthusiast event of its kind in Australia. Each year Meguiar’s MotorEx attracts hundreds of Australia’s best cars, which travel from all over the country to create an amazing visual spectacle of colour, chrome and style.



16-17 July Desert Nationals

The Desert Nationals run over two days in July and feature Summit Sportsman Series with brackets for Competition, Super Stock, Super Compact, Comp Bike, Top Sportsman, Supercharged Outlaws, Super Sedan, Modified, Mod Bike, Super Street, Super Gas and Junior Dragster.


17 July Darwin to the Doo

Darwin cars and bikes can meet at the Qantas hangar in Parap and then leaving at 8.30am sharp to travel to Taminmin Library, Challoner Circuit in Humpty Doo.

Catering on site, gold coin donation at gate, $10 for vendors with gates open to vendors at 7am.

Contact: (08) 8988 1200