COMING EVENTS

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Barry Ashenhurst

SEND TO: COMING EVENTS uniquecars@bauertrader.com.au or Locked Bag 12, Oakleigh, 3166.

MAY VIC

29 April

All-British Day

The Bendigo Bank All British Day, Caribbean Gardens, Scorseby, Melbourne. A major fundraiser for The beyondblue Foundation. Run by the BMC-Leyland Car Club Inc. Contact: Gary Turner, 03 5977 5686

5-6 May

Drive Back in Time

Beechworth – Tractor run, Street cruise, Show n Shine. BBQ,, all vehicles over 25 years welcome

Contact:

beechworthholdcranksclub.com

12 May

Geelong Bay City Swap Meet

Geelong Showgrounds Breakwater Rd Geelong. 7am Entry. $5 per person, outdoor site s $10 plus admission. No Booking for outdoor sites. Overnight camping available on sites.

Food available Friday night.

Contact: Facebook

5-6 May

Jerilderie Show & Shine

Jerilderie Ned Kelly Show n Shine and Tractors is being held on Sunday 20th May 2018 at the Lake Precinct in Jerilderie. Commencing at 10.30am the show is open to all vintage, veteran, classic, hot rods, motorbikes, utes, vintage trucks and tractors. There will be a tractor trek on Saturday 19 May at 10am from the racecourse 60-70kms. Picnic by the lake, stroll the heritage precinct, check out the wares and crafts and all the classic vehicles.

Contact: 0427 861 070

26 - 27 May

42nd Historic Winton

Historic Winton – Australia’s longest running, all-historic motor race meeting presents two big days of non-stop racing on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 May. Once again, the event will feature over 400 historic racing cars and motorbikes from the 1920s to the 1980s plus a huge heritage display of veteran and vintage vehicles. Contact: historicwinton.org

NSW

4-7 May

DubVegas Torana Cruise 2018

The 2nd Annual Dubbo Torana Cruise kicks off at Bathurst 10am for a lap around the Mountain following a convoy of

Toranas to Dubbo. The weekend is as busy or relaxing as you like. With events including: Meet and Greet new/old friends, Bodangora Drags, Dubbo at a Glance, Cars and Coffee Display, Sunday Mystery Cruise. Non-for-profit event, proceeds going to the Make A Wish Foundation.

Contact: Facebook

4-6 May

Hat Head Rally

Kempsey Macleay Auto Restorers Club 21st Hat Head Rally, for cars, utes and trucks over 30 years old. The weekend starts at 6pm on Friday 4th at the Hat Head Bowling and Recreation Club. Saturday and Sunday mornings the cars are displayed in the area near the Bowling Club for viewing.

We then head off for a run. The cars will be viewed and judged by the public from 12 noon until 2pm. Viewing by the public is free. Please register early we are limiting entries to 100 vehicles.

Contact: kempsey macleayautorestorers. websyte.com.au

5-6 May

20th Annual Vintage Machinery and Swap Meet

The Rural Heritage hosts this annual celebration of tractors and engines, steam engines, cars, and motorbikes. There is a display, Blacksmiths shop, lots of stalls and the miniature railway runs all weekend.

Contact: Facebook

5-6 May

Gosford Swap Meet

Central Coast Historic Car club Swap Meet at the Gosford Showgrounds. $15 Site fee $4 Admission

Contact: Jim 0413 921 020

19-20 May

Oil, Steam & Kerosene

Campbelltown Steam Museum, Gilead. Steam machinery, vintage cars, military vehicles, rides. Entry adults $12, children $6 and a family of four only $28. Free BBQ facilities and more.

Contact: csmm.com.au

20 May

National Motoring Heritage Day

Shoalhaven Historic Vehicle Club is hosting the 2018 National Motoring Heritage Day on Sunday, 20th May at Berry Showground, Berry. The theme this year features pre-1940 vehicles, however everyone and all owners of Vintage, Historic and Classic vehicles of all years and marques, and vehicles of special interest are invited to come and enjoy the day with us.

Contact: shvc@bigpond.com

20 May

All American Muscle Car Show

The All American Muscle Car Show is on the 20th May at the Erin Fair Green Carpark, level 4 (rooftop) on the Central Coast. It is a display of American muscle cars past and present. Car show free to the public. Car entry $10 with lucky gate prize. All cars to be parked by 10am with the presentation at 1pm. All monies raised to The Glenvale Special School at North Entrance. Contact: 0403 505 762

QLD

12 May

Powercruise Powerplay 28

Welcome to Powercruise 1 Day Powerplay #28 at Queensland Raceway. What better place to rip up the straights than Queensland Raceway so make sure you get the old faithful cruiser ready for one day of pure madness.

Contact: powercruise.com

20 May

20th David Hack Classic

The Planes, bikes and cars is the general theme for this petrol-head fest, which happens at the Toowoomba aerodrome on Spitfire Street. Highly recommended and Unique Cars mag will be there.

Contact: facebook.com/ davidhackclassic/

20 May

Fine Iron Hot Rod Classic Car and Bike Show Swap Meet

The Fine Iron Rod & Custom Club of Ipswich is holding its 25th annual Hot Rod Classic Car & Bike Show Swap Meet on Sunday 20th May 2018 at the Ebbw Vale Soccer Grounds.

Contact: 0487 042 189

MAY 27

Mac’s Bridge Sports & Classic Car Festival

The 2018 Mac’s Bridge Sports & Classic Car Festival will be held at the Qld Rifle Assoc Belmont Range 1485 Old Cleveland Road, Belmont, from 7.30 am to 1.00 pm. All types of Sports and Classic cars will be on display. Proudly supporting Orange Sky.

Contact macleansbridge.com or call Geoff Johnson 0413 734 977.

SA

5-6 May

Naracoorte Swap Meet and Show n Shine

The Naracoorte Swap Meet and Show n Shine is hosted by the Naracoorte Historic Vehicle Club on the 5-6 May 2018 at the Showgrounds in Smith Street. Contact: 0408 854 658

19-20 May

Steel City Nats

Steel City Draway Whyalla. Cruise the track, burnout comp, go to whoa, race your mates, motorkhana and power skids, cash prizes and trophies on offer.

Contact: steelcitydrags.com

TAS

20 May

Picnic at Ross

Picnic At Ross is being held on May 20th at the Ross Recreation Ground. A day’s outing for classic cars and motor bikes from veteran to 1994 including a display in Ross. Organised by the Post Vintage Car Club of Tasmania Inc.

WA

20 May

Civic Park Historic Car & Bike

The Adelaide Cruisin’ Classics in conjunction with Tea Tree Gully Library proudly presents the Civic Park Historic Car & Motorcycle Show in support of South Australia’s History Month, and National Motoring Heritage Day. Featuring vehicles from veteran to classic, street rods and customs, there’s something for everyone. Join us for this free family event on Sunday May 20, 10am-3pm. Contact: 0439 501 911

SA

5-6 May

NARACOORTE SWAP & SHOW

Naracoorte SA

WA

20 May

GINGIN BRITISH CAR DAY

Gingin, WA

20 May

Gingin British Car Day

Granville Park on Weld Street. Come along and check out the hundreds of British cars on display. Only 1hr from Perth it is a wonderful family day with activities and market stalls for the whole family. Live music throughout the day, kids entertainment, English beer and pork pies, local crafts and produce stalls. Contact: Facebook

JUNE NSW

2-4 June

Wintersun

Wintersun 2.0 will see happy punters gather to see the best cars and bikes, eat finest gourmet street food, see hand selected genuine retro stalls, auto memorabilia, car items, fantastic music and dancing. Join in the fun at the Murwillumbah Showground.

Contact: wintersun2.com.au

11 June

Henry Lawson Festival

16th Annual Car Show Sunday 10th June 2018 run in conjunction with the Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival.

Single Entry $ 15. Held lower end of Main Street. Trophies and prize money. Holiday Monday.

Contact: 0428 433 207

11 June

Walla Swap, Show & Shine

Walla Walla Sportsground. Queen’s B’day Holiday Monday June 11.

Contact: wallaswapmeet@gmail.com

WA

2-3 June

Albany Classic

The Albany Classic Motor Event is run through the heart of Albany’s CBD, overlooking the ANZAC Peace Park and Princess Royal Harbour. This spectacle of historic motor sport covers cars from vintage wire wheels, post-vintage and classics with open wheel racers and big cube muscle cars.

Contact: albanyclassic.com

QLD

6-10 June

Beachfest

Break out the Brylcreem and Bobby-Sox for five days of the planet’s coolest Retro Car Festival, celebrating hot rod and classic car lifestyles in Caloundra. This festival says it delivers it all.

Contact: beachfestdownunder.com

6-10 June

Cooly Rocks

Music, dancing, cars, nostalgia and good old-fashioned family fun are all coming back to Coolangatta.

Contact: Coolyrockson.com

16 June

Atherton Car & Bike Show

Atherton car and bike show and swap meet, held at the Atherton High School. All makes and models welcome. $5 adult entry. Swap stalls, food, childrens rides, band, drag and race cars on show. All proceeds support school chaplaincy.

Contact: 07 4095 4470

VIC

8-10 June

HD HR Holden Nationals

Host venue – Bendigo’s All Seasons Hotel. Bendigo CBD is a block away with access to toilets, cafés and shops. Friday: Meet and greet from 6pm. Saturday: Show and Shine – 9am till 3pm. Presentation dinner and trophies for judged vehicles in the evening. Sunday run with lunch provided.

Contact: 0418 148 591.

JULY QLD

1 July

Muscle On The Mountain Show n Shine

Muscle On The Mountain Show and Shine Day Maleny is being held on Sunday 1st July 2018 from 9am to 1:30pm. Gates will be open from 7am for setup. Holden, HSV, Ford, FPV, muscle cars, street machines, hotrods, vintage, classic cars and motorcycles. All clubs welcome.

Contact: Facebook

8 July

Grand Display of French Cars

Annual display of French vehicles of all makes and models and condition hosted by the Peugeot, Citroen, Renault and Simca Car Clubs. Special 50th Anniversary of the Peugeot 504 - bring your 504 to join in the celebrations! Murarrie Recreation Reserve, Wynnum Rd, Cannon Hill. Food and drink vendors on site.Free public entry, $10 per vehicle for display entries. Event starts at 8.00am.

Contact: peugeotclubqld.org.au

14 July

Rockin Jimmy’s Car Show

Rockin Jimmy’s Car Show and rock n roll event is being held at the Jimboomba Anglican Parish from 8am till 1pm.Bring your ride, bring the club, bring the family too. There will be food, fun and dancing for everyone.

Contact: Facebook

20-22 July

Ingham Autofest

Autofest Performance Car Festivals are pleased to announce the addition of an All New Autofest event that will taking place in Far North Queensland. Autofest events include, Go To Whoa, Spear A Spud, Dyno Shootout, Show N Shine, Autokhana and everyone’s favorite, the Mighty Burnout Comp.

Contact: autofest.com.au

28-30 July

Sunshine Coast Antique Car Club’s 30th Annual Nambour Swap

Open sites $25.00, undercover sites $35.00, entry per person $5.00. At Nambour Showgrounds, Coronation Ave, Nambour from Saturday 6.00am. Catering rights reserved.

Contact: nambour.swap@gmail.com

NSW

13-15 July

Back to Brunswick

The tenth anniversary of the Back to Brunswick hot rod run is being held on the 13th to the 15th July 2018 in Brunswick Heads on the NSW north coast. 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.

Contact: 0418 762 576

15 July

Coffs Harbour Swap Meet and Classic Vehicle Display

Hosted by the Coffs Harbour Veteran and Vintage Car Club and supporting Pacific City Lions Club and Waratah Respite Services. Car & Bike Parts (new and used), collectables, bric-a-brac, memorabilia, tools and books.

Contact: Facebook

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VIC

20-22 July

A Day on the Course

Good Ole Boys Car and Bike Club presents A Day on the Course at Edenhope Racecourse on the west side of town. All cars and bikes of interest welcome and the spotlight is on British cars and bikes.

Contact: 0488 191 844

AUG QLD

18 Aug

Glenwood Car & Bike Swap

Incorporates a car and bike show. Glenwood Park, cnr Arborten & Pepper Roads, Glenwood, Qld. Sites $15. Entry $5, children under 12 free.

Contact: glenwoodswap@westnet.com.au

25 Aug

Ruff N Tuff Show & Swap

Biggenden Showgrounds the last weekend in August. All money raised goes to charities in the Wide Bay area. Gates open at 6am and show finishes around 3pm.

Contact: ruffntuff@hotmail.com or Facebook

NSW

18 Aug

EH 55th Anniversary

This year’s 55th Annual Anniversary Day Show & Shine will be held at Hubertus Country Club, Adams Road, Luddenham. Open to all makes and models of vehicles. 5, children under 12 free.

Contact: ehholdencarclubofnsw.org.au

QLD

8 July

GRAND DISPLAY OF FRENCH CARS

Cannon Hill, QLD

MASERATI ENTHUSIASTS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE CAME OUT TO PLAY IN AUSTRALIA

Established almost three years ago the Maserati Owners Club of Australia recently conducted its most ambitious project to date, the inaugural global gathering of the brand, the first time this has occurred in the marque’s 104-year history.

Led by enthusiast and club president John Gove, the Maserati Owners Club caters to fans of the celebrated Italian cars.

Club members own an array of models from the 1950s up to the latest from the Modena factory.

Many of the cars are the classic models from the 1960s and 70s, with the oldest and possibly the most valuable car in the club being a 1956 150S/250S race car. The club also boasts two of only 23 5000GT models produced.

Gove says the club is very socially active and organises regular runs and gatherings. “We are here to have fun and enjoy our cars and each-others friendship,” says Gove, “and to indulge our Maserati passions.”

The club has 120 members and is growing. And you don’t have to own a Maserati to join the club.

Gove says the major benefit of Maserati Owners Club membership is the social element, along with the assistance and advice in sourcing parts, model history and authenticity from the members.

“We are all passionate about the cars, but at the end of the day it’s all about the places they take you, the people you meet, the friends you make and the experiences you share, thanks to our Maseratis that’s most important.” While poking your head under bonnets and discussing technology takes place, it’s only a part of it according to Gove. “We make sure our wives, girlfriends and partners are equally involved and enjoy the events and socialising.”

For more information go to moca.org.au

Club info:

President: John Gove

Meetings: see webpage

Web: moca.org.au

ABANDONISTAS

I FIND ‘Abandonistas’ in out of the way places; behind or under buildings, in barns, paddocks, unpaved backroads, and out the front of equally dilapidated houses. This ’31 Studebaker was in the historic NSW town of Sofala, north of Bathurst, where, despite a stylish new roof, it was gently falling to pieces.

Barry Ashenhurst