By: Tiarna Condren

We have created a constantly updating list of the best car shows and events for you to chuck into your calendar

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Cavalcade of Transport 

May 19, 2024. North Geelong, VIC.

9:00 am Pre-Meet at Pickers Union Cafe from 9am

10:00 am Grab a coffee and browse the cars at Caffeine and Gasoline

10:30 am Depart for Chocolaterie (Travel via Geelong Waterfront & Torquay Foreshore

11:45 am Arrive at Chocolaterie, Grab lunch from the cafe, Browse cars on display

Bring: Weather suitable clothing, a smile, and a friend

Suits: All vehicle types, Preference to historic vehicles.

Roads: Sealed main roads and highways.

Mount Hunter Public School P & C Association Car & Bike Show

May 19, 2024. Mount Hunter, NSW. 

Over 30 trophy categories, raffles and prizes, kids entertainment, sausage sizzle, coffee vans, cold drinks ect. 

All money raised goes to help a historic country school. 

Cars and bikes can bump in from 8am with gates open to the public at 10am

For more information, check out the Facebook page: Mount Hunter Public School P & C.

Benalla Historic Vehicle Tour

May 24, 2024. Benalla, VIC.

The 2024 Benalla Historic Vehicle Tour will once again provide great fun in Benalla and district for car and motorcycle enthusiasts.

Departing at 8:30am, enthusiasts will enjoy six different Benalla tourism treats, meeting farmer of the year, Mark Foletta, visit Kooyonga Winery, do a few laps of Winton Motor Raceway before stopping in Genrowan for lunch.

After lunch, drivers will visit the Glenrowan Discovery Hub, view Tim Bowtell’s artwork at the Winton Cemetery and enjoy the Costume and Kelly Museum at the Benalla Visitor Information Centre.

Entry fee is $25 for person. Bookings are available using this link: https://www.trybooking.com/CROEV

For more information please contact Leanne Cutler at pr@historicwinton or 0400 790 060.

Auto Caffeine Sunset Edition - QLD

May 24, 2024. Eagle Farm, QLD.

Join the second Auto Caffeine event of the year at Eagle Farm. 

This time, it’s the Sunset Edition. Taking place at the Shannons Showroom in Eagle Farm, the event will kick off at 5pm running til 9pm. Perfect timing to close out your Saturday.

Food vans and traders outlet will be onsite, as well as the usual curated collection of amazing cars and bikes on display for all to enjoy.

Coasting the Coast 

May 25, 2024. Berowra, NSW.

The scenic drive is inviting vehicles 25 years or older; trucks, cars, buses, and even the odd motorcycle to make the drive up from the Cowan Rest Area north of Sydney, along the old Pacific Highway and up to the Worker’s Club in Swansea, just out of Newcastle. 

It’s set to be held on May 25th, with trucks leaving from 9am.

For more information, visit here. 

Ride Against Cancer NT

May 25, 2024. Berrimah, NT.

The event is a family and community friendly event where parents, family's individuals and teams can come down for one day of the year to the V8 Supercars Hidden Valley Race Track and complete one or sixty-six laps.

You can ride a pushbike, walk, run, skate, push a trolley or enter in a wheelchair, basically anything on wheels that is mostly human powered.

Hot Rod & Custom Auto Expo

May 25-26, 2024. Rosehill, NSW.

On the last weekend in May, the Hot Rod and Custom Auto Expo will get underway at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse.

The largest show of its kind in NSW, the prestigious event is a melting pot of Sydney’s car culture, combining stunning elite level hot rods and street machines with the underground lowrider and kustom kulture communities.

Custom motorcycles, dozens of car clubs, a trade show, outdoor car corral and entertainment for all ages also feature throughout the entire weekend.

47th Historic Winton

May 25-26, 2024. Winton, VIC

Australia’s longest running, all-historic motor race meeting is one of the largest sporting events in rural Victoria. 

Over 400 historic racing cars, motorbikes and sidecars from the 1920s to the 1980s battle it out for line honours and there’s loads more to do.  The competition paddock is open to spectators where they can see hundreds of the much-loved, historic vehicles of competitors.

Anniversary displays by clubs and individuals are located around the site too.  All visitors are welcome to bring their historic vehicles to join in the fun at this iconic event.  

Contact Enjoy Benalla for more information: tourism@benalla.vic.gov.au

HSVOC Muscle Car Show

May 26, 2024. Penrith, NSW.

The Club Paceway Penrith Muscle Car Show will feature HDT, HSV, CAMARO cars and modified machines on display in all their glory. The show is free and open to the General Public.  It’s fun for the whole family, raffles, prizes and heaps more. Food & beverages are also available throughout the day. 


Cruise for the Cause

June 2, 2024. Palmerston, NT.

Cruise for the Cause is a chance to showcase your vehicle or motorcycle with a leisurely cruise and raise vital funds for prostate cancer research, awareness, and support. If you think your vehicle is a bit special, then please come and join us in supporting local Northern Territorian blokes in the battle against Prostate Cancer.

For more information visit https://fundraise.pcfa.org.au/event/cruise-for-the-cause/home

Cooly Rocks On Festival

June 5-9, 2024. Coolangatta, QLD.

Coolangatta will be transported back in time as the streets are lined with over 900 incredible cars. Discover the best hot rods, kustom vehicles and lowbrow art in Kustomville, then wander through Goodwin Park and get up close to a massive variety of vehicles, scooters, bikes and more!

For the die-hard motor enthusiasts, take part in this incredible display by showcasing your pride and joy, or partake in one of two (or why not both) Car Runs! 

Charters Towers Motor Show & Swap Meet

June 7-9, 2024. Charters Towers, QLD.

The Showgrounds come alive over the weekend with Swappers and Market Stall Holders fill Sideshow Ally with their wares and rusty gold.

The Motor Show is located in the Ring and hosts cars, bikes, utes and truck of all makes and model and from all eras with static displays and driving events.

Kick off the event with FREE entry, live music, canteen and bar on Friday night for entrants and locals. 

Alexandra Truck, Ute & Rod Show

June 9, 2024. Alexandra, VIC

The Alexandra Truck Show is back on the long weekend in June next year, with a Sunday Show ‘n Shine on the town’s main street, as well as live music, a Victorian woodchop tournament, exhibitions, trade displays, kids’ amusements and a raffle.

Come down on Saturday for the local markets, a convoy and truck driver’s memorial service at 2pm and sponsors’ dinner at 6pm.

For more details email trucks@alexandratruckshow.com.au or phone Gordon Simpson on 0409 577 212.

Mannum Truck and Ute Show

June 9, 2024. Mannum, SA.

The big prime provers, utes and 4 wheel drives will roll into Mannum creating a spectacle like no other as they line the main street of Mannum and the picturesque Mary Ann Reserve.

Over 40 Show n Shine categories will attract competitors and enthusiasts with fun categories including Most Truck Aerials, Most Ute Stickers, Best Feral Ute and the Dirtiest 4 Wheel Drive.

Entry is only $5.00 and children under 16 are free. 

For further information visit www.satruckanduteshow.com.au

Mid Coast Ford Motorfest

June 9, 2024. Tuncurry, NSW 

If it's on wheels, it’s welcome at Motorfest! Annually featuring Veteran, Vintage & Classic Cars, Motorcycles, Muscle Cars, Hot Rods, Stationary Engines, Street Machines and more. Every year, they strive to put on a bigger and better event.

Entry to the public is always always FREE. The vehicle display fee is currently $10 per vehicle. Proceeds from Motorfest are donated to a local charity.

Midstate Mopars

June 8-9, 2024. Bendigo, VIC.

Midstate Mopars showcases all types of Chrysler vehicles made in Australia, the US and Europe, as well as related Plym- outh, Dodge, Imperial and DeSoto marques.

On the 8th June, there will be a cruise leaving from the Lake Weeroona Rowing Club carpark at 1:00PM for a run to Maldon, where participants can explore the Maldon Vintage Machinery and Museum. It will finish up back in Bendigo at the All Seasons Bendigo for dinner and a live band.

On the 9th June, the Sunday Show ‘n Shine will take over several streets in central Bendigo around the Town Hall, with more than 300 cars, utes and other commercial vehicles on display, as well as thousands of spectators.

Vehicles enter from 8:00AM, with non pro judging commencing at 10am and trophy presentation at 2:00PM.

For more information visit www.facebook.com/centralvictorianchryslerclub

Cars & Culture x Eastern Creek Karting Grand Opening 

June 8, 2024. Eastern Creek, NSW.

To celebrate the Grand Opening of Eastern Creek Karting, the opening day promises a fun filled morning of unique and drool worthy builds alongside impressive karting demonstrations and stunts shows, making the perfect Sunday morning activity for all!

Some things to expect are:  cars & culture VIP section, diverse car lineup (super cars, custom cars, jdm's, classics, 4x4's, bikes), free raffle and promotional giveaways, trade stalls to cover all your shopping needs, on track demonstrations and stunt shows and more!

Entry is free and everyone is welcome!

For more information visit: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/cars-culture-x-eastern-creek-karting-grand-opening-9th-june-tickets-873169592757

All Japanese Day

June 10, 2024. Kialla, VIC

If you love your Japanese Cars then don’t miss out on the opportunity to display your car at the Shepparton Airport.

Open to all Japanese cars & bikes from the 1960s to modern day with car club & non car club enthusiasts most welcome to attend .

Organised by the GV Classic & Muscle Car Club & the GV Aero Club & supported by Shannons Insurance

Contact: Ian Watt on 0418562250 or by email for event details 

British Classics Launceston

June 10, 2024. Launceston, TAS

If you love your British thoroughbred classics then don’t miss out on this great annual event held in the NAMT car park. 

Open to all marques- Jaguar, MG, Morris, Austin, Rolls Royce, Bentley, Daimler, Alvis, Morgan, Range Rover, Lotus. Aston Martin & Mclaren just a mention a few.

Car club & non car club enthusiasts most welcome to attend

Contact: Phil Costello at the Museum on 63348888 for event and entry information

Walla Walla Show ‘n’ Shine

June 10, 2024. Walla Walla, NSW

Organised by the Walla Motoring Club this event is open to all classic cars & bikes from veteran to modern day classics.

For event information please contact: Daniel Creek on 0408257689 or by email

Armidale Motor Show

June 15, 2024. Armidale, NSW 

Anything with a motor is welcome, Bikes, Vintage, Hot Rods, Street Machine, Trucks and utes with 30 trophies to be won!

There will be a coffee van, BBQ, Jumping Castle, Face Painting and more. 

All Money raised from the Motor Show and Auction will be donated to The Hutton family to help them as they have to relocate to Sydney for 6-12 months for treatment for their son Tyson who has been diagnosed with Mitochondrial Neurogastrointestinal Encephalopthy (MNGIE)an extremly rare disease.

For more information Contact Trent 0404 869 869 


KVEC Show & Shine 

July 6, 2024. Katherine, NT

KVEC’s Annual Show and Shine will be a family friendly event showcasing classic cars and bikes, airing of the quilts, live music, hot food, giant games, Devonshire teas, fairy floss, kids craft activities and a very special visit from a unique friend…. The Bendigo Bank piggy! 

Come along for an afternoon of family friendly fun at the beautiful grounds of the Katherine Museum.

For more information, please phone (08) 8972 3945 or email info@katherinemuseum.com.au 


Killer Rides Live #6

August 10-11, 2024. Unanderra, NSW

Killer Rides Live #6 will be the 30th Anniversary of staging events in the Illawarra Hockey Centre, and this year, they will be bringing back some of the cars they featured in the first few events since 1994!

There will also be some 'legend' cars coming to mix it up with some of the latest and greatest cars currently on the scene.

This is one event you don't want to miss! More info can be found at www.killerrides.com.au

Grafton Motorfest 24

August 25, 2024. South Grafton, NSW

Grafton Vintage Motor Vehicle Club is holding Motorfest 24 at Jabour Park, South Grafton. This year will be celebrating "Ford" cars!

Motorfest 24 will have something for everyone: 

Classic and vintage cars, race cars, motorcycles & vans - for the enthusiast and those who appreciate beautiful machines.

Entertainment for all the family, including live music, Bonsai displays and also face painting for the kids 

Food and drinks will be available around Jabour Park with coffee van, drink stalls, ice cream vendor and the Club canteen.


Noosa Beach Classic Car Show

September 1, 2024. Tewantin, QLD 

A celebratory Father's Day classic car show that the whole family will enjoy!

This year they will feature a wide array of German manufacturers plus a special Mustang display.

Most marques will be represented. Trade stands, live music and industry trade skill demonstrations from a bygone era will enthral the enthusiast. 

Plenty of nearby free parking.

Queensland Monaro State Titles and All Makes Car Show

September 8, 2024. Toowoomba, QLD

Queensland Monaro State Titles is open to all model Monaro’s, from stock vehicles, mildly modified or wildly modified. HQ SS and HSV Coupe included!

All Makes Car Show is just that, open to all makes of cars, from any country, from any era!

ENTER ON THE DAY. Show ENTRY 6.00am-8.00am. $20.00 car and driver only with passengers additional $5.00 each.

Trophies and prizes to be awarded across Monaro and All Makes entrants. Presentation from 2.30pm.

For all enquiries, please call Craig on 0407 124 212.

Finley Show & Shine & Swap Meet

September 22, 2024. Finley, NSW

Finley Southern Riverina Vehicle & Machinery Club (SRVMC) will be holding their annual Show N Shine & Swap Meet on Sunday 22nd September 2024 at the Finley Showgrounds.

There are plenty of Swap Sites available as well as camping areas. To book Swap Sites Contact Finley Lions Club Gavin Butcher on 0447541459


23rd Early Falcon Nationals

October 13, 2024. Bendigo, VIC

An enthusiast for Ford and more specifically early Falcon? Then don’t miss out on attending this National event being held in Bendigo!

300+ cars are expected to be on display.

For event entry and information please contact: Kon Delesantis on 0411 035 502

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