Classic & muscle car events calendar update

By: Unique Cars magazine

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Looking for something to do? Have a go at this lot - our regularly-updated calendar.

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April 2017


8 April

Ruby’s Ride n Roll fund-raiser

Do you have a classic car or motorbike? Join us on this fun ride touring around the beautiful Mornington Peninsula stopping at Rye, Flinders and Red Hill. Roll the dice at each stop and win the big prize at the end of the day! Raffles and a sausage sizzle will keep you entertained along the way.

Enjoy the day out whilst at the same time raising funds for kids with cancer for the Ruby-Rose Foundation. Everyone is welcome.



6-10 April

Cavendish Campout

The Cavendish Campout 2017 hotrods and vintage caravans camping weekend is being held at Cavendish Recreation Reserve on the banks of the Wannon River from Thursday 6th - Monday 10th April.

On Thursday schnitzel tea at the Bunyip Hotel then big fire. Friday bench session by the big fire and the Ledsleds band. Saturday Miss Cavendish pinup competition - junior lady, junior man, adult lady, exotic lady sections. Tea at Bunyip Hotel or Bridge cafe. Harmer family and friends band and big fires. Sunday Show us your Wheels and Toys Day from 10am with live band. Trade sites, trash and treasure and swap meet sites welcome. Awesome casserole tea and big fire and outdoor movie night.
Contact: 0437 356 507


13-17 April

Australian Van Nationals

The Australian Van Nationals will be held on the 13th April to the 17th April 2017 at the Port Fairy Showgrounds. This is a fun event for the whole family. The main show day is Sunday 16th April and it kicks off at 9am and runs until 4pm.

Come and see vans, wagons and other street machines, raffles, playground and special interest vehicles. For entrants check out the website for all the information on camping, accommodation and itinerary.

22-23 April



The Gippsland Vehicle Collection, at 1A Sale-Maffra Rd, Maffra, is holding a Swap Meet on Sunday, 23rd April, 2017. Car and motorbike parts, collectibles and garage-enalia will be the order of the day and the site fee is $10 – driver included. Entry for buyers is $5.00. Set up time for sellers and start time for buyers is 7am. Please call Mike for bookings on 0402 084 302.
Contact: gippsland 


16 April

Mustang Nationals

The 2017 Mustang Nationals are being hosted by the Mustang Owners Club of NSW and are being held in Wollongong over Easter from the 14th to 17th April.

Classic and modern Mustangs, Mustang show ‘n’ shine and the concours entrant Display day is being held on Sunday 16th April 2017 with public viewing from 10am to 3pm in WA Lang Park on Marine Drive, Wollongong.

For entrants Friday evening 14th meet and greet, Saturday morning cruise and judging followed by evening dinner and auction. Sunday Nationals Display with evening presentation dinner and Monday wrap up.

30 April

Aust Motorlife Museum Swap

The Australian Motorlife Museum Swap Meet is for pre-1950 only car and motor cycle parts, whole vehicles, automobilia and petrol pumps. The Swap is being held on the 30th April 2017 at the Motorlife Museum in Kembla Grange with gates opening at 7am. Sites 6m x 6m, all outdoor sites, pre-booked only. $25 per site, double site $40,



9 April

Rock and Roll Rendezvous

Rock & Roll Rendezvous is a day full of fun and entertainment for rock and rollers of all ages. With hundreds of classic vehicles, music and dancing, children's activities and the Fashions in the Field competition there is something for everyone. The National Motor Museum in the Adelaide Hills is home to the Rock & Roll Rendezvous, which happens each year in April. A day to celebrate all things from the Rock and Roll era – from fins and chrome to bobby socks and pony tails.
Contact: @RockandRollRendezvous

April 30

Copper Coast Sprints

Open to all sports and performance cars. Timed 500 metre sprints at the Copper Coast Airstrip, Kadina. Incorporates Show ‘n Shine. Action 10am – 4pm

Charity and Community event.



14-17 April

Falcon GT Nationals

The 17th Falcon GT Nationals are being held in Perth on the 14th - 17th April 2017 and features a range of events for participants and the general public.
Only held in Western Australia once every ten years this is your chance to come along and view a wide range of the legendary Falcon GT's from the classics through to modern cars. Every model Falcon GT will be participating in the static and track day events across the weekend, from the classic XR GT to the final GTF 351. All these magnificent vehicles in one place is something you may never have experienced before and may never see again so please join us in Perth to celebrate this legendary vehicle - the Falcon GT.

23 April

Shannons Classic Car Show

The display was formerly presented at Whiteman Park but this year the "Council of Motoring Clubs of Western Australia has move the display to Ascot Race course, 71 Grandstand Rd, Ascot WA 6104.

This exciting venue change has been well received and no doubt will bring a new lease of life to this premier event held annually on the Western Australian motoring calendar, with the support of most Western Australian motoring clubs with an annual participation of around 1000 vehicles on display with several thousand club members present and an estimated 10,000 members of the public in attendance.Contact:


14-17 April

Pontiac Nationals

The Queensland Chapter is proud to announce the Australian Pontiac Nationals has been confirmed for Warwick, Queensland. The national Pontiac event is back in Queensland in 2017. Pontiacs from all over Australia will be converging on Warwick in the south of the state for the Easter break from Friday April 14 to Monday April 17. A full program of events is being organised including a car show, cruising, social activities, country touring and night functions. Don’t miss the largest ever gathering of Pontiacs in Queensland. It’s open to all Pontiac enthusiasts.
Contact: @2017austpontiacnats

22-23 April

Burdekin Auto Festival

The Burdekin Auto Festival, Car and Bike Show is being held on the 22nd and 23rd April 2017 at the Ayr Show Grounds. We are having another fun filled two day event, with lots of trophies on offer, and a few different events on the day including a show 'n' shine, go to whoa and more.
Contact: Burdekin Cruisers Car Club on Facebook

22-23 April

Rust & Chrome

The Rust and Chrome Carshow will be held on the 23rd of April 2017 at the Norwell Motorplex. Classic, muscle, chrome bumper and customs pre ‘78 and classic styled motorcycles welcome.

There is a Show and Shine carshow, on tar cruising sessions, 50s styled drag racing sessions, bike cruising and bike drags. Music provided by Memphis Mayhem Radio, A Pin-up Girl contest, food vans, licenced bar, trade stands and merchandise stands.

Contact: Facebook


28 April - 1 May

Austin Healey National Rally

The Austin-Healey Owners Club of Queensland are hosting the National Rally in 2017 at the Mercure Gold Coast Resort in Carrara. Spectators should see plenty of Healey’s on the coast during the above dates.



15-16 April

Pyengana Easter Festival. In the past we have had strong representation from Chrysler, Ford and GMH plus Cadillac, Jaguar, Rover and other.  Bikes including Triumph, Royal Enfield, Harley Davidson, BSA, Indian, Kawasaki etc.
Stationary engines dating back to 1906 - International, Cooper, Moffat-Virtue, Lister, Drag saws, tools - woodworking and general.
Also working Blacksmith. Catering - morning and afternoon teas, sit down lunches.  BBQ and Bar. Camping available - new modern shower/toilet block.


23 April

Cars for Kidz

Cars for Kidz is being held on April 23rd at the National Auto Museum in Launceston and is a free event for disabled and disadvantaged kids. Show kicks off at 11.30am. Amazing raffle prizes, free entry for the whole family to the museum. Free rides in vintage cars and hot rods, Targa cars.




5 May

Italian Auto Icons

This popular annual display of rare, classic and modern Alfa Romeos, Ferraris, Fiats, Lancias, Lamborghinis and Maseratis will be held in a closed off section of Lygon Street, Carlton. Free public entry from 10am to 3pm.



6-7 May

Drive Back in Time

Beechworth Old Cranks Motor Club Inc are hosting their Drive Back in Time event on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th May 2017. There is no pre-registration for Saturday or Sunday.On Saturday 6th May 2017 BBQ lunch at noon from old railway goods shed, Railway Avenue. (Cost $10 per car, BBQ Included). Then at 4.30pm join us for a cruising back in time street cruise open to any vehicle 25 years or older. On Sunday 7th May 8am start for Drive Back In Time. $5 entry per car. Large amount of trophies to be won from Large Car, Truck & Engine Display. Note - all car entries must be 25 years or older. Trophy presentations at 2pm. Spectators admittance is free. BBQ food, coffee, tea and soft drink also available.



13 May

Geelong Bay City Swap

Presented by the Western District Historic Vehicle Club of Geelong Inc.

At the Geelong Showgrounds Melways Ref 452 E10. 7am start $5 admission for adults children free. Outdoor sites 10mtr x6mtr $10 plus $5 admission. ATM facilities available. Display area for special interest vehicles and vehicles for sale. Food stalls from 4pm Friday. Public parking in the racecourse adjacent to the show grounds

Contact: 0417 546 089


5-6 May

Beechworth Drive
Back in Time

Lots of drives and events over the weekend. Some 220 vehicles of all shapes and sizes turned up in 2016. Worth dropping in.



27-28 May

Historic Winton

Bigger than Ben Hur – historic cars and bikes over a two-day festival. Definitely a must-see.




5-7 May

Hat Head Rally

Kempsey Macleay Auto Restorers Club are pleased to present their 20th Hat Head Rally, for cars, utes and trucks over 30 years old. The weekend starts at 6pm on Friday 5th 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. For more information check out the website.

Contact: search club name online


6 May

Kombi Konvoy

The Kombi Konvoy rolls up to the Nimbin Madigrass having wended its way from Byron Bay. Gathering at 11.30am in the public parking area, Somerset Street, Byron Bay and leaving at 12.30pm to Nimbin. Line the street to welcome up to 100 kombis! Meet the Kombi Konvoy for a world record attempt at the most joints ever lit at once in the one place…….Everyone is encouraged to roll a joint so that when the Konvoy has passed, at the call of the Nimbin time 4:20, we can light up simultaneously and please blow as much smoke as possible for the cameras.

Contact: anyone you like


6-7 May

Wings over Illawarra

Wings Over Illawarra will be a great day for the entire family with a wide range of activities and displays, including an Air Show of aerobatic, historic, modern and military aircraft along with defence force exhibits, classic cars and bikes, amusement rides and merchandise and food stalls. A large display of classic and historic cars and motorbikes. Each year, car and bike clubs from NSW and ACT are invited to display their vehicles at the event and add to the atmosphere created by the historic aircraft on display and in the air. day.



7 May

Euro Motorfest

Euro Motorfest is being held on Sunday 7th May at the McDonald Jones Stadium in Broadmeadow. Event kicks off at 8am, display vehicle entry fee $10 with public admission free. Catering on site.

Contact: 0429 592 823


18-22 May

Antique Car Club
Anniversary Rally

The Antique Car Club of Albury Wodonga are holding their 50th Anniversary Rally from the 18th till the 22nd May in 2017. As part of the celebrations they will be holding a five day rally in and around Albury which combines the 2017 Council of Heritage Motor Clubs N.S.W. Annual Rally (limited to 200 Cars) and the National Motoring Heritage Day (Albury-Wodonga) Display combining some 400 cars on the display day.



20 May

Wheels of Wamboin

A show and shine for all things automotive. The Wheels of Wamboin features a huge variety from all marques in a truly country atmosphere just a short drive from Canberra.  Located at the Wamboin Community Hall Bingley Way Wamboin from 9.00 am ‘til 1.00 pm. Display entry is a gold coin donation and swap tables (provided) are $5 (remember to bring your cash as there is no EFTPOS available).



21 May

National Motoring Heritage Day

The Shoalhaven Historic Vehicle Club are pleased to advise that the National Motoring Heritage Day at Berry is on again this year. So come along and enjoy a wonderful day at the Berry Showground with displays of vintage, historic and classic cars, motorcycles and machines.

Contact: 0425 223 590


21 May

Central Coast Heritage Day

The Heritage Day Car Show will see displays of Vintage, Historic and Classic Cars from Local and Regional Car Clubs. Lots of Vintage cars will be on display from the 1911 Model T Ford to the immaculate Jaguar E Type coupes alongside nostalgic 1930s to 1950s Buicks, Chryslers, Chevs, Fords, Austin 7s, all the British Classics, Holdens of all ages from 1948 to mid-1980’s, plus just about everything in-between. Contact:


27-28 May

Weekend on Wheels

Taree Rescue Squad presents Weekend on Wheels in conjunction with the Manning Valley Cruzers on the 27th and 28th May 2017. This is a major fundraiser for the Taree Rescue Squad and all cars, bikes, hot rods, dragsters, street machines are welcome. Emergence service display, Big Dog, entertainment, food and live bands. $3 per person, $6 family.




6 May

Prenzlau Pride Car Show

Prenzlau Fire Brigade and Prenzlau State School are holding their annual combined family fun day fundraiser, the Prenzlau Pride Car Show on Saturday, 6th May 2017 at the school.  The main event is the car show, which is an entry of $15 donation per car. Car entrants are in the running to win a ‘Peoples Choice’ award plus multiple entrant prizes. Everyone else is welcome for a gold coin donation on entry.

Contact: search online


6 May

Ipswich Festival Honk!

Back by popular demand, Honk! always attracts elite show cars, customs, classics, vintage vehicles and plenty of club cruisers with models spanning the 20th and 21st centuries. Journey with us through motoring history as we close the street in the historic Top of Town.Featuring live music for those who love a bit of good old up tempo dancing. Honk! is the place for you right after the parade. Dine and enjoy the atmosphere. 



6-7 May

Ipswich Festival of Cars

Join the party during this years Ipswich Festival of Cars at Queensland Raceway for the Ipswich Festival of Cars. Featuring the Willowbank 300 - Round 2 of the Tri-State Australian Endurance Championship and the Group N Historic Touring Cars it is set to be a weekend of thrills and spills!



7 May

David Hack Classic

Huge classic show at the Toowoomba airport Aerotec Hangar (Zuccoli Aircraft collection) – Spitfire St Toowoomba and is run by the Rotary Club of Toowoomba North and all proceeds go to support Leukaemia Foundation , Blue Care and other charities. It features a mix of classic, vintage and modern vehicles. There is a fly in of Warbirds and classic aircraft. Entry is $15 adults and children under 12 free. Run by Rotary.

Contact: David Hack Classic on Facebook


28 May

Classics by the Coast

Classics by the Coast for 2017 is being held on Sunday the 28th May at Bell Park and is run by the All Classic Motor Club of Central Queensland Inc. There will be on display a wide range of classic and vintage vehicles, hot rods, commercial vehicles and motor cycles for the public’s viewing pleasure. Monies raised for local charity and community groups. We encourage all our visitors to get in the spirit of the event, put on your style clothes, be it the era of your vehicle, vintage, pin up, rock-a-billy or punk and come along for a great day out.




5-7 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 11am, presentations at 1pm on Saturday. Vintage Tractors and engines displays.

Contact: 0408 854 658


21 May

Copper Coast Cavalcade

Largest regional rally in SA for cars up to and including 1985. Breakfast assembly, Cavalcade tours three towns watched by thousands and finishes on the Kadina Oval for huge display, rock n roll finale and stalls. Commences 10am. Major Cornish Festival attraction.




2-4 June
Wintersun 2.0
Wintersun 2.0 is being held at the Murwillumbah Showgrounds on the 2nd to 4th June 2017 and is an automotive, music, art, culture and food festival for the Tweed and features a chrome bumper and special interest car and bike show. Kustom Kulture Art and Lifestyle Show open Saturday and Sunday with sculpture, carving, tattoo flash, pinstriping, fine art, photography, carving and pin striping demonstrations throughout the weekend. Presentations Sunday will include "Top 10" Car show trophy presentation, Art prize presentation, Art Auction and Miss Wintersun Pin Up Contest.


10-11 June

Sydney Classic Speed Festival

Everything old is new again this June long weekend at Sydney Motorsport Park with the new Sydney Classic Speed Festival. The Golden Era of ‘60s and ‘70s racing, its fantastic cars and fabulous drivers, and the fierce competition they procured are back in a brand new racing weekend for motorsport fans young and young-at-heart will enjoy.




3-4 June

Queensland Hot Rod Show

The Queensland Hot Rod Show stepped up big time in 2016, with extra floor space, lots of support and a really good vibe. In 2017, the Show will be back again, but will be moving from its traditional May time-slot, to June. Show manager Katrina Martin stated that the date change is prompted by a large truck show which takes up the Convention Centre at Southbank for much of May.



4 June

Beaudesert Swap Meet and Static Vehicle Display

The Beaudesert Motoring Enthusiasts Club are holding a Swap Meet and Static Vehicle Display on Sunday 4th June 2017 at the Beaudesert Racecourse from 6am. Veteran, vintage, classic cars and parts for sale along with tractors and parts, bike parts and a wide variety of antique, vintage and old bits and pieces. Find your next project or parts for your current project.
Contact: 0414 066 121


7-11 June

Cooly Rocks On

There are some exciting changes in the works for Cooly Rocks On 2017. First and foremost this year’s event will be a free event! We have listened to your comments and feedback and are currently working hard to enhance the entertainment with no ticketed events by the festival. Everyone’s favourite events will be back including the Poodle Parade, Retro Markets, Dance Championships, Miss Cooly Rocks On and the signature Street Parade. Car cruises and Show ‘n Shines will continue to be the highlight of the weekend’s activities, and will occur across the Saturday and Sunday.


13-23 June
Top End Rumble
Top End Rumble is to be a pre ’65 run and the the official start is the 13th June 2017 at the Katherine Showgrounds. Our fantastic "as far as the eye can see" 300km rod run will start straight after breakfast on the 14th and take us to our venue in Darwin, The Sage Club Tropical Resort, where 10 days of exploring, adventure, cars and fun will begin. A gate separates the caravan park from the resort so those with caravans are right there at the venue also. We are a participating part of the Darwin Supercar weekend. The days are free for you to use as you please discovering the Top End and surrounds, the evenings we will gather together and fill with rodding fun, displays, cruise night, movies and dancing, grasskhana, rocker cover racing.



18 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 presents a wide variety of cars from vintage wire wheels, post-vintage and classics as well as open wheel racers and big cube muscle cars. The Classic event is made up of several aspects including: The Round the Houses motor event within the Albany central business district, Classic Festival and family entertainment Contact:



18 June

Unique Cars Shepparton Run

Join us for a quick run up the highway to the Shepparton Motor Museum. Meet some of the crew, score a free raffle ticket with every $10 museum entry and just come along for a good day out.



25 June

British meet & greet

For cars and bikes, run by the BMC Leyland Car Club at Caribbean Gardens, Melb. The club is also looking for someone interested in starting chapters in Qld and NSW.





23 July
Mopar Sunday
Mopar Sunday 2017 will now be held July 23rd 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 and Shine’. We would love to have as many Mopars parked together for the ‘Show n Shine’. So park your chariot (show quality or not) with the others adjacent to the start line on the grassed area.

Contact: @moparsunday


23 July
Original Gold Coast Swap
The 2017 Original Gold Coast Swap will be held on Sunday 23rd July at the Mudgeerada Showgrounds. Veteran, vintage, classic cars and parts, automobilia, memorabilia, model cars, antiques, collectables, Australiana.


29 July

Nambour Swap

Saturday only - set up Friday after 11.00am. Camping available The Club has been in existence for more than 50 years to cater for car enthusiasts on the Sunshine Coast. This is our 29th event.




12-13 August
Gold Coast Car Show
The 8th Annual Gold Coast Car Show kicks off Saturday 12 August 3pm-8pm and Sunday 13 August 7am-3pm. Hundreds of cars, motorbikes and trucks will converge on the grounds for a great day to inspire, admire and excite car enthusiasts and spectators of all ages.Public admission Saturday evening $10, kids under 12 free. Show car entry Saturday $10 includes passengers and judging. Special trophies awarded on this night for retro vehicles - kombis, bugs, panel vans and hot rods.
Contact: 0439 170 882


27 August
Kustoms of Australia
Its on again! It was Huge for our 1st one, well over 100 stalls, our 2nd Swap Meet will be event bigger. Kustoms of Australia 2nd Annual Swap Meet will be held again at the Yatala Drive-In which is located at 100 Stapylton-Jacobs Well Rd, Stapylton Queensland, only 30 minutes drive south of Brisbane or 30 minutes drive north from Surfers Paradise.



12-13 August
Killer Rides 2
Killer Rides #2 live show will be held August 12/13 inside the Illawarra Indoor Hockey Centre at Unanderra (south of Wollongong). Previously known as the Hot Car Titles, Killer Rides Live will showcase a selection of show cars, tough street cars and competition cars - all with one common theme, they are all killer rides. As entry into the show is by invitation only, you can rest assured that the cars on display aren’t the cars you’ll see on a regular basis. There will also be a huge array of traders offering show specials along with a fully stocked canteen for when you feel like a bite to eat or a drink - without breaking the budget.



12-13 August

Newcastle Swap Meet

Run by the Newcastle District Vintage Cars club – claims 1000-plus sites.

Contact: 0457 083 789



4-6 August

Rainbow Desert Enduro

Round 3 of the CAMS Australian Off Road Championship and Round 3 of the CAMS Victorian Off Road Championship. Fantastic spectator locations and camping available. For more information checkout Facebook Rainbow-Desert-Enduro.




19 August
Gazzanats Darwin
Gazzanats Darwin is being held on the 19th August 2017 at the Hidden Valley Raceway in Darwin and kicks off a day of non stop action. Burnout competitions, super skids, show n shine, go to whoa, cruise the track, dash 4 cash, race your mates drop flag and drift demos. No BYO, no glass at event, bar open on site.

Contact: @GazzanatsDarwinNT




9 September

Gympie Swap Meet
& Car Show

This is their 47th swap meet. Gympie Showgrounds, Exhibition Road, Southside, Gympie, Qld.



22-25 September
National Chevrolet Festival 
The 41st. National Chevrolet Festival will be held in Warwick, the ‘Horsepower Capital’ of SE Queensland from 22nd - 25th September 2017. Proudly brought to you by the Queensland Chevrolet Car Club Inc and the 55-56-57 Shoebox Club of Queensland Inc.

Contact: 0417 791 595



29 September

MR2 Nationals

The MR2 Nationals is a bi-annual event to brings together MR2s and their owners from all over Australia for one huge weekend of motoring pleasure.  The MR2 Nationals 2017 in Adelaide, S.A. follows the first one in Goulburn 2003, Canberra in 2007, Bathurst 2009, Bright 2011, Hobart 2013 and Brisbane in 2015. This year’s event includes cruises, dinners and presentations.




15-17 September


Big celebration of 50 years of Torana at sunny Maitland.




23-24 September

Melbourne to Maffra Run

This run is open to all vehicles over 15 years of age (as of the start of the run.)

It is a gathering of a group of like-minded motoring enthusiasts that want to enjoy their toys. It is not a competition, rather a leisurely drive/ride through some of West and Central Gippsland’s most picturesque countryside. It is a 2 day run from Berwick to Maffra and return.





27-29 October
Join us at The Entrance on the Central Coast NSW for ChromeFest which is now in its 10th exciting year next year. Chromefest is a 3 day event.





5 November
All Ford Day
The All Ford Day Show is being held on the 5th November 2017 at Bassendean Oval and entry will be from the east via Old Perth Road only. The show is open to only Ford Motor vehicles running Ford mechanicals. Entrants drive in from Geraldton, Kalgoorlie, Albany, Bunbury and other country areas just to put their cars on show for the West Aussie public to enjoy.



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