COMING EVENTS

Send us your event details at thecrew@cruzin.com.au, or fax 07 3287 7725.

Aug 25-27     2nd Australian Willys Nationals, Mildura, VIC, in conjunction with nostalgia drags at Sunset Strip dragway, includes cruise, show and shine, drag racing and more, discount accommodation at Big 4 Golden River Holiday Park (phone bookings only on 03 5021 2299, mention Willys Nats). For info call Graham Matthews on 0419 807 837 or email  bimbimbi@hotkey.net.au, or follow Willys Downunder Club on FB.

Sep 22-25     41st National Chevrolet Festival, Warwick, hosted by the QLD Chevrolet Car Club and the 55-56-57 Shoebox Club of QLD, info call Elton 0417 791 595, Ian 0418 782 768. www.facebook.com/National-Chevrolet-Festival-Australia.

Jan 5-7     16th annual Kustom Nationals, hosted by John’s Rod and Kustom, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. https://www.facebook.com/events/2018KustomNats

Mar 12-16     DLRA Speedweek, Lake Gairdner, SA. Entrant and visitor info at www.dlra.org.au.

Mar 23-25     Mount Gambier 2018 ASRF Regional Street Rod ‘Blue Lake Nationals’, Mount Gambier Showgrounds, South Australia. Fri – registration, meet and greet, Sat – Registration, scenic tours, activities at showgrounds, driving events, evening dinner with live entertainment, Sun – show and shine open to the public, presentations. General event info www.bluelakenationals.com.au, enter online here, sponsorship and trade enquiries to Mike Rohal 0417 813 664.

 

 

August 4-6   The 18th GreazeFest Kustom Kulture Festival, Cleveland Showgrounds. GreazeFest is the all-killer no-filler weekender with hot rods, international rockabilly bands, vintage bikes, tiki carving, lowrider cycles, low brow art, pinstripers, tattoos, markets, pinups and more. Special guests include Von Hot Rod (USA), Sabina Kelley (USA), Krazy Dotty artist (Japan), Cathy Meija artist (USA), Cherry Dollface workshop (USA), Pike Cavalero performer (Spain), Eddie Gazel performer (France), plus Australia’s best rockabilly bands and djs. Special price tickets for hot rodders and more advance discounts available online now: www.greazefest.com

Aug 5     Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars, Springmount Raceway, Mareeba, www.outlawnitrofunnycars.com.au.

Aug 12     Rodsquad Presents their 17th Annual Goin’ Country, Fernvale, classic spit roast, hot wheel racing and much more, pre entry essential, contact Brian 0402 028 079 or Graeme 0408 816 454 or visit www.rodsquad.com.au.

Aug 13     Cruzin Magazine Nostalgia Drags at Willowbank Raceway, all day Sunday event, front engined dragsters, funny cars, hot rods, muscle cars and classic bikes, huge show and shine and lunch time track cruise, race entry closes two weeks prior, enter via the Willowbank Raceway website, spectators $25, qualifying from 8am, racing from 1pm. www.willowbankraceway.com.au.

Aug 13     Cairns Swap Meet, Car, Bike and Truck Show, Cairns Showgrounds, gates open 6am, live music by Cherry Divine, admission $3, under 12 free, show vehicles $5, proceeds to Leukaemia Foundation Cairns, visit www.cairnsswapmeet.com.au or call James 0417 451 676 or Barry 0407 741 442.

Aug 18-20   Highway 66 Rodders’ Cap Coast Campout, based at the Coolwaters Holiday Village at Kinka Beach, on the Queensland coast 40km from Rockhampton. The holiday park offers powered and unpowered camping and caravan sites plus a large selection of onsite cabins and units, book early to avoid disappointment. Look out for the Mexican Fiesta-themed party on Saturday night! For event info contact George on 0407 583 389 or visit www.highway66rodders.com. To book accommodation, contact Coolwaters Holiday Village direct on 1800 266 556. A.S.R.F Sanction SA 123-01-2017

Aug 20     Just Rock Ipswich presents ‘Back to ’63’ Classic Car Show and Shine, 9am-2pm, Ebbw Vale Memorial Park Oval, all classes, special interest vehicles and hot rods welcome, live entertainment, food and drink stalls, 50s memorabilia stalls, raffle prizes, trophies, NRMA Challenge Shield for Best Represented Club, spectators free, entry forms and info at www.jri.com.au, 0419 559 987.

Aug 26-27     The Milly Rock N Rods Festival, Millmerran Showgrounds, classic cars, hot rods, dancing, live band Jive Cats, $10 entry for adults, visit www.facebook/millyrocknrods.

Aug 27     Corey Lawson Memorial Car Show, Noosa Districts Sports Complex (Pirate Park) 7am – 12pm, $10 per car includes driver and passenger, $5 per adult, under 12 free, all proceeds go to Childrens Hospital Foundation, call Mick 0417 843 227 or check out facebook.

Aug 27   Jimboomba Auto Extravaganza Swap Meet & Show ‘n’ Shine, presented by Rods Incorporated as in past years, show ‘n’ shine open to all categories, with plenty of trophies, swap sites will be in a separate area, with catering on site, trade stands, more information can be found on note the new location is Hills International Collage, Jimboomba www.rodsinc.com.au or on facebook or contact George 0422 513 686.

Aug 27     Kustoms Of Australia Annual Swap Meet, Yatala Drive In, 100 Stapylton-Jacobs Well Rd, Stapylton, No bric-a-brac, craft of house hold B.S. car and bike related parts and tolls only, gates at 5am, $10 for swappers, $5 for lookers, onsite parking, contact Ron 0428 882 795. www.kustomsofaustralia.com.

Aug 27     Gatton Hospital Auxiliary Car, Ute and Bike Show, Gatton Showgrounds, Spencer Street, open to all makes and models, show entrants $15 per vehicle/bike, public gold coin donation, trophies, raffle, kids activities, dyno comp (3 runs + printout $60), family fun day, proceeds to Gatton Hospital Auxilary, info and entry atadamsl@bigpond.net.au, 0407 624 445.

Sep 1-3     Rods In Paradise, presented by Gold Coast Street Rodders, Treasure Island Holiday Park, show n shine, Saturday night dinner, more information Julia 0457 801 103 or Steve 0407 961 209.

Sep 22-25     41st National Chevrolet Festival, Warwick, hosted by the QLD Chevrolet Car Club and the 55-56-57 Shoebox Club of QLD, info call Elton 0417 791 595, Ian 0418 782 768.

Sep 24     Eliminators Hot Rod, Car and Bike Show, Beenleigh Showgrounds, Beenleigh, swap meet from 6am, car show from 8am, trophies around 1pm, open to hot rods, classics, muscle cars and bikes, enter on the day, live music and bar, only $5 p/person, kids U12 free, free off street parking via Milne Street, sponsored by RJ Batteries, www.eliminatorscarclub.com.

Sep 29-Oct 2     Bargara Beach Rod Run, Bargara Beach, this year’s theme – Tradies! Includes Auto-Mazing Show and Shine on Sunday at Jayteens Park, ASRF Sanction SA109-01-2017. Entry and info at www.rumcityrods.com or call Mal 0409 260 830.

Oct 1     Auto-Mazing Show and Shine, Jayteens Park, Bargara Beach, open to pre-1975 hot rods, American and Aussie muscle cars and classics, vintage and veteran, vintage bikes, caravan or any unique vehicle, gold coin donation entry for show vehicles and spectators, food and refreshments, supporting Riding for the Disabled. Info at www.rumcityrods.com or call Mal 0409 260 830.

Oct 15     Shannons Rod & Custom Show, Harrigans Drift Inn, Jacobs Well, 9am-3pm, open to all classics, street machines, hot rods, customs, vintage, veteran and modern autos, car entry $15 (inc 2 people), judged cars add $5, spectators $5, lucky entrant prize $500, cash prizes for show categories, trade displays, entertainment and more, info Peter 0418 190 103, Elton 0417 791 595, info and entry forms facebook.com/harrigansrodandcustomshow.

Oct 15      Just 8s Car Club Annual Show N Shine. Currimundi Hotel, Currimundi. Cars from 8am, public from 10am. $10 per car, gold coin for public, all proceeds to Prostate and Breast Cancer Foundations. Contact Warwick 0406 000 065.

Oct 19-22     6th Annual Waterhole Rocks Rock n Roll Campout Weekend, Nanango Showgrounds, hot rods, vintage caravans, vendors, camping, live music, bookings and info Sue 0474 266 215, car show Terry 0409 496 167, email waterholerocks@outlook.com.

Oct 28     Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars, Willowbank Raceway, Ipswich. www.outlawnitrofunnycars.com.au.

May 5 (2018)     Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars, Willowbank Raceway, Ipswich. www.outlawnitrofunnycars.com.au.

Jun     1-4     Wintersun 2.0, see NSW events listing for more details www.wintersun2.com.au. 

 

Aug 12     Hot Rods & Harleys, Illawarra Hockey Centre, Waples Rd, Unanderra. www.superrod.com.au.

Aug 20     Lismore Swap Meet, Lismore Showgrounds, all auto parts and collectables welcome, undercover and outdoor sites available, overnight camping for vendors, food and drinks available, presented by Borderline Rodders (02) 6663 5239.

Sep 16-17     Clarendon Classic Rally Machinery, Truck and Hobby Show Inc The Kenworth Klassic, Hawkesbury Showground, classic cars, hot rods, vintage tractors, steam train rides, swap meet, traders, food vendors and Australia’s largest gathering of Kenworth Trucks, visit www.sydneyantiquemachineryclub.com.

Sep 24-30     41st Valla Park Rod Run, hosted by the Drag-Ens HRC, entry forms released June 9 at www.drag-ens.com.

Sep 29-Oct 2     A Country Weekend Rod Run, Temora, info and entry forms online at www.regencyramblers.com.au or call Graham 0433 250 200 or Les 0417 296 865.

Oct 13-15     18th Early Falcon Nationals, Narooma, main show and shine Sunday 15th, 9am till 3pm, all owners of XK, XL, XM, XP Ford Falcon, Futura, Fairmont and the American equivalent 1960 to 1966 invited. Entries, Accomm and Itinerary, email classicfalconownersnsw@gmail.com or visit facebook.com/classicfalconowners, contact 0459 207 387.

Oct 15     Camden Car Show, Camden Showground, 10 Cawdor St, Camden, open for all classics, street machines, hot rods, bikes and commercials, gates open at 8am, pre entry $15 or $20 on the day, download entry form at www.567chevclub.com.au or call 0418 238 919.

Oct 27-29     Calling all Hot rodders, Classic cars enthusiasts, stall owners “Are You Ready”  ChromeFest 2017 is on again  at The Entrance Central Coast, Car entries open 1st June head to www.chromefest.org.

Oct 29     Goulburn High Hot Rod Shakedown, open to all pre 80’s chrome bumper cars and bikes including air cooled VW classics, music, food, all proceeds to Goulburn High P&C, vehicles and bikes from 8.30am $10 per vehicle/bike. Public from 9.30am $5 p/p or $10 p/family, Alcohol free event, no pets, contact Renee 0409 211 808.

Nov 3-5 Eden Whale Festival Rod Run, Eden, hosted by Shoalhaven Street Rodders, Run in conjunction with Eden Whale Festival. Fri registration, meet & greet, finger food supplied. Sat, street parade, local cruise, fireworks, dance. Sun Show ‘n’ Shine, BBQ, trophy presentation, activities during the weekend include markets, live entertainment, food, kids carnival, whale watching cruises, visit Eden Killer Whale Museum & Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre. For entries and more information contact Garry Dews 0412 486 608. Sanction No. NSW S17/23.

Nov 10-12     26th Yamba Rod Run by Borderline Street Rodders, sponsored by Oz Rods Hot Rods and Street Machines, includes day cruises, street show, cruising the park, trade stalls and selected meals, based at Blue Dolphin Holiday Park, accommodation available to entrants only, to be booked via Lew Falzon. Entry forms available in Cruzin Magazine #201 on sale June 22. Info Ph 02 6685 0107, falzonsofus@bigpond.com. www.facebook.com/Borderline-Street-Rodders

Nov 18     Back To The Drive In, Blacktown Drive In, Cricketers Arms Rd, Blacktown, gates open at 5.30pm, movies TBA, trophies, live band, Sanction S17/35, contact Mario 0412 088 824 or Darren 0415 308 039.

Nov 19     Ratpac Inc 1st Annual Car and Bike Rock and Roll Charity Show, Lily’s Restaurant, Bar and Function Centre, 5 Quinn Ave, Seven Hills, gates open 7am, all vehicles to be in by 10am, cars $20, bikes $10, general admission gold coin donation, 35 trophies on offer at 3pm presentation, great raffle prizes, live entertainment by The Flattrakkers and Nomad the Magician, entertainment and activities for the kids, proudly supporting Suicide Prevention Australia, info Frank 0408 572 711, Tom 0409 255 594, ratpac.inc@gmail.com, www.facebook.com/RatpacInc

Nov 25-26     Shannon’s South Coast National’s Car Bike & Truck Show, Moruya High School, Moruya, automotive careers & trade expo, street cruise, kids entertainment, traders, dinner, band and much more. Contact Lee or Debbie Pearce (02) 4474 3761 or 0419 845 890. www.southcoastnationals.com.au.

Dec 10     Maddie Hill Breast Cancer Show & Shine, Newcastle Kart Racing Club, Cameron Park, from 7am, all makes and models car show, food and drinks, $10 entry per car/bike, public gold coin donation, contact Barry 0418 427 937.

Mar 10-11     Bathurst Autofest, Mount Panorama Bathurst. More information and detail available at www.autofest.com.au.

Mar 30 – Apr 2     Hot Rods at the Q, an ACT State Hot Rod Run organised by the Canberra Hot Rod Association, open to pre-1966 vehicles only, entry forms at www.chra.org.au from May 1.

Jun     1-4     Wintersun 2.0, Murwillumbah, car, bands, traders, camping, artists and much more, visit www.wintersun2.com.au.

 

Aug 6     Mid Winter Cruise. We cross our fingers every year for a sunny winter’s day for our ‘out of season’ cruise. Register for this cruise at the Sober Mule, Peninsula Homemaker Centre from 10:00am. Our scenic cruise will depart at 11:00am. Lots of prizes with a kid’s indoor playground and a hearty winter’s lunch available at our destination. Entry $10/car. Remember, you can have a great breakfast at the Sober Mule so make it a full day out. Details at www.letsgocruisin.com.au or Facebook LetsGoCruisin1

Aug 25-27     Australian Nostalgia Racers present Nostalgia Drag Racing at Sunset Strip, Mildura, Friday night bench racing, Saturday competition, Sunday funday with joy rides and flag drop grudge racing etc, free camping, catering for entrants along with a Saturday night band at the track bar! This is a great fun event for vehicles of all performance levels, no delay boxes or electronic driver aids, cars are pre 1980, open wheel comp cars are front engine only. Info 0438 548 747 or www.sunsetstrip.org.au.

Aug 25-27     2nd Australian Willys Nationals, Mildura, in conjunction with nostalgia drags at Sunset Strip dragway, includes cruise, show and shine, drag racing and more, discount accommodation at Big 4 Golden River Holiday Park (phone bookings only on 03 5021 2299, mention Willys Nats). For info call Graham Matthews on 0419 807 837 or email  bimbimbi@hotkey.net.au, or follow Willys Downunder Club on FB.

Aug 27     South West Street Rodders, Hamilton Swap Meet. Hamilton Showgrounds, Shakespeare St, Hamilton. Includes ninety 6×4 indoor sites at $15 per site, book early and pay by August 20th to guarantee an indoor site. Saturday 2-6 pm available for setup (security provided, no camping) Public admitted from 7 am Sunday, entry $5, Contact 0428 289 502.

Sep 10     Shepparton Swap, Shepparton Showgrounds, High St (Midland Hwy) Shepparton. Run by the Goulburn Valley Motor Vehicle Drivers Club Inc. Over 600 sites for veteran, vintage, classic car and motor cycle parts, collectables and bric-a-brac. Gates open 7.30am for the public, contact Kris 0438 294 351.

Sep 15-17     Cranksters Cruise Nagambie, Nagambie Regatta Centre, Fri – meet and greet, Sat – registration and road trip, heroes and villains dinner, Sun – Tufflift chrome bumper show and shine, trade displays, charity auction, top ten trophies, entires close August 25, info Norm 0425 700 954, Golly 0409 656 596, www.cranksterscruise.org.au.

Sep 17      11th Annual Metcalfe Vintage Pull, Metcalfe, 10am – 4pm, vintage tractors, wood chop, vintage, veteran and classic cars, static engines, miniature model engines, a new playground, miniature train rides, face painting, a silent auction, community information stalls and music. All proceeds benefit the local community groups of Metcalfe, follow the signs when you reach Metcalfe.

Oct 13-15     The 55-56-57 Chev Club of Victoria present the 12th Chev convention in Echuca, Friday night will be registration with free sausage sizzle, Saturday registration, poker run and lunch, dinner dance with live band at the Moama RSL, Sunday all makes and models show n shine at the Echuca Aquatic Reserve, goodies bags, T-shirt and a great weekend provided, contact Greg 0409 454 082 or Tony 0419 506 200 www.567chevclub.org.au.

Oct 15      Marsh Rodders Annual Swap Meet and Show & Shine, Station St, Bacchusmarsh, 7am, food, face painting, reptile display, music and plenty more, contact Darryl on 0418 390 311or email darryl1938@outlook.com.

Oct 27-29     Desert City Rodders present the annual Goanna Run in beautiful Mildura, car show, live music, and much, much more, entry forms and info at www.desertcityrodders.com or email desertcityrodders@hotmail.com.

Nov 10-12     Northern Suburbs Street Rods presents the 2017 Lake Mulwala Rod Run, Mulwala, Yarrawonga, Sat night cruising, nostalgia drags, poker run, kids entertainment, food and trade stalls, www.northernsuburbsstreetrods.com.au.

Nov 24-26     25th Annual Shepparton Springnats, Shepparton Showgrounds. More information and detail available at www.autofest.com.au.

Nov 24-26     EJ-EH Holden Nationals, Shepparton Showgrounds. More information and detail available at www.autofest.com.au.

Jan 5-7     16th annual Kustom Nationals, hosted by John’s Rod and Kustom, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. https://www.facebook.com/events/2018KustomNats

 

Sep 9     Chevrolet Performance Assoc 25th Birthday Cruise & Dinner. Dinner held at the Adelaide Sailing Club, West Beach. All members welcome including past members. Come and enjoy a superb buffet meal from 7.30. Complimentary drink on arrival. The night will include silent auctions, give away prizes and a few surprises as well. Cost for members is $40 per head. Dress is smart casual. Further info contact Al Pupello on 0402 855 129

Oct 15     Strathalbyn Swap Meet, Strathalbyn Harness Racing Club, Milne Rd, Strathalbyn, presented by the Historic Motor Vehicles Club, gates open 5:30am for sellers, 6:30am for buyers. Overnight camping available for Sellers $5 (gates open for camping Sat 14th 2pm to 9pm) Sellers site fee $15 standard size. $25 for Undercover sites (prepaid bookings, Dean 8552 1042) $5 Buyers entry (children free) Further inquiries Dean (08) 8552 1042, Mike 0417 814 300, Deidre 0422 078 127.

Oct 22     Road Rats Strathalbyn Show and Shine, venue change from Williamstown to Strathalbyn Football Club Oval, open to hot rods, customs and chrome bumper vehicles (no trade plates), gates open to entrants 9am, public from 9.30am, $2 per adult, kids free, trade stands and catering, music, wheelbarrow raffle and giveaways, activities for the kids, for further info call Daryle 0413 443 043 or email roadratssa@tpg.com.au.

Nov 10-11     Adelaide Auto Expo, incorporating the Extreme Auto Expo, Elite show cars, hot rods, Aussie muscle and classic car cruise, dyno comp, Adelaide Showgrounds, Fri 5pm-9pm, Sat 10am-9pm, tickets at the gate, dream car garage, new car motor show, dream car garage, swim wear comp and more. www.adelaideautoexpo.com.au.

Dec 3     Southern State Street Rodders Hotrods and Classics Picnic, Balhannah Oval, 8am – 5pm. Aimed at owners and enthusiasts of hot rods, customs, classics ,Includes morning cruise leaving Morphettville Junction at 9am, with cars arriving at Balhannah at around 10am. Vehicle displays, lowbrow and traditional car art and memorabilia displays plus Father Christmas, free kids face painting , food venders and traders, bands and dance floor, contact: Kevin 0418 845 254 or email: HotrodandClassicspicnic@hotmail.

Jan 19-21     Mount Gambier Autofest and 40th Annual Show N Shine, Mount Gambier Showgrounds. More information and detail available at www.autofest.com.au.

Mar 12-16     DLRA Speedweek, Lake Gairdner, SA. Entrant and visitor info at www.dlra.org.au.

Mar 23-25     Mount Gambier 2018 ASRF Regional Street Rod ‘Blue Lake Nationals’, Mount Gambier Showgrounds, South Australia. Fri – registration, meet and greet, Sat – Registration, scenic tours, activities at showgrounds, driving events, evening dinner with live entertainment, Sun – show and shine open to the public, presentations. General event info www.bluelakenationals.com.au, enter online here, sponsorship and trade enquiries to Mike Rohal 0417 813 664.

April 7     Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars, Steel City Raceway, Whyalla. www.outlawnitrofunnycars.com.au.

 

Aug 3     Classic Speedway Showcase, Gloucester Park, East Perth, 10am-4pm, celebrating 90 years since the opening of Claremont Speedway, engine starts, raffles, live music, memorabilia, all exhibits are undercover, merchandise for sale, adults $10, kids $5, family $25, info www.waclassicspeedway.simplesite.com.

Sep 3     Father’s Day Hot Rod Show, St Patricks Primary School, Adelaide Street, Fremantle, 10am-4pm, public enter via Point Street, Family $10, adults $5, kids $2, info Neil 0417 767 566.

Oct 14-15     West Coast Lowdown, Perth Expo Centre, Mounts Bay Rd, Perth, hot rods, bikes, lowriders, vendors, tattoos, pinstripers, artists, bands, SK8 and more, www.westcoastlowdown.com.au.

Nov 5     X-Series Falcon Perth Cruise, open to all XK-XF Falcons, any version OK must be roadworthy and licenced, normal road rules apply, meet at Shannons Insurance near William St intersection, show and shine from 10.30am, cruise about 11.30am for approx 2 hrs, $15 entry towards BBQ, please confirm entry ASAP, info Kevin 0402 752 488, locoman3830@optusnet.com.au

Dec 2     Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars, Perth Motorplex, www.outlawnitrofunnycars.com.au.

 

Oct 15    Veteran Car Club Aust Tasmania present the Northern Section Longford Swap Meet, Tasmanias largest and longest running Automotive Swap Meet is back at its new venue – Longford Village Green on Wellington St, clear out your garage, shed, workshop etc and bring along your unwanted veteran vintage classic or more modern car and motorcycle parts, accessories, books, manuals etc or just come along and browse. Starting 9am, sellers from 7am, call 0411 404 560.

Jan 27     East Coast Car Club presents Wheels, Wine & Dine, cars, bikes and boats by the bay, fine foods, local beer, live rockabilly bands, kids entertainment, Georges Bay Esp, St Helens.

 

Jul 29-30     6th Annual Art Of Speed, Malaysia, cars, bikes, art, culture, visit www.artofspeedmy.com.

Sep 2-3     P&KG Magazine present Kustom Kulture Blast-Off, the kustom art and lifestyle weekender. Kustom art, hot rods, retro and vintage, tattoo and body art, live music and more. Lincolnshire Show Ground, Lincoln LN2 2NA, UK. www.kkbo.co.uk.

Oct 31-Nov 3     SEMA Show, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, www.semashow.com.

Dec 3     26th Annual Yokohama Hot Rod & Custom Show, Pacifico Yokohama, car and bike show, international market village, custom paint contest, collectives alley, pinstripe gathering, live music and more, www.yokohamahotrodcustomshow.com.

Jan 27     East Coast Car Club presents Wheels, Wine and Dine, come and enjoy cars, bikes and boats by the bay, fine foods, local beers and wine, live rockabilly bands, kid’s entertainment and more, Georges Bay Esplanade, St Helens. www.facebook.com/StHelensCarShow

Feb 3   Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars, Meremere Dragway, New Zealand. www.outlawnitrofunnycars.com.au.

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