COMING EVENTS

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

NATIONAL EVENTS

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.

QUEENSLAND

Mar 9-11     High Altitude Rod Run, presented by the Toowoomba Hot Rodders, Fri night mystery run, Sat night dinner, Sunday  Show ‘n’ Shine at COBB & CO Museum, Lindsay St, Toowoomba. Venue Toowoomba Showgrounds, camping available. ASRF sanctioned. SA104-01-2017, visit www.toowoombahotrodders.blogspot.com.au

Mar 11     Redlands Rockabilly Revival #3, Redland Showgrounds, cnr Long and Smith Streets, featuring hot rods, specialty markets, gourmet food trucks, dancing, pinup parades, live bands, djs and more, bands include Pat Capocci, Men Into Space, The Hi-Boys and The Linelockers, pre-1975 vehicles only, pre-register or enter on the day, Open 10am to 5pm, adults $15, hot rod drivers $10, children under 16 free. Info www.rockabillyrevival.com.au.

Mar 30 – Apr 1(Easter)     12th North Coast Campout Maryborough Showgrounds, hosted by Conrodders Hot Rod &Customs Inc. Hervey Bay, Contact 0418 265 222.

Apr 8     Power Up Show & Shine Swap Meet, Nanango Sporting Fields, Burnett St, Nanango, open to public 9.30am entry by gold coin donation, bikes vetran to modern, cars over 30 years, vehicle entry $15, sites $15, proceeds to Nanango Sporting Ass, contact Darryl 0403 212 545 or Val 0427 260 853.

Apr 8     Top of the State Rod and Custom Car Club Swap Meet  Car and Bike Show. Cannon Park, Cairns  Swap Meet site $15. Show Cars and Bikes $10. General Admission $5, contact Julian 0409 594 390.

Apr 29     Sunday, Sunday, Sunday! Cruzin Magazine Nostalgia Drags, Willowbank Raceway, open to hot rods, classics. muscle cars and historic bikes, front engined dragsters, altereds, HAMBsters, gassers and funny cars, trade alley and huge Shannons car show, a fun and affordable day out for the family. Competitor pre-entry essential, car show enter on the day, www.willowbankraceway.com.au.

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

May 12   Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars, Willowbank Raceway, featuring the nitro superstars of Australian drag racing. Full calendar at www.outlawnitrofunnycars.com.au.

May 27     Classic Speedway Ass Of QLD Annual Car, Bike Show and Swap Meet, Rocklea Show ground, open to all types of vintage, classic, hot rods, bikes, speedway cars, food and drinks available, gates open 6am for swap, show entrants in by 8am, judging 10am, public admission $5, under 16s free, contact Tony 0407 125 986 or visit www.classicspeedway.com .

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

Jun 6-10     Cooly Rocks On™ returns in 2018! Music, dancing, cars, nostalgia and good old-fashioned family fun are all coming back to Coolangatta, one of the best destinations in the world. Live rock and roll and rockabilly on multiple stages all weekend, massive show and shine, street parade, pedal car show and shine, Miss Rockabilly and Miss Cooly Rocks On pageants and more. www.coolyrockson.com.

Jun 6-10     Ryno Insurance presents Downunder Beachfest, Caloundra, car show and activities, bands and traders, more details and entry forms at www.beachfestdownunder.com.

Jun 16     Caboolture Swap Meet, Caboolture Showgrounds, swap sites from $10, overnight camping available, show n shine from 9am, swap enquiries (07) 5495 3312 or 0419 331 213, show enquiries 0431 577 334 or visit www.crcc.com.au.

Jul 28     30th Annual Nambour Swap, set up Friday after midday. Nambour Showgrounds, Coronation Ave, trading from Saturday 6 am, camping available. Open sites $25, undercover sites $35, entry per person $5.00. Catering rights reserved. Site bookings 0498 009 396 or (07) 5445 1315 or by email nambour.swap@gmail.com.

Sep 30     Sunday, Sunday, Sunday! Cruzin Magazine Nostalgia Drags, Willowbank Raceway, open to hot rods, classics. muscle cars and historic bikes, front engined dragsters, altereds, HAMBsters, gassers and funny cars, trade alley and huge Shannons car show, a fun and affordable day out for the family. Competitor pre-entry essential, car show enter on the day, www.willowbankraceway.com.au.

 

NEW SOUTH WALES (INC ACT)

March 2-4     Easy Street Rod and Custom Club Annual Run, enter for either the three day run which includes camping, cruising and other events at Canton Beach Tourist Park or just enter for the show and shine on the 3rd at Toukley. Run entry enquiries: please call Noel: 0422 187111.

Mar 3     All American Mystery Cruise Night, meet at Parramatta Pool car park, O’Connell St, Parramatta at 7pm, presented by the Camaro Firebird Owners Club of Australia, contact 0419 695 301, in the event of wet weather, the cruise will be postponed until the following week.

Mar 4     Idle Wild Prospect Hot Rod and Custom Car Show, M Centre, 40 Sterling Rd, Minchinbury, 9am-2pm (Rain date March 11), raising money for Avya Lovatt who at just 11 years of age has a disability called Achondroplasia Short Stature Syndrome and requires multiple surgeries to combat it, help us support Avya and her family, show vehicle entry $10, public gold coin donation, jumping castle, BBQ, trophies, stalls, raffles and more, enquiries Chris 0403 253 811, ASRF Sanctioned.

Mar 4     Shannons Surf and Classic show and shine, assemble Lions Park, Marine Parade, Kingscliff from 8.30am, $10 entry, trophy for the best three surf vehicles, contact David 0403 192 795 or Jim 0428 868 086.

Mar 9-11     Rods On The Peel, Sanction No# S18/04, Outlaw Hot Rod Club inc, Austin Tourist Park, Tamworth, Craig Patterson 0407 743 417 or Steve Jones 0408 667 580.

Mar 9-12 Corowa Rod Run, hoisted by the Wangaratta Rod and Custom Club Inc. in historical Corowa, the “Birth Place of Federation”. Events Include Fri meet and greet, local cruize, Sanger Street Cruiz night and Sunday dinner dance, open to cars to 1967. Ph Darren 0412 098 351, Peter (02) 6033 2326, or see club website. Federation Shire tourist info (02) 6033 3221(ASRF sanction 17/14)

Mar 9-11     The 9th Annual Sapphire Coast Rock ’n’  Rodder’s 50’s & 60’s Dance Festival / Rod Run hosted by Sapphire Coast Rock ’n’ Roll and the Merimbula Rock ’n’ Rodders Club, Merimbula, open to Pre 49 Hotrods and pre 69 Customs, and Classics, 50’s nostalgia with Rock ’n’ Roll Bands and dancing. Heaps of accommodation and pristine weather in our region, typically ensures a great weekend of rodding.For more information phone Lyndon on (02) 6495 2517, or visit us at https://www.facebook.com/Sapphire-Coast-Rock-n-Rodders-Festival Email lewis@sapphirecoastrockandroll.com.au for Registration Form. ASRF Sanction No. S18/15.

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

Mar 10      Cars Under The Stars, 5pm – 10pm, Luddenham Showground, family friendly, jumping castles, kiddies karts, giant dartboards, food trucks, live entertainment, pre ‘88 show n shine for rods, classics, muscle, trucks and bikes, ASRF S 18/46, contact 0407 419 393 or visit www.facebook.com/carsUTS/. 

Mar 25     The 30th Goulburn Swap Meet, Goulburn Recreation Area (Showgrounds) indoor, outdoor and covered sites, free off road parking, erly booking for covered and indoor sites is essential, for booking and info contact (02) 4823 4492, write to PO Box 146, Goulburn NSW 2580 or visit www.goulburnaustralia.com.au.

Apr 7     All American Mystery Cruise Night, meet at Parramatta Pool car park, O’Connell St, Parramatta at 7pm, presented by the Camaro Firebird Owners Club of Australia, contact 0419 695 301, in the event of wet weather, the cruise will be postponed until the following week.

Apr 14     Cars Under The Stars, 5pm – 10pm, Luddenham Showground, family friendly, jumping castles, kiddies karts, giant dartboards, food trucks, live entertainment, pre ‘88 show n shine for rods, classics, muscle, trucks and bikes, ASRF S 18/46, contact 0407 419 393 or visit www.facebook.com/carsUTS/.

Apr 25     Anzac Day Hot Rod Show n Shine, Werrington NSW. Hosted by the Early Ford Street Rod Club Inc. The Colonial Hotel, 156 Victoria Street, Werrington. The Colonial is a modern Hotel with bistro, sports bar, lounges and beer garden. Bring your hot rods and custom classics and enjoy a family day including BBQ, band, jumping castle, face painting and entrants trophies.  Trophies presentation approx 2pm, entrants cars $10, general public by gold coin, ASRF Sanction S18/09. Contact John 0417 248 504 or Michael 0416 139 742, www.ColonialHotel.com.au  (02) 9623 1384.

May 5     All American Mystery Cruise Night, meet at Parramatta Pool car park, O’Connell St, Parramatta at 7pm, presented by the Camaro Firebird Owners Club of Australia, contact 0419 695 301, in the event of wet weather, the cruise will be postponed until the following week.

May 11     Mid North Coast Hot Rod Club presents their 18th Annual Lazy WinteRun, Park Beach Holiday Park , Coffs Harbour. A great run with a friendly atmosphere and a chance to have a leisurely weekend, with the meet and greet on Friday, observation run and car display on Saturday and catered feed, Sunday giveaways. A relaxing weekend is assured, contact Mike on 0418 240 943 or Andy (02) 66 425963 for more info.

May 12     Cars Under The Stars, 5pm – 10pm, Luddenham Showground, family friendly, jumping castles, kiddies karts, giant dartboards, food trucks, live entertainment, pre ‘88 show n shine for rods, classics, muscle, trucks and bikes, ASRF S 18/46, contact 0407 419 393 or visit www.facebook.com/carsUTS/.

May 12-13     Aussie A Model 90th Birthday Bash, Gulgong Showground, for all 1928 – 31 Fords, camping at showground $20 per night, motel and pub accommodation available, call Scotty 0434 085 038.

May 13     Rotary Club Of Leeton’s Annual Swap Meet, Leeton showgrounds, all special interest vehicles welcome, gates open for sellers 6am, outdoor sites $10, public from 7.30am by gold coin donation, contact Lindsay 0437 710 141 or write to 53 Palm Ave, Leeton, NSW, 2705.

May 26-27     Hot Rod and Custom Auto Expo, Rosehill Gardens Racecourse, elite show cars, hot rods, customs, classics and bikes. Large vendor area with artists, pin stripers and International guests from MoonEyes, great food, licensed bars, exclusive parking for hot rods and classics, great accommodation options within walking distance and public transport to the venue, visit www.hotrodandcustom.com.au 

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

Jun 9     Cars Under The Stars, 5pm – 10pm, Luddenham Showground, family friendly, jumping castles, kiddies karts, giant dartboards, food trucks, live entertainment, pre ‘88 show n shine for rods, classics, muscle, trucks and bikes, ASRF S 18/46, contact 0407 419 393 or visit www.facebook.com/carsUTS/.

Jul 14     Cars Under The Stars, 5pm – 10pm, Luddenham Showground, family friendly, jumping castles, kiddies karts, giant dartboards, food trucks, live entertainment, pre ‘88 show n shine for rods, classics, muscle, trucks and bikes, ASRF S 18/46, contact 0407 419 393 or visit www.facebook.com/carsUTS/.

Aug 11     Cars Under The Stars, 5pm – 10pm, Luddenham Showground, family friendly, jumping castles, kiddies karts, giant dartboards, food trucks, live entertainment, pre ‘88 show n shine for rods, classics, muscle, trucks and bikes, ASRF S 18/46, contact 0407 419 393 or visit www.facebook.com/carsUTS/.

Sep 8     Cars Under The Stars, 5pm – 10pm, Luddenham Showground, family friendly, jumping castles, kiddies karts, giant dartboards, food trucks, live entertainment, pre ‘88 show n shine for rods, classics, muscle, trucks and bikes, ASRF S 18/46, contact 0407 419 393 or visit www.facebook.com/carsUTS/.

Oct 13     Cars Under The Stars, 5pm – 10pm, Luddenham Showground, family friendly, jumping castles, kiddies karts, giant dartboards, food trucks, live entertainment, pre ‘88 show n shine for rods, classics, muscle, trucks and bikes, ASRF S 18/46, contact 0407 419 393 or visit www.facebook.com/carsUTS/.

Nov 10     Cars Under The Stars, 5pm – 10pm, Luddenham Showground, family friendly, jumping castles, kiddies karts, giant dartboards, food trucks, live entertainment, pre ‘88 show n shine for rods, classics, muscle, trucks and bikes, ASRF S 18/46, contact 0407 419 393 or visit www.facebook.com/carsUTS/.

Nov 24     Shannon’s South Coast Nationals Car & Bike Show, Moruya High School, Saturday show day, one huge day & night featuring “Arena Of Custom A Custom Car Showdown” Family friendly event, huge venue, show n shine with vehicles of every description. Street cruise, sound off & DB comp, dyno comp, rocker cover racing, RC racing, traders, displays, amusement rides & side shows. Sat night charity auction, dinner & band at Moruya Golf Club. Over 160 custom made Trophies & heaps of prizes to be won, plus an entrants choice judging section. Kids club, entertainment & giveaways. Easy walk into town and the Moruya Markets from venue. Fri entrants registration, Fri night meet and greet, cruise the town with free snags and salad for entrants at Moruya Golf Club. Sunday (Nov 25) is a cruise day. Not For Profit Event Supporting Moruya High School, Blue Mountains Support Group who in turn support cancer west and many other charities & worthy causes. Contact Lee or Debbie (02) 4474 3761 or 0419 845 890 www.southcoastnationals.com.au Email: southcoastnats@bigpond.com.

Dec 8     Cars Under The Stars, 5pm – 10pm, Luddenham Showground, family friendly, jumping castles, kiddies karts, giant dartboards, food trucks, live entertainment, pre ‘88 show n shine for rods, classics, muscle, trucks and bikes, ASRF S 18/46, contact 0407 419 393 or visit www.facebook.com/carsUTS/.

VICTORIA

Mar 3     Ballan Vintage Swap Meet, Old Ballan Racecourse, Racecourse Rd, Ballan, stall holders $20 site, gates open 6am, public $5, kids under 16 free, from 7am, catering on site, dogs on leads, no alcohol, no glass, enquiries Greg 03 5335 7895, Ray 03 5368 1177.

Mar 3     The 14th Annual Geelong All Holden Day show n’ shine, Geelong Show ground, trade stalls, food vans, kids entertainment, trophies awarded on the day, great family day out. Gates open 7am for display cars and 9.30am for the general public. Entry is $15 per car, $5 adults and children under 12 free. More info www.fx-hzcarclub.com.

Mar 4     8th Isabella & Marcus Foundation Classic Car Day, all proceeds go to research brain tumours in children, Bicentennial Park, Scotch Parade, Chelsea, $20 per car, includes charity pack and raffle ticket, public gold coin donation, awards for Best Hot Rod, Best Aussie, Best American, King of Show and more, live music, pinup parade, gates open 8.30am, show 10am-3pm, trophies 1.30pm, car info Tony 0412 581 691, stall info Daniela 0412 339 673, info@isabellaandmarcusfund.org.au.

Mar 11     Chryslers by the Bay Show ‘n’ Shine, Chrysler show and swap meet, Geelong Grammar School, Foreshore Rd, Corio. All proceeds from the day are donated to Cottage by the Sea. Contact Terry (03) 5250 3132 or Paul 0417 315 352.

Mar 12     Geelong Street Rodders Cruise Night, open to hot rods, custom classics and chrome bumpers, Geelong showgrounds, Breakwater Rd, Breakwater, $5 entry, contact Ray 0400 932 444.

Mar 16-18     Rich River Rod Run, show n shine, rod run, meals, activities and much more, information and entry forms at www.richriverrodclub.org.au.

Mar 25     Buln Buln Football Club presents All Makes Car & Bike Show, Buln Buln Recreation Reserve, Station St, Buln Buln, all makes and models welcome. 10am – 2pm, gates open at 9am, $5 per person, under 16 free, live music. Contact Craig 048 268 204 or John 0412 820 349.

Mar 30-Apr 1     First Annual Vintage Drag Races, presented by John’s Rod and Custom, three big days over the Easter weekend, see the Mooneyes Dragster in action for the first time in Australia! Bairnsdale Dragway, info/entry www.kustoms.com.au.

Apr 14- 15     Rosebud Rock’n’Rods Festival, Saturday at Eastbourne Primary Stadium for live bands and DJ 7.30pm till late, Sunday at Eastborn Primary School, Allambi Ave, Capel Sound, all proceeds to Rosebud Hospital, call 0408 583 727 or find them on facebook under Rosebud Rock’n’Rods.

Apr 21     The Confederates Rod and Custom Club will be celebrating their 50th Birthday the year, all former members are invited to attend. For more details please contact Shane Goodall 0451 746 225 or James Davison 0400 820 473. Alternatively, you can join our Facebook page at Confederates Rod and Custom Club 50 Year Reunion.

May 4-7     Dergholm Campout, hot rods, vintage caravans, chrome bumper and bike camping weekend, Fri Bench Session, Band Jam Session. Sat Cruise to the Naracoorte Swap Meet, Pin Up Comp, band The Ledsleds, campfires. Sun is show day, outdoor movie night . Camping $10 per Adult per Night, kids under 12 are free. Pre enter before April 9th to go in multiple prize draws . Phone Sammy (03) 5571 1146 or 0437 356 507, facebook AUSSIE CAMPOUT or email sammys41@hotmail.com.

Jun 8-11     Lakes Entrance Country Cruise, Fri night, Central Hotel meet, greet and nibbles. Sat car display Lakes Foreshore. Sat night, Central Hotel tea and band. Sun, observation run and Lunch at Buchan. Sun night, Central Hotel tea, presentations and band. Mon farewell Breakfast, Howitt Park, Bairnsdale. Contact: Rod 0409 820 247 or Bourkey 0427 997 774.

Jul 1     Slingshots Rod & Custom Club Swap Meet, Warragul Showground, traders move in at 6am, public from 7am, sites from $10, pubic entry $5, under 14s free, contact 0402 052 120 or (03) 5623 6363 or email djstewart@dcsi.net.au.

Sep 14-16     Cranksters Cruise Nagambie, celebrating 90 years of the Model A Ford, Saturday night band and dinner, show and shine Sunday, trade sites, all welcome, info Golly 0429 959 185, golly@cranksterscruise.org.au, cranksterscruise.org.au

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Mar 11     Campbelltown Swap Meet, Kilburn Oval and Sports Complex, Lionel Ave, Kilburn, presented by S.A Rod & Custom Club Inc. Adults $5, children free, sites $20, contact Scott 0412 555 723.

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.

Apr 7   Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars, Steel City Raceway, Whyalla, featuring the nitro superstars of Australian drag racing. Full calendar at www.outlawnitrofunnycars.com.au.

Apr 8     Rock & Roll Rendezvous, National Motor Museum, Birdwood, a full day event of music, dance, fashion and chrome-plated classics held at the much-loved National Motor Museum in Birdwood, South Australia. There will be hundreds of classic and muscle cars on display along with retro bikes, plus fashion parades on stage, dance demonstrations and live music.  www.motorhistory.gov.au/rock-roll-rendezvous.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Mar 24   Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Hot Rods, Perth Motorplex, featuring the nitro superstars of Australian drag racing. Full calendar at www.outlawnitrofunnycars.com.au.

Jun 9-10     29th Annual FB-EK Nationals, Mandurah, more details on facebook.

Email your event to thecrew@cruzin.com.au, or fax 07 3287 7725.

TASMANIA

Mar 25     Devonport Motor Show, Roundhouse Park, Devonport, open to all cars and bikes, details at www.devonportmotorshow.com/

INTERNATIONAL

Feb 14-18     Tremains Art Deco Festival, Napia, New Zealand, www.artdeconapier.com.

Apr 6-7     The Lonestar Round Up, Travis County Expo Centre, Austin, Texas, www.lonestarroundup.com.

Apr 19-22     Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender, The Orleans Hotel, Las Vegas, details at www.vivalasvegas.net.

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