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.

 

Jun 2-5     Wintersun 2.0, Murwillumbah, street party, cruise night, hot rods, classics, bikes, music and kulture entry forms and more information at www.wintersun2.com.au.

Jun 3-4     Queensland Hot Rod Show, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Southbank. State Title event, open Saturday 9am-7pm, Sunday 9am-5pm, dozens of restaurants and bars in the area, public transport right to the venue, make a day of it. Proudly sponsored by RCE Performance Warehouse, details at www.qhrp.org.

Jun 4     Beaudesert Swap Meet, Beaudesert Racecourse, Beaudesert, vehicle display area, camping available, plenty of free parking, food and drinks, ph 0414 066 121 or visit www.beaudesertmec.weebly.com.

Jun 7-11     Cooly Rocks On Gold Coast / Tweed, Music, dancing, cars, nostalgia and good old-fashioned family fun are all on the program, right here in one of the best destinations in the world. Over 1,300 custom and classic cars and hot rods will pack the streets, don’t forget the dance championships, Poodle Oodle Parade, pedal car show and shine, Miss Cooly Rocks On and more, entries open at www.coolyrockson.com.

Jun 7-11     Downunder Beachfest, Five days of cruising the Sunshine Coast and the nearby Hinterland, show ‘n shines, driving events, dining, dancing, street parties, trophy’s, a Mega Car Show in the Main Street and Esplanade of Queensland’s beautiful City of Caloundra, and finishing with the infamous Sunday Evening Dinner Dance.With entry open to Hot Rods, pre-1983 cars, motorcycles and vintage caravans, you’ll be dazzled by the eye-candy, amazed by the craftsmanship; inspired to create. Info at www.beachfest.net.au.

Jun 17     Caboolture Regional Car Club Mega Swap and Show and Shine, Caboolture Showgrounds, site holders enter via Gate 3 Beerburrum Rd, sites $20, extra site $10, general entry $5, kids under 10 free, no dogs, no alcohol, no trash and treasure, site holders 5am, public 6am, 39 car show trophies, $10 per car and driver, info 0410 515 392.

Jun 17     Classic Not Plastic Car Show, Redcliffe Show grounds, 4pm – 8.30pm, $5 car entry, ASRF 120-03-2017, no alcohol or pets, 0418 982 495 or 0404 895 299.

Jun 24-25     Chrome & Clutter Retro Festival, Laidley, Poker Run, car show, market stalls, garage sales, swap meet, street party, for more information visit www.chromeclutterretrofestival.com.

Jun 30-Jul 2     Raising Hell in Maidenwell. Maidenwell Qld. Big screen movie on Friday night, show n shine, swap meet, rock n roll music, pig on the spit Saturday night dinner, camping, cruizing, engine blowups. Open to pre 1978 customs, hot rods, classics & vintage vans. ASRF sanction SA 135-02-2017. Contact Terry on 0409 496 167 or Dianne on 0411 323 749.

Jun 30-Jul 2     Reef City Rod & Customs Inc “Run in the Sun” Hot Rod and Car Show. Head out to Calliope River Historical Village for a relaxed afternoon admiring all these cool chrome bumper cars, live music, food, trade displays, jumping castle and colouring comp, public $5, kids under 12 free, vehicle entrants from 12 noon. To register for the ‘Run in the Sun’ all weekend campout, email reefcityrod@hotmail.com for a registration form. Enquiries Donna 0458 112 884, Mark 0429 729 129.

Jul 14-16     Back to Brunswick Rod Run, Brunswick Heads QLD, with special guest Mike Curtis (Overhaulin/American Hot Rod), Friday meet and greet, Sat observation run, Sat night party and auction Hotel Brunswick, Sunday in the park, enter on the day, $10 per car includes ticket in prize draw. Info Rod 0418 762 576, Pete 0437 844 786.

Jul 16     35th Annual All Ford Day, Willowbank Raceway, show and shine, swap meet, drag racing, trade stands, free kids entertainment, car and driver $10, public $5, kids under 12 free, info Jarrod 0422 259 641 or facebook (allforddaysoutheastqld).

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

Aug 6     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.

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 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 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

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, entry and info at www.rumcityrods.com or call Mal 0409 260 830.

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 10     Cars Under the Stars pre-1988 cruise night, open to all hot rods, rat rods, classics, customs, muscle cars and hot bikes. Bring your club or your mates out for a cruise, trophies awarded by the sponsors, food vans, market stalls, $10 per car load 5 persons max for the show’n’shine, $10 per car load 5 person for onlookers, kids under 12 are free. Sydney Dragway, 5pm-10pm, info www.sydneydragway.com.au

Jul 2     Mild 2 Wild Rod & Custom presents the Tocumwal Winter Swap Meet Show & Shine, Tocumwal football grounds, gates open at 6am for sellers, 7am for public, fully catered, sites $15, public $5, car entry including driver $5, contact Peter 0438 390 621 or Eric 0427 352 171.

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

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.

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 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 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.

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.

 

Jul 2     Cruizers Rod & Custom Club Inc presents the Warragul Swap Meet, bump in time 6am, public from 7am, $20 indoor sites, $10 outdoor, $5 public, under 14 free, contact Pat (03) 5622 1938.

Jul 8     The Wangaratta Rod and Custom club will be holding their 40th reunion in Wangaratta for past members and past rod run entrants. This event is by invitation only so please contact the President, Darren on 0412 098 351 for an invitation or further information.

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 15-17     Cranksters Cruise Nagambie, Nagambie Regatta Centre, Fri – meet and greet, Sat – registration and road trip, heroes and villians 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 12 th 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.

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 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

 

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.

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.

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 Picnic, venue change from Williamstown to Strathalbyn, Details TBC, Daryle 0413 443 043, dodge_29@hotmail.com.

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.

 

Jun 17-18     21st WA Hot Rod and Street Machine Spectacular, Claremont Showgrounds, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 9am-5pm, info www.wahotrodshow.com.au.

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.

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.

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

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

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