The newly established AFL Grand Final public holiday on Friday, October 2nd permitted Victorians to take a long weekend with many old school rockers and rodders finding their way early to Newstead in central Victoria for the 11th Chopped festival. With the basic premise for the event to be pre 65 rides and no billet, there’s always an interesting array of rat rods, hot rods, wild customs and radical creations to be found throughout the vast Newstead racecourse.
The biannual Chev Convention put on by the 55 56 57 Chevrolet club of Victoria found itself in a new location this year. Situated on the banks of the Murray River, the twin towns of Echuca and Moama played host to the club and participants of the 11th bow tie spectacular. The historic port of Echuca with its paddle steamer fleet, historical buildings and open view streetscape complete with horse and carriage rides was the perfect setting for a family weekend away combined with their favourite vocation of classic cars and cruising.
Having never considered the Japanese classic car scene before, this was an opportunity to broaden my view on our ever growing Australian classic car scene and attend the Estblished Japanese Classic car show held at Como House.
I rocked up to find rows and rows of the north Asian classics on display from stockies in their original as well as restored condition through to the high performance modified and exotics.
The Geelong Waterfront once again came alive with the sounds of racing engines and the sights of all things automotive, from beautifully restored classic cars and bikes along with late model sports cars. Complementing the two and four wheeled machines were a multitude of automotive based trade stands and displays.
While the beautiful girls and slick guys showcased the automotive fashion of the driving era with the coveted Fashions On The Field competition on the main stage, the hot competition was found on the Ritchie Boulevard quarter mile strip! Saturday’s racing was for the later model rides, covering all production sports cars, touring cars through to tarmac rally and all-wheel drive racing machines! These guys heated up the track while laying down a top surface of rubber allowing the times to drop as the weekend went on! Read More →