Summer in Victoria sees some of the biggest automotive events on the calendar happen during this time and this includes the Queenscliff rod run put on by the dedicated team of the Geelong Street Rodders. Once again they have run a flawless event seeing entrant numbers exceed previous figures with over four hundred participants enjoying a weekend of activities, local attractions, cruising and of course the Sunday show n shine. The final day of this long running event sees Queenscliff foreshore fill to capacity with entrants’ rods and rides while other enthusiasts fire their rides up and come on down to enjoy this visual exhibition. With a live band belting out the classics, it gives the whole scene a fantastic ambience while trade stands line the outer perimeter with their wares on show for rodders and budding automotive fans to purchase.
It’s always great to see newly completed and recently imported rides mixing with the regulars proving that a well run event will always bring people back for more and encourage first timers to check it out. The event caters for all styles of rods and rides from your traditional old school rides through to the latest high tech street rods strongly supported by Aussie and American classics; stock and modified. Judges had their work cut out for them with many vehicles showing off a highly detailed finish proving that show can also be go without dramas.
Queenscliff’s layout allows easy walking to the various eateries for visitors to enjoy a pub meal or café lunch just to take a short break from the show while the local Lions club has their own culinary delights on offer at the show itself.
If you haven’t taken the time to check out this side of the bay and have a rod hiding away in the shed, it may be time to bring it out, pack a weekend stay and come on down next year! Book early though because accommodation fills up fast with this ever evolving automotive spectacular!
Keep on cruisin’