The small country town of Drysdale, located along the peninsula was inundated with another huge turnout of classic cars, bikes and other motorised machinery today at the Drysdale reserve for the Drysdale Classic car show! Great to see the numerous clubs including Read More →
Chopped. What can I say; camping for revheads? Nostalgia rodding? Big boy’s playground? They all sum up what Chopped is about. Spending a weekend camping out, catching up with mates for a good laugh, tinkering with old school rides and giving it shit wherever you can just for fun! Read More →
For only its third show, this Show N Shine event has outdone itself seeing the Werribee Civic Centre car park and surrounding grounds filled to capacity. Raising funds for cancer and supported by the Cruzin Knights car club, it holds its own among the primary events listed on our car show calendar. With perfect weather and energetic eagerness, Read More →
While it was quiet start to the second annual Kev’s Carpark Family Day car and bike show held at St. Albans Football club, it wasn’t long before motoring enthusiasts came out in their droves determined not to miss out on this social gathering of automotive admirers.
Once again, Kev and Jo, along with their loyal band of helpers, were on hand to see the event run smoothly for all participating seeing families and friends alike enjoy a pleasant day out taking in a favourite past time of hanging out with our pride and joys. After all, wasn’t that what Kev’s was all about?
This long weekend in June saw the inaugural opening of the Performance Street and Race Autoshow, known as PSRA, come to fruition showcasing new cars, new performance products and a fantastic array of hi-performance showcars and bikes. This will become Australia’s version of SEMA, a similar event held in the United States, and will be an annual show utilizing the facilities at the Royal Melbourne Show grounds for hopefully many years to come.
The layout showcased a mix of old school rides and equipment mixed with the latest high tech gear available for today’s modern machines which had a strong showing as well. An automotive enthusiast could purchase him or herself some serious equipment for their ride covering everything from the ground up, from the latest sticky boots, big rims, wild wrap around vinyl, performance gear from engine to differentials, interior mods including bass driven stereo systems.
Spending motivation came from the many custom and wild rides, old and new, found spread throughout the large pavilion including a good selection of the wild two wheeled varieties known to most as Harleys or “hogs”. Cars and bikes alike showcased the skills of the professionals as well as the DIYs with their polished and pristine finishes leaving many a punter heading home with reinvigorated enthusiasm and fresh ideas.
The ambience was befitting such an event with the deep base of stereos and a DJ pumping out the latest driving tunes broken up periodically by the high revving exhaust note of a performance vehicle being put through its paces on the dyno.
The three day event closed with the customary trophy presentation and thank you speeches by the organisers and promising to continue the professionally run event next year so, if you missed out on this one, check out the pics, mark it in your calendar for next year and start saving your pennies!
Keep on cruisin’
This time of year sees the weather turn decidedly chilly for those of us still out perusing the car show circuit and the turnout today at the Keilor car and vintage bike show proved that nothing will deter an enthusiast from what they enjoy most. The Rotary club of Keilor once again put on a spectacular event behind the Keilor hotel filling all areas quickly and by mid-morning new arrivals were lucky to find themselves a spot. The variety on show to the public was vast from all manner of Australian and American makes and models to European and Japanese rides including a great array of bikes to boot.
The popularity of this event grows every year thanks to the professionalism and expertise of the Rotary club and detailed judging done by those who are in the know. The layout lends itself well to a family friendly atmosphere with multiple areas filled with polished and pristine rides discovered around every corner. It’s great to see the regulars turn up each year while new faces and rides come to see what all the fuss is about guaranteeing their return next time too. Congratulations to those who were lucky enough to take home their respective category trophies and a big pat on the back for the organisers.
This event could well be celebrated as the grand finale of the car and bike show circuit for the season with winter around the corner and most of us set to head for hibernation, be it in the shed or catching up with family till September. Don’t fret though as we can always find something automotive related on in this state so keep an eye out for my “what’s on this weekend” listing and you’ll still get your fix somewhere!
Keep on cruising,
Avalon Raceway was the place to be last Saturday if you were after the tire frying action that can only be found amongst a crowd of wild paced people like the burnout bunch!
The place for pace was certainly the order of the day with many competitors hurling their tire shredding rides into the pad to impress the judges for the prize monies on offer. Plenty of local vehicles competed for the coveted awards while well-known regulars like Steve Loader, Clint Ogilvie, Steve Edsell and Paul Cook just to name a few turned up in their legendary machines to show the rubber hungry crowds what they do best.
Undeterred by threatening skies, the organisers ran the event without any major hitches seeing a trouble free run throughout the smoke filled spectacle. With the gauntlet thrown down from the start courtesy of some skilled handling from the first run participants, the rest of the field had no choice but to give it all they had and that they did. Judges had their work cut out for them marking scores on a variety of handling skills and judgement.
As the sun went down, it was up to the final fifteen to show the judges once more why they deserve to go home with the coin. The night action fired up, literally as competitor after competitor tore up the pad destroying tires and bodywork, sending up sparks from the steelbelts, flames out the oversized exhausts and fire out the back. In the end, the winners were decided and all headed off into the night planning when and where the next tire shredding event will take them.
Well done to the Drews and their hard working team for putting on a professionally run event seeing all who attended enjoy and leave without incident. Well done and I look forward to next years burnout comp.
Keep on cruising,
Rick Fuller LSONE, John Taverna BLOHSV ,Jason McIntosh RACENU, Mick Brasher ULEGAL , Trent Brooks QUIET 1, Ross Heasley , Ben Holt GENWPN , Paul Cook GRUMP, Mark Gillett PRO 71, Adam SLORACH NUMNUTZ, Adam Slorach
Once again the ShowcarsMelbourne car show team led by Elvis put on a spectacular event for its second year running showcasing the high quality of vehicles and bikes that can be found throughout Melbourne as well as interstate. This indoor/ outdoor event located in Altona catered for all genres of vehicles from classic rods,street rods, American and Australian muscle through to high tech Australian, American and Import rides. A variety of custom Harleys could also be found dispersed throughout the Sporting Complex.
Noted display vehicles that the punters could peruse over was the environmentally friendly Zeroed, the high tech vehicles of Ovakil and FINEVY as well as the burnout beast of KILLA-B (although no demonstration was on hand). A variety Chev and Ford’s finest were on show while Holden’s elite held its own.
Outside saw plenty of polished pride on display too, bathing in the glorious autumn weather while food and beverage stands catered for the enthusiastic attendees. With forty trophies on hand for the high quality show, judges had their work cut out for them selecting which rides take home the coveted silverware.
All in all, the event went off without a hitch seeing many people mark this occasion as a regular in their automotive calendar guaranteeing they return next year. I’ll certainly be there I look forward to seeing you there too.
Keep on cruising,
Never have I seen a car show utilize the size of the area this show has to the point of having turn vehicles away but that is what happened today. The All American car show put on by the AOMC and sponsored by Shannons Insurance had such a huge turnout of classic, custom, old and new and covering all American marques and models that by 11am they had no choice but to shut the gates. My estimate would put the number of vehicles to over 1200 with reports of another smaller car show starting out in the car park from those turned away. Even those looking to simply attend in person had to line up due to the popularity of this mega-event. With perfect autumn weather in Melbourne, the order of the day was to find an outside activity and anyone with a strong interest in this vocation could be expected to attend this automotive spectacular among others found in and around Melbourne.
Mustangs lined up for row after row while the bowtie enthusiasts occupied another large part of the manicured lawns of Flemington Racecourse. Other sections catered for Ford, Buick, Chrysler and other marques. A number of clubs set up their displays showcasing the quality of their member’s rides while individuals filled out the rest of the grounds with polished up prides and joy. Covering everything from hot rods through to the latest muscle cars, there was something for everyone while trade stands and children’s activities complimented the fantastic family day out.
This social occasion also makes it a great opportunity to catch up with fellow automotive enthusiasts and shoot the breeze on what’s been going on or recent shows attended. I look forward to the next event on our car biased calendars to seeing what new, old or different in our scene! One thing’s for sure, these shows just keep growing in stature and size!
Keep on crusin,
Raising money for worthy causes tends to bring out the best in people and when combined with a car and bike show can also bring out the best rides too. Today’s event put on by Reniu Hair and Beauty Salon was no exception and while the show may be considered small in comparison to the major events, it was by no means small in stature when it comes to raising money for a worthy charity such as the Leukaemia Foundation. For a small donation, punters were able to get their heads shaved or coloured, bid on an auction, grab a snag and then peruse the car park of cool rides while showing off their new do! Fantastic weather saw the crowds turn out in droves to support this cause while the car and bike owners had the opportunity to partake in a cruise to Queenscliff after the show. Local events like this need our support and are rewarding as it gives us the opportunity to catch up with like minded people while helping those not so fortunate.
See you all here next year and keep on cruzin’