Car Shows and Swap Meets

May 4-7
May In The Wide Bay 2018 presented by the Wide Bay Rodders.
The show n shine will be held on Sunday 6th May from 9am till 1pm at Pialba State Primary School on the corner of Beach Road and Alice Street in Pialba. Entry forms available on the Facebook page. This year we are celebrating 11 years of this awesome Hotrod and Custom Car run. For more information please contact Shannon on 0409 276 550.

May 5-6
Shannons Tamworth Motor Show, NSW 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
The Rotary Club of Tamworth West is proud to present the 8th annual Shannons Tamworth Motor Show. This is an indoor event showcasing a wide range of vehicles including motorcycles.
Exhibits are mostly by invitation, however other entry applications are invited. Holden will be our central display including some rare and interesting cars. A dinner will be held on the Saturday evening with Phil Brock being our Guest Speaker. Show times are 9am – 5pm Saturday, 9am – 3pm Sunday. Spectator entry $10, children 12 and under free. Full onsite catering by Rotary.

May 5-6
Autumn Historic Warwick, Morgan Park Raceway, Warwick 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
The Historic Racing Car Club of Queensland presents Autumn Historic Warwick Motor Race Meeting at Morgan Park Raceway. This is an annual touring car event featuring historic touring cars, sports sedans and touring regularity plus historic sports cars and formula cars. Brilliant autumn weather, country hospitality and exciting racing. Info 0424 321 072.

May 6
Time Warp Festival at Ricks Garage And Diner, 14-16 Margaret Street, Palmwoods.
Time Warp Festival is being held after a hugely successful Time Warp Festival in 2017, we are back to bring you more. Palmwoods comes alive with the sound of Rockabilly music, hotrods and motorbikes as we shut down the main street and Ricks Garage becomes the backdrop to showcase all that is Kustom Kulture. Hot rods, bikes, pin ups, market stalls, bands, food, kids corner and plenty of giveaways. Gates open to the public 10am – 10pm. Gold coin donation. Registrations open for cars and bikes.

May 6
The Lockyer Swap Meet and Vintage Car Display at the Laidley Showgrounds.
Entry via Cooper Street. Set up will be on Saturday. Sellers may turn up on Saturday afternoon to set up and camp overnight. Sellers are responsible for the security of their own goods. Gates open Sunday at 5.30 for sellers to gain entry and 6.30 for the buying public to enter. Info Gordon 0427 004 249 or Tony 0429 643 148.

May 6
The Wide Bay Rodders Show n Shine is being held at Pialba State Primary School from 9am to 1pm. Show cars enter from 8am off Beach Road, public gates open from 9am. Hot rods, classics, Australian and American muscle, vintage motorbikes, customs all welcome. Show cars and bikes $5, passengers gold coin each. Public entry gold coin donation. Public parking at Hervey Bay High School on Old Maryborough Road. Public entry via High School parking area or Beach Road gate. All proceeds going to assist local children in need.

May 6
Rainbow Beach Sports Club presents their Hot Rod & Rockabilly Rumble.
Music, dancing, cars, bikes and good old fashioned fun for the whole family. Day time fun with a few rockabilly and rock and roll bands and dancers to accompany some serious classic cars, hot rods and choppers that will have you drooling. BYO chairs. 11am start in the Rainbow Beach Sports Club Car park. We also have free camping available for all who register, become a stall holder or musician. If you need more info please call Rick on 5486 3191 or Nick McGrath on 0401 736 129. Registration forms available online.

May 6
Northern District Rod & Custom Brisbane Annual Swap Meet & Show at the Redcliffe Showgrounds on Scarborough Road.
Stall Holders from 5am, $10 per site. Buyers from 6am $3 admission, Show & Shine display entrants arrive before 9am, $10 entry includes 2 people. No bricabrac, pets or alcohol. Contact Jim 0418 731 738 or Rob 0404 895 299

May 12
Palmwoods State School are hosting the Palmwoods Car Festival. We host this as a major fundraiser for our school. All vehicles and clubs welcome, sports to cruisers, muscle to classic, Aussie to imports. Set to be a fun filled family day with live bands, food and drink, stalls, raffles, prizes, kids entertainment and rides, trophies on offer. Public gold coin entry per person from 10am. Entry for show cars and bikes is from 8am off Palmwoods School Road. $10 Cars, $5 Bikes. Become a sponsor or book a trade site 0414 454 835

May 12
Yank Tanks Display, Masters Coomera, Corner Days Road & Old Coach Road, Upper Coomera. 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM Display your American classic, muscle car, lowrider or street rod or just check out all the cool rides at Yank Tanks Display, second Saturday night of each month. This is a free event, hosted by Cadillac Lasalle Club Qld and everyone is welcome. Event rules – Please don’t touch the cars, 5 kmh speed limit in the carpark, no alcohol, put your rubbish in a bin or take it with you. These rules exist so we can continue to hold this event. It only takes one idiot to spoil it for everyone. Don’t be that idiot.

May 13A chance for owners of vintage, veteran, classics, muscle cars, modern muscle and specialty vehicles to get together and show them off and swap stories, shoot the breeze and enjoy each other’s company and meet new friends. The general public is welcome to come along and checkout the cars. Coffee and breakfast can be purchased on site at the Cooloola Cove Takeaway. A cruise will take place at 10:15 to somewhere interesting for those who care to participate. Previous runs have been to Helltown Hot Rods, The Imbil Hotel, Poona, the Kin Kin Hotel. Contact Kev Campbell on 0411 545 025 during Business Hours

May 19
The 4th Annual Southern Cross Charities Laidley Show n Shine is being held at the Laidley Showgrounds in Hayes Street. Gates open at 2pm and all entries to be registered by 4pm. Hot food and drinks. Public entry gold coin donation. $10 vehicle, bike, pinup entry, market stalls $10, trade stalls $50. Money raised on the day goes to support Orphans in Lesotho. Info Barbara 0412 140 239.

May 20
The Fine Iron Rod & Custom Club of Ipswich are holding their 25th annual Hot Rod Classic Car & Bike Show Swap Meet at the Ebbw Vale Soccer Grounds. Swap meet sites $5, setup 5am and public entry 6am. Car show entry 8am, $5 per person for show and swap. $5 car judging and trophy presentation at 12pm. Info Garry 0433 309 256 or Amanda 0487 042 189.

May 20
The 20th anniversary of the David Hack Classic Meet is being held at Toowoomba City Aerodrome. Presenting a collection of classic vehicles, both new and old including vintage cars and trucks, hot rods, military vehicles, motorbikes, classic cars and aircraft (the famous Zuccoli Aircraft collection). The meet brings together an exotic mix of aircraft and vehicles you would be unlikely to see in any other venue. Exhibitors from 7.30am, public from 8.45 and finishes at 2.30pm. Public dmission $15 per person, family 2 adults + teenagers $40, exhibitors $10 per vehicle. Children under 12 free. Free parking. Trophies awarded at 1.30pm. Food and beverages available.

May 20
The 4th annual Motors in May in Maryborough. Show and Shine offers arguably the best trophies on the coast with 12 categories, 6 car, 6 bike voted on by the people attending. Raffles with cash prizes, sausage sizzle, markets plus much more. Registration from 7.30am, $5 per vehicle until 11.30am, presentations around 12ish. All proceeds going to the Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary.

May 20
QLD Cruising’s Pride and Joy Car Show is being held at Paradise Country Parklands. Pride & Joy Car Show is open to all automotive motoring enthusiasts, all makes and models welcome, new or old, custom or stock – hot rod, vintage, customs, muscle, classic, JDM, Euro, exotics, American or Aussie. Other features are food vendors/sausage sizzle/coffee, automotive trade vendor stands, live DJ, photographers and videographers, QLD Cruising merchandise. Admire a nice variety of cars, catch up with friends and chat to like minded motoring enthusiasts. 17 Show N Shine Trophies to be won. We ask those who want to enter the show n shine to arrive at 8am. $10 to register for the show n shine, must pre book and includes driver and car only, please email qldcruising@gmail.com Spectators $5 per person, kids under 12 are free.

May 26-27
I’m getting in touch regarding an awesome offer for hot rod and classic car drivers at the upcoming Red Thunder Air Show. Drivers or riders who display their hot rod, classic car or motorcycle at Red Thunder receive free entry for 2 people to the Air Show! The Red Thunder Air Show is being held at Watts Bridge Memorial Airfield, near Esk, 90 minutes from Brisbane.This is a perfect opportunity for a club run. As you know, aviation enthusiasts are revheads at heart and in addition to the action packed air activities, the ground display will feature hot rods and classic cars shining alongside vintage aircraft and military displays, plus the stunning Miss Red Thunder Pinup Parade. For weekend trippers, there is camping available on site, food trucks, licensed bar and live music from West Texas Crude and DJ Swingabilly Ray on Saturday evening. Preferred vehicles are pre-1975 and vehicles must remain for the day to be eligible for the free tickets (set up by 9am, depart after 4pm). Spaces for vehicles are limited so if you want to be part of this vintage weekend, with our compliments, please register your entry here: www.qldwarbirds.com.au/hotrods-classics You are welcome to drop me a line if you have any queries.

May 26-27
Big Boys Toys Expo Rockhampton will be held at the Rockhampton Turf Club. Trophies and cash for car awards, open to classics, hot rods, drag cars and modern. Rockhampton Big Boys Toys Expo – The Weekend Warrior! Come and visit for cars, motorbikes, jetski, caravans, campers, trailers, fishing gear, camping gear, drones, and everything that revs and roars. A great family day out including entertainment, food and fun.

May 27
The Chrome Bar Bonanza at Lakeside Park is open to all vehicles originally built with chrome bars. It doesn’t matter if they have been removed or painted over. With over three hours of cruising throughout the day, Show n’ Shine, 1/8th mile drags and kids entertainment it’s a great day out Spectators and show n shine entrants $10. All vehicles need to be clean and presentable. If you have a chrome bar classic be sure to bring it along for a great family day out at Lakeside Park.

May 27
This year Macleans Bridge will be held at Queensland Rifle Association Belmont Range. Entry fee $15 includes display car, driver plus all passengers. Visitors including parking $10 per vehicle, includes all passengers. Food and drinks available for puchase on the day. Gates open for display car entrants at 7:30am, public 9:30am and the awards presentation will be at 12:30pm. Info Geoff Johnson 0407 690 704.

May 27
The Brisbane Swap Meet is being held at Carina State School and is hosted by the Queensland Vintage Vehicle Association Inc. Gates open at 6.30am for sellers and 7am for buyers. Admission $5 adults, $10 per swap site which includes a driver. Off street parking available. Please no vehicles over 4 tonnes. All sites to be vacated by 2pm. No dogs allowed.

Jun 2-4
Wintersun 2.0 saw 4500 people through our public gates, 400 cars, 30 vintage caravans and a handful of specially picked retro markets. Now Aces and Eights Event Management aims to continue an unforgettable event in Northern NSW Country town. With hundreds of enthusiasts ecstatic about the resurgence of a long lost festival, the creation of Wintersun 2.0 will see many happy punters gather on a weekend where they can see the best cars and bikes, eat the finest gourmet street food, see nothing but hand selected genuine retro stalls, auto memorabilia, car related items, fantastic music and dancing. Make sure you come down to Murwillumbah Showground to join in on the fun.

Jun 6-10
Ryno Insurance Downunder Beachfest 2018 is being held in Caloundra. Break out the Brylcreem and Bobby-Sox. It’s that time again. Five days of the coolest Retro Car Festival on the planet, celebrating the hot rod and classic car lifestyle. The festival that delivers it all. With entry open to hot rods, motorcycles, vintage caravans. In fact anything that’s cool and pre- 1983. Cars you’ll be dazzled by. Seduced by the pure eye-candy and amazed by the craftsmanship.
Dance to the rockin’ sounds of ‘the Dirty Dukes, Old 45’s, Billy Guy and the rocking Bodgies. Five days of cruising the Sunshine Coast and the nearby Hinterland, show ‘n’ shine, driving events, dining, dancing, street parties, trophy’s, a Mega Car Show in downtown Caloundra and Esplanade of Queensland’s beautiful town of Caloundra. Finishing with the infamous Sunday evening Dinner Dance at Caloundra RSL. If you love cars, if you love retro or if you just love hangin’ with the kool kats, this is the not to be missed event. Only $75 per car for the entire Festival.

Jun 6-10
Over the past seven years, Cooly Rocks On has evolved to become Australia’s largest rock’n’roll and nostalgia festival and a signature event on Queensland and Australia’s event calendar. There are some exciting changes in the works for Cooly Rocks On 2018.Everyone’s favourite events will be back including the Poodle Parade, Retro Markets, Dance Championships, Miss Cooly Rocks On and the signature Street Parade. Car cruises and Show ‘n Shines will continue to be the highlight of the weekend’s activities, and will occur across the Saturday and Sunday. So get your cars, dancing shoes and best outfits ready for what will be the best Cooly Rocks On yet.

Jun 8-10
In it’s 40th Year, the Charters Towers Motor Show & Swap Meet is a must-do on the North Queensland Car Scene. Two days (Saturday and Sunday) of static car displays and driving events, as well as the Swap Meet and market stalls. Friday night will kick off with a Meet N Greet with Friday itself a set-up day and live bands and licensed bar till midnight.

Sep 2
Chrysler Expo at Rocklea Showgrounds

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