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Calder Park, Melbourne's home to Drag Racing, Hot Laps, Track Hire, Open Car Racing Practise, Off Street Drag Fast Friday Street Meet - posted 26 Feb March 24th This event will cater for all makes and models of vintage. Venue: Calder Park Raceway, Calder Freeway, Keilor. Event Date: . Time: AM - PM. Type: Victoria. Description: Ford Nationals.
It was rewarding in each of the 4 layouts and each quite different requiring a different approach. The track was extended in to include the downhill run on the main straight and Mt Jane, then at the same time the Thunderdome work was also progressing. The original track had a RH U turn about half way down the main straight as it is now, this is a double apex corner that narrowed towards the entry to the back straight. The run up the straight then took you into a sweeping right turn and very quickly into a sharp left turn this section of the track was noticeably changed with the extension you then had a short Straight before going into Gloweave which had a concrete wall around it!
It needed a wide entry and a brave driver to drive at the wall and turn late to get a late apex to enter the main straight once again! I managed to break the under 2. The National layout I really enjoyed! It took real commitment to be fast there!
Just after the old turn 1 or Repco corner, you start the downhill run and on a windy day if you had a crosswind you would go a little sideways over the drop as the rest of the track was well shielded by the Thunderdome and Grandstands!
Just where the hump was to begin the downhill was an open section where there was no wind break and while you were light going over there the wind could blow you off line! This was a fast section of the track and by the time you in the braking zone you were busy pulling it up, at this point my car was pulling rpm and I was on the brakes at metres to be back to first gear for turn one and holding first for the tight and twisty right, left.
That lead to Mt Jane which you had to be in 2nd gear before cresting it as you needed to have the car straight going over there and well settled as you got to the crest as it got light over there and would easily be sideways over the hill! Next was the downhill run into the dip which approached the kink in the back straight this is where the original Repco corner was, this section was so fast and you needed to use the curbs my car was in a slide through this section and I would end up using every little bit of the road!
Cruising through fire affected communities to show our support. We will have Russell and his newly restored Holden FX - tribute to the one he lost in the fires, cruising with us and we hope to have his destroyed one on show at the destination point. Arriving at the Healesville Railway precint for a Show. Sausage Sizzle conducted by the CFA or bring a picnic. There will also be a remembrance ceremony at the Labryinth - in the same location at 7pm to remember the lives, properties, possessions people's cars and animals lost in the Black Saturday bushfires.
Heavy parts pick up available. For more info please call A great family day out with onsite catering, country market, children amusements, live music, trade stalls and swap meet. Gates open at 7am for competitors and to the public from 8am.
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For enquiries call Nadine on or email: Only vehicles 25 years and older will be permitted to be displayed. Entry fees are payable at the gates and are as follows: Colin Hayward For more info. Gates open 7am for sellers, 8am for buyers.
Sites are available for tandem trailers. Catering provided by the VDC. Food and drink stalls, childrens amusements 8.
We started pulling the Newstead Swap together 3 months ago to fill the gap when Ballarat was canceled. The Swap Meet will be held at the Newstead Racecourse, on the same site as the?
With the Newstead Swap located on a fantastic 90 acre plot, the space is there for it to build into?
Other attractions include a? Newstead Swap is here for the long haul! Newstead Swap is set to be a great event, and with your support like many others it will become an annual pilgrimage on the automotive calendar. The Meet is being conducted from onwards by the combined Rotary Clubs of Ballarat.
This two-day swap meet attracts over site holders, and 20, people to Ballarat each February. Please note trading is limited to strictly Saturday and Sunday with Friday available for set up as noted. Site Bookings - Preference will be given to past site holders to rebook their previous sites until the close of business 31st December After this date we will begin the allocation of remaining sites to new site holders.
Pre-booking is essential to secure your site for this meet.
Site holders will be able to re-book for during the event as a re-booking office will be on site. Bump-in will be from 8: Our club encourages stallholders to offer the following especially vintage itemsfor sale: Car parts, Truck components, Tractor parts, Motorcycle parts, Stationary engines and components, Farm machinery, Vehicles for sale, Tools, Collectables and Memorabilia.
Gates open at 6am for stallholders, 7am for general public. Some undercover sites available. No dogs, grog or glass please. Food available on site. Discounted entry for you and all passengers in your chrome bumper or special interest car.
Goody bag for the first entrants. A range of trophies will be awarded, chosen by our sponsors, as well as a 'Best Participating Club' award a perpetual trophy. Trophy Presentation will be 1: Registration starts at 8a. Open to all ASRF classified vehicles. The Yea Autumn Festival will again be held, offering a wide variety of entertainment for the whole family, including craft displays, face painting and other things for the kids to do.
This year we have negotiated a discount for entrants who wish to stay at the Yea Caravan Park. There are some cabins available or overnight sights. For further information on overnight facilities, contact Bushrodders on the address below, or ring Jim V.
For information and Entry Forms - E-mail: Plenty of room for displays Bargains for motorists, restorers, collectors, craft enthusiasts, DIY mechanics etc. The Cortina brand 2. The 50th anniversary since the introduction of the Mk1 Cortina, a car that went on to become one of the most influential and recognizable cars of the 20th century.
The Cortina Nationals embraces all models of Cortina in whatever state you care to bring them! Standard or modified, road or race, pristine or well-loved, please bring them all! This particular event celebrates these things: Details of cruise start locations and times at http: Presented by Old Farts Rod and Custom, a family friendly weekend fundraiser for the Charlton Community after the flood in January There will be plenty to eat and drink and large fire on the Saturday night.
So dust off ya rod and take it for a spin. Email for entry form charltonrodrun gmail. Book and pay by August 13 to guarantee an indoor site. Saturday pm available for setup, Security providedpublic admitted from 7am Sunday, contact Dale for more info.
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S parts, collectables, memorabilia, plus more goodies at the swap meet, with of course the piping hot pies. Contact Ken 03 or visit www. This is the first Crankster event in Victoria and it is promising to be huge with over half the Nagambie Lakes Leisure Park Crankster Central already booked out. More info from Chrissy on or Golly on or www. Further info call or show.
Contact Alan Sep 17 How HOT is your car? If your car fits the bill and you're available, Please send your pictures via email to reception calderpark. Trade Stalls, kids activities, food and drinks. Public gates open from Only pre entered vehicles will be judged. Pre entry closes on the 7th September. Meet opens at 6am Sunday. Antiques, hot rod parts, collectibles, automobilia, food and entertainment.
Call Rob form more info. The growing swap meet will have a special area allocated plus kids entertainment is provided. More info contact Dennis or swap meet enquiries Gary Out the front of the passengers terminal 9.
This is free event and is open to all Studebaker owners and enthusiasts. For further details contact Michael Pink or visit www.
Melton Swap Meet
Maddingly Park, Station St, Bacchus. Trophies, kids playground, live band, food and drinks. More info Colin or Tony Contact Greg on or 03 Contact Ken or email holdenfxfb gmail.
For further info contact Adam 03 AH or or visit www. No pre entries, Strict Pre '76 Vehicles only. Heaps of undercover parking, paved areas and grass. Sandown Racecourse Princes Hwy, Springvale. More info from 03 or info kustoms. For accommodation bookings call the Golden River Holiday Resort 03all other info contact www. But it's not all about the cars. RACV Motorclassica has something for everyone and every taste - for those serious collectors right through to those experiencing classic motoring for the very first time.
Where no one day is quite the same as the next, the displays on show will never be repeated, due to the event's non-return policy for competing cars and motorcycles.