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If the prospect of sitting at home this Labour Day has you bored already, then the good news is that there’s plenty of car events on this weekend in Brisbane.

Unsurprisingly, it’s not just the revheads that love the iconic vehicles of yesteryear. Iconic cars don’t only appeal to car lovers, but also attract those passionate about engineering, design, art and yes, history. Before cars were built for efficiency and speed, it was about the experience, style, exclusivity and ultimately, craftsmanship – making them timeless, works of art.

While the appeal of classic cars vary depending on who you talk to, it’s no secret that classic car enthusiasts all speak the same language, and all share the same passion for the vehicles of a bygone era. To get a grasp on just how rewarding being involved in this community can be, all you need to do is stop by one of the many car events on this weekend. 

Top Car Events On This Weekend 

Whether you’re looking to keep your partner, kids, mates or even yourself entertained this upcoming long weekend, the good news is that there’s plenty happening on the Brisbane car enthusiast scene – so what’s on?

Friday 30 April 

What: Drift Masters Australia
Where: Queensland Raceway, 133 Champions Way, Willowbank
When: 5:00pm to 10:30pm 

About: Spectators are invited to come down and watch Queensland’s largest professional drifting competition, where local and Interstate Pro Drifters battle it out for the title.

Saturday 1 May 

What: Seven 82 Motors Open Day
Where: 2 Palings Court, Nerang 
When: 8:00am to 2:00pm 

About: Your chance to come along and see the latest cars on offer from Seven 82 Motors at Nerang. 

What: Repco Max Bucket Pop Up Show
Where: 60 Moss Street, Slacks Creek
When: 8:30am to 11:00am 

About: Check out the Car Torque Club as the host another Pop Up Show at Repco, followed by a club cruise through Brisbane and down to Mount Tamborine.

What: Parry Road Car Club Annual Show
Where: Monte Ale House, 22 Monte Street, Slacks Creek
When: 9:00am to 12:00pm 

About: With a DJ, jumping castle, face painting and even prizes to be won, the annual Parry Road Car Club “Show & Shine” has something for the whole family.

What: Afternoon Skid Pan
Where: Mt Cotton Driver Training Centre, 1753-1799 Mount Cotton Road, Cornubia
When: 12:30pm to 4:30pm 

About: Skid into your weekend, with BYO cars starting at $165, or use one of the official skid control vehicles such as the Toyota 86 at $235, or deploy the Toyota Supra at $265.

What: Underwood Retro Cruise Night
Where: Zone Shopping Centre, Corners of Compton and Kingston Road, Underwood

When: 3:00pm to 8:00pm 

About: Featuring food trucks, market stalls, live music and with all local car clubs welcome to attend, the Underwood Retro Cruise Night is back again with no pre-registrations necessary.

Sunday 2 May 

What: Queensland Auto Spectacular
Where: Queensland Raceway, 133 Champions Way, Willowbank
When: 6:00am to 3:00pm 

About: With over 700 vehicles on show, this annual event is a mecca for car and bike lovers. With timed drags, swap meet sales and food and entertainment, you can bring the whole family. 

What: All British Car Day
Where: Mudgeeraba Showgrounds, 115 Mudgeeraba Road, Worongary
When: 6:00am to 2:00pm 

About: The Gold Coast Antique Auto Club are proud to finally present the All British Car Day, celebrating the very best of England’s motor vehicles throughout the years.

What: All Japanese Cars And Coffee
Where: Kitchen 8, 20/62 Crockford St, Northgate
When: 7:00am to 9:00am  

About: Hosted by the Seven Of Clubs Mazda Car Club, come down and join the family of Japanese car lovers and enthusiasts over a bite to eat and an early morning coffee.

What: Laps At The Lake
Where: Lakeside Park Queensland Raceways, Lakeside Road, Kurwongbah
When: 7:30am to 9:00am 

About: This thirty minute track side session is designed for you in your own registered cars in a safe environment. Hot breakfasts available, and children over five are welcome.

What: Beaudesert Rotary Club Cars And Coffee
Where: 100 Brisbane Street, Beaudesert
When: 7:30am to 10:00am 

About: With bacon egg rolls, fresh pancakes and delicious coffee served on site, take a drive out to the Scenic Rim and check out a range of cars from all eras. 

What: Euro Car Meet
Where: erman Auto Dynamics, Unit 3/7 Wrights Place, Arundel
When: 11:00am to 4:00pm 

About: Celebrate German Auto Dynamics first birthday, and come down for an afternoon of European cars, prizes, food vans and live DJs with over 200 cars expected to attend. 

The very best part about many of the Brisbane and Gold Coast based car events on this weekend is that the hosts welcome the general public, as opposed to making them exclusive for club members only. The idea is that car enthusiasts generally want to share their passion, especially when it comes to sparking an interest in vintage cars for the next generation.