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If the prospect of sitting at home on your days off has you bored already, then the good news is that there’s plenty of car shows 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 all car enthusiasts all speak the same language, and all share the same passion for the vehicles of a bygone era. Whether it’s American muscle cars, Holden lovers or even hot rodding fans, 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 shows on this weekend in the Greater Brisbane region. 

Nine Car Shows On This Weekend 

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

Friday 21 May  

What: Cars And Coffee At Link Drive
Where: On The Run Cafe, Unit 1, 53-57 Link Drive, Yatala
When: 5:00pm to 8:00pm 

About: Brisbane Car Meets And Cruising Inc have teamed up with On The Run Cafe to bring revheads the newest, latest and greatest event for enthusiasts to hit South East Queensland.

Saturday 22 May 

What: Australian Speedshow And Exhibition 2021
Where: Brisbane Showgrounds, 600 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills
When: Saturday 9:00am to 6:00pm and Sunday 9:00am to 4:00pm 

About: Queensland’s largest automotive and motorsport annual event is back again, and is spread across two massive days to cater for the sheer amount of inclusions on offer.

What: Danny Boys Street Meet
Where: Danny Boys, Shop 4/118 S Pine Rd, Brendale
When: 4:00pm to 6:00pm 

About: While Danny Boys is also home to Brisbane’s best sandwiches, it’s also home to a monthly car meet that’s both free and family friendly – did we mention sandwiches? 

What: Project B May Car Cruise
Where: Calamvale
When: 8:00pm to 11:00pm 

About: As one of the best grassroots car meets on the south side, Project B’s monthly cruises are so revered that the departure location is only ever released on the day of the ride.

Sunday 23 May

What: Chrome Bar Bonanza
Where: Lakeside Park Queensland Raceways, Lakeside Road, Kurwongbah
When: 7:00am to 4:00pm 

About: With over three three hours of cruising throughout the day, Show n’ Shine, 1/8th mile drags and so much more, the first Chrome Bar Bonanza of 2021 isn’t one to miss.

What: Mac’s Bridge Sports and Classic Car Festival
Where: Queensland Rifle Association, 1485 Old Cleveland Road, Belmont
When: 7:30am to 1:00pm 

About: Hosted by  Austin Healey Owners Club of Qld Inc, if you’re a fan of the cars and engines of yesteryear, then this is a classic car show not to be missed. 

What: Cars ‘N Coffee | Bikes ‘N Brews 

Where: Bracken Ridge Tavern, 154 Barrett Street, Bracken Ridge
When: 8:00am to 11:00am 

About: The monthly Rust ‘N Chrome Cruisers Inc meet is on again, not only welcomes attendees from all walks of life, but all makes and models of cars, trucks and bikes too.

What: Breakfast Run To Rock ‘N Roll Diner 
Where: Rock ‘N Roll Diner, 254 Station Road, Raceview
When: 8:00am to 10:00am  

About: As a fundraising event to “Team Bear” raise some cash for the Endeavour Foundation, combine your love of classic cars with a breakfast at Raceview’s Rock ‘N Roll Diner.

What: Ipswich Retro Car Show
Where: Tivoli Drive In Theatre, 50 Coal Road, Chuwar
When: 2:00pm to 5:00pm 

About: Not only will you see classic cars, but attendees can also expect live music, market stalls, food, kids activities and even a screening of the cult classic film,  “Fast And The Furious”. 


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 engine enthusiasts generally want to share their passion, especially when it comes to sparking an interest in cars for the next generation.