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

Unsurprisingly, it’s not just the revheads and auto enthusiasts 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 South East Queensland and the Greater Brisbane region. 

Six 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 and Gold Coast car enthusiast scene – so what’s on?

Saturday 5 June


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: Toranarama Cars And Coffee
Where: Whistlestop Cafe, 88 Pimpama Jacobs Well Road, Pimpama
When: 7:00am to 10:30am 

About: As a family friendly fundraising event for Neuroblastoma Cancer Research, come down and join your fellow Torana enthusiasts for a healthy dose of cars, coffee and breakfast. 

What: Japanese Cars And Coffee
Where: Kitchen8, 62 Crockford Street, Banyo
When: 7:00am to 9:00am 

About: If you’re a fan of all things Japanese when it comes to cars, engines and automobiles, then come on down for a morning of just that plus coffee and breakfast. 


What: Brisbane Retro Cruise Night
Where: Zone Underwood, Corner of Compton and Kingston Road, Underwood
When: 3:00pm to 8:00pm 

About: Hosted by Aussie Retro Cruise Days & Nights, this free event will celebrate all the cars, food and music of yesteryear in a family friendly environment. 


What: Joe’s Diner Monthly Car Meet
Where: Joe’s Diner, 1084 Kingsford Smith Drive, Eagle Farm
When: 4:00pm to 9:00pm 

About: As one of the most popular monthly car meets in South East Queensland, join in as car lovers descend on Joe’s Diner from 4:00pm from all around the city.


What: Car Meet On Lavelle
Where: Lavelle Cafe & Restaurant, 6/8 Lavelle Street, Nerang
When: 5:30pm to 8:30pm 

About: Brisbane Car Meets And Cruising Inc have teamed up with the Lavelle Cafe & Restaurant owners for a family friendly evening of cars, music and food trucks galore.

Sunday 6 June 


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 are available, and children over five are welcome.

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.