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 South East Queensland.
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 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.
Fourteen 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?
What: Chrome And Clutter Retro Festival
Where: Laidley Showgrounds, 2 Macgregor Street, Laidley
When: Friday 25 June to Sunday 27 June
About: This annual three day event in the countryside celebrates all things retro, such as cars, hot rods, music, dancing, caravans and even tattoos – and all for $10 for a three day pass.
What: Two Days Of Thunder
Where: Queensland Raceway, 133 Champions Way, Willowbank
When: Saturday 26 June to Sunday 27 June
About: At this massive two day motoring event, expect fast and hard racing action with plenty to see and do at the track that’s suitable for all ages.
Friday 25 June
What: Test ‘N Drive Lakeside
Where: Lakeside Park Queensland Raceways, Lakeside Road, Kurwongbah
When: 9:30am to 4:30pm
About: Although not an event as such, this open day is for revheads to actually test and drive as much or as little as they like, with both registered and unregistered vehicles welcome.
What: Munch Inn Show ‘N Shine
Where: Acacia Ridge Shopping Centre, 28 Elizabeth Street, Acacia Ridge
When: 4:00pm to 9:00pm
About: Held in the car park via the Mitchell Street entry, come down and check out the collection of vintage and collectors cars on show.
What: Karstatic North Lakes Meet
Where: Supercheap Auto, 8/82 North Lakes Drive, North Lakes
When: 6:00pm to 9:00pm
About: Hosted by one of South East Queensland’s biggest car clubs KarStatic, this event is open to anyone, any make and any model.
Saturday 26 June
What: Holden and General Motors Show ‘N Shine
Where: Espresso Twenty5, 1 Boatworks Drive, Coomera
When: 7:00am to 9:30am
About: Hosted by the HSV Nation Car Club, kick your weekend off right and come check out this homage to all things Holden and General Motors related.
What: Urban Street Machines Market Meet
Where: Mudgeeraba Showgrounds, Mudgeeraba Road, Worongary
When: 7:00am to 11:00am
About: If you’re coming down already to explore the local Mudgeeraba Markets held on a Saturday morning, be sure not to miss this automotive celebration for all makes and models.
What: Cars And Coffee At Cafe Elle
Where: Cafe Elle, 67 Robinson Road East, Geebung
When: 7:30am to 12:00pm
About: If you wish that car meets ran longer than the standard two hours, come down to Cafe Elle for a morning of cars, coffee, food, music and even photography.
What: Cars And Coffee Ormeau
Where: Caffeine Cowboys, 270 Lahrs Road, Ormeau
When: 8:00am to 10:00am
About: Get to know your fellow automotive enthusiasts bright and early, with a chance to grab a coffee and breakfast whilst doing so.
What: Accelerate Church June Car Meet
Where: Accelerate Church, 8-12 Business Drive, Narangba
When: 8:00am to 10:00am
About: As a family friendly monthly car meet that celebrates all things engine related, this month’s BBQ will also donate proceeds towards Dare DV Support.
Sunday 27 June
What: Devlan Quarter Car Meet
Where: Mustang Auto Parts, 12 Devlan Street, Mansfield
When: 7:00am to 10:00am
About: This weekend marks the very first Devlan Quarter Car Meet, and is open to all makes and models aged thirty years or older.
What: Annual Club Display Day
Where: Crocker Park, 92 Markeri Street, Mermaid Waters
When: 7:30am to 2:00pm
About: Hosted by the Gold Coast Car Club, this once a year event is your chance to come down and check out the Glitter Strip’s collection of vintage and classic vehicles in the flesh.
What: Auto Classic Car And Bike Show
Where: Alexandra Hills Hotel, 332 Finucane Road, Alexandra Hills
When: 8:00am to 11:00am
About: Held on the last Sunday of every month, it’s that time again to showcase and celebrate classics, hot rods, muscle and vintage cars and trucks.
What: Brunch With The Cars
Where: Sarabah Estate Winery, 46 Rymera Road, Sarabah
When: 10:00am to 2:00pm
About: Slightly different to your standard car show, bring your pride and joy to Sarabah Vineyard for a day of markets, food and automotive heaven.
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.