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If you’re a bit of a revhead, are a Brisbane local and are wondering what’s happening in August, there’s plenty of weekend car shows to choose from.

Despite Brisbane’s unfair reputation as being a bit of a daggy city, the reality couldn’t be further from the truth. From music festivals to national parks, living in Brisbane is all about what you choose to make of it. 

For auto enthusiasts, attending one of the many weekend car shows that happen in the Sunshine State is an incredibly popular way to not only pass the time, but to join one of the like minded communities that populate our suburbs. If you’re wondering what your options are for August, the good news is that there’s a wide variety of options to choose from. 

Brisbane Weekend Car Shows Happening In August 

While the appeal of classic cars often varies 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 weekend car shows happening all across Brisbane in the next few weeks. 

What: Peninsula Motorfest
Where: Pelican Park, Clontarf
When: 8:00am to 4:00pm Saturday 27 August 

About:  Although the Redcliffe region comes alive for the annual Peninsula Motorfest held in November, revheads who want more now have the opportunity to do so as the event has been moved from July due to the weather. Hosted by Outkast Auto Club, car lovers can enjoy a club cruise and show and shine, as well as plenty of food stalls, entertainment and more.

What: Garrett Brisbane Jamboree 2022
Where: Queensland Raceway, 133 Champions Way, Willowbank
When: 9:00am Saturday 20 August to 9:00pm Sunday 21 August 

About: Known as one of Australia’s biggest sport compact, drag racing and car culture events, Queensland Raceway has dedicated an entire weekend to celebrate the annual Garrett Brisbane Jamboree. Activities will include races, a car display, swap meet, track time, trade stands, entertainment, food, drinks and more. 

What: Joe’s Diner Monthly Car Meet
Where: Joe’s Diner, 1084 Kingsford Smith Drive, Eagle Farm
When: 4:00pm to 8:00am Saturday 6 August

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. According to a Facebook review, a recent first time attendee even drove four hours just to be there, and indicated that the mission was well worth their time and efforts. 

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 Saturday 20 August 

About: Brisbane Car Meets And Cruising Inc. has teamed up with On The Run Cafe to bring local revheads the newest, latest and greatest event for enthusiasts to hit South East Queensland. As a regular event held on the third Saturday of each month, it’s a great opportunity for car lovers to get to know kindred spirits in their local community. 

What: Bad Ideas Cruise Show ‘N Shine
Where: Lakeside Park Raceway, Lakeside Road, Kurwongbah
When: 12:00pm to 4:00pm Sunday 14 August 

About: Although Bad Ideas is a car community in Brisbane with over six thousand fans, this August event marks their very first Cruise Show ‘N Shine session at the Lakeside Raceway. While track events will be happening all day, cruising sessions start at 1:30pm, with trophies on offer for ‘Best In Show’, ‘Best Engine Bay’, ‘Best Stance’ and much more. 

The very best part about many of the Brisbane car shows 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. 

Your Guide To Everything Classic Cars 

Finding a fellow vintage auto enthusiast can feel a bit like finding a needle in a haystack, but rest assured that Classic’s Garage understands the thrill more than most. Having spent forty years collecting anything and everything from matchbox cars to hub caps, he’s successfully followed his passion to source, collect and stock beautiful and low mileage classic automobiles from around the world.

Although his passion is for automobiles built before 1978, with a particular love for Buicks, Cadillacs, Lincolns, Oldsmobiles and even Fords, Wayne is just as passionate about the stories of the owners. If it’s even remotely different, rare or just plain unusual, Wayne will overcome the relevant logistical and geographical challenges of bringing the cars to his showroom in Australia. 

Classic’s Garage is a showroom conveniently located at Seventeen Mile Rocks, that specialises in the restoration and sales of vintage automobiles. If you’re on the hunt for Brisbane classic cars – quite simply, Wayne is your man. If you would like to arrange a viewing or inspect any other of our classic vehicles, please get in touch with us today.