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With summer finally here and Christmas just around the corner, there’s no better time to check out one of the many car events on in Brisbane this November. 

An auto show, motor show or car show, is a public exhibition of either current automobile models, debuts, concept cars, or out-of-production classics. While many are open to anyone in the community, they are often attended by automotive industry representatives, dealers, auto journalists and car enthusiasts. While some car shows happen once a year, others happen once a week. Larger scale events can also be incorporated into automotive festivals, which usually also include racing, food stalls and event markets. 

On the other hand, there are also plenty of car events that happen on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis right across Brisbane. The general idea is for a community of car lovers to come together for a day, and share their insights, knowledge and passion about all things engine related. While some are exclusive to clubs, others very much welcome members of the general public as a means to generate further interest in the hobby and pass on the knowledge to the next generation. 

Five Car Events On In Brisbane This November 

Hugging the Brisbane River, the appeal of the city of Brisbane stretches far beyond the central business district. Each suburb of Brisbane doubles as an urban village, with the likes of bohemian West End, leafy New Farm or the ultra hip hilltop borough of Paddington all attracting both new residents and tourists alike. 

For auto enthusiasts, you may not find much action in the inner city suburbs, but further afield lies a medley of car events on in Brisbane that match – or indeed, top – similar offerings found in Sydney or Melbourne. Brisbane’s local car community is a passionate one, and are known for their friendly and welcoming reputation, particularly to newcomers at one of the many car shows and events that happen every weekend right around the city. 

What: Roll Racing Brisbane
Where: Queensland Raceway, 133 Champions Way, Willowbank
When: 4:00pm to 10:00pm, Saturday 22 November
About: Roll Racing Brisbane is all the street style racing patrons can handle, without the risk of getting into trouble with the law. By taking racing off the streets and onto the track circuit, event organisers have designed this monthly event to give guests as much track time as possible, with strict limits on numbers to ensure that entrants get access to real value for money.

What: Classic & Muscle Car Swap Meet and Car Display
Where: Northern Suburbs Leagues Club, 29 Pelican Street, North Ipswich
When: 6:00am to 1:00pm, Sunday 6 November
About: With all proceeds from the event going to the Northern Suburbs Leagues Club, this year’s Classic & Muscle Car Swap Meet and Car Display is once again hosted by the Classic & Muscle Cars Club of Ipswich. With a wide variety of cars on display and available for purchase, this family friendly event will also have food on site through the canteen. 

What: All Holden Day 2022
Where: Redlands Showgrounds, 171 Long Street, Cleveland
When: 8:00am to 2:00pm, Sunday 27 November
About: Open to Holden models from 1948 to 2017, this one day event is ground zero for diehard Holden fans. While hosted by the FX-FJ Holden Club of Queensland and proudly a fundraising effort to support the Queensland Cancer Council, the All Holden Day is also a family friendly event designed to encourage a passion in the next generation. 

What: Joe’s Diner Monthly Car Meet
Where: Joe’s Diner, 1084 Kingsford Smith Drive, Eagle Farm
When: 4:00pm to 8:00am, Saturday 5 November
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: Laps At The Lake
Where: Lakeside Park Queensland Raceways, Lakeside Road, Kurwongbah
When: 6:30am to 8:00am, Sunday 6 November
About: This thirty minute track side session is designed for you in your own registered cars in a safe environment. This is the perfect time to enjoy all of your car’s horsepower in a safe and controlled manner. The track has plenty of room where you can line up your mates or cars you just want to have a go with, and see really who has what under the hood. 

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