Car events calendar 2022/2023

Here's a list of Australian cars shows and events!

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There are more car shows and events happening in Australia than ever before and this is the place to find out when they are on.

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December 2022


02-04 DEC 2022
Carisbrook, Vic
Hot rods, customs, choppers.

See our previous features from Chopped events here

Muscle Car Cruiser Show

FRI 02 DEC 2022
Fountain Gate Bunnings
From 6.00pm
Muslce Car Cruisers Car Club and Narre Warren North CFA cruise night kicks off at 6.00pm. Sausage sizzle, drinks and cool cars. All money raised goes to CFA.
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Bendigo MiniTruckin & Oldschool Xmas Meet #68

03 DEC 2022
Eaglehawk Skatepark
Pre '90 monthly meet, family-friendly event.

Ultimate Street Car Australia

03-04 DEC 2022
Calder Park Raceway, Vic

OPTIMA’s Search for the Ultimate Street Car!
Come join us for a multi-segment competition and car show event designed for real street cars. It’s all about fun from the driver’s seat. Put your car through its paces in Auto Test, circuit, drag race, and speed/stop segments or show off your stuff in the show & shine and sound & vision competitions. No matter what you drive, there’s something for you and the family. Various classes are available for nearly all street driven vehicles. Bring the family, spectators are free.

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Northern Gal: Cars & Coffee @ Benzina Stables

SUN 04 DEC 2022
Water Rd,
Preston, Vic
All classics & supercars invited to attend. Coffee & food van on site. The Benzina boys will be there to show you around their new premises and answer all of your enquiries in regards to car storage and the amazing essential extra vehicle services on offer.
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Classic Japan 2022

04 DEC 2022
Bundoora Park,
1069 Plenty Rd, Bundoora, Melbourne, Vic
Event by Classic Japan, Toyota Car Club of Australia Victoria and Sakura Picnic. Classic Japan is an annual Car & Bike show, open to vehicles from all Japanese manufacturers that are at least 25 years old.

Celebrating Holden in Fishermans Bend

04 DEC 2022
Shed 21, 206 Lorimer Street Docklands (under Bolte Bridge)

Join us to celebrate the community that contributed to Holden’s legacy in automotive design, engineering and advanced manufacturing at Fishermans Bend. Along with food trucks, live music and kids entertainment, this family-friendly event will feature a “Holden Shine & Show” with a significant number of classic Holdens on display.

There will also be a program of short talks from ex-Holden designers and engineers throughout the day including:

– Leo Pruneau – former Director of Holden Design
– Phil Zmood – former Director of Holden Design (after Leo Pruneau)
– Tony Hyde – former Executive Director of Holden Engineering
– Ian McCleave – former Product Manager of Holden Engine Company & Executive Director of Planning
– William Hooper (Bill) – former Holden Chassis Director
– Warwick Bryce – former Holden Powertrain Guru
– Dr Norm Darwin – former Holden engineer and President of Automotive Historians Australia Inc.

Free entry, simply turn up and enjoy the car display and free entertainment.

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V-Spec Performance Open Day

04 DEC 2022
17-19 Terra Cotta Drive
Blackburn, Vic
V-Spec Performance is once again open for its annual Open Day showcasing the finer things from Japan including the Z-Tune, multiple 400Rs, the HKS Zero-R, and many more. It's a once a year event for all GT-Rs and other JDM/Euro/Supercars alike. As always, please try to avoid parking in non-parking spots - hooning and anti-social behavior will NOT be tolerated.

Melomotive Open Day

SAT 10 DEC 2022
12.00pm - 4.00pm
8 Stockyard Place,
West Gosford, NSW.

A day packed full of low riders, food, drinks, cars, music and Pinstriping.

Status, 2022

SAT 10 DEC 2022
3.00pm - 9.00pm
PICA, Port Melbourne, Vic
Join us and enjoy a display of carefully selected personalized cars from all over Australia.

Nissan Powered Nationals

SAT 10-SUN 11 DEC 2022
Heathcote Park Raceway, Vic
Open to all Nissan, Datsun & Nissan-powered cars.
Show & shine, roll racing, drag racing, 2WD/4WD street/race categories. Camping is free for all spectators and entrants.

Northern Gal: Coffee & Cars @ The D's Souvlaki

SUN 11 DEC 2022
22 Hood St, Airport West, Vic
Coffee & breakfast on the second Sunday of the month with the amazing team at The D's Souvlaki. Awesome set up with heaps of seating inside and lots of street parking available. Great start to a Sunday morning for you and your family and a place to catch up with mates.
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Prostreet Cruise Night #1

SAT 17 DEC 2022
From 7.30pm
West Beach Pavilion
330A Beaconsfield Parade, Middle Park, Melb
Prostreet Media presents Prostreet Cruise Night consisting of groups of cars & bikes cruising from each designated area in Melbourne and greater Victoria. All Tuff cars of Victoria are encouraged to come out for an awesome night consisting of horsepower, cruising, food, music & drinks. Each designated area of the state will have a pre-meet with a host and a meet up/depart time so everyone can arrive at St Kilda at the same time, 7.30pm. See Facebook for the full list.

Prostreet Cars N Coffee

SUN 18 DEC 2022
Factory 10/2 Derrimut Drive, Derrimut, Melb
Event held by Prostreet Media and TRE Automotive Engineering. Inviting all the tuffest cars of Melbourne to come down on Sunday morning in Derrimut at TRE Automotive Engineering with plenty of cars and bikes on display.
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January 2023

Street Machine Summernats

05-08 JAN 2023
Exhibition Park, Canberra
Cnr. Flemington Rd & Northbourne Ave
Lyneham ACT

See our previous features from Summernats here

Murray Bridge Autofest

13-14 JAN 2023
Murray Bridge, SA
All the usual Autofest driving events such as the Burnout Competition, Autokana, Go to Whoa and Grab a Flag will be held at the Murray Bridge Speedway. There will also be an onsite bar, catering and entertainment.

The Autofest Show n Shine display will take place at Sturt Reserve on the Saturday morning followed by the all new Murraylands Cruise. We welcome street machines, hot rods, muscle cars, street cars, show cars, classic cars, motorcycles, trucks, and more so come along and prepare for a big weekend of motorsport action!

31st Annual Centre State Swap Show & Shine

SUN 22 JAN 2023
From 7.00am
Bendigo Jockey Club
White Hills, Bendigo
Come enjoy the swap meet and find a bargain, then view the show & shine. Food van catering plus coffee vans.
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Street Machine Drag Challenge 2022/2023

TUE 31 JAN 2022 - SAT 04 FEB 2023
Street Machine Drag Challenge is the toughest test for street cars in the country.

The dates for the next event are:

  • Monday 30 January: Rego Day, Heathcote Park Raceway
  • Tuesday 31 January: Day One, Heathcote Park Raceway
  • Wednesday 1 February: Day Two, South Coast Raceway
  • Thursday 2 February: Day Three, Mildura Sunset Strip
  • Friday 3 February: Day Four, Heathcote Park Raceway
  • Saturday 4 February: Day Five, Heathcote Park Raceway

- See more details on Drag Challenge including how it works, the rules and classes.

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February 2023

Powercruise #91

0-2-05 FEB 2023
Queensland Raceway
Cruising, powerskids, drifting, off street racing, burnouts & more. Registered & unregistered cars welcome (you just have to pass the Powercruise safety check on the day). Trailered cars welcome. Plus, there's the massive Buy In Burnout comp.
Gates open lunchtime on Thursday 2nd Feb. Track days Fri - Sun. Entrants need to be 18+, hold a driver's licence and have a cool or modified car! Entries will be also be accepted on the day. Spectator tickets available at the gate on the day, free entry for kids 12 & under.
Event info & updates:

Queanbeyan Classic Holden Nationals

03-04 FEB 2023
Queanbeyan, NSW
A festival celebrating the Classic Holden Models from 1948 to 1980.
The full 5-day program (Feb 2 - 6) includes such activities as Rock N Roll Night, Street Display, Mystery Scenic Cruise Runs, Show N Shine, Elvis Tribute Show, Roll the Dice Run, Trophy Presentation with Lunch & Bar available and much more.

Queenscliff Rod Run

03-05 FEB 2023
Presented by Geelong Street Rodders.
Main show 'n' shine on Sunday 5th Feb at Lower Princess Park.



03-05 FEB 2023
Perth Motorplex
Motorvation is Australia's longest-running car festival, and Western Australia's wildest horsepower extravaganza.

Motorvation 36 2022 - our top ten
See all Street Machine Motorvation features from previous years

Rats Tatts 'n' Pinups

SUN 12 FEB 2023
Stamford Hotel, Rowville
It's back! Sunday 12th February 2023 with a show & shine, bands and more.
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SUN 19 FEB 2023
Moonee Valley Racecourse
1 McPherson St, Moonee Ponds, Vic

2023 Canberra Mustang Show

26 FEB 2023
Viking Park, Erindale
8.30am - 2.30pm
Cold drinks, coffee, ice cream, donuts, trade stalls and BBQ on the day.

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March 2023

Supercheap Auto Powercruise #92 Sydney

THU 02 - SUN 05 MAR 2023
Sydney Motorsport Park

With cruising, powerskids, street racing, burnouts, camping and more its set to be an epic weekend with mates. Sydney's toughest street machines, race cars, burnout machines & sleepers - there's something for everyone! PLUS Show & Shine, demonstrations, trade stalls and more. Enter your car, camp for the weekend or just come watch for a day.

Full event program coming early Feb 2023.
For more info, visit Facebook

Colac Show 'n' Shine

SAT 04 MAR 2023
Memorial Square, Colac

Gates open 8:30am

Supporting veterans and their families. $10 car entry, $2 for spectators

Bathurst Autofest

FRI 10-SUN 12 MAR 2023
Mount Panorama, Bathurst

30th Chryslers on the Murray

FRI 17-SUN 19 MAR 2023
Albury Wodonga is home to the biggest annual Chrysler show in the Southern Hemisphere, held in March each year.
- See Street Machine features from previous years
- Visit

32nd Annual Ford Day Geelong 2023

SUN 19 MAR 2023
From 9.00am
Eastern Park, Geelong
Event by Roll Racing Sydney. Featuring over 1300 vehicles on display, plus food vans and special guests.
Visit Facebook

EBM All Ford Day Geelong cruise

SUN 19 MAR 2023
All Fords welcome. Meet at the ELITE Brake and Mechanical workshop in Springvale and cruise to Geelong together as a group. There will be numerous stop/meet points on the way for fuel and people coming from the norther and west suburbs.
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April 2023

Bendigo Van Nationals 2023

THU 06 - MON 10 APR 2023
Bendigo, Vic
Vanning for GOLD - the 48th Australian Van Nationals

Rockynats 2023

07-09 APR 2023
Much like the beloved Red CentreNATS in Alice Springs, Rockynats held at Easter time sees the entire city of Rockhampton play host to one of the biggest car festivals in the country.
See results & gallery from Rockynats 2022
See all Street Machine Rockynats features from previous years

2023 Queensland Hot Rod & Street Machine Spectacular

22-23 APR 2023
Sat 9.00am-5.00pm
Sun 9.00am-4.00pm
Brisbane Showgrounds. Entry via Gate 5, O'Connell Terrace, Bowen Hills.
The Queensland Hot Rod & Street Machine Spectacular is a State Title event, where the best street rods, street machines and bikes battle it out for top honours in their respective classes.
Indoor & outdoor entertainment for the whole family.

- See our gallery from the 2019 show here

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May 2023


SAT 06-SUN 07 MAY 2023
Melbourne Showgrounds, Vic
Australia's premier custom car show.
- MotorEx 2022 class results
- All Street Machine MotorEx features

Hot Rod & Custom Auto Expo

27-28 MAY 2023
Rosehill Racecourse, Sydney

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June 2023

Cooly Rocks On

07-11 JUN 2023
Celebrating the motors, music & lifestyle of yesteryear.

Ryno Insurance Downunder Beachfest

07-11 JUN 2023
Caloundra, Sunshine Coast, Qld
Lotto Run is hosted by Suncoast Rod and Custom

August 2023

Greazefest Kustom Kulture Festival 2023

FRI 04 - SUN 06 AUG 2023
Redland Showgrounds
Cnr Long & Smith Sts, Cleveland,

September 2023

Red CentreNATS

01-03 SEP 2023
Alice Springs, NT
Red CentreNATS is a unique automotive festival, held on the first weekend of September each year in spectacular Alice Springs.
- See all Street Machine Red CentreNATS features from previous years.


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