With the weather warming up and school holidays rapidly approaching, here are our top picks for September car events and shows to mark on your calendar.
Unsurprisingly, it’s not just the revheads 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 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 September car events and shows being held across South East Queensland in the upcoming weeks.
Our Recommendations For September Car Events
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.
Considering the ever changing conditions in relation to public gatherings and events, it’s no secret that Queenslanders are itching to get outside and make the most of their weekends, especially now that the weather is starting to warm up. Thus, if you’re on the hunt for a day out that involves admiring an engine or two, here are our top picks for September car events and shows scheduled for the start of spring.
Where: Queensland Raceway, 133 Champions Way, Willowbank
When: 6:00 am Thursday 9 September to 5:00 pm Sunday 12 September
About: Regarded as Australia’s ‘favourite cruising car show’, spectators and entrants of Powercruise are also given the option to camp at some of these venues. As something that no other form of motor sporting event offers, Powercruise actively promotes fun where families can play and stay for the whole weekend.
What: Big Boys Toys
Where: Night Quarter, 201/8 The Avenue, Birtinya
When: 4:00pm to 10:00pm, Saturday 4 September
About: With a range of custom cars, bikes, muscle cars, trucks, tuners and rockabilly on show, if you’re on the Sunshine Coast for Father’s Day, don’t miss this special event. ‘Big Boys Toys’ is a one night only experience at the Sunshine Coast’s Night Quarter precinct, and is set to be a family friendly night out with music, food, and all of our favourite classic vehicles on show.
What: All American Car Show And Swap Meet
Where: Rocklea Showgrounds, Goburra Street and Ipswich Road, Rocklea
When: 6:00am to 2:00pm, Sunday 12 September
About: Proudly hosted by the Queensland Chevrolet Car Club and the 55-56-57 Shoebox Club, rise and shine and head down to the Rocklea Showgrounds for an entire day devoted to the American classics. From the Show ‘N Shine, Pin Up Girl Parade, the Swap Meet, and of course, the actual racing, this annual family friendly event is not to be missed.
What: Tamborine Annual Car Show
Where: Tamborine Memorial Hall, 2760 Waterford-Tamborine Road, Tamborine
When: 10:00am to 3:00pm, Saturday 11 September
About: In conjunction with the Tamborine District Citizens Association Inc, Riemore Group will hold the second annual Tamborine Car Show as a means to ‘meet, greet and eat’ with a medley of classic and vintage automobiles on show. With a range of raffles, best in show prizes, live music and gourmet food vans, head to the Scenic Rim for a day out of the city.
What: Annual All British Day Brisbane
Where: St Joseph’s College Sports Grounds, Vivian Street, Tennyson
When: 7:00am to 2:00pm, Sunday 19 September
About: Now in its 41st year, the Annual All British Day is on again as a means to celebrate and commemorate all things British classic cars. Whether you’re a Porsche or Aston Martin fan, pop by and spend the day with Brisbane’s British classic car, bike and commercial vehicle community with food and drinks available on site.
The very best part about many of the South East Queensland based September car 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 Wayne’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. With extensive experience in the automotive industry, it was only a matter of time before Wayne expanded on his love of vintage, iconic vehicles to share his knowledge and passion with the public.
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. Just like the cars, he has found that his fellow classic car enthusiasts all have wildly different attractions and logic behind their passion or hobby, and this often translates into how the car is presented. 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.
Wayne’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.