2013 Ballarat Festival of Motoring

Come and see some ‘real’ horsepower on Melbourne Cup Day – Tuesday November 5.
We invite you and your car club to celebrate the launch of this year’s Ballarat Festival of Motoring Motor Show. Featuring an Exhibition that includes a unique collection of historically significant Cars, Motorcycles & Models

Ballarat’s historic motor sport significance in Victoria includes recognition as the venue where motor racing re-commenced after World War II; and the only airfield based motor racing circuit in Australia to host an International motor racing meeting
Last year, the Ballarat Festival of Motoring set another milestone in the history of motor sport, when the event attracted the participation of the cars driven by Australia’s two F1 World Champions – Sir Jack Brabham’s 1966 Repco Brabham BT19 and Alan Jones’ 1980 Williams FW07. Until then, this unique situation had never occurred before.
Now in its third year, The Ballarat Festival of Motoring will again feature a Motor Show based at the iconic and historic Ballarat Mining Exchange in Lydiard Street in the heart of the city of Ballarat. The Show will feature a unique collection of historically significant cars and motorcycles. Following on from the success of last year’s Model Expo, there will also be another collection of some 1000 items that will include examples of rare die-cast scale models; antique tether model racing cars; and vintage model aero engines from the 1930’s. Many of the models that will be on display will be for sale.
This year’s activities will start at 10am on Melbourne Cup Day this November 5 with a Show and Shine at Buninyong (within 5k’s of Ballarat city). Entry for any current road registered or Vicroads club permit pre-1990 car; motorcycle or commercial vehicle will be free. Some 15 categories will be offered and class winners will receive a Ballarat Festival of Motoring Commemorative Medallion. At Midday the contingent of pre-1990 vehicles will then tour to the Mining Exchange where the Launch of the Motor Show will take place.
Ballarat has a huge amount to offer and makes an ideal Cup Day getaway being only a one and a half hour drive from Melbourne, so get some of your club members and family together for an inexpensive day and escape the Melbourne Cup Day traffic to see some ‘real’ horsepower on Cup Day.
For more information go to: http://www.ballaratfestivalofmotoring.com.au/
Or contact John Emery: 0408 570 217 johnkemery AT bigpond.com