Quarter Mile Sprint

Quarter Mile Sprint

Classic Motorshow

Classic Motorshow

K-Rock Expo

K-Rock Expo

Vintage Caravans

Vintage Caravans

National Vintage Fashion Awards

National Vintage Fashion Awards

Vintage Boats

Vintage Boats

City Cruise

City Cruise

Revival Hillclimb

Revival Hillclimb

Motorcycle Mecca

Motorcycle Mecca

Super Car Display

Super Car Display

The Pits

The Pits

VIP

VIP

 


Start Your Engines

Get ready for the 2017 Geelong Revival from 24th to the 26th November

About
History

About

The Geelong Revival Motoring Festival will take place on Friday 24th, Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th of November 2017. This action packed motoring festival, held on Geelong’s picturesque waterfront, is an event not to be missed!

Take pole position for the historic quarter-mile sprints, as 300 classic and exotic cars and motorcycles sprint down Ritchie Boulevard at full throttle. Join us in the park for the Revival Hillclimb!

The Geelong Waterfront will be covered with over 600 quirky, valuable and fascinating vehicles that are guaranteed to please anyone with an appreciation for unique vehicles. We kick off celebrations with the Friday Night Cruise, featuring over 600 vehicles, as we prepare for a huge weekend of motorsport.
If cars and motorcycles aren’t enough to get you excited, classic boats and vintage aircraft will also be on display, so make sure you look to the seas and sky! Take a step back in time into our vintage lifestyle zone featuring live music, trade stalls, delicious food and entertainment. The lifestyle zone wouldn’t be complete without our Vintage Caravan Display and of course the National Vintage Fashion Awards, a crowd favourite! Motoring enthusiasts can top off their weekend in our trade expo zone, featuring great displays, sales and unique demonstrations.

The Geelong Revival Motoring Festival is the ideal way to spend a day out with the whole family and this year’s event is going to be a memorable one! We can’t wait to see you all there for some good, old-fashioned fun!

History

The Geelong Revival Motoring Festival revives the excitement and spectacle of the original Geelong sprints. It’s a celebration of Geelong’s motoring history.

First run in 1956, The Geelong Sprints were founded by Murray Rainey, a prominent identity in the Geelong automotive industry and member of the Western District Car Club. A former F3 Champion (1956-58), Mr Rainey modelled the original Geelong Sprints on the famous Brighton UK Speed Trials. Keen to promote Geelong, Mr Rainey was also instrumental in offering the local community a chance to see Australian motor sport identities competing in some of the most powerful and exotic sports and racing cars of the time.

Held on and around the Geelong Waterfront, the course is as picturesque as it is practical. The quarter-mile sprint is held along Ritchie Boulevarde and the track is lined along one side by The Hill. Forming a natural grandstand, The Hill is where generations of locals have staked out ground to watch vehicles compete.

After not running for 8 years, the event was once again revived in 2012 with an emphasis on the past history of vintage motor sport, be it car and motorcycle racing; vintage caravans; car cruising; retro and vintage fashion – the Geelong Revival Motoring Festival is a celebration of motoring culture.

Over the years, competitors have included a significant number of national and international motor racing identities. These include Sir Jack Brabham, Sir Stirling Moss, Lex Davison, Tony Gaze, Bob Jane, Bib Stillwell, Norm Beechey, Doug Whiteford, Jim McKeown, John Harvey, Darcy Russell, Dick Johnson, Win Percy, Jim Richards, Glenn Seton, Craig Lowndes, Formula One champion Mika Hakkinen, Johnny Herbert, Pedro Lamy, Stan Jones and his son Alan. Alan Jones, the World Driver’s Champion of 1980, launched his motor racing career at the 1964 event.

In 2016 a new State Hillclimb Round was added in the park, making the Geelong Revival Motoring Festival one of the few multitrack events on the motoring calendar.

 

 

2017 OVERVIEW

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Competition Cars/Bikes
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Motorshow Cars/Bikes
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Participants
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Iconic EH-Holden out in action

Iconic EH-Holden out in action

Nov 22 2017

Originally purchased unfinished, this 1964 EH Holden has been restored and continues to be developed and improved upon. The owner strives to maintain the classic “period correct” outside appearance, but has updated the performance gear to more modern systems. The vintage Aussie car is filled with a 2900cc Holden 6 HP block engine, a 5-speed transmission as well as 4-wheel disk brakes. Loaded with impressive power, this iconic machine is sure to gain the attention of the Geelong Revival crowd.

‘Peanut’ revived for the Motor Festival

‘Peanut’ revived for the Motor Festival

Nov 20 2017

‘Peanut’ is a 1970 Honda N360 which was brought back from the dead after being discovered at a local Victorian wrecking yard. The car was destined for the crusher, and was found with a caved-in roof, faded rust-stained paint, flat cracked tires and a water filled engine. However, Peanut has since been restored and is looking healthier than ever. This 2-cylinder pocket rocket has been given a new life and has been entered to compete in this year’s Geelong Revival quarter-mile sprints. Although the mustard coloured vehicle isn’t the most powerful entrant, weighing in with a 350cc, 2-cylinder overhead valve…

1949 MG TC loaded with experience

1949 MG TC loaded with experience

Nov 18 2017

This fast road 1949 MG TC special is a well-travelled competitor. Campaigning in NSW in speed and regularity events, the MG was then passed through the family and travelled to Queensland. The vehicle then campaigned throughout the Sunshine State for some time, before arriving in Victoria in 2011. It is fitted with an impressive 1350cc Supercharged MG motor and can be seen sporting the British Racing Green colour down the racetrack. Since arriving in Victoria, it has been used in several speed and hill-climb events, further building up its experience and expertise, and is now ready to tackle the Geelong…

Jaguar/MG hybrid ready for action

Jaguar/MG hybrid ready for action

Nov 16 2017

What do you get when you cross an MG with a Jaguar? You get this wonderful creation. The car was originally built in the 1960s using a 1958 MGA roadster chassis and body, combined with a Jaguar Mark VIII drive train and a 3.4 litre engine. A little later on in the 60s, the engine was replaced with a 4.2 litre Jaguar Mark X engine, giving the vehicle a little more power under the hood. Recently, the car has been through some rebuilding and refurbishment, with upgrades to the brakes and suspension, as well as a body reconstruction, between 2006 and 2015. Finished…

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