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Quarter Mile Sprint

Quarter Mile Sprint

Classic Motorshow

Classic Motorshow

Trade Expo Zone

Trade Expo Zone

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

The Bowl

The Bowl

The Pits

The Pits

VIP

VIP

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Geelong Revival 2016 is quickly approaching, don’t miss out on an action packed weekend!

About
History

About

The Geelong Revival Motoring Festival will take place on Friday 25th, Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th of November 2016. This action packed motoring festival, held on Geelong’s picturesque waterfront, is an event not to be missed!

The event stands for all things vintage, from the largest companies, down to backyard builders. Take pole position for the historic quarter-mile sprints, as over 400 classic and exotic cars and motorcycles sprint down Ritchie Boulevard at full throttle. This year we are opening a second track, bringing a hillclimb to the Geelong Waterfront for the first time!

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 aircrafts 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.

Relaunched in 1978 by the Vintage Sports Club of Victoria, 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.

 


2016 OVERVIEW

400
Competition Cars/Bikes
500
Motorshow Cars/Bikes
2200
Participants
170
Volunteers

How to Enter

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Motorshow
SUPERCAR PARKING
Motorshow Entry
Caravan Entry
Boat Entry
Fashion Entry

Motorshow

Come and show off your ride for FREE at our 60th ANNIVERSARY!

Hot Rod at the 2015 Geelong Revival Motoring Festival

The Geelong Revival Motoring Festival brings over 500 cars and motorbikes to show to over 40,000 visitors on Geelong’s Waterfront for the festival that is rapidly becoming Australia’s largest historic motoring event. Be part of this huge motoring festival by showing your car and go in the running for prizes and trophies.

Most car shows are designed for certain car scenes. It is uncommon to see classic, modern, performance, European and domestic vehicles at the one event. The Geelong Revival Motoring Festival has united the automotive community by inviting all kinds of vehicles to be displayed in the Shannons Classic Motorshow – including yours!

Seeing as it’s our 60th Birthday, to celebrate we’ve decided this year entry is completely FREE! We expect entry demand to be high this year, so we encourage you to get in early. Registration closes Friday 21st October.

Come and help us celebrate the festival’s 60th anniversary along Geelong’s picturesque waterfront!

If you have any questions about the Shannon’s Classic Motorshow please contact us via motorshow@geelongrevival.com.au

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!

SUPERCAR PARKING

SHOW YOUR CAR FOR FREE AND RECEIVE A PIT PASS AND PROGRAM VALUED AT $25!

Own a car type listed below? Then come and Join us to celebrate our 60th Anniversary

  • Free Parking in a Priority Parking location
  • Your car will be displayed behind a roped off area
  • Display marshals on site at all time to protect your car
  • Enjoy the all the Sprint action up close and personal in the Pits

From the Revhead to the fashionista in your family, the Geelong Revival Motoring Festival has something for everyone!

Alfa Romeo
C, Competizione, Sz,4C
AC/Shelby
Any model
Alvis
Any model
Ariel
Any model
Ascari
Any model
Aston Martin
Any model
Audi
R8, any RS model
Austin Healey
3000
Bentley
Any model
Bizzarini
Any model
BMW
Any M Model, z1, z8, I8,
any Alpina/Hartge
Brabus
Any model
Bristol
Any model
Bugatti
Any model
Caterham
Any model
Delorean
Any model
De Tomaso
Any model
Dodge
Viper
Facel Vega
Any model
Farbio
GTS
Ferrari
Any model
Ginetta
F400
Gordon Keeble
Any model
Gumpert
Apollo
Hennessy
Any model
Jaguar
C-Type, D-Type, E-Type, XJC, XJS-twr
xj220, xkR, xkR-S, xjR-15 F-Type, Project 7, xjR, xjR-S
Jensen
Any model
ISO
Any model
Isotta Fraschini
Any model
Koenigsegg
Any model
Lamborghini
Any model
Lagonda
Any model
Lancia
Any model
Lexus
LF-A, RC-F
Lotus
Any model
Maserati
Any model
Mclaren
Any model
Mercedes
Mclaren,
SLR, SLS,
300SLMG any
AMG or
Black Series Model
Monteverdi
Any model
Morgan
Any model
Nissan
GTR
Noble
Any model
Pagani
Any model
Porsche
Any model except Cayenne and Macan
Radical
Any model
Rolls-Royce
Wraith
RuF
Any model
Saleen
Any model
Spyker
Any Model
Saleen
Any Model
Sunbeam
Tiger
Toyota
2000GT
TVR
Any Model
Wiesmann
Any Mode

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Caravan Entry

Vintage Caravan Display

Caravans
We are inviting you to display your vintage caravan at the 2016 Geelong Revival Motoring Festival.
This year marks the 60th anniversary celebrations of The Geelong Sprints and there’s lots to get excited about! Geelong Revival just keeps getting bigger and better…

The inaugural Vintage Caravan Display was a huge success, with spaces filling up quicker than we could have predicted! Customs Lawn was transformed as vintage caravan lovers of all ages were treated to a beautiful display of over 20 vintage caravans and their accompanying vehicles.

This year we’re expecting over 50,000 attendees, 300 racing entries and over 600 vehicles on display, making the Geelong Revival Australia’s largest classic motoring event. We’re inviting you to be a part of the 2016 event and to join us in what is rapidly becoming an iconic “bucket-list” event.


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Boat Entry

Vintage Boats

Boating
It’s our 60th anniversary and this year Geelong Revival Motoring Festival is bigger and better than ever before!

Following on from last year’s exceptionally successful Wings, ‘Wheels and Water’ theme, the Geelong Revival Motoring Festival will again host an array of vintage boats to be admired by spectators.

To celebrate our milestone 60th anniversary, we’ve decided that this year the Vintage Boat Display is completely FREE to enter! So get in quick to secure your spot.

We think you would make a great addition!

We expect entry demand to be high this year, so we encourage you to get in early. Registration closes Friday 21st October


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Fashion Entry

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The entries for The National Vintage Fashion Awards will open later this year – watch this space .

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