A huge part of the Geelong Revival Motoring Festival is the National Sprint Title, Quarter Mile Sprints. The historic Sprints have been conducted in the same location since 1956 and are no doubt the focal point of the entire event. Almost 300 cars and motorbikes compete for the coveted Geelong Revival Motoring Festival trophy in a range of historic classes.



The City Cruise kicks off a huge weekend of classic motoring with a relaxed atmosphere that will soon see your weekday worries melting away. Cruise through the bayside streets of the Geelong waterfront and CBD. The festive season brings perfect cruising weather and participants travel from around Australia to showcase their unique cars and bikes. Spectators will have the opportunity to see the enormous collection of exotic vehicles parade their way through the streets of the Geelong waterfront on the Friday evening, finishing up in the waterfront precinct for a casual celebration with music and food trucks.

Everyone is welcome to join the Cruise, there is no participation limit, but this year we have opened registration for the first 300 vehicles to secure their park in the event precinct. Additional vehicles will be able to park on Herne Parade and walk down to enjoy the activities.



Motorcycle Mecca on Customs Lawn is all good… no Evel. This is the place for all things two wheels and wild; whether vintage or new you are sure to find some real treasures here.

With manufacturer displays, exhibits, live demonstrations and hundreds of bikes on show you are sure to satisfy your inner Evel Knievel.

This area also has a great selection of food vendors and motorcycle club displays.

It is free for you to display your bike ready to be judged. and bikes may ride-in and ride-out any time during the day with plenty of space available. We have a designated way to get here to make parking a breeze.

If you’d like a club space please contact




Back again by popular demand is our Supercar display.

This is modern motoring at its extreme with these absolute power machines! This year brings some extra-special new Supercars that have to be seen to be believed!

See displays, live demonstrations down the Sprint track and watch big name drivers work their magic and bring out the speed demon in you.

Pit Lane at Geelong Revival


Get right in to the heart of the action in the Geelong Revival Pits where you’ll see over 130 bikes and cars being prepared for action on our Sprint track each day.

You’ll also have the best seats in the house with a spot at the Pit Bar trackside or get the best view in motorsport around the iconic Geelong Revival start bowl.

You never know who you’ll meet in the Pits – past racing legends and their cars are always near. Here you will be able to talk to the drivers and Pit Crew and get up-close-and-personal with all the best cars on the track.
This is where the real action happens and your senses truly come alive. This is the real, raw deal.

Experience the real Geelong Revival in The Pits.

shannons classic motorshow


At the Geelong Revival we’re not like other car shows….
While many other car shows are designed for certain car scenes, we pride ourselves on being inclusive. Because we were formed from a love of vintage racing, we welcome all vintage vehicles and are pleased to welcome back over 500 unique cars and bikes to the Shannons Classic Motorshow.

This year we will showcase classic, modern, performance, European and domestic vehicles. We pride ourselves on uniting the automotive community by inviting all kinds of vehicles to the Classic Motorshow. Entrants travel from around Victoria and Australia to display their vehicles at Geelong Revival and we are excited to share with you the beautiful and rare entrants we have this year.



Lets get nautical baby, our vintage boats are back again!

Following on from previous year’s exceptionally successful ‘Wings, Wheels and Water’ theme, the Geelong Revival Motoring Festival will again play host to a variety of vintage boats on display, by the Royal Geelong Yacht Club.

Time to put on your Captain’s hat and grab those boat shoes, it’s summertime on the Geelong Waterfront and we can’t think of anything better!

With their polished chrome, oiled timber and classic designs, these wonderfully restored machines are a sight to behold.


Transvaal Square is being transformed at this year’s Revival! If you like all things big and boisterous then this is the place for you.

We’re calling on all trucks, 4x4s, boys’ toys and heavy machines to our new Big Wheels section!

This area also has a great selection of food vendors and offers a great view of both the Sprint and Demo Track, where you can see both cars and bikes compete for National Sprint Titles and the demonstrations taking place.

Those displaying their vehicles will need to arrive by 9:30am Saturday the 28th and 9am Sunday the 29th November and will be required to stay until 4pm each day.


It’s twice the action and twice the fun with our new feature, the Demo Track!

Located right beside the main sprint track and featuring demonstrations, test drives and feature events all day long. The Demo Track is a great place to get up close to some new and classic vehicles and even have a passenger ride.

Last year we had the Jaguar Super Sprint, which was one of the main highlights of the 2018 event. If you enjoyed hopping in a jag then you’ll love what we have in store for you this year!

More details coming soon!



Reminiscing on your family holidays in caravan parks across Australia?

Relive those golden days at our Vintage Caravan Display on Steampacket Gardens which is transformed into something reminiscent of a 1950s family holiday.

Vintage caravan lovers of all ages will be treated to a beautiful display of over 20 vintage caravans and their accompanying vehicles, many of these themed out inside with beautiful retro decor and decorations.



The Vintage Fashion awards celebrates the very best fashion of eras gone by.

With judging split into two categories; True Vintage and Reproduction, there’s something for every vintage fashion lover.

Whether you’re a disco babe from the 70s, a fancy flapper from the 20s or a cheesecake pinup from the 50s, we want to see your style!

This competition is open to all ages and styles and while you dust off your frocks and shine your shoes, watch this space for more details and registration information!



Featuring stalls from the biggest motoring companies, to local mechanics, the Geelong Revival Trade Expo Zone is a popular part of the event. Some of Geelong’s most impressive vehicle performance specialists are sure to be a highlight of this zone, complimented by a unique and delicious range of food vendors.

Motorcycle Mecca is our hub for all things two wheels and vendors in this zone are no different! If you’re looking for minor repairs, or to completely rebuild your bike, drop into this zone and visit the talented vendors who will have some of their best work on display.

From vintage homewares to rockabilly-style clothing and accessories, Steampacket Gardens is the place to be for those who are looking to step back in time and into style.


Saturday the 28th of November from 10 am to 5pm, be prepared for ‘the rising sun’ to hit the streets of Geelong!

This year we are excited to announce our partnership with westside JDM to put on a display of Japanese vehicles at Eastern beach.

Made with some of the most advanced technology, we are bringing to you these fast, luxurious and unique vehicles. Get along this year to the Geelong Revival Motoring Festival and be prepared to see cars like no other!

All Japanese and import vehicles welcome

Free entry for both cars and spectators.
To enter a car for our display, pre-register online and type “Westside JDM” as Car Club Name.

French Car Day


Oui – Oui, this year we are proud to be welcoming our spectacular French car day!

On Sunday the 29th of November from 9 am to 4pm, Eastern Beach will be taken over by more than 100 French cars to help celebrate our most beloved French car brands.

Renault, Peugeot, Citroën and so much more! You name it, and they will be there! Every French brand you can possibly imagine will be at this year’s Geelong Revival Motoring Festival.

Be transported to France with this great new addition to our festival! Get the family along and enjoy all the best that French motoring has to offer.

Free entry for both cars and spectators.
To enter a car for our display, pre-register online and type “French Car Day” as Car Club Name.

Revival Cruise

Head for a one hour cruise around Corio Bay. Two cruises to pick from on the Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy the sea breeze from the outdoors decks or take in the spectacular views from our comfy indoor seats. Visit the on board licensed café as well. Port Phillip Ferries can’t wait to see you on board and show off what’s under their bonnet.