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VIC: Maling Road Auto Classico – Sunday, 20 August – 10.00am to 3.00pm
August 20, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Maling Road Traders Association in conjunction with the Italian Auto Icons, Vespa Club of Victoria, and a number of classic automotive car clubs will be conducting the annual Maling Road classic car & scooter event from 10.00am to 3.00pm, on Sunday, 20 August 2016. Mailing Road is ideal for such an event, with the cars located on the street in a village atmosphere, surrounded by period buildings. The ‘Bump-In” for all cars will commence from 8:30am, with vehicles being in place by 10:30am and bump-out at 3:00pm.
The inaugural event held in 2016 attracted in excess of 10,000 people from across Melbourne with some 100+ cars officially on display. The event became so popular that an estimated additional 100+ rare vintage and modern sports cars and motorbikes also filled up the adjoining car parks, demonstrating its broad appeal with the public, leveraging the favorable elements of the Maling Road precinct in terms of history and village atmosphere.
DETAILS and THEME 2017 EVENT
Maling Road Classic Car and Scooter Event will mostly be themed on Italian, European and British classic cars and motor scooters. Provision will also be made for some unique American cars in a dedicated USA area. An area will also be set aside for Locals that have classic cars who would like to participate. Likely marquees will be English (Austin Healy, Aston Martins, Bristol, MG, Jaguar etc, plus other rare and unique cars such as Bugattis, Citroen etc, as well as a special section set aside for rare and vintage Mercedes (Gullwing etc)).
Car and scooter entries will be managed with the help of Peter Camm from Italian Auto Icons (http://www.italianautoicons.com/) and the Vespa Club of Melbourne.
A number of automotive clubs (Mercedes, Austin Healy, Maserati etc.., will also be given areas for their best cars from their clubs).
Maling Road Classic Car and Scooter Event will encourage people to attend from a large geographical area and will be linked to an early Fathers’ day, adding to the events appeal.
The event will have broad community support and will attract a large cross section of people of all ages.
Based on the 2016 event having a carnival feel, the Traders association will also bring in some additional entertainment and some other attractions to add extra atmosphere.
Maling Road Classic Car & Scooter Event from 10.00am 3.00pm
Best Original Entry Prize (Classic Vehicle & Classic Scooter)
Best Restored Entry Prize (Classic Vehicle & Classic Scooter)
Peoples choice award (Classic Vehicle & Classic Scooter)
– To obtain community engagement, people will be given small round stickers (color specific) to place either on the car or bike (designated area) that represent votes. This has been used before with great effect it also increases community engagement. This will also increase car club interest & participation
Key organizations will be approached to promote their cars/services and will be located in prime positions
Entertainment – Musicians/Singer
Free Fairy Floss, Roving entertainers etc
MALING ROAD AUTOCLASSICA LARGER EVENT 2017
Based on the enormous success of the inaugural event, the Maling Road Traders Association will close the entire Maling Road precinct and a display car park adjoining the street that in essence will allow the event to house in excess of 150 classic vehicles. This will allow for more diversity of vehicles and thus delivering more appeal for the wider public. A traffic management company will be engaged to manage the flow of the event and as achieved in 2016 will have Council approval and support. The event will also have security on site to ensure all goes well – we had no incidents last year, but want to improve the safety and security to ensure all goes exceptionally well.
Please see road closure details below: