2014 Ballarat Festival of Motoring
Tues 4 November 2014 (Melbourne Cup Day)
Enjoy the old world charm of regional Victoria and an
opportunity to drive and show your prized historic vehicle with a
group of like-minded enthusiasts. We invite you to join us at this
year's 2014 Ballarat Festival of Motoring on Melbourne Cup Day
-Tues 4 November.
Ballarat is an ideal Cup Day getaway via good roads from
Melbourne. So get your fellow Motoring club members and family
together and escape the Melbourne Cup Day metropolitan traffic to
enjoy this fun and relaxed event that caters for pre-1990 vehicles
and gain an insight into Ballarat's motoring heritage.
This year's event will be based at the Museum of Australian
Democracy at Eureka (M.A.D.E) an interactive, sensory experience
combining historic artefacts & high tech displays. It is where
you can view the Eureka flag.
The Festival of Motoring will focus on an "Exhibition of unique
cars and motorcycles from yesteryear" including celebrating the
50th Anniversary of the Mini Minor marque including
Festival features -
Show and Shine 12.30pm - 3pm on the lawns of
the Eureka Stockade Memorial Park at M.A.D.E. (participants should
arrive by 10.00am).
Awards: Overall Winner / Best restored / People's choice / Best
display / Exhibitor travelling the greatest distance / Best Car /
Best Motorcycle / Best individual or couple in period dress.
Awards Ceremony at 4pm Winners will receive
Festival Commemorative Medallions. The Outright Winner will also
receive an additional Prize.
Entry Forms for the Show and Shine will be available on
An exceptional collection of historic motoring films will be
shown in the M.A.D.E theatre and the Melbourne cup will screen at
Cost $20* per participant vehicle (includes
M.A.D.E admission for 2 people).
*$10 per participant vehicle for Ballarat residents.
The festival's aim is to create a very special community
motoring festival for fellow enthusiasts and their families.
Refreshments available at M.A.D.E in 'Saltbush Kitchen' or use
the barbeques in the park.
Ballarat is the host city for the festival which is being
organized in conjunction with Ballarat Regional Tourism and a
consortium of motor sporting administration and event specialists;
participating local car clubs and community service
See http://www.ballaratfestivalofmotoring.com.au/ for
current updates including event status reports; sponsor details and
For further information contact John Emery on 0408 570 217
Venue: M.A.D.E (Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka)
Opening Hours M.A.D.E 10:00am - 5:00pm
102 Stawell St South, Ballarat, Vic 3350.
Coordinates: 37.564847°S, 143.8841°E
M.A.D.E is one of Australia's newest museums and is dedicated to
democracy. M.A.D.E commemorates the pivotal role of the
Eureka Stockade in shaping our nation and offers an opportunity for
all to stand on the site where young miners stood up for their
rights, and contemplate the issues we care about today. It is
located on the site of the historic of the Eureka
Stockade rebellion in 1854. M.A.D.E explores the evolution of
democracy and how it has shaped cultures and countries around the
world and also asks people to consider what contemporary democracy
looks like. M.A.D.E is designed as a largely digital museum
and the exhibitions are interactive and immersive.
Please visit www.made.org for more
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