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 related derivatives.

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 arrival.

An exceptional collection of historic motoring films will be shown in the M.A.D.E theatre and the Melbourne cup will screen at 3pm.


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. Spectators welcome.

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 organizations.

See http://www.ballaratfestivalofmotoring.com.au/ for current updates including event status reports; sponsor details and media information.

For further information contact John Emery on 0408 570 217  or johnkemery@bigpond.com

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 information.

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