Other Heritage and Historic Motoring Events 

Events listed on this page are not directly organised by CHMC Affiliated Clubs however CHMC provides information on these events as a service to those community organisations who through these events are promoting heritage and historic vehicles.

For CHMC Club hosted or organisedevents - Rallies, Tours, Swap Meets and Displays see the CLUB EVENTS PAGE

"Our Automotive Heritage"



2017 is a significant year for motor vehicle manufacture in Australia with the closure of the last Holden plant at Elizabeth. To recognise that event and to acknowledge the important work of restoration and the preservation of motor vehicles by private owners and in motor museums the theme of the 2017 Automotive Historians Australia Conference is: OUR MOTORING HERITAGE. 

The first AHA Conference in Melbourne in 2016 was a very successful gathering of automotive historians from Australia and overseas. The 2016  Conference Proceedings are now available online on the AHA Publications page

Place: University of Adelaide and the National Motor Museum, South Australia

The Conference is open to all interested in automotive history

Contact: conference@autohistoriansaustralia.org

2017 Conference Papers will  address the broad theme "Our Automotive Heritage" in one or more of the following ways: 

  • The significance of Holden to Australian society and culture - The significance of vehicle manufacturing in Australia with respect to its economic and social impacts 
  • The restoration of vehicles including methods, philosophical debates around restoration and curatorial policy, technology and design 
  • Curatorial practices and museum directions including display, social history in motor museums, collection policy and new museology for the collection and exhibition of Australian motoring heritage 
  • The ephemeral heritage of the motoring life which may include for example motoring advertisements, posters, art work, popular culture, literary expression, the products of support industries 
  • International automotive heritage which may include for example international museological practice in motor museums, international motoring manufacture, the preservation of motoring heritage in an international context
  • Design heritage including automotive design, the architecture of the roadside to support motoring culture and the ways in which we record and engage with design heritage.


invite Heritage car clubs and members to their 2017 events SPeedway RevivAL Meeting August 19th and VINTAGE CLASSIC MEETING October 21st.

The Illabo Motorsport Park just off the Olympic Highway between Bethungra and Junee, hosts vintage & classic speedway Non-Racing demonstration events at their custom-built circuit.

Car Club members FREE entry  to the Spectator area. 

Details: Ph. 0418245687;  PO Box 367 Junee NSW 2059


Nearby Junee offers plenty of sites and attractions for visiting motor clubs, including the Chocolate Factory, Historic Junee Railway Station and the Gasworks Garage


27-29TH OCTOBER 2017

              CALLING ALL                   WLA HARLEY DAVIDSON OWNERS

75th Anniversary Commemorative Ride



14th-20TH October 2018 at ORANGE N.S.W.

Open to all Willys/Overland cars up to December 31st 1919

    Details: Les Johnson,  frogshollow1@bigpond.com.au                 Ph.  0419288383