Victorian Hot Rod Show

The Victorian Hot Rod Show has been the longest running exhibit at the Exhibition Buildings in Carlton!

Traditionally held over the Australia Day long weekend each year, it is enjoyed by up to 25,000 visitors over the three days and it’s a ‘must do’ to many in the general public!

For many people, hot rods and customised cars are an obsession – a curious status symbol that gives them and others a special thrill every time they look at it. For others, they are just cars albeit vehicles of vintage class and style that always turn heads. The hot rod is a classic and these vehicles, gleaming and polished to perfection; hold a special place in the hearts of many.

Each year, as the show approaches, enthusiasts from all around Australia spend hours in their garages getting cars into show-worthy condition. For the real enthusiasts, showing a car is often a family occupation – mum, dad and the children all spend evenings in the garage ensuring their car will look the part and be admired by others.

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Door Times:

20 Jan 2017 Friday – 12pm to 10pm

21 Jan 2017 Saturday – 10am to 10pm

22 Jan 2017 Sunday – 10am to 6pm

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