The Geelong Revival Motoring Festival is just around the corner and this year’s event is expected to attract more than 70,000 people.
The festival, which runs from November 24 to 26, will be held on Ritchie Boulevard and along the waterfront.
The busy schedule includes a classic motor show, vintage boat show, vintage fashion awards and vintage caravans.
About 400 competition cars and bikes, 500 motor show cars and bikes, 170 volunteers and 2200 participants will take part.
Event organiser Wendy Torres said this year’s event would be even bigger and better than last year.
“This year will be a fun packed event for everyone and with a variety of shows, awards, expos and great food stalls, so it’s definitely appropriate for all ages big and small. I highly recommend people to come and watch the event unveil,” she says.
One of the huge shows that goes on in the three-day event is the National Sprint Titles, where almost 300 cars and motorbikes are seen competing for the Geelong Revival Motoring Festival trophy.
The Trade Expo Zone is another feature that has been drawing visitors back each year.
Big motoring companies are a part of the event, including Porsche and Mercedes-Benz who will be making their return as one of the sponsors of the event this year.
However the festival isn’t all about showcasing cars and their beauty, as production manager Scott Pigeon says.
“Each year we want to bring something new and relevant to residents. We’ve put more focus this year too on Motorcycle Mecca. Visitors of the event can not only bring their motor questions to our vendors but their motors itself,” he says.
The event is not only to show case the variety of motor vehicles but also help people learn about them.
“The more knowledge we pass on to individuals regarding these sort of vehicle matters, the more it helps the knowledge of the community to grow in regards to cars and different vehicles,” Pigeon says.