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Cruise, Cavalcade, Cars and family fun at FREE Bendigo VACC Centennial day

  • 22 Sep 2018
  • 2 sessions
  • 22 Sep 2018, 8:00 AM 4:00 PM
  • 22 Sep 2018, 10:15 AM 4:00 PM
  • Bendigo - Start at BP Calder Outbound (937 Calder Fwy, Cnr Holden Rd, Calder Park) or Meet at BMW Symes 249 High St Bendigo


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Cruise to Bendigo to enjoy the VACC Centennial Cavalcade and Show 'n Shine

1)   Meet at BP Calder Outbound (937 Calder Fwy, Cnr Holden Rd, Calder Park) at 8am.  Cruise will depart promptly at 8:15am.

2)   Cruise via scenic backroads to Bendigo with a comfort stop at along the way.

3)   Park at or near Symes BMW Dealership in the main street of Bendigo, 239 - 245 High Street Bendigo and watch the Cavalcade of historic cars and vehicles pass. Or skip the cruise and meet at Symes at 10:15am.

4)   Visit the Symes dealership to see some of the latest BMWs for sale.

5)   Join in the Centennial celebrations near the Town Hall by going to see all the vehicles displayed at the ‘Show and Shine’


Please REGISTER on the BMWCCV Events portal to let us know if you will be meeting at BP Calder at 8am for the cruise or meeting at Symes Dealership at 10:15am.

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About the Centennial VACC events

The VACC was founded in Bendigo, Victoria, on 20 September 1918.

In celebration of 100 years of the Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (VACC), on 22 September the VACC Centennial Cavalcade will set off from Calder Park Raceway, featuring cars, commercials, trucks and motorcycles, highlighting a centenary of Australian motoring (1918-2018).

The numbers are unrepeatable: 100 vehicles from 100 years; 61 different marques; and a once in a lifetime event.

Waved off by event ambassador and participant, Shane Jacobson, the VACC Centennial Cavalcade will depart from Calder Park in Melbourne’s north and be led up Calder Freeway by a 1918 Buick Roadster. 

Featured vehicles


Highlights include the 1969 Aston Martin DBS Vantage used in the James Bond movie, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service; the 1947 Rover P2 Sports Saloon featured in The Dressmaker; the 1932 Chrysler Imperial owned by gangster Legs Diamond; a unique 1939 Hanomag Beetle prototype; a rare Welsh-built 1965 Gilbern GT1800; a 1968 Holden Dealer Team HK 327 GTS Monaro with Bathurst history; and a 1994 HSV GTS Mobil P Brock 002, one of only three special cars built as prize giveaways for Mobil Oil. 

Various military vehicles include a 1943 Dodge Command Car, 1944 Mack Truck prime mover capable of carrying a heavy tank, and a 1945 Willys Jeep. There will also be vehicles from historic fire, police and ambulance services; even a hearse.

Other notable vehicles include a 1923 Single Door Fiat Gentleman’s Roadster, 1925 12/50 Alvis, 1927 Rolls-Royce Phantom 1, 1936 DeSoto S1 Airstream Deluxe, 1952 Austin Loadster Motorhome, 1954 Austin-Healey 100S, 1956 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spyder, 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL ‘Gullwing’, 1958 Lancia B24 Aurelia Convertible, 1975 Leyland Force 7, 1986 Ferrari Testarossa, 2016 Toyota Mirai Hydrogen Coupe, and 2018 BMW i8 electric Roadster.

The VACC Centennial Show and Shine

It's a community-focused celebratory event, which will ensure there's something for everyone. There will be various food and beverage vendors and lots of great activities for kids of all ages like roving acts, performers, face painting, magic, balloons, games, and your favourite characters might just be there!

Featured activities and entertainment:
- Lightning McQueen
- Animal Farm
- Roving Entertainers
- Magicians
- Fairy Floss
- Jumping Castle
- Stilt Walkers
- Face Painting


Note: Coffee and food at member's own expense

For more details or if you wish to enter the ‘Show and Shine’ itself or the ‘Cavalcade’, use the following Expression of Interest form.

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