VACC Centennial Cavalcade and Show 'n Shine

The Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (VACC) is staging a FREE Show 'n Shine for everyone in the Bendigo region to enjoy.

VACC was founded in Bendigo on 20 September 1918, so to celebrate its 100-year birthday, VACC is organising a Centennial Cavalcade from Melbourne to Bendigo of 100 vehicles from 1918 to 2018! The Centennial Celebrations will also include a fabulous Centennial Show 'n Shine community event within the Bendigo Town Hall precinct and will include family-orientated activities, food and entertainment.

This will be a fabulous opportunity for motor vehicle enthusiasts of all kinds to either come and view magnificent vehicles from the past or to showcase their own historical cars, commercial vehicles, trucks, motorcycles, and any other vehicle of any make, model or vintage between 1918 and 2018. There will also be even more vehicles on display from the century showcased throughout the precinct.

The numbers are unrepeatable: 100 vehicles from 100 years; over 61 marques; and a once in a lifetime event. Such is the scale of this Show 'n Shine, it is believed an event like this has never before been attempted anywhere in the world.

The Cavalcade will set off from Calder Park raceway, featuring cars, commercials, trucks and motorcycles, highlighting a centenary of Australian motoring. Waved off at approximately 8.30am by event ambassador and participant, Shane Jacobson, one of Australia's most-loved, award-winning actors and entertainers. The Cavalcade will then be led up Calder Freeway by a 1918 Buick Roadster. There will be many special vehicles in the 100-vehicle lineup. Click here for more details on some of the notable vehicles.



Date: Saturday, 22 September 2018
Location: Bendigo Town Hall Precinct

Cavalcade: Depart Calder Park Raceway approx 8.30am, Arrive Bendigo approx 11am
Show 'n Shine: Public reception from 12 noon and closes 4pm

Event Details:

The VACC Centennial Cavalcade in motion:
Feel the buzz, excitement and passion – this is a celebration of the history and evolution of our automotive history. 
The 100-year vehicle cavalcade will be the hero exclusively showcased in front of the Bendigo Town Hall "Pebble Beach" style. The cavalcade will enter into the Bendigo Town Hall Precinct and given the ultimate reception and announced by event ambassador Shane Jacobson.

The VACC Centennial Show 'n Shine:
This 100-year event invites the City of Bendigo and surrounding regions to come together and celebrate the journey, history and achievements as well as the plan for the future of the motoring industry. Bendigo will become a precinct for vehicle lovers, families and kids to come and experience, have fun and enjoy. There will also be trophies awarded for the best vehicles on Show. It's a community-focussed 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





Date: Saturday, 22 September 2018
Locations: Cavalcade - Calder Park Raceway to Bendigo, Victoria
Show 'n Shine - Bendigo, Victoria
Event Details:

Show 'n Shine: Expressions of interest to enter the Show 'n Shine are still open.
Cavalcade: Expressions of interest to enter the Cavalcade are still being accepted for the following years only: 1919, 1920, 1981, 1982, 1983, 2006, and from 2008-2012 (as at 08/08/18, subject to change).

Download the VACC Expression of interest to participate form to your computer, fill it out and email back.

Applicable to: VACC members and motoring enthusiasts from the public
Express Interest:

The framework of these events will be to have a specially curated field of vehicles showcasing the last 100 years of automotive, therefore an official process of applications from interested VACC members and the public has been implemented. If you wish to express interest in participating in the Centennial Show 'n Shine event (only), download the VACC Expression of interest to participate form and return without delay to:

Mr Iain Ross
Vice President
Association of Motoring Clubs (AOMC)
Postal: 393 Mont Albert Road, MONT ALBERT  VIC  3127
Phone: 03 9890 0467
Mobile: 0409 027 392



VACC thanks the following event sponsors for their support of the VACC Centennial Celebrations to be held in Bendigo, Victoria on Saturday, 22 September 2018.