2018 McLaren Vale Vintage and Classic set to be bigger than ever

BIGGER: Running over the weekend of April 21 and 22, the McLaren Vale Vintage and Classic will look to go one better on 2017, which was the biggest year to date.
BIGGER: Running over the weekend of April 21 and 22, the McLaren Vale Vintage and Classic will look to go one better on 2017, which was the biggest year to date.

Motoring enthusiasts of all ages will once again be flocking to McLaren Vale for this years iteration of the Vintage and Classic.

Running over the weekend of April 21 and 22, this year will look to go one better on 2017, which was the biggest year to date.

The event saw over 500 vehicles enter and over 15,000 people line the main road for the Grand Parade. 

While many of those who came to watch were car enthusiasts, the fact that there is so much more to the event for casual fans help make it popular.

As the event website details, it is the combination of vintage and classic cars, food, wine and motoring enthusiasts in an outdoor setting that sets the weekend apart, offering visitors the exquisite tastes of McLaren Vale’s world-class wines, tantalising gourmet food and classic motor vehicles. 

The Vintage and Classic will again include an art exhibition, charity dinner and a street parade of hundreds of cars through the town’s main street, with proceeds from the weekend going to the McLaren Vale & District War Memorial Hospital and the local CFS brigades of McLaren Vale and McLaren Flat.

More than $35,000 has been raised through its 8 years, thanks to the Saturday Charity Dinners.

It is the car parade at 11am on Sunday that will draw the most eyes of course, when vehicles from car clubs across the state drive down Main Road and descend on the lawns of various wineries and venues. 

The public can then take a closer look at the cars, enjoy a good lunch and chat to the vehicle owners at each hosting venue. Spectators are advised to grab a spot on Main Road by 10am.

Another key attraction this year will be the 12 Dragsters, which will be on display at Hardys. These are for anyone who really wants to hear a lot of noise, with the cars doing startups throughout the event.

Organisers are also excited for the viewing of a special Mustang Cobra, an exact replica of the car Steve McQueen drove in Gone in 30 Seconds’, which was been fully imported from the US. 

For more information visit vintageandclassic.com.au or head to the Facebook page.