National Motoring Heritage Day – Picnic in the Park, Sunday 15th May 2016

The committee of Queensland Historic Motoring Council Inc. are again hosting National Motoring Heritage Day – Picnic in the Park in Queen Park Ipswich. National Motoring Heritage Day is always the 3rd Sunday of May and the date in 2016 is 15th May.

National Motoring Heritage Day is an initiative of the Australian Historic Motoring Federation Inc. The aim is to concentrate one day of the year when enthusiasts throughout Australia drive and display their historic vehicles to promote and celebrate the preservation of Australia’s motoring heritage. This is to show the strength of the historic vehicle movement and the contributions made to the community and to charitable organisations.

All motoring clubs are encouraged to participate as, without promotion of our hobby, the government and community support may gradually fade and concessional registration schemes may be lost. Our vehicles are a “Mobile Museum”, of which we are the custodians, and need to be viewed and enjoyed by the public At the inaugural event in 2015 there were over 150 historic
vehicles on display. Many entrants were dressed in period clothing, including music matched to the era of their vehicles played on their gramophone.

All costs and activities will be funded through Queensland Historic Motoring Council with the assistance of sponsors. This is a non-profit event. There is no entry fee for the participants and no charge to the public.

This will be a fun day for the family with entertainment including free Historic bus tours, music, roving entertainment, face painters and a clown. This is additional to a group of hand selected trade relevant displays – i.e. Vintage Tyre Service, Vintage Rims Australia, Penrite, Shannons and
Department of Transport and Main Roads.

  • Entry is Free (free display and free for the public)
  • Registration (as per the 2015 event) is NOT required – just turn up and enjoy the day
  • The event starts at 10:00am and finishes at 2:00pm – vehicles and traders must be in position by 9:30am with no vehicle movement until 2:00pm