Victorian Events

We will be meeting at the Plough Inn, 17 Main Street, Myrniong at 12pm for a two course luncheon costing $40 per person. Drinks at bar prices.

Our “guest of honour” will be the PACA President, Stephen Guest.

Please let Lucinda  -  or Fred  - 0418 322 462 know by 20th June 2024 if you intend attending.

We had Christmas in July here 20 years ago, so it will be nice to revisit this time around.

Veteran, Vintage & Classic Cars, Engine Display & Tractor Trek.

Held at the Malone Park Recreation Reserve, Malone Park Road, Marong, Victoria. Entry off the Calder Highway (A79) or the Calder Alternative Highway (A790).

The picnic day is sponsored by the Federation of Vintage, Veteran and Classic Car Clubs of Victoria. Gates open at 8:00 am so come along any time after that. Always a good event to catch up, and especially for those living in the northern and central parts of Victoria.

For free entry into the oval, show your Packardian which mentions the Marong Picnic as part of the Club's official events.

Display vehicles only are allowed entry to the oval. Non-display vehicles are to be parked outside the oval perimeter.

No Vehicle movement on the oval between 10.30 am to 1 pm.

Catering by Rotary on site but bring your own picnic if you want to avoid the queues.

6-7th September 2024

The venue for this weekend event is at 28 Hovell St, Avenel. We hired it several years ago and had a very enjoyable weekend there.  It is a large barn-like construction that has been divided into 16 motel-style rooms, plus a large communal area and kitchen. Each room has been named as one of a number of businesses in a village.

The cost is $140 per night per room. Bookings are to be made with John Payne (0418 379 391 or  Payment, also to John Payne, is required three weeks in advance as PACA (Vic) has to pay our hosts in  advance as well.

Some rooms have already been booked. Those with one queen bed and available are Fire Station, Bakery, Barber, Butcher, Lock-up and Iron Monger. Those with two single beds (ground floor) are Police, General Store and Mayor. Those with two single beds (upstairs) are Maid and Butler. Let John know your choice of room when you book.

The program for the weekend will be detailed in the August Packardian and on this website.

You are invited to the Rose’s home, 2 Altarnun Road, Langwarrin for a BBQ lunch, generously provided by the Rose family.  Arrive any time after 11:00 am. This will be a great opportunity to revisit our March 2000 outing, to catch up with friends, to view the wetlands, Stuart’s latest completed restoration project and see his steam engines at work.

Please let Stuart ( or 0419 532 755) know by 20th October 2024 if you intend attending.

16-17th November 2024

Once again we are looking for volunteers to take a 2-hour shift on one of the entry gates and also to operate the PACA (Vic) trading site.  Members may also bring automotive-related items they wish to sell.

Our trading site is set up for both selling and socialising, with sheltered seating and access to drinking water, or a cuppa if you prefer.

Individual contact will be made with members during the next few months.

Please set this date in your diary.

We have been provisionally offered a member’s home for this event and are following up on arrangements. Further details will be provided in future emails  to members,  The Packadian and on this website.