Event Start – Point Danger, Torquay
We are excited to announce the Start at Point Danger Torquay, with a spectacular backdrop of the ocean, the cars will line up in all their pristine glory before being waved off on their 4 day adventure. After which, they will still be glorious, but may not be as pristine!
Cars will then enjoy the sweeping curves of the Great Ocean Road before looping back to Queenscliff for a well-earned lunch and rest stop in Queenscliff. They will share the stop with the lovely Q Train recently featured on Master Chef, before heading across the bay on the Searoad ferry.
The beautiful Flinders Village will rise early to watch the cars depart for Hastings then onto Gippsland for lunch, a crowd to cheer us through Korumburra before driving into Phillip Island. Following a competition stage cars will return to Cowes where the main street will be ready to enjoy the cars and competitors with a street party.
Leaving from the San Remo Foreshore, the cars head through the Italian community of Mirboo North and to the Haunted Hills track for a fun drive around and lunch. Then taking in some of Victoria’s great driving roads up into the mountains, through Noojee and a competition stage at the Heritage Centre, then back down to the Healesville Festa di Via Verde. The Healesville event has grown to become a celebration of cars and Italy with 500 cars on display the competition will run in River Street with the whole Yarra Valley celebrating with local produce and wines. What a day this will be!
The final day sees us dropping past the famous Tooby Pub in Tooborac, lovely driving roads to Mt Macedon, crowds and lunch in Woodend and a drive via Williamstown to a finish at Lygon Street. The Gran Finale will see competitors cheered over the finish line by thousands of people and will be an exciting end to the Melbourne Italian Festa and a great Targa Florio Australian Tribute.