McLaren Vale Vintage & Classic Family Day | 14 Apr 2024

The McLaren Vale Vintage & Classic is a great family day celebration of vintage and classic motoring.

McLaren Vale Vintage & Classic signature street parade returns in 2024 — this year bringing a new touch of luxury with the addition of a fleet of Rolls Royce’s for the first time.

More than 15 of the elegant and luxurious British cars will roll through the McLaren Vale Main Street among the car show’s annual grand parade of motoring history.

The free community event will also include vintage fashion, local wines, gourmet food, and live entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.

McLaren Vale Vintage & Classic Chairman, Nigel Williamson, is thrilled to have the car show return for its 18th year and with a new addition that celebrates the event’s range of vintage and classic motoring.

“We are encouraging locals and Adelaideans to come up to McLaren Vale and line the street to see this amazing cavalcade of motoring history and then head to a winery after to enjoy a great afternoon out,” Nigel said.

“We’ve only really ever had one or two Rolls Royce’s in the past, so this year is expected to be quite special,” he said.

Over 600 vehicles entrants are expected to get involved after more than 20,000 spectators lined the streets of South Australia’s world-class wine region last year.

“While the Rolls Royce fleet will definitely be a highlight, there will be a whole range of vehicles for spectators to see and enjoy, everything from vintage cop cars, to motorcycles, and classics like Mustangs and Jags,” Nigel continued.

All vehicles will begin their journey from the open lawns located at the front of Serafino McLaren Vale, where entrants will be able to have breakfast prepared by the Rotary Club of Morphett Vale and coffee by Bracegirdles while they mingle with fellow car lovers and see the range of period outfits from participants and browse the vehicles on show.

The Grand Parade will officially commence at 11am with all vehicles rolling out of Serafino for the 2km drive along Main Road.

All spectators and entrants are then encouraged to head down to any of the fourteen participating wineries where a range of vehicles will be on display for visitors to get up close and personal along with food stalls, wine and live entertainment making for the perfect Sunday day out with family and friends.

The event’s annual charity dinner will be held the night before on Saturday 13 April, with legendary two-time Supercars Championship race winner Cameron McConville as the special guest speaker.

“At last year’s charity event we donated $10,000 to the Women’s & Children’s Hospital Foundation ‘Laklinyeri’ Beach House in Victor Harbor, helping families of children in palliative care or with complex care needs the chance to have a family holiday,” Nigel said.

We also donated $3,000 to the Southern Koala & Echidna Rescue for specialist equipment for their new Medical Service Centre. Our two local CFS units also received $500 each for ongoing equipment supplies.

“This just shows how important our event truly is. It’s not just a great opportunity for locals to come together as well as to showcase our beautiful region, but it also gives back to the community with local restaurants, accommodation booked out and wineries operating at capacity which is a huge reason why we continue to run this event,” he concluded.

Participating Wineries:

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the McLaren Vale Vintage & Classic website or follow their Facebook page.

What:  McLaren Vale Vintage & Classic 2024

When:  Sunday 14 April 2024 | 11am – 5pm (Grand Parade to commence at 11am)

Where:  Main Road, McLaren Vale, South Australia

Who:  Everyone

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

Image Source: supplied – Photo Credit: Gary Davies


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