Victorian Events

Theme:  Surf and Turf  -  to celebrate beach culture in the bush. Don your finest Hawaiian shirt, pack your beach chairs and enjoy.

Held at Victoria Park, Daylesford. Gates open at 8 am for display vehicles and 9 am for public entry.

Entry cost for display vehicles is $20 per car including up to four passengers.

Enjoy music, dance, food and special exhibits surrounded by 2000 historic vehicles.

Pre-booking can be done on-line at

10th to 13th March 2023

If intending to join in, please book immediately at the Paddlewheel Motel, 385 High Street, Echuca, Phone (03) 5482 3822, as we don’t have pre-reserved rooms.

When booking, let them know you are part of the Packard Car Club group and ask for the Seniors’ Discount if you are eligible.

Room tariff is about $150 per night for a standard double, ranging up to about $200 for a family room


Friday 10th March:

Arrive Echuca and book into Paddlewheel Motel.

Pizza tea at the poolside (cost to be shared by participants). Bring your own drinks and nibbles.


Saturday 11th March:

Free time in the morning to explore the old port area, visit the Holden museum, etc.

Mid-day board a paddle-steamer at the wharf and journey to Morrisons Vineyard for lunch, then return with the paddle-steamer to the wharf (approx. $95 per person for trip and lunch).

Evening via shuttle-bus to Moama Bowling Club Bistro for dinner.


Sunday 12th March:

Drive 75 km to Deliliquin to visit The Depot historic vehicle and memorabilia collection.

Lunch in the adjacent Cruizin' Diner (about $40 per person for museum entry and lunch)

Evening BBQ poolside at the Paddle-steamer motel (cost shared by participants). Bring your own drinks and nibbles.


Monday 13th March:

Travel home.


Please let Clynton Robinson know via email ( or phone / text (0418 100 102) if intending to join in.

The aim of the National Motoring Heritage Day (NMHD) is to promote and display Australia's strong motoring heritage and also show the community, business and government the strength of the Australian motoring movement.

This is a great opportunity for a number of more localised events taking place on the same day, organised by, and involving those living within reasonable distance of each other. This may be as simple as meeting at a mutually convenient location, having lunch together (e.g. at a hotel bistro) and then going home.

As Events Director, Clynton is seeking a person in each of the  Metropolitan, Mornington Peninsula (including Packenham and Moe), Bellarine Peninsula / Ballarat, and Central / North East zones to arrange an event for the National Motoring Heritage Day and provide him with details to be included in the April Packardian.