History of the Event

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. It is most fortunate that the Australian climate has been relatively kind to old motor vehicles and a varied range of early vehicles from Europe and North America still exist - some of which are believed to be the last remaining!

After much consideration the NMHD was chosen to be the third Sunday in May each year and to be adopted in all Australian States and territories. The choice of this day would avoid any conflict with Mother's Day and allow Clubs to plan local events well ahead.

All motoring clubs are encouraged to participate in the event because, without promotion of our hobby, government and community support may gradually fade and concessional registration schemes may be lost. To further promote community support the AOMC has chosen to assist local communities with proceeds from NMHD rallies.


2006

The AHMF (Australian Historic Motoring Federation) develops the National Motoring Heritage Day.


18.5.08

Everywhere across Australia!


17.5.09

Flemington Racecourse Carpark

Held in conjunction with the AOMC Classic Showcase.


16.5.10

Flemington Racecourse Carpark

Held in conjunction with the AOMC Classic Showcase.


15.5.11

Yarra Glen Racecourse plus - Everywhere across Australia.

Inaugural separate rally event at Yarra Glen Racecourse with 5 starting points around the greater Melbourne area. This venue was chosen to assist the local fire damaged community. Over 500 vehicles attended. Trade stands operated under cover.


20.5.12

Yarra Glen Racecourse plus -Everywhere across Australia.

Over 500 vehicles attended. Trade stands operated under cover.


19.5.13

Kings Park - Seymour plus - elsewhere across Australia.

Inaugural event at this venue. Over 400 vehicles attended. Local sunday market operated in the display pavilion and outside. Shuttle bus transfer to Seymour Rail Coach Museum.


18.5.14

Yarra Glen Racecourse plus - Everywhere across Australia.

Perfect weather saw about 400 vehicles attend. A shuttle bus provided transfer to Yering station market. Trade stands and food vendors on site.


18.5.15

Yarra Glen Racecourse plus - Everywhere across Australia.

Pleasant weather saw over 400 vehicles attend. A shuttle bus provided transfer to Yering station market. A few trade stands and food vendors on site.  Queue for coffee!  Unfortunately a number of usually participating clubs ran events elsewhere.


 15.5.16

Mornington Racecourse plus - Everywhere across Australia.

Supported by the RACV, a first time at this venue with 200 vehicles under clear skies with different range of vehicles.  Some trade displays.

 

21.5.17

Bellarine Estate, Portarlington Rd plus - Everywhere across Australia.  

Supported by the RACV, a first time at this venue with 250 vehicles under clear skies with different range of vehicles to those seen at other venues.  There was a winery and restaurant on site plus food vans.  A one-man band provided musical entertainment.  Traffic management crew on this main road allowed controlled access to the site.   A Gold Coin donation went to a local charity.