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The 21st Anniversary celebrations of the Shepparton Valvoline Springnats are making a welcome return to the Shepparton Showgrounds on the traditional last weekend of November with this year confirmed dates being the 22nd to 24th November 2013.

This year promises to be bigger than ever for the famous Shepparton event with many inclusions to mark this milestone event.

Celebrating its 21st year the Shepparton Valvoline Springnats is Victoria's LARGEST performance car festival that provides the true motor vehicle enthusiast with the opportunity to display their skills and vehicles against other enthusiasts in a safe, controlled and friendly environment.

The venue for the 2013 Springnats is the Shepparton Showgrounds which will again prove an ideal central location with its unique, ready-made paved areas suited to driving events and brand new indoor facilities that was very well received by both participants and spectators alike.

The Valvoline Shepparton Springnats will again be all about admiring the best cars in the land including Street Machines, Hot Rods, Kustoms, Restored / Authentic as well as Imports and spending quality time with family and friends, whilst witnessing some of the most powerful cars compete side by side in Hi Octane Action Events such as Go To Whoa, Autokana, Indoor and Outdoor Show N Shine, Dyno Challenge, Autofest Corkscrew and everyone's favourite the fiercely competitive Burnout Title.

The Valvoline Autofest Series includes, Springnats as well as our other events that have been held in Murray Bridge SA, Corowa NSW, Albury NSW, Mount Gambier SA and our all new NSW event to be held each year in March at the Australian Mecca of Motorsport, Mount Panorama Bathurst with our 3rd kicking off on the 8th and 9th March 2014. Autofest events attract 100's of entrants and many thousand spectators over the weekends providing unique environments to compare and compete.

All our events are alcohol free and thus promote a true family atmosphere where spectators are able to enjoy the enthusiasm and excitement of a motor vehicle event in a friendly environment. This has been evidenced by the fact of strong crowd attendances consisting largely of families of all ages.

The Valvoline Autofest Series of events present themselves as fantastic marketing tools for companies to profile their products and/or services. Additional information can be obtained by visiting our website at Or

If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact via email at or on 0417 511557.


The Autofest concept originated twenty one short years ago in Shepparton Victoria growing quickly in
popularity year by year which now sees similar events in major Cities within Victoria, New South Wales
and South Australia, the festivities promote community and business side by-side to celebrate motoring
enthusiasts, motoring fans and their passions. Throughout the year events are held that celebrate cultural
diversity, sporting prowess, world-class driving, the great outdoors, kids of all ages and our heritage of

Festival events cross a wide variety of skilled driving skills, trader information booths and motoring
displays. These are just the tip of the iceberg of great fun and community celebrations.

Entrants/ Competitors:

Entrants competing within the Driving events must have a current drivers license.


Access from High Street;

First thing you do on arrival at Springnats is to head to Scrutineering, this is where you and your car will be
checked in. Scrutineering is open Friday 4.00pm to 6.00pm and again Saturday from 8.00am till 1.00pm, if
for any reason you cannot make scrutineering at these times contact the office 0417 511557 and a time
maybe set outside these times.

At scrutineering you will receive the necessary entrant and buddy passes and your car will be checked for
safety and what is check is listed on our website

Unregistered vehicles:
these are now accepted by our insurer to enter Autofest Events but ONLY at the promoter's
discretion. All Unregistered vehicles must be pre-approved before your entry is processed.

If you're unsure, then simple e-mail the Autofest Office with a couple of pics and a brief overview of the vehicle that you
wish to enter to make sure that you're ok to enter your vehicle before you complete and pay this

Entry Form.

Tow Car, Transporter and Trailer Parking:

Access Gate via Thompson Street;

Next up is for those with trailers or transporters, these must go to the competitors "Tow Car Park" located
on the south east corner of the Showground and these must remain in this area for the duration of the

Entrants Vehicles that are towed to the event are entitled to One Free "Tow Car Park" pass, all others
must purchase passes available at Scrutineering. Those not wanting to take up this offer or that have
family and friends wanting to park, they are welcome to park within the general car park area outside the

The Show N Shine Events:

For those who have entered Only into the Show N Shine and wanting to be indoors are reminded to notify
this on their entry form.

There will be two category's Showcar and Streetcar and the difference being that no undercarriage is
judged within the Streetcar category.

You will be able to nominate which category is for you at scrutineering.

Those who have entered the Show N Shine Only are reminded that this does not allow for any competitive
driving competitions:

The Streetcar Supreme offers the best streeters to compete against one and other in quality and
workmanship but without the inclusion of undercarriage judging and awards include authentic, restored,
import, classic, exotic, muscle, roddered or customised are all catered for.

The Showcar Masters houses some of Australia's best cars ever seen, Entrants travel from near and far to
show their wares and skilled craftsmanship only to be judged by some of Australia's best to find the master
of all masters in all areas of product, design and delivery.

The Autofest Driving Events:

The Autofest Corkscrew is a test of the brave and talented a task not many get right but many do try to
master the coarse set out in the true corkscrew fashion from start to finish, it is really a Go To Whoa but
with a serious twist.

The Autokana is yet another that entrant's line up to muster with manoeuvres in forward and reverse and
both left and right. This is a true test on one's ability to get things right or go down in a blaze of glory.

Gain some street cred' on the Dyno Competition, who has got the most horsepower and the buck stops
right here where once and for all the machine tells all. Entrant's put their mechanical monsters of all sizes
on this machine to test their machines against one another to prove who the power monster is.

The Go to Whoa, is another winner of side by side action with all that participate with Entrant's showing all
the Go they can muster and in just 140 metres throwing out all the Anchors trying to tame their monster to
pull up before they cross the dreaded finish line.

The much-loved Burnout competition is a highlight at all of the Autofest Events. Each event attracts
approximately 100 registered entrants fiercely compete for the bragging rights to be crowned burnout king
or queen. Surrounded by thousands of cheering spectators, these chosen few go into battle in a high
octane of high revving engines, shredding tyres and some may even catch alight on their way to glory or
despair, this is car carnage at its best.

Trophy Time:

Awards for all category's and classes are catered for including; Street Machine, Street Rod,
Restored/Authentic, Import, Classic and Exotic Trophy awards to take place approx 6.00pm Sunday.

So that's a taste of what to expect at our upcoming event, remember to keep up with the latest info at Or by contacting springnats.autofest

By entering the event you agree to make yourself available for any press or media exposure and approve
the use of any video footage or still photos connected with your participation at this event. Do not exceed
the speed limit of 10km. Other entrants and fans will be walking around the event venue including "Tow
Car Park" area.

No alcohol. The consumption of alcohol is strictly PROHIBITED within the event site.

Be respectful and courteous to your fellow competitors, volunteers and fans.

Welcome to Greater Shepparton, a fantastic place to visit all
year round. With our friendly communities and temperate climate, it's an ideal location to enjoy warm
summers, just right for the outdoors, and winters, perfect for an indoor indulgence on our wealth of
fantastic food and wine.

The Goulburn River forms the backbone and lifeblood of our region, winding its way through beautiful
countryside, native forests and fertile farmlands, bringing life to the rich agricultural landscape which has
made the area renowned as Australia's food bowl. There are opportunities for nature lovers to enjoy our
tranquil waterways with popular pastimes like fishing, boating, walking and relaxing all here to be enjoyed.

Located a leisurely two hour drive from Melbourne, with the Murray River, Bendigo and Victoria's High
Country even closer, the region offers the best of both provincial and metropolitan lifestyles.

The vibrant and progressive city of Shepparton is surrounded
by thriving smaller communities, where locals invite you to experience a taste of the good life.

Feel immersed in the community as you explore, find yourself enjoying vibrant arts and culture, exciting
events, sports and entertainment, history and heritage, convenient shopping experiences, food and wine
plus our own very special collection of unique attractions.

Young and old can enjoy the diverse culture and unique arts of our region by visiting the galleries, wineries
and orchards or exploring the unique MooovingArt public exhibition, visit

Get acquainted with Greater Shepparton and enjoy the friendly, relaxed pace of our region.
If you prefer to have the Official Visitors Guide posted to you please email the Greater Shepparton Visitor
Information Centre on with your postal details.

Contact: Visitor Information Centre on 1800 808 839 for more information.

If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact :

Email :

Phone : 0417 511557

Springnats Group of Companies

"Street Rods, Street Machines, Kustoms, Imports and Restored/Authentic are all
welcomed and Catered For!"


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- Mount Gambier
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