22nd John’s Rod and Custom Picnic

2014 Picnic logo2nd November 2014

The 22nd Picnic will be held on November 2nd 2014 at Sandown Raceway, (This is back to our usual date, Melbourne Cup Weekend) Sandown Raceway is a truly iconic Australian motor circuit, having begun life on March 22, 1962. it has been a beacon for gear heads for years. For this year the basic layout will cover the same space as used by the swap-meet, so there’s plenty of undercover parking and shelter in the event of inclement weather.
Of course that’s not going to happen, so Picnicers will be able to capitalize on the fantastic grassed areas and gardens.  
Festivities will begin at Sandown Park Raceway from 9.00 am for entrants, and 10.00 am for the public. Hot Rods, Kustoms, Classic & Vintage cars, Motorcycles and Lowrider Bikes on display, Rockabilly Music festival, Model Car Show, Kustom Kulture exhibition, and much more. The event comes to a close at 5.00 pm.
At the PICNIC we’ll be graced by the presence of knockout rides from as far away as Queensland and Western Australia, and enthusiasts from the USA, Europe, and New Zealand are making the trek to be part of this on going Rod & Kustom extravaganza
With some of the best Rockabilly bands in the scene performing for your enjoyment, Including The Headliners, Wild Turkey, Itchy Fingers & The Straight Eights, and Many More, kewl rides numbering in their Hundreds that will converge from all over Australia to register their presence, huge Model Car show, Kustom Kulture Exhibition, Lowrider bikes, Mini rods, Lifestyle trade stands, Kids Rides, etc.
For this year we won’t be taking pre entries, so it’s just turn up on the day with your pre 1966 hot rod, kustom, or classic chrome bumper equipped vehicle (OK we accept that many Kustoms and hot rods have no bumpers, so there’s no need to stay away if you don’t have them) and join in the fun and games.  Entry fees will remain unchanged at $25 for Driver only & $35 for a Family Pass. The sole aim of the event is to promote the fun in Rodding!!! 
We’ve still got a bunch of planning and arranging stuff to get done, but we’re all excited about taking the Picnic back to it’s original format, 
One which has been copied by many other events over the years.
Meanwhile if you want to know more please shoot us an email at; Info@kustoms.com.au or give us a call (03) 9796 2251 
At Kustoms Of Australia we championed the motto... there are NO RULES, but unfortunately circumstances change, and for our hobby to survive and thrive we have to abide with the times and continue to bring enjoyment to enthusiasts.
As our events are experiencing an enormous growth, we have to apply some basic rules to assure that our original aims aren’t lost within the unprecedented demands placed upon us by enthusiasts and governing bodies. 
Pre 66 Vehicles Only!!!  
NO BYO Alcohol!!!
No Dogs Allowed!!! 
The Picnic is a Hot Rod, Kustom, and Rockabilly festival, not just a car show, so as in the past, your car will not be judged, and we don’t want you to be disappointed. Trophies will be given to cars picked by enthusiasts for being kewl and not necessarily the best detailed cars there! We invite you to help us and your other friends by keeping an eye out and discouraging people from accidentally or intentionally causing any damage. 
A couple of other requests. To expedite entry please endeavour to have the correct change ready, and be patient if there is a delay as the guys helping out at the gate are enthusiasts just like you and know that things can be frustrating at times, and will be trying to get you in as quickly as possible, all just for the love of the hobby. 
Put yourselves in their shoes... actually, if you can spare a couple of hours during the day to help at the gates it would help tremendously! 

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