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Car Racing Australia


For all the car enthusiasts out there, you can never get enough of what Aussie car racing has to offer. The speed, the sound, the energy of everyone there – there’s just nothing like it. If you’re into cars, car racing and anything to do with buying (or at least looking) at fancy classic cars, we’ve got you covered.

Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix

Let’s start with the obvious one – the absolute pinnacle of sporting events when it comes to cars. People flock to this bad boy from all over, so missing out just isn’t an option. This year, the event takes place from 13-16th March down in Melbourne. General admission tickets start from $99, but are well worth it. All that racing action will have you feeling like you’re practically on the track, but boy car enthusiasts just live for it!

V8 Supercars

V8 Supercars is a touring car racing category based in Australia, where crowds of more than 250,000 flock to watch those speedy cars battle it out everywhere from Darwin to Adelaide. These races are year round, starting from March-June, then again in November and December. Race goers can expect a family friendly experience with a festival atmosphere and all the drama and non-stop excitement of a motor race at all the V8 rounds in Australia. Keep your eyes peeled for dates!

carGold Coast 600

This race is a V8 racing car carnival held in Surfers Paradise over three days in October. The beautiful backdrop of the Gold Coast is the perfect backdrop, with the social program equally as important as the racing action. See the world’s top notch V8 Supercars whizz around the beachside track, or watch an exciting showdown race with 18 top international drivers competing for first place. With a bunch of international superstars set to perform again this year, it’s one of the favourites of Aussie car racing.

Classic Car Investments

Now, we know you’re all very avid fans of cars, but for those a little more dedicated to the car industry, we’ve got a few places you can go for some car-buying and admiring fun. The Jaguar Mk2 is one of the premium classic cars available, and given the chance, a dream to drive. Restored to its former glory, the Jaguar Mk2 is for sale in Australia, UK and USA. Of course if this doesn’t suit your taste, perhaps the idea of driving a Mercedes Benz s600 will tempt you. This 1972 model is family suitable (if you need to convince the wife), and will knock the socks off anyone who sees it. And lastly, a favourite of mine is the classic Rolls Royce Silver Spur for a 1980s piece of vintage luxury.

carCars are good for many things – racing, buying and admiring. If the sound of the engine revving and the smell of exhaust makes you feel a bit lightheaded, get yourself to these car racing events pronto! And of course if driving one of the classic cars is more your taste, definitely explore the world of vintage motor vehicles – either way you won’t be disappointed.

Melbourne Madness


Melbournians could be forgiven for breathing a collective sigh of relief at the end of this week, when the Australian Open – this year characterised by extreme heat in the early rounds, and shock exits of some loftily-seeded players – wraps up and the international tennis stars shuffle off. That sigh seems unlikely to eventuate, though, given the slew of other events sure to keep sports fans entertained.

Melbourne has, in the past, been heralded as the sporting capital of the world. Whether or not this label is deserved, it’s certain that the city is never short on high quality sporting drawcards, with international stars forever jetting in and out. If there’s one thing we can be certain of, it’s that it’s been a busy season for the Melbourne hotel industry – and for good reason.


If you’re not a fan of the sport, you could be forgiven for feeling like this year’s summer of cricket has dragged on for far too long. Unfortunately, as a cricket abstainer, you’d also be in the minority there.

Australia and England will face off once again at the MCG on the last day of January. At this point the result seems all but assured. It’s important, though, that the Australian team don’t rest on their laurels, as so many teams in their position would do. Redoubling their efforts and not relying purely on the momentum of this summer will ensure that Clarke and co. maintain the incredible winning streak they’ve been experiencing.

To get a true indication of just how taxing this summer has been for English fans, you could consider checking in to a Melbourne CBD hotel populated by Poms. Their howls of woe and admissions of lethargy are sure to make this match all the more enjoyable for Australian spectators, and victory all the sweeter for our own excellent team.

Formula 1 Grand Prixmelboure-shin

As soon as the words “Grand Prix” are uttered, most of us can almost hear the roaring of engines, and smell the burning of rubber. This year – as always – the event will not only attract adrenaline junkie drivers and their incredible machines, but also a nest of celebrities and a sea of crowds. The Grand Prix is certainly in the top tier of annual sports outings hosted by Melbourne – along with the Open and the Melbourne Cup – and is not to be missed by motoring enthusiasts. The high esteem in which the event is held means that leaving bookings to the last minute can result in a desperate, often disappointing scramble for tickets and accommodation. Rev-heads who have brains to match, then, should be sure to book a room at Hotel Urban Melbourne as far in advance as possible. On your marks, get set…!


Compared to the adrenaline of the Grand Prix, the 2014 Handa Australian Women’s Open is sure to be a civilised – if at times still cutthroat – event. This year’s tournament will attract many of the world’s top ten female golfers, including defending champion Jiyai Shin. The standard of the game is excellent, so we can only hope that the media gives this tournament the attention it warrants.