GREAT FAMILY day celebration of vintage and classic motoring. A fantastic mix of food, wine, music and the arts together with the energy and passion of motoring enthusiasts. It offers the visitor exquisite tastes of the McLaren Vale region’s world-class wines, tantalising gourmet food and classic motor vehicles of a by-gone era. At 11-00am on Sunday 7th April the Main Street is closed of to mainstream traffic and the Parade begins. The road will be closed for about one hour for the public to line the streets to watch the cavalcade of vehicles pass by. Now in it's 14thyear, the McLaren Vale Vintage & Classic has a Charity Dinner on the Saturday night with special guest speaker John Bowe, celebrated racing driver in historic motor vehicles. John will entertain us with stories of his motoring career which spans many years. He has won Bathurst twice co driving with Dick Johnson and has recently been inducted into the Motoring Hall of Faim. This event raises much needed funds to purchase medical equipment for our local hospital. The dinner is on the Saturday night before the Main Parade Day on the weekend of the 6th and 7th April 2019 and is set in the relaxed atmosphere of McLaren Vale's wineries and cellar doors. The unique mix of activities has kept thousands of people coming back year after year. the combination of vintage and classic cars, food, wine and motoring enthusiasts in an outdoor setting gel to make this weekend like no other. last year 2018 was the biggest year so far with over 500 vehicles and 15-20,000 people lining the Main Road for the Grand Parade. 2019 will see the introduction of motorcycles to the event. There will be a static display of vintage, racing and classic motorcycles at Shingleback Wines and Harley Davidson motorcycles at Hugo Wines. This year we are going to encourage participants to dress in the era of their vehicle/ motorcycle and we are going to award prizes for best dressed and various other combinations. So get out your glad rags and have a go, you could be chosen and win a prize. See details on the Best Dressed page of the website.
2019 McLaren Vale Vintage & Classic Main Street Parade
GREAT FAMILY day celebration of vintage and classic motoring