The Australian Pedal Car Grand Prix is a fun, action-packed, and vibrant event held in Coleraine.
During this healthy and environmentally friendly event, you will see competitors racing around the streets of Coleraine in the picturesque Western Districts of Victoria.
Australian Pedal Car Grand Prix, 2024 Dates & Rules, Coleraine Victoria
This year’s race will be held at the Coleraine Train Station Tourist Centre, which adjoins the scenic Lagoon. Racing will be on McConachie, Pilleau and Robertson Streets, with the start and finish line on McConachie Street adjacent to the lagoon.
Teams of four or more competitors are invited to build and race their own unique pedal car in a two-hour endurance event. Pedal cars can also be hired from the committee.
The Junior category is for 13 years and under with 4 to 8 pedallers and two pit crew. The Open category is for 13 years and over (including adults) with 4 pedallers and two pit crew. The Elite category is for 14 and over with 4 pedallers and two pit crew. Elite cars will be scrutinised and are at the discretion of the race director before the race.
The annual Australian Pedal Car Grand Prix will be run over a 1.1km course through the streets of Coleraine between 2pm and 4pm. Scrutineering of the pedal cars will take place between 12 noon and 1pm.
It is important that when you enter Coleraine from the Hamilton end (west), you can park on Whyte Street, or alternatively, please turn Left into Robertson Street and park in and around McLeod Street, Young Street, Read Street, Henty Street to unload your pedal car ready for scrutineering.
A street parade of vehicles will follow scrutineering, giving the public a chance to view each vehicle and vote for the best-decorated car. The winning team will be presented with the Thomas Hull Trophy.
Junior and Senior teams must ensure a parent or guardian countersigns the second page of the Terms and Conditions form. All forms and entry fees must be submitted by 29th September to avoid the $50 late entry penalty fee.
For the “Hot Lap“, beginning at 1 pm sharp, all participant teams are invited to nominate one driver and one pusher to complete one circuit of the track. The fastest time recorded wins the cash prize. This race will be conducted within the same categories as the main race ie. Junior, Open and Elite. The cash prize will be $50 for each category. Each individual car will be sent off at 2-minute intervals within their group, and there will be about 8 minutes before the next group commences their Hot Laps.
Entry fees for the “Hot Lap” are included in the main race entry fee.
This year, there will be a market held in conjunction with the race from 11am to 4pm. There will also be a classic and vintage car motorbike and vehicle display.
This event is a fundraiser for charities of the team’s choice. Fundraising is the ethos of the Australian Pedal Car Grand Prix, so please endeavour to raise sponsorship dollars for your team to donate to your chosen charity. A special award will be presented to the team with the highest sponsorship total.