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Rod Run

The Grampians also hosts a popular hot rod event known as Rod Run (aka the Old Skool Hot Rod Event).

With many custom and hot rod car enthusiasts heading to Halls Gap for this fun day out, Rod Run is a major hit amongst all car lovers in and around the Grampians. The event also features a number of displays from New South Wales and Queensland.

Rod Run 2019 Dates – Old Skool Hot Rod Club, Halls Gap, VIC

Come here to explore the range of amazing cars on display. Also, the club hosts the popular Hotrod Run in Halls Gap in February every year. With hundreds of hot rods every year, the event is a big hit with locals and visitors alike. Visitors interested in participating can visit the event website and check out the criteria for application.

The major highlight of this event are the popular shows on Sunday and the car display at the Halls gap Caravan Park. The show includes a vast amount of car displays including some pre-1948 hot rods and pre-1966 custom-modified vehicles.

A number of participants from all parts of the world come to this amazing event to showcase their unique cars. Sponsored by the Wimmera-based Old Skool Hot Rod club, this charity event is an increasingly popular motoring event in the region. Now, after many successful years, the event is a major tourist drawcard for Halls Gap.

If you’d like to book into this run, entries will open on the last week in September 2018. If coming to Halls Gap for the event, click the link below to find the best accommodation deals.


15 February 2019 to 17 February 2019

Event Times

Friday 15th February 2019
5pm - 8pm: Registrations at Halls Gap Hall
5pm - 8pm: Optional - book and pay $5 for Saturday Cruise to Lincoln Land. There will be 2 groups with only 60 per group. am and pm group.
6pm - 7:30pm: BBQ at Halls Gap Hall (free to entrants)
6pm - late: Jukebox music before and after auction
7:30pm - 8:30pm: Auction in Halls Gap Hall

Saturday 16th February 2019
8:30am - 9:30am: breakfast in Halls Gap Hall (free to entrants)
10am - 12pm: First group cruise to Lincoln Land
Midday: Lunch at Halls Gap Pub (free to entrants)
12:30pm - 3:30pm: Second group cruise to Lincoln Land
9pm: Drive In Move at Caravan Park North camping area. Same as where show and shine usually is. Bring your car and watch a movie. Bring deck chairs if you don't want to drive.

Sunday 17th February 2019
8:30am - 9:30am: Breakfast in Halls Gap Hall (free to entrants)
9am - 1pm: Show and Shine at Caravan Park North Block
11:30am - 12:30pm: Rockabilly Fashion Competition (toddler to adult)
11:30am: Voting slips due in at gazebo. (most favourite car)
1pm: Presentations


Halls Gap Caravan Park


Grampians Rd
Halls Gap, VIC

Contact Details

(03) 5381 1535


Couple: $130
Single: $85
Extra Child(14yo+): $25
Child (13 & Under): $5
Show & Shine + TShirt: $30

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