WINTERFEST 2016 – Car Show & Track Day

Winterfest is an all Toyota & Lexus car show and all makes track day at Sandown



Queens Birthday Monday 13th June 2016
9am – 4pm
Sandown Raceway Pit Lane Complex
591-659 Princes Highway, Springvale VIC 3171


5th Annual All Toyota & Lexus Winterfest Car Show
Special event: Celebrating 50 years of the Toyota Corolla.

All Toyota & Lexus cars are eligible for the car show.
No egos, no awards. Just great cars and enthusiasts sharing our passion in the pit paddock at Sandown Raceway.
There will be food trucks, coffee vans and a BBQ and we will be releasing new TCCAV merchandise at the event.
Entry on the day via a donation at the gate for the event charity.

Special display area for all models of Corolla.

All Toyota Winterfest 2015


Come & Try Track Day
Event will be run as an untimed sprint with groups of up to 20 cars for beginners right through to seasoned competitors.
Beginners will be given a free tuition session before taking to the track and will have experienced instructors on hand throughout the day. First timers will be able to purchase a Day licence for the event.
Entry details and sup regulations are available at Ford Four Car Club’s website

TCCAV Super Sprint Gripseekers


You don’t have to be into racing to take to the track with touring laps of the Sandown Raceway taking place during the lunch break. Drive around one of Australia’s last remaining suburban race tracks.
Passengers are allowed and safety gear is not required so bring the family along and enjoy multiple laps of the home of horsepower. You will be driving around at highway speeds behind a pacecar with no overtaking.
$20 entry on the day, EFTPOS and cash payment will be available.


Event Coverage: All Toyota Winterfest Part 2 – Car Show


All Toyota Winterfest 2015

All Toyota Winterfest has grown significantly in each of the first 3 years and when we first looked at the Sandown area we thought we may struggle to fill the venue. As it turns out that wasn’t a problem. As the race cars were setting up at one end of the Sandown Pit complex over 300 show cars were quickly filling the other end. There was a constant stream arriving of Toyota & Lexus cars of all models from the early Toyota Sports 800 right through to the current Lexus RCF.


There was certainly enough on display to keep everyone happy for hours. New or old didn’t matter on the day, everything was appreciated.

Toyota 86 GTS & Aurion

The Nugget Nationals crew came along with a small display of their budget race car series. With Toyota Echo’s and Starlets making up a large part of their entries it just goes to show how these cheap and nimble cars can be a good entry point to getting out on the track. Some of the lap times they are currently setting around Winton are very impressive. Ying from Nugget Nationals along with JS Creations also donated third prize for the charity raffle with some Nugget Nationals t-shirts and a JS Creations Celica hoodie. Ying has also put together a nice write up on the day from her perspective on the Noisy Ninja blog:

Nugget Nationals Toyota Echo Startlet

The aforementioned Toyota Sports 800 is an iconic Toyota launched 50 years ago in 1965. There aren’t many examples in Australia that have survived through to today but we are very lucky to have this regularly driven Yota-Hachi attend the majority of our shows.

Toyota Sports 800

StreetStatik kindly donated a professional automotive photo shoot as second prize in the charity raffle and also managed to get some great photos throughout the day.

Toyota Celica TA22 Hot Wheels

Walking around the cars there was no shortage of inspiration for anyone looking to get motivated on their own builds. Fans of 1:64 scale cars might notice the subtle Hot Wheels inspiration on this 1:1 scale Celica.

StreetStatik Winterfest 2015

Peter Sinclair from Lexus Australia brought along the new RC350 and RCF as the feature cars of this year’s show. As part of the package Peter donated our first place raffle prize with the lucky winner experiencing several spirited laps as a passenger in the RCF during the lunch time break. Thanks to Peter along with Toyota & Lexus Australia for this unique opportunity and to Peter himself who hung around all day telling countless stories of his many years at Toyota & Lexus.

StreetStatik Lexus RCF RC350

Another popular car was Import Revolutions Mark X. Let’s hope we have one of these in the club soon.

Winterfest 2015 Toyota MarkX

Read Next: Winterfest 2015 Part 3 – Classic Corolla’s

Missed Part 1? Catch up here:

Winterfest 2015 Part 1 – Track Day