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CARnivale – Parramatta Park Jan 26th 2020

City of Parramatta, in collaboration with the Australia Day Council of NSW, invites you to register for CARnivale, to be held in Parramatta Park on Australia Day, Sunday, 26 January 2020.

This will be the fifth year CARnivale has been held in Parramatta Park and it will again showcase a magnificent collection of vehicles including cars, motorbikes, fire engines, speedway cars and racing cars plus trucks, coaches and military vehicles.

Based on information gathered from entrants and visitors each year, the organisers continue to improve the display. For 2020 vehicles of all ages will be allowed to enter and the display time will be from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm. There will be more shade areas provided and a large marquee will be placed in the centre of the display area with food and drink stalls, chairs and a stage for entertainment. Clubs will be able to have their own tents which can be used to display and sell club memorabilia. The public will be able to vote for the Best in Show using a phone or tablet app.

In addition to CARnivale, other activities in the Park will include a hot air balloon display from 6am and a family zone with kids’ rides and other entertainment. There will be a shuttle bus from the Park to the Ferry Wharf, train station and shopping centre in the Parramatta central business district, which offers many restaurants and cafes. 

Australia Day in Parramatta celebrations will conclude with a concert on the main stage in The Crescent followed by a fireworks spectacular at 9.00pm.

2020 CARnivale registration is now open at:

If you are intending to go please contact Michael Benton 0411019112 to confirm your attendance.


·                     Vehicles arrive at Parramatta Park at designated times from 6 – 9 am.

·                     Marshals will direct drivers where to park.

·                     Free breakfast will be provided by the Rotary Club of Granville at the display area

·                    Vehicles must stay in their allocated position until 3pm.

·                     Entrants displaying flags or banners must fix them securely to their vehicles.

·                     No portable cooking facilities may be used in or around vehicles on display.

The closing date for all entries is Friday 29 November 2019 or earlier if the total allocation of space has been filled.  If your registration is accepted, you will receive a confirmation pack in mid-December containing a windscreen sticker designating your time of arrival at Parramatta Park, where you will be parked in the display, a map of the location and details about the day.

For further information about CARnivale please contact:

John Flower

Vehicle Coordinator

2020 Australia Day CARnivale

City of Parramatta Council

Box 32, PARRAMATTA 2124

Phone: 02 9806 5221

Mini Kingdom Online Closing Sale

All mini enthusiasts.

John Smidt – The Original Mini King has announced he is leaving his current shop and is holding a once only parts sale of his extensive collection of New/old stock, used parts, tools and work benches before he moves out.

Saturday 23rd November from 8:30am

Unit 2/32 Groves Road, Mulgrave, NSW

Please note:

  • NO 1275 engines
  • Plenty of small bore engines and various gearboxes
  • Come along and grab a bargain
  • All reasonable offers accepted

“60th Anniversary of the Mini” Polo shirts

Mini Car Club of NSW have designed a unique “60th Anniversary of the Mini” Polo Shirt for purchase by Club members attending Shannon’s Classic and/or All British Day.

The shirts are pre-order and will be available for members attending those events for pickup and payment.

If you are unable to attend either event but would like to purchase the commemorative shirt then other arrangements for pick up or postage may be arranged.

Cost $35.00 each for members or $40 each for non members

Sizes available are:

Mens 3XL, 2XL, XL, L, M, S

Ladies 16, 14, 12, 10,

If you would like to reserve a shirt please email with your size and contact phone number.

Fill in this Order Form

or Phone Michael Benton 0411019112.

Or Ross Freeman 0412239118