National Motoring Heritage Day is an initiative of the Australian Historic Motoring Federation. The aim being to promote and display Australia's strong motoring heritage; and also show the community, business and government the strength of the Australian historic motoring movement.
The idea of National Motoring Heritage Day came about at the 2006 AHMF AGM. CACTMC raised this as "National Motoring Day", asking that:
"...the Australian Historic Motoring Federation give priority to organising a national motoring day whereby all car club members drive their vehicles around their own area - city, town, etc - to show the strength of the car movement in Australia."
At this meeting - 8th & 9th September 2016 - it was decided: the day will be called National Motoring Heritage Day, and be the 3rd Sunday in May annually.
These historic vehicles bring enjoyment to their owners, as well as the public.
Australia’s historic motoring movement has a massive input into the economy. Vast sums of money are spent on the restoration and maintenance of motor vehicles. There is also economic benefit to businesses (e.g. caravan parks, hotels, restaurants and service stations) in the towns and cities where events are hosted.
National Motoring Heritage Day is when car owners share their passion with the public and other vehicle enthusiasts.