Revival back in November

A photo from a previous Geelong Revival Motoring Festival. (Supplied)

The waterfront will again roar to life when the Geelong Revival Motoring Festival makes its return in November.

Organisers cancelled the festival in 2020 due to COVID-19 but last Wednesday announced the event would return on November 26 to 28 – its traditional spot on the last weekend of the month.

“It’s fantastic to be able to bring Geelong Revival Motoring Festival back in 2021 – this year’s event is shaping up to be the best one yet,” event director Scott Pigdon said.

“Geelong Revival is a celebration of our history and traditions, so to be able to do that on the event’s traditional weekend just adds to the nostalgia.

“Geelong Revival Motoring Festival is proud to be a COVID-safe event and is committed to ensuring the safety of all entrants and spectators throughout the course of the weekend.”

The Geelong Revival celebrates of the motoring history of Geelong, Australia and beyond.

The event – and its predecessor, the Geelong Speed Trials – have been regular fixtures on the local calendar, on and off, since 1956.

The Geelong Revival will feature the traditional quarter mile sprint along Richie Boulevard along with hundreds of vintage, sports and muscle cars over the weekend.

The event also includes a host of other vehicles, displays, activities, entertainment and food.

The event takes place between the F1 Australian Grand Prix and the recently-deferred Australian International Airshow at Avalon, which organisers say will give revheads a chance to “witness three showcases of incredible feats of engineering in as many weeks”.