We’d like to take this opportunity to invite you to the 24th running of the Historic Leyburn Sprints, to be held on the 17th and 18th August 2019. This year is extra special for us, as we’ll be celebrating 70 years since the running of the Australian Grand Prix on a disused WWII airfield just outside the township.

Our Shannons Show ‘n’ Shine continues to grow in popularity, and we have a lot of great prizes up for grabs. For 2019 the categories will be:

  • Best pre-50’s
  • Best 1950 – 1959; 1960 – 1969; 1970 – 1979; 1980 – 1989; post-1990
  • Best American; European; British; Daily Driver; Modified; Restored; Modern Radical
  • Best Club Attendance
  • Car of the Event
  • Bike of the Show

Please note that the Show ‘n’ Shine will only be held on Sunday the 18th August, and at a new venue! Just across the street from the old venue, it will be held in the paddock directly behind the Leyburn Motel/Cabins. Entry into the Show ‘n’ Shine is included in your ticket price at the gate, just tell the gate staff that you are entered into the Show ‘n’ Shine, and they’ll allow you to proceed through to the area. Please note if your car is brought in for the Show ‘n’ Shine it must be parked in that area, not elsewhere. Once the Show ‘n’ Shine presentations have been completed (approx. 1.30pm) you are welcome to leave your car there until the conclusion of the event, or park it back outside with general public.

This year we are also introducing a bit of pre-planning with the introduction of the ‘Historic Leyburn Sprints Shannons Show ‘n’ Shine Entry Form’. We ask everyone who wishes to attend to please complete one of these and bring with you to the event. We’ll also have some copies available at the event, but this will help our organisers streamline the process.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact our Shannons Show ‘n’ Shine organiser, Larry Bushell, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We hope to welcome you in August!