Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, this year’s Geelong Revival Motoring Festival has been postponed from its planned 26-28 November date to March, 2022.
Following last year’s cancellation due to the pandemic, the decision to postpone this year’s Revival was announced on 2 September and came after discussion between the event organisers and key stakeholders, including the City of Greater Geelong council.
The Revival’s new provisional date has been set at 4-6 March, 2022, and while this also remains subject to COVID-19 developments, it’s hoped the situation with the pandemic will have improved by then. Event Director Nicholas Heath said:"We have worked closely with the City of Greater Geelong and State Government to secure our March 2022 date. We are sure that the community will be ready to get out and enjoy Geelong's spectacular waterfront again."
The Geelong Revival Motoring Festival is a rebirth of the Geelong Speed Trials that date back to 1956.
Using the same closed section of public road on Geelong’s waterfront to stage timed quarter mile sprints as the Speed Trials did, the Geelong Revival Motoring Festival brought this tradition of motorsport back to Geelong in 2012 and added other attractions, like a motor show, vintage fashion displays, family entertainment and more.
The Geelong Revival Motoring Festival organisers and committee say they are greatly appreciative of the unwavering support the event has received and will provide updates on the rescheduled 2022 event as they become available, via geelongrevival.com.au or the event Facebook page facebook.com/geelongrevival/
Photos: Greg Forster, Caprice Photography