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7th Isabella and Marcus Fund Classic Car Day in Chelsea

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Classic Cars and Family Fun in aid of Charity
Great news motor enthusiasts, and those with an appreciation of vehicles from yesteryear. The ever popular Classic Car Day fundraiser for the Isabella and Marcus Paediatric Brainstem Tumour Fund returns to Chelsea this March, for the 7th year in a row.

The annual Classic Car Day is a brilliant day out for the family, enticing some 600 plus collectable vehicles from all over Victoria, to present their finest motors to the public.

Classic Car Day
Classic Car Day

The outdoor event sees rows upon rows of pristine vintage vehicles, parked on display for all to admire. The event attracts thousands of visitors every year, who visit Melbourne's bayside suburb to admire the splendour of cars from decades gone by.

7th Classic Car Day in Chelsea
Rows and rows of Classic Cars

The reason this special event exists, is to raise money for the Isabella & Marcus Fund based in Melbourne, funding research on brainstem tumours with a focus on kids brain cancer.

Isabella and Marcus, who were both Bayside residents, lost their young lives to a little known brain tumour called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). This is a tumour that occurs in the brainstem, most frequently in children between the ages of 5 and 9 and offers no prospect of long term survival; sadly most children die within a year of diagnosis. Isabella's and Marcus' families were brought together by their tragedies, to begin a charity to establish research laboratories in Australia, seeking to understand the cause of DIPG and develop treatments for testing in clinical trials.

The 7th Isabella & Marcus Fund Classic Car Day will be held at Bicentennial Park, Scotch Parade in Chelsea Heights.

Classic Car Day
The 7th Isabella & Marcus Classic Car Day

There will be plenty to keep all ages entertained, with a strong focus on family entertainment, including:

Transformers performing live
Jumping castles
Petting zoo
Specky machine (AFL)
Face painting
Roving entertainment
Stallholders selling vintage inspired wares.

Transformers live
Transformers perform live

Happen to own a classic car yourself? Great! You can enter your vehicle into the event for $20, with prizes and trophies up for grabs (trophy award ceremony at 1:30pm), plus the chance to appear on TV alongside Fletch from Chanel 31's Classic Restos, who will be filming on the day.

Classic Car Day
Engines on display

Classic Car Day
Get there early, particularly if it's a hot day

All proceeds from the 7th Classic Car Day in Chelsea go to the Isabella and Marcus Fund. A gold coin will get you in, with gates opening at 8:30am for cars, and 10am for public entry. Get there early if you can, as classic cars are out in the elements, and tend to leave earlier if it is a very hot day.
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Why? Great day out for the family, and for a great cause
When: Sunday 5 March 2017, 10am - 3pm (gates open at 8:30am for classic car entry)
Where: Bicentennial Park, Scotch Parade, Chelsea Heights
Cost: Gold coin entry for general public, $20 classic car entry fee.
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