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.
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.
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.
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.