Dame Elisabeth Murdoch’s former home, Cruden Farm, will be the staging point for a huge rally of veteran, vintage and classic cars.

And if you want to take part in the event, all you need is a car that is at least 25 years old.

The EastLink Great Australian Rally of veteran, vintage and classic vehicles will be held at Cruden Farm, Langwarrin, Victoria on Sunday 20 January 2019 from 10am to 4pm.

The event, being run the All British Classics Car Club Vic Inc, will raise funds for the Peter McCallum Cancer Foundation.

Full details including the application form for car clubs and vehicle owners are now available at www.greataustralianrally.com.au.

Rally organiser, Rex Hall, said hundreds of beautifully-maintained vehicles will be on display in Australia’s premier showcase of veteran, vintage and classic vehicles.

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Dame Elisabeth died in 2012 but Cruden is still the focus of community activity.

Visitors to the event can enjoy the vehicle displays and Cruden Farm’s historic gardens accompanied by jazz music played by the Royal Australian Navy Band Melbourne.

All public entry fees ($20 per person, children under 14 free) and donations will be given to the Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation for Cancer Research.

With easy access from Melbourne via EastLink, the historic gardens of Cruden Farm are the ideal new venue for this nationally important annual rally of veteran, vintage and classic vehicles.

The EastLink Operations Centre in Ringwood will also host one of the rallying points for participating veteran, vintage and classic vehicles to meet at 7.30am prior to travelling to the public event at Cruden Farm.

The other rallying points will be located in Melbourne, Rowville and Hastings.

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Chris Riley has been a journalist for almost 40 years. He has spent half of his career as a writer, editor and production editor in newspapers, the rest of the time driving and writing about cars both in print and online. His love affair with cars began as a teenager with the purchase of an old VW Beetle, followed by another Beetle and a string of other cars on which he has wasted too much time and money. A self-confessed geek, he’s not afraid to ask the hard questions - at the risk of sounding silly.