Shannons Wheels 2024

CACTMC's 43rd 'Wheels' event

Sunday 18th February
10:00am to 1:30pm

Queanbeyan Showgrounds

Wheels 2024 poster

Council of ACT Motor Clubs Inc.

presents the 43rd occasion of 'Wheels', the Region's autumn Show & Shine vehicle display, for all enthusiasts of Australia's motoring heritage.

Shannons Wheels 2024 - Queanbeyan Showgrounds - Sunday 18th Feb

The Wheels display brings together veteran, vintage, historic, classic, and modified cars and bikes as well as modern and electric vehicles from the ACT and Regional NSW.

"Wheels 2024" is generously sponsored by:

Shannons Insurance


Celebration of the Hot Hatch

The Hot Hatch was a thing ...

"Fast, attainable, and practical. Hot hatches are one of the few cars that nail all three briefs. Ever since its introduction at the hands of skunkworks engineers at Volkswagen, the hot hatch has represented the best virtues of accessibility and driving enjoyment.
The hot hatch is a subset of car that brought dynamic character and driving enjoyment to the masses, filtering the concept of performance from supercars and sports cars right down to an attainable price point.
This makes it all the more disappointing that hot hatches are now endangered, not only in Australia but all over the world."
(Tom Fraser,

It is against this background that the Council of ACT Motor Clubs has themed its 43rd annual Shannons Wheels event the "Celebration of the Hot Hatch" with a central area of the Showgrounds Arena dedicated to a showcase of Hot Hatches.

Shannons Wheels
- Heritage Motoring Display

Exhibitors should all arrive between 8:00am and 9:30am, so that ALL exhibits are in place by 9:45am, at the latest.

The display will be open to the public from 10.00am to 1.30pm.
In the interest of pedestrian/visitor safety, vehicle movements within the Showgrounds Arena will not be permitted between 9:45am and 1:30pm.

There is no admission fee to attend Shannons Wheels, for either exhibitors or visitors, but donations to the charity of the day will be greatly appreciated. Funds raised will support deserving local charities (TBA).

All Shannons Wheels participant vehicles (vendors, exhibitors and visitors) are to enter the Showgrounds via the MAIN gate on Glebe Terrace. Marshals will then direct vehicles to the most appropriate entrance to the Arena (W, S or E).

When departing ALL vehicles are to use the EXIT, via gate "E", at the eastern end of the Showgrounds complex - this leads the primary EXIT onto Cooma Street.

Shannons Wheels Trophies

Trophies are awarded across a number of categories at Shannons Wheels.


Shannons Wheels Maps

The following image provides an overview of the Showgrounds site. It highlights the separate ENTRY and EXIT points for vehicles as well as the pedestrian entry/exit points.
Note: the pedestrian gate that leads on to Fuller Place will be locked for the duration of the event. Pedestrians heading to QBN CBD need to use the laneway along the northern boundary of the Showgrounds Arena which leads to Cooma Street.
overview map for Wheels24
Note: The internal gate ("W") to the Arena, near the Grandstand, will be closed from 12:00pm - except for emergencies.

Exhibitor layout for Shannons Wheels 2024

A map of the Showgrounds Arena, showing the general layout for Clubs &/or Marques for Wheels24.
layout map for Wheels24

Gates to be used by the various marque or Club groups:

Gate Marshals will have detailed maps on the day.

Vendor layout for Shannons Wheels 2024

A map of the Showgrounds Arena, showing the vendor and trade show layout for Wheels24.
vendor map for Wheels24

Shannons Wheels 2024 charity:

Respite Care for QBN

building "Yvonne Cuscheri's Dream"

"The ‘founding mother’ of Queanbeyan's Cancer Support Group, Yvonne Cuschieri OAM, provided financial support and friendship to more than 30,000 cancer sufferers and their families.

In memory of Yvonne Cuschieri by Tim Gavel, Riotact.

Please give generously to continue Yvonne's work.

Queanbeyan Markets

Shannons Wheels 2024 is being held in conjunction with the Queanbeyan Markets.
Shannons Wheels will be located within the Showgrounds Arena, while the Markets are located at the western end of the Showgrounds complex.

The arrangement with the Queanbeyan Markets allows Shannons Wheels to focus on automotive exhibits and automotive trade stalls; while the Queanbeyan Markets provides access to craft, jewellery, fashion, homewares and plenty of food & drink stalls; thereby benefiting all who attend for either event.

Be sure to bring the whole family for a great day out.

Shannons Wheels 2024

is organised by the Council of ACT Motor Clubs

The event is sponsored by:
Shannons Insurance
and supported by:
Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council
and many local and regional businesses.

For further information contact the Secretary of CACTMC via email:

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