John Van Groningen (pictured) is gearing up for the Macedon Ranges and District Motor Club’s 2018 Picnic at Hanging Rock Car Show.

The annual event began as a casual get together for local motoring clubs more than 30 years ago, and has grown to become one of the largest annual classic motoring events in Australia.

Club secretary Graham Williams said members were expecting more than 1000 classic cars to converge at the rock next month, accompanied by a similar number of people.

The club has spent 12 months planning for the unique occasion.

Vehicles that are 25 years and older will park on Hanging Rock’s race tracks so visitors can wander through a cavalcade of motoring history.

Anyone is welcome to enter classic, vintage, veteran or special interest vehicles, including trucks, bikes and rods.

The cost is that of entering Hanging Rock Reserve – $20 for a car and $5 for a motorbike.

The car show will take place on Sunday, February 11, from 7.30am-3.30pm.