Meguiar’s MotorEx is back, showcasing a gathering of custom, classic and performance cars on the weekend of 11 and 12 May at the Melbourne Showgrounds, Ascot Vale. BodyShop News has six weekend passes to give away.
Across 40,000 square metres, over 700 vehicles with a combined value of over $50 million dollars will fill the showgrounds for an action-packed schedule across the festival weekend. With 30,000 people expected to flood though the gates, organisers say it’s going to be massive.
Famed industry celebrities are booking their flights across the oceans to be part of MotorEx. West Coast Customs owner and star of “Pimp My Ride”, Ryan Friedlinghaus, is bringing a never-seen-before build, while South End Kustoms owner Keith ‘Kid’ Dean will be sharing his expertise, including a custom car chop master class.
Skid Factory is one of the largest Australian YouTube modification series, with stars Al and Woody organising a huge meet-up at MotorEx for fans and to show off three different Skid Factory builds.
The Meguiar’s Superstars are the undisputed kings of the Australian show car scene. The stand-alone exhibit will be a jaw-dropping spectacle, as will be the House of Kolor Unveils with the revealing of the most incredible never-seen-before builds, all in a custom House of Kolor spray.
The Street Machine Hall of Fame is back – bigger than ever – showcasing some of the most iconic old-school race cars including Dick Johnson’s Greens’ Tuf Falcon, John French’s iconic Bryan Byrt XY GTHO, Murray Carter’s legendary XY and more. For JDM fans, the GT-R 50th year anniversary celebration exhibit will host some of the best GT-Rs in the country.
MotorEx is giving attendees the rare chance to feast their eyes on the most iconic concept cars in Australian history. From the priceless 2008 Holden Coupe 60 to the outrageous Holden Hurricane, these creations proudly showcase Aussie talent and engineering know-how.
Real Street is another addition to MotorEx, with a special opportunity for car owners to be directly involved in the show. Hundreds of owners of beautiful street cars converge on MotorEx each day, adding a huge depth and variety of cars for attendees to walk around and admire.
MotorEx is also taking action to the next level. Due to “overwhelming demand”, Australia’s best drifters and their customised rockets will again be thrilling crowds with regular sideways demonstrations across the weekend. Ticket holders can also sign up to Drift Cadet, booking in for the wild drift ride of a lifetime. If you are craving more horsepower, the VCM/Mainline Dyno will be on-site testing engines to their limits, while burnout beast engine start-ups will rock the showgrounds.
The automotive aftermarket industry is a key feature of Meguiar’s MotorEx and a unique opportunity for businesses, headlined by a selection of automotive aftermarket companies direct from the world’s largest automotive trade show SEMA. Adding to this is the Performance Garage, where more than 100 aftermarket suppliers will showcase their latest products, technology and services to an engaged, targeted audience.
MotorEx is also hosting the VCM MotorEx Seminar Series, which brings together a variety of industry presenters and topics in 12 exclusive sessions over the weekend, free to all ticket holders, along with the Flying Spanners competition for TAFEs and other training institutes to encourage the next generation of automotive apprentices.
For more information on Meguiar’s MotorEx, visit www.motorex.com.au, and to win your free weekend pass, email [email protected] with the answer to the following question: What is the combined value of the vehicles expected at MotorEx? The first six entries with the correct answer will get a free Weekend Pass.