Sydney Olympic Park held host to this year’s Meguiar’s MotorEx event over the weekend of 22-23rd July. In recent years, MotorEx has grown to be one of the largest and most prestigious car show of its kind in Australia. Spekture writer and photographer Blake Curtis made it out to the event to see the custom cars and trade exhibitions on show, and to experience the atmosphere and culture first hand at this now prominent Australian event.
Now in its 17th year, the 2017 Meguiar’s MotorEx show attracted some of Australia’s best custom and modified cars, many having travelled from all over the country to showcase their passion and hard work, creating an amazing visual spectacle of colour, chrome and individual style. This year, the event featured over 400 vehicles along with the country’s best automotive businesses showcasing the industry’s newest and most exciting products. The two day event attracted over 20k spectators adding to the spectacle of the event, making it an experience not to be missed.
Highlights included a breathtaking selection of custom buils, performance and collectible vehicles, featuring Australia’s finest hot rods, street machines and customs, along with hi-tech tuners and wild euro’s. The entry list included a never ending list of Australian and American muscle cars, high-performance speed machines and timeless classics.
Events such as these are always a favourite of mine, with a diverse group of ‘petrol-heads’ from all sub-sections of the gear head spectrum; JDM, Classic American Hot Rods and customs, Australian Muscle Cars, and a varied rage of custom bikes and choppers providing something to whet any motoring enthusiasts appetite.
Winners of the 2017 awards included:
- Exhibition Vehicle Award – Dylan Goldfinch, Custom VROD
- Best Pro-Modified -1ST Craige Lewis, Ford Cortina
- Best Pro-Competition – Michelle Davies, 1967 Ford Mustang
- Best Factory Style – Joe Caruana, 1963 Corvette
- Best Overall Car Club Exhibition – Firebird Owners Club of Australia
- Best Modified Muscle – John Saad, 1971 XY Ford Falcon
With Winner of the elite “Pinnacle Awards” going to:
- Top Tuner – Amiee Telfer, 1988 Suzuki Swift
- Top Custom Cruiser – Benny Gatt, 1939 Lincoln Zephyr
- Top Hot Rod – Grant Peck, 1934 Ford Coupe
- Top Street Machine – Peter Hinz, 1951 Chev Pick-Up
Spekture looks forward to the 2018 event, to see what delights the motoring community will bring to the table.