CONGRATULATIONS MELBOURNE! Meguiar’s MotorEx hosted the biggest event in the show’s history and a staggering 27,150 showed their appreciation by piling through the Melbourne Showgrounds gates over the July 16-17 weekend. It proves yet again, Melbourne is the capitol of the Australian custom car scene.
“What an amazing weekend. It was so great to see so many people out together, smiling and enjoying the show. That is what gives us the greatest pleasure,” said Bruce Morrison, MotorActive/Meguiar’s MotorEx Managing Director. “We are car people first and foremost. Our team worked tirelessly to produce the best Meguiar’s MotorEx ever and we certainly accomplished that. We’re very proud to see how alive and vibrant the automotive culture is in Australia – particularly here in Melbourne.”
Great weather and open-plan design gave the venue a lively, carnival atmosphere, with swarms of enthusiasts and keen families turning out to enjoy the weekend’s attractions and amazing line-up of spectacular machinery.
One of the great, new highlights of Meguiar’s MotorEx Melbourne 2016 was the expanded Meguiar’s Superstars pavilion. Filled with 34 stunners, it was extremely well received and experienced a constant parade of amazed onlookers. The two big Superstars winners were Kylie and Adam Perry’s FB Holden, TAIL SPIN and Colleen and Chris Bitmead’s Falcon Coupe, XBOSS – which took out Grand Master, the top award on offer at MotorEx. Despite their dominance, it was a still a tight race, with Tail Spin winning three gold and three silver Champion Awards. Versus XBOSS’s four gold and three silvers – that’s gold or silver in every category! What a phenomenal effort by a phenomenal machine.
In Street Elite (MotorEx’s biggest category), standouts included Tony Gangi’s 1961 Buick LeSabre (Custom Cruiser), Grant Turner’s 1989 Toyota Hilux, (Tuner), John Fairbairn’s 1934 Chev (Hot Rod) and Jason Cooke’s (1966 XP Falcon), who each received a Pinnacle trophy – the top award in their respective categories. Check out latest news and galleries for a comprehensive rundown on every Meguiar’s MotorEx Melbourne 2016 trophy winner.
Without doubt, a family favourite was the Spares Box Movie Car Mania display. It featured a total of 43 of everyone’s favourite mechanical screen stars. This is officially a new Australian record for the biggest ever gathering of such vehicles – as certified by representatives of the Australian Book of Records.
This is now two times running, MotorEx Melbourne has eclipsed Sydney’s best-ever attendance. C’mon Sydney, its state-versus-state, get your battle plans ready. The Meguiar’s MotorEx organising team from MotorActive are already laying the ground work to step things up for Sydney 2017, to top Melbourne. It will be epic, see you at Homebush 22nd – 23rd July.