Meguiar’s MotorEx has long been the home of Australia’s latest blockbuster show cars. It’s also the home to new products and services aimed at the automotive enthusiast community. For Meguiar’s MotorEx Melbourne 2016, every exhibitor was invited to nominate their latest product for selection in the New Product Showcase – a selection of ten outstanding new products or services. Each of the selected exhibitors/products received a 3.5m-tall teardrop New Product display banner to highlight their successful inclusion and to help draw additional attention. Here’s a rundown on each of the ten selected finalists.
2016 Mustang Supercharger kit
The Australian-designed and manufactured TVS2300 Harrop supercharger for the highlu sought after Aussie delivered Mustangs delivers impressive gains in power and torque over the Coyote V8 Mustang’s already impressive stats. Latest Eaton TVS technology and 2300 rotor combination combines with shorter less restrictive intake path of the front drive, front inlet Harrop design to deliver scintillating performance – all with market leading under bonnet integration and fitment. More info: www.harrop.com.au (03) 9474 0900
Commodore strut conversion
Suitable for street, power cruise, autocross and drag racing, the lightweight McDonald Brothers replacement front strut is a direct-fit, easy bolt-in upgrade for VT-VE Commodore. With its wide range of adjustability, including bump and rebound rates along with height and spring rate (via interchangeable springs), the system can be optimised for improved handling and performance for a broad range of applications. More info: www.mcdonaldbrosracing.com.au (03) 9465 0000.
Joining MOMO’s renowned range of premium-quality aftermarket and racing accessories is a diverse selection of tyres to suit passenger vehicles and SUVs, headlined by their Top Run M30. Available in either ‘run flat’, or ‘non run flat’, this high-performance tyre is offered in most popular sizes and features MOMO’s most advanced tread pattern for a precise, sporty driving experience in wet and dry conditions. More info: www.fuelautotek.com.au (02) 8850 2200
2016 S550 Herrod Mustang
Ford Performance USA have teamed up with Herrod Motorsport to turn Australian-delivered 2016 V8 Mustangs into tarmac ball tearers. Highlights of the ADR-approved, factory-endorsed enhancements include 500kW (670hp) supercharger, compliance cat-back exhaust, lowered spring set, bonnet struts and unique exterior badging. The package delivers staggering performance, with factory-like reliability. Components available individually and come with Ford Performance warranty. More info: www.herrodmotorsport.com.au (03) 9464 5100
Dry Sump Pump
Oil starvation will be a thing of the past with a Savy Motorsport Dry Sump Pump. Australian designed and manufactured, the lightweight pumps are available in cam or belt drive, 1 to 6 stages, left or right mounting and bolt up to most common mounts. Low-pulse design runs smoother and quieter with superior oil control – it’s also internally manifolded for single return line. Clever rear housing design enables the pump to run in either direction and to accommodate other accessory drives such as fuel or power steering pumps. More info: www.savymotorsport.com.au (03) 9357 6330
Castle Auto Electrics
Made in Australia with a CNC-machined, billet alloy housing for clean, high-tech looks, combined with 110amp, continuous (200amp peak) OEM internals for factory-like reliability and more than enough power to run all your electrical upgrades. Highly–configurable mounts and various pulley options enable the alternator to be a straightforward, bolt-up fit to virtually any engine. Available in natural machined, polished or anodized finishes. More info: www.caenterprises.com.au (03) 5472 1442
9” Golf IIV Infotainment System.
Fully integrated, huge 9-inch touch screen, factory-like fit and audiophile sound-quality (complete with EQ and time-correction) make the Alpine X9010-G7 the ultimate Infotainment upgrade. The latest addition to Alpine’s range of specific-fit Infotainment systems not only interacts seamlessly with the VW’s factory steering wheel controls, reverse camera, menu system, Navigation and multifunction dash display, X9010-G7 connects to virtually any external device via USB, Bluetooth and HDMI. More info: www.alpine.com.au
Two story Mini Car Garage
Capable of storing up to 10 diecast 1/18th model cars, the new two-story Brick Basement garage from Mini Customs is perfect for displaying and protecting your treasured collection. Equipped with working, tilt-glass doors, it features brick-like walls and LED lighting, along with mirrored or chequered floor coverings (also available in Classic tin & Timber). Every garage in the range can be accessorised with an array of hand-crafted features like tool boxes, oil drums, wall signage, model engines and other workshop equipment. Info: www.minicustoms.com.au 0418 178 286
Castlemaine Rod Shop
Valiant Chassis Clip
We love our classic Aussie streeters, however their handling and braking have much to be desired. To address these deficiencies, Castlemaine Rod Shop have developed a range of replacement chassis clips featuring modern geometry, rack ‘n’ pinion steering and adjustable coil-overs. This new VE to CM Valiant offering joins their Holden and Ford lines. It bolts to factory mounts with minimal modifications. High-performance braking system can be further enhanced with the optional extreme-duty Wilwood system. More info: www.rodshop.com.au (03) 5472 2853
Paint Protection Film
By employing the latest P.P.F technology, Tint-a-Car near-invisible film offers protection against stone chips, scratches and scrapes! The highly-durable, adhesive-backed film is easy to apply to all your car’s areas that need it most; including frontal area, mirrors, around your door handles, trailing door edges and rear load sill. Best of all, its high-gloss finish makes it virtually invisible to the naked eye. With Tint a Car’s Paint Protection Film your car will be shielded from the ravages of everyday driving. More info: www.tintacar.com.au 138468 (13TINT).