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1st Melbourne MotorEx Show

Post by Carps on Sun 20 Jul 2014, 4:56 pm

With football at all the major stadiums and horse racing at Flemington, traffic was a nightmare and finding somewhere to park even worse.  We walked a mile to get to the front gate.

Having previously costed the running of a similar event using this venue I am aware the promoter was taking a very big and extremely expensive risk so the price was at the point I figured it might be.
However, considering all the whinging we hear about event prices, I wasn't sure that the '$35 bucks to get in was not a bit steep.

The layout seemed good and allowed easy movement around the show, whilst participants told us that set up was also very well organised.
The display vehicles arrived in waves based on where they were to be displayed, with the vendors setting up last around the perimeter of the main hall.

The thee buildings used were linked by a covered walkway which, considering the lousy weather of late, was a great idea.

The display out front suggested more Auto Salon type cars may be inside but this wasn't the case, the show was mostly street machines (although I'd question the streetability of many  :wink:  ) and Muscle cars with a modest number of pre '48 Hot Rods and a handful of Traditional Style Kustoms.  Almost all motorsport categories were catered for, with exotic sports, drag racers, muscle cars, historic racers and even sprinters.

A great first effort and if it's continued the Melbourne MotorEx will only improve.  Im not sure the venue is the best available and considering the space available inside the show grounds, maybe something can be done to provide adequate parking for guests in addition to entrants.  It's fine to promote the idea of using public transport, but the fact is, car people drive cars, especially when they go to car events!  So promoters need to consider how much parking space is available.  I'd also like to see more hot rods and customs involved, but that's always a challenge for any indoor car show promoters.

There were some great cars that we might not have otherwise had the opportunity to see, but it's rare for me to leave any car show after less than 3 hours, so I'm still in two minds as to what that says about value for the money paid.

Anyhow, here's some of the stuff that grabbed my attention.

















Big Buick Woodie is I figure a recent arrival and had a few folks talking.



This was one of my favourite Falcons, lotsa subtle and not so subtle tricks.



Zephyr was almost the ultimate Q ship, only the wheels give it away.



Can you say metal flake?



or big block Ford?



The muddersickles were all pretty radical.





Classy HR Yoot was packing some serious horse pressure under the hood.



Speaking of horse pressure….





Mobile sound and video…



It's taken what seems like forever, but Rich Dabbs' model A looks sensational with paint and upholstery.





What's not to like about any of this group?

















And of course there's the show cars…







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Post by Deaf as on Sun 20 Jul 2014, 6:04 pm

There is some really nice stuff there, thanks for posting the pics!
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Post by dv8v8 on Sun 20 Jul 2014, 7:10 pm

great pics thanks for posting them  bigthumbsup
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Post by Paul on Sun 20 Jul 2014, 8:38 pm

Bugger I didn't see ya there today Carps....but I did catch up with Bryce and Artus!

...was a ripper of a show!
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Post by Carps on Sun 20 Jul 2014, 10:05 pm

Hi Paul, think I know why you didn't see me, I was there yesterday, with Luke and Dean.  Laughing Laughing Laughing 
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Post by cdansie on Mon 21 Jul 2014, 10:56 am

Thanks for the pics Carps

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Post by allan on Mon 21 Jul 2014, 11:38 am

Thanks for sharing the photos, something for everyone twothumbsup 
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Post by blatdriver on Mon 21 Jul 2014, 12:21 pm

Great photos, thanks  bigthumbsup 
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Post by silverfox on Sat 02 Aug 2014, 1:46 pm

Thanks heaps for posting these , great to look at .
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