THE old saying goes, ‘build it and they will come.’ Well MotorActive built it and enthusiasts flocked to Meguiar’s MotorEx Melbourne in record numbers. Over the weekend of July 19 to 20, some 28,400 spectators piled through the gates of the Melbourne Showgrounds to be enthralled by three halls bursting with spectacular vehicles and cutting edge exhibitors. That’s a MotorEx attendance record! On top of this, almost another 10,000 viewers tuned into the six hours of action that was Livestreamed across the Saturday and Sunday. Comments floating around social media on the days following included, “biggest indoor show Melbourne has ever seen,” and “best show ever.”
The modified car scene is much the poorer after the passing of Laurie Starling. Everyone who knew Laurie will be saddened by his death, he was a genuinely good guy. Everyone at MotorActive considered Laurie to be part of our family, therefore our deepest condolences go to Laurie’s immediate family and friends.
Extraordinary vehicles come in all shapes and sizes, which is what makes the world of customisation and personalisation so amazing. You never know where you’ll end up when builders abandon constraint and let their imagination and creativity take over – which is what Exhibition class is all about. It’s brimming with brilliantly-executed, sensationally-finished, attention-grabbing machinery that does not fit into any of the traditional Meguiar’s MotorEx categories. That’s why nobody knows for sure what will be the stand-out attractions in this category. However you can be guaranteed of this; they’ll be bold, they’ll be unique, they’ll be mind-blowing and they’ll definitely be the talk of the town. So don’t miss it! Click here to read the full story
If you’re looking for the toughest-of-the-tough, ultra-wild streeters that refuse to tow the line, or all-out competition monsters – ProComp is where you’ll find them.Many of the vehicles on display represent the highest performers of their specific genre. Some of the standout examples will include burnout weapons, extreme pro tourers, drag racers, circuit racers, drift cars and dyno monsters. Make sure you swing by for your performance fix. Click here to read the full story
This category is open to select, individual vehicles and car clubs that cater to the types of vehicles that fit within the spirit of Muscle Car Marvel. While not a concourse category, vehicles represented in Muscle Car Marvel should feature nominal modifications that allow the vehicle to retain its original character, or modifications in keeping with era of the vehicle. Click here to read the full story
The 3M Street Elite Showcase is where elite-level finish meets street practicality. Each of the stunning vehicles entered in 3M Street Elite Showcase exhibits an elite-level of detail and finish, however they’ve been specifically designed and built to be registered and street driven. And it’s not all about good looks and breathtaking presentation, vehicles must incorporate a high-degree of innovation, practicality and usability to have any chance of being a front runner this intensely-competitive category.
It’s official! Melbourne wins the Meguiar’s MotorEx State of Origin. Although final numbers are not in yet, more than 28,000 Melbournites officially piled through the doors of the Melbourne Showgrounds for Meguiar’s MotorEx Melbourne 2014. Click here to read the full story
The undisputed, heavyweight champions of the Automotive scene! One of the highlights at MotorEx is the Meguiar’s Superstars Championship. Superstars recognises and rewards quality and craftsmanship at the absolute top level of customisation, making these the most sought after modified car awards in the country Click here to read the full story
Since debuting HRD WRK at MotorEx 13 in Sydney, Nathan Borg has fully repainted and retrimmed his mighty Datsun 1200 ute. Mind you calling this his HOK Blue Blood ute a Datsun is a little bit of stretch, as very single aspect of this incredible machine has been completely remanufactured – some of it up to three times! Click here to read the full story
Thirty-year-old, Chris Langford, is a second generation hot rodder. His father, Ken, has built a number of well-known rods.
“I got sick of driving dad’s cars, so I decided to build one of my own,” says Chris. Click here to read the full story
It was big, it was bold it was epic. The first, ever FreeStyle Rides Inauguration in Melbourne certainly went off with a bang and was a huge hit with the throng of appreciative spectators! The lovely, Lycra-clad FreeSyle Rides ladies slid the black, silk cloths off 12 never seen before block busters and was a very prestigious moment for all the owners and builders of these incredible machines. What can I say; greatest inauguration ever! Let’s look at the 2014 line-up: Click here to read the full story
At Meguiar’s MotorEx it’s all about the cars. While other shows pride make themselves on their exclusivity, at Meguiar’s MotorEx we go out of our way to welcome the broadest range of modified enthusiast vehicles possible. Click here to read the full story
Stroll around any car show and you’ll inevitably hear at least one tale of mishaps and frantic, last-minute thrashes to get their ride finished and at the show – Meguiar’s MotorEx is no different. A case in point is Sydney-based mates, Damien ‘Chubby’ Lowe with crème VH Commodore and John Spinks in the blue LX Torana hatchback. Here’s what adversities the pair had to overcome on their road to this weekend’s MotorEx Melbourne. Click here to read the full story
The FreeStyle Rides Inauguration is one of the most highly anticipated events at Meguiar’s MotorEx. It’s always a favourite, attracting huge, appreciative crowds – it really kicks the show into high gear. For owners and builders, getting that highly-sought after invite to join the chosen few is quite a distinction, as it adds considerable prestige to any vehicle’s big debut. Click here to read the full story
From the early hours of this morning, over 400 of Australia’s best custom, performance and collectable machines began filing through the doors of Melbourne Showgrounds, Ascot Vale, for the 2014 Meguiar’s MotorEx – the Greatest Rides on Show. Click here to read the full story