Meguiar’s MotorEx Sydney 2015 was a supercharged weekend of the greatest rides on show, from the custom, performance and collectable worlds and everything in between. With a staggering 26,742 spectators through the gate, the largest Sydney crowd on record turned out to Sydney Olympic Park Showground to marvel at the finest machinery in the country.
With 450 wild cars and bikes, 30 movie cars, over $100,000 in prizemoney, a Hollywood legend, Australian motorsport icons and 100 exhibitors, Meguiar’s MotorEx was always going to be something special.
“What a weekend! We went bigger than ever in Sydney this year, using twice the total show area of the 2013 MotorEx at 50,000sqm’s and the end result was more automotive variety and importantly, greater bang-for-your-buck for those attending the event,” said Managing Director of MotorActive/Meguiar’s MotorEx Bruce Morrison.
“With the largest Sydney crowd on record, it goes to show that Meguiar’s MotorEx is the premier automotive event of its kind in Australia and we have produced the show the public want to see.”
“Our movie theme this year proved to be a hit. With George Barris flying in from the U.S as Guest of Honour and the largest collection of movie and television cars ever assembled in Australia we captured the imagination of car and movie buffs alike,” said Morrison.
Thousands of passionate fans took the opportunity to meet Barris during the weekend, receive signed copies of the ‘Barris’ edition of the Meguiar’s MotorEx show poster and listen to some of the ‘King of Kustoms’ stories from his 60 year career in the industry. George was excited to be in Australia and have a taste of the Aussie car culture for the first time.
After the unveiling of the fourteen never-seen-before Freestyle Rides Inauguration machines on Saturday morning, attention turned to the Meguiar’s Superstars vehicles which are one of the biggest attractions at any Meguiar’s MotorEx. Sydney did not disappoint with 40 super elite machines shining under the Dome lights all weekend.
The extraordinary quality of entrants in this competition made choosing a winner very difficult, but the inaugural Grand Master award was taken out by John Saad with his incredible 1972 Mazda RX3. For the Superstars Champion Awards, John achieved the Gold medal in Paintwork along with the Impact and Display category, while also achieving silver in Bodywork, plus Engine and Components, in addition to a bronze medal in Undercarriage and Driveline.
“Pulling together an event like Meguiar’s MotorEx is a huge undertaking so I want to thank our MotorActive team who have worked tirelessly for nearly a year to put together what is the largest event of its kind in Australia and we are extremely proud of that” said Morrison.
In 2016 Meguiar’s MotorEx will return to Melbourne for the second time and with the overwhelming response by Victorian automotive enthusiasts last year, it is guaranteed to be another incredible event.