Fes­ti­val of pre­cious metal

Mel­bourne hosts spec­tac­u­lar show cars worth $40m-plus

Herald Sun - Motoring - - NEWS - James Stan­ford

THREE of Holden’s best con­cept cars will head­line a stun­ning ar­ray of ve­hi­cles at the Meguiar’s Mo­torEx in Mel­bourne on July 19-20.

More than $40 mil­lion worth of cars will be on dis­play at the fes­ti­val of pre­cious metal at the Mel­bourne Show­grounds in As­cot Vale.

Holden’s Coupe 60 is the de­sign team’s vi­sion of what a VE mus­cle coupe would look like; the Hur­ri­cane is a breath­tak­ingly beau­ti­ful con­cept car from 1969 that has been lov­ingly re­stored; and the Efijy is a mod­ern de­sign icon.

Meguiar’s Mo­torEx, pre­vi­ously held in Syd­ney, is mak­ing the trip south for the first time.

It is a cel­e­bra­tion of spec­tac­u­lar mod­i­fied ve­hi­cles, race spe­cials and cool cus­tom ma­chines and there is a spe­cial em­pha­sis on mus­cle.

The show is also the high­light of the year for some of the most tal­ented cus­tom car builders in Aus­tralia.

They spend months com­ing up with some of the most in­cred­i­ble mus­cle ma­chines that are pre­sented dur­ing the Freestyle Rides In­au­gu­ra­tion that starts at 11am on the open­ing day of the show.

Up to 12 of the best cus­tom ma­chines will be pre­sented dur­ing the ride, which will also be streamed live on the event’s web­site.

More stun­ning show cars will be pre­sented in the Meguiar’s Su­per­stars pavil­ion. De­scribed as pieces of rolling au­to­mo­tive art, these cars have to be seen to be be­lieved.

Among them will be seven of the last 12 Street Ma­chine mag­a­zine cover cars.

These in­clud­ing an eye­pop­ping FJ Holden, a smooth pur­ple Dodge Charger, a stand­out HQ one-tonne ute and a bright blue Fal­con XY GT 351.

Aus­tralia’s best af­ter­mar­ket sup­pli­ers will be on hand with ev­ery­thing you might re­quire to trans­form your car from mild to wild, with ex­perts avail­able to pro­vide ad­vice on how to go about achiev­ing a par­tic­u­lar look or sound.

The fastest race cars in Aus­tralia will be on show in the Per­for­mance garage, along with top me­chan­ics and tuners.

Meguiar’s Mo­torEx has also man­aged to se­cure the two cur­rent Bathurst cham­pion race cars, the Fer­rari 458 GT3 that took out the Bathurst 12 Hour and the FPR Fal­con that won the 2013 Bathurst 1000 V8 Su­per­car race.

Spec­ta­tors will also be able to see and hear some of their favourite ma­chines in ac­tion thanks dyno power runs be­ing con­ducted by Dyno Dy­nam­ics.

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