MEGUIAR’S MOTOREX

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A big an­nounce­ment about Motorex’s fu­ture al­most over­shad­owed the amaz­ing cars on show

IT’S the big­gest and ar­guably best show of its kind in Aus­tralia, but as the cur­tain closed on the 2017 run­ning of Meguiar’s Motorex, Mo­torac­tive Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor Bruce Mor­ri­son took the stage to de­liver some im­por­tant news. From 2018 on­wards, Motorex would be un­der new man­age­ment.

The event has been sold to Out There Pro­duc­tions – the Andy Lopez-fronted busi­ness that owns and runs Street Ma­chine Summernats. “We knew the show could go a lot fur­ther, but we can’t do it on our own,” Bruce said. “We want to stay in­volved in it, but we now have a new part­ner. We think that com­bined we can do a much bet­ter job with some­one who runs events, [and] we will stay on as the ma­jor spon­sor, in­volved in all the mar­ket­ing.”

As per­haps the sec­ond most im­por­tant event on the Aussie street ma­chin­ing cal­en­dar, a change of own­er­ship for Motorex is a very big deal, and its new owner is par­tic­u­larly ex­cited about the event’s fu­ture.

“Bruce spoke to us about six months ago about do­ing some­thing,” Andy said. “He felt they had taken Motorex as far as they could on their own and were look­ing for some­one to part­ner with to take it to the next level. We reckon the show is re­ally im­por­tant for the Aus­tralian car scene. It is the big­gest and best of its kind; there is noth­ing else like it. So we’ve got in­volved by buy­ing the event, so we can bring some fresh ideas to it and do all the heavy lift­ing that is re­quired to make it hap­pen. Bruce, Owen Webb and the Mo­torac­tive crew will stay in­volved as the nam­ing rights spon­sor and do what they do best – cu­rat­ing the show and bring­ing the best cars to the event.”

THE EVENT HAS BEEN SOLD TO OUT THERE PRO­DUC­TIONS – THE ANDY LOPEZ-FRONTED BUSI­NESS THAT OWNS AND RUNS SUMMERNATS

It’s fair to say that Benny Gatt’s awe-in­spir­ing ’39 Lin­coln Ze­phyr (cen­tre) is no new­comer to the scene – it’s been around for yonks. But it’s still in in­cred­i­ble shape; so much so that it picked up the Pin­na­cle Award for Top Cus­tom Cruiser at Motorex 2017

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