High-power shows for all

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BOTH ends of the au­to­mo­tive taste spec­trum will be catered for this week­end a t t h e Adel a i d e Show­ground.

The Ul­ti­mate Blokes Expo will take place to­day and to­mor­row and, among other things, will fea­ture a custom car dis­play and driv­ing sim­u­la­tors, the Meguiars Ul­ti­mate Ute Com­pe­ti­tion, gokart dis­plays and a Clip­sal 500 hot lap sim­u­la­tor from Aus­tralis Sim­u­la­tion.

Dis­plays of high­per­for­mance ma­chin­ery from Holden, HSV and Fer­rari also should be on dis­play, as well as an Ex­treme Horse­power Show dis­play to preview the Oc­to­ber event.

The Rock’n’Roll Rend- ezvous will take vis­i­tors back sev­eral decades, with a crowd of more than 5000 and 400 pre-1979 cars set for one of the largest such events in Aus­tra- lia. With custom ma­chines, wear­ing fins and chrome, as well as hot rods and mus­cle cars, the event is de­scribed by or­gan­is­ers as a ‘‘cel­e­bra­tion of the ve­hi­cles, mu­sic and fash­ion that in­spired gen­er­a­tions of youngsters’’. The event is set to be one of the best yet.

Normie Rowe, Mar­cie Jones, Get­back, The Rockin’ Rustlers, Jim Her­mel & the Hot Chix and the Cruze Bros will be ap­pear­ing on stage.

Or­gan­is­ers are call­ing for fam­i­lies to get into the spirit of the week­end and dress up for the oc­ca­sion.

The fam­ily event has free en­try for chil­dren aged un­der 15.

There will be plenty of en­ter­tain­ment and ac­tiv­i­ties to ap­peal to youngsters.

They in­clude crafts, face paint­ing and a jump­ing cas­tle.

Log on to www.ul­ti­mate bloke­sexpo.com.au for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion.

STAR TURN: Rocker Normie Rowe.

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