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Our Trip to Motor Ex 2015

After our trip to Newcastle at Easter, we were asked by the team at Creative Custom Cars if we would be interested in entering Motorexin Sydney on the weekend of 25/26 July.

Tony Morphett was showing his stunning 69 Mustang while we would take our 57 Chev Bel Air.

After some thought we agreed and proceeded to apply to Motorexfor a place in the Street Elite Class. At the start of May we received an acceptance email from them and planning began.

As the judging for this class was fairly intense, we decide to perform a thorough clean of the underneath at home and accept the offer of transport on a Tilt Truck to and from the show. We would perform the final clean and polish on arrival at the Sydney Olympic showgrounds where the show was held. One of the members of our Hot Rod club supplied all the equipment for our stand.

Due to a number of previous accepted functions, we decided that I would drive up on the Thursday, while Kaye would fly up that evening. As it was our grandsons birthday the following Friday, we also were to spend the week between our two families in NSW.

Apart from a minor problem with the truck which led to a 2 hour delay in Goulburn the trip up and the Friday setup went according to plan and late Friday afternoon saw both stands setup and complete.

Saturday and Sunday were spent at the show which was very well presented with a great variety of both cars and commercial stands. The unveiling of the new cars took place from mid morning on Saturday and attracted enormous crowds. The dedicated show cars were in one hall, with the Street cars and club stands in an adjoining hall.

A separate building housed the performance /race cars as well as the trade area. As with the show in Melbourne in 2014, there was heaps to see and most of it was a very high standard.

There was also a large display of movie theme cars.

Outside there were a number of interactive displays including the starting of drag cars, the highlight being the MarianiTop Fuel dragster. In a separate arena a dyno was setup and a variety of cars tested.

The Freestyle Rides awards were presented on Saturday afternoon, while the Street Elite, Pro Comp and Muscle Car Marvel awards were presented on Sunday. While we were very happy with layout and presentation of our stand, we did not expect to achieve any results.

We were hopeful that Tony’s Mustang would take at least something and were happy when his name was called out for a silver award for bodywork. A short time later, his name was again called out for another silver award for engine bay. It then came time to award the Paintwork medals and we were all ecstatic when his name was called again for a gold medal. After a round of interviews and photo sessions, it was time to relax and take it all in.

This was basically the end of the show and all that was left was to take down the stands and load the truck and trailer and pack everything away ready for departure on Monday morning.

We all had a great weekend and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Nick Duyvestyn


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