The 30th anniversary version of Motorvation saw one of the highest quality assemblies of vehicles in its history as vehicles from across almost every discipline gathered at Perth Motorplex.
It started out on Friday night with sessions of cruising as entrants got their first look at the awesome cruise route up the drag strip and down the return road. With more cruising than ever at this year’s event, entrants had ample opportunity to cut laps around the Motorplex.
Mega Skid Max was a highlight of the first day of Motorvation as competitors attempted to traverse the entire drag strip with the rear wheels spinning. Nathan Monson in TROPPO secured the victory with his crowd pleasing effort and the girls from Kandy Promotions were there to officiate.
Then it was time for Pound the Ground Burnouts, a prelude to the KFC Burnout Competition which would take place later in the event. Chad Douglas (above) scored the highest points while NA Open drivers Thomas Hyndman, Jasen Fletcher and Matt Keast used their efforts to secure an automatic place in the finals.
Saturday is traditionally the biggest day at Motorvation and it did not disappoint this year with action all day long. Cruising began first thing in the morning and gave way to the driving events including the slalom and go whoa (results going up soon by the way).
Miss Motorvation finals took place at the Super Screen Stage with the girls giving their all in their attempts to secure points from the judges. The title would eventually go to a deserving Alice!
Free kids attractions ensured the family could be kept entertained around the venue.
The KFC Burnout Competition began in earnest with NA Open kicking things off in the afternoon, Matt James earning the highest points total though it was the Nissan Patrol of Jasen Fletcher (above) becoming a rapid crowd favourite.
The Castlemaine Rod Shop truck was well attended throughout the weekend.
Meanwhile judging points were being tallied in the Formula Tech Elite Pavilion where the quality was the highest ever seen, including in the awesome Legends display which brought together previous winners of the Grand Champion title.
No matter where you looked, there was amazing machinery of every kind in the pavilion – even a Sigma can be made into a star!
But 2016 was a year that would see a new Grand Champion crowned, as Clint Di Giovanni’s pro tourer-styled Ford Capri claimed the title.
Motorvation fans were treated to elite driving events and a firey display from a jet dragster before the Blown segment of the KFC Burnouts began.Justen Brown certainly wasn’t struggling in STRUGLIN and qualified first and second given he also put in an awesome skid with WONAGO.
Sunday was more of a chill day for entrants as they enjoyed a last opportunity cruise and a few just decided to take a walk around the show and rest after a big night camping – though some had some in between maintenance to attend to!
Judging was taking place in the Performance Paddock with some real high quality hardware on show while on track MV Strip Wars was a new addition for Motorvation 30 and entrants got a chance to smash the eighth mile in grudge racing with flag drop starts.
The finals for the KFC Burnout Competition went down with Thomas Hyndman and Justen Brown emerging victorious in NA Open and Blown respectively in a great finish to the event.
After a few days rest preparation will again begin for Motorvation 31 and we look forward to seeing you back again then!