Motorex this year was billed as the ‘Kavalcade of Kustoms’ and it surely didn’t disappoint. It was the best gathering of customs I’ve ever seen, and it was awesome to see so many beautiful cars under lights.
Visiting for this year was legendary builder John D’Agostino. While I didn’t get time to have a chat with him, it’s safe to say that every time I saw him he was definitely having a good time. I’ve also got to say hats off to the contingent of guys from the Eldorados who drove up from Victoria for the show as well.
I’ve shared some of the pics from Motorex below, for more click here to open the gallery on the KKA facebook page.
This Dodge custom is the latest project from Justin Hills, following on from his flawless ‘art deco’ Buick. The Dodge looks like something straight out of a Keith Weesner painting!
This wild piece of gear is from Paul Bennett. It’s a Goliath wagon. No, I had no idea WTF that was either, so click here to see a stocker for comparison.
With so much focus on the current trend of Aussie customs, it was great to see Dale Fisher recognised along with his Stude.
Michael Morris’ Chev and Craig Fountain’s Buick both still stand out in a crowd, even with a few years under their tyres.
Mercury Lane featured a line up of custom Mercs which was neat.
The ‘Inverted Commer’ from Lonestar Bodyworks had some great metalwork on display. The style of the Commer is decisive to say the least, but I’m a huge fan myself – viva la difference!
I didn’t get the details on this beautiful humpy, but the chop and two door conversion were to die for.
Greeting you as you came in the door was Catriona and Mario Colalillo’s chopped FB van. This thing was seriously low and the paint was dazzling under lights. For a humble little grey motored Aussie ride, she definitely punched well above her weight amongst some amazing customs. And to be honest I think a lot of people related to the plucky little Aussie better than the American tin on display. Can you tell I love this thing?
Even more bare metal customs on display. You’ve got to love the balls of people who are prepared to put their metal work on display for all and sundry to check out in its naked form. It certainly puts paid to the comments that all the cars in a show like Motorex are full of bog!
This custom Desoto is the work of Terry from TJ’s Hot Rods. I’ve been watching this one come along together on facebook so it was great to see it in the metal, and it didn’t disappoint.
The grand finale to a weekend of great customs, and probably a highlight for those in attendance, was a cruise through the city. Sure it’s cool seeing cars in a big hall, but it’s nowhere near as big a buzz as seeing them prowling the streets at night.
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