Industry Events

2018 Hot Rod and Custom Auto Expo

From: Saturday 26th May 2018
To: Sunday 27th May 2018

Sydney, NSW Australia

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The Sydney Hot Rod Show was first held in 1964 and displays cars owned by dedicated car enthusiasts. They represent the owner’s ideas of how a particular style of car could be built. Every car in the show is competing for trophies, which are awarded to the winners of various classes. The cars are critiqued by a panel of four judges, 2 from NSW and 2 from interstate. The judges and stewards at the show are under the control of the Australian Street Rod Federation. A “back to basics” style show, that caters for the vast majority of car enthusiasts, where all types of cars are welcome; anything from a show car to a daily driver.

Meguiars Motorex

From: Saturday 26th May 2018
To: Sunday 27th May 2018

Melbourne, Vic Australia

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Meguiar’s MotorEx is the largest and most prestigious car show of its kind in Australia. Each year Meguiar’s MotorEx attracts Australia’s best custom and modified cars, which travel from all over the country to create an amazing visual spectacle of colour, chrome and individual style. Covering over 28,000 square metres, it features 400-plus vehicles with a collective value of over $40 million dollars along with the countries best automotive businesses showcase the industries newest and most exciting products. Meguiar’s MotorEx to be a car crazy experience not to be missed!

NCR 1929 Ford Roadster


Skills Show Australia 2018

From: Saturday 2nd June 2018
To: Monday 4th June 2018

ICC Darling Harbour, Sydney NSW

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The future of Australia’s trade and skill industry.

Forecast to attract over 20,000 visitors, industry leaders, experts and top education providers over three action packed days. Skills Show Australia 2018 provides visitors with an opportunity to discover future careers through interactive events, demonstrations and competitions. It aims to equip young Australians with the knowledge to make an informed choice about their future career options. The Skills Show also provides them with a unique chance to network with the hundreds of industry and educational experts.

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The National Collision Repairer Industry Symposium

Saturday 4th August 2018

Melbourne, Vic Australia

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Venue and further details coming soon….

Automechanika Frankfurt

From: Tuesday 11th September 2018
To: Saturday 15th September 2018

Frankfurt, Germany

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Automechanika Frankfurt is the world’s leading trade fair for the automotive service industry. In 2018 the biennial trade fair will be celebrating its 25th anniversary with a host of new themes and REIFEN as a co-located show.


SEMA 2018 The Ultimate Custom Car Tour

From: Saturday 27th October 2018
To: Tuesday 13th November 2018


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SEMA Show 2018

From: Tuesday 30th October 2018
To: Friday 2nd November 2018

Las Vegas, NV USA

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If you’re looking for ways to increase sales and grow productivity and profits, the smart money’s on the SEMA Show. Invest in a quick trip to Las Vegas. Put your money where your opportunities are.

See it all up-close: The widest range of performance products and appearance accessories available in one efficient location. Get new ideas: 2,000 new product debuts, 500 first-time companies, next year’s big news—more leading-edge innovation than anywhere else in the world. Connect with the right people: 2,400 manufacturers—all the big brands and top suppliers, plus up-and-comers and outside-of-the-box exhibitors.

Check out new opportunities: Thousands of money-making crossover products, and all the information you need to sell and install them. Learn—for free: 50+ free professional seminars and live hands-on demonstrations. Signature SEMA action: Celebrities, live-action proving grounds, and 1,500 custom rides built to awe and inspire.
For more information please visit the website.

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