The Biggest Automotive Events in Australia
Automotive events and car festivals are a fantastic way for you to meet fellow car enthusiasts and find out about the latest innovations in your preferred automotive interests. Interested in attending an automotive event but unsure of where to start? We’ve come up with a selection of the biggest automotive events in Australia for you to add onto your bucket list. Whether you’re into classic cars, car mods or an enthusiast of street machinery, these are the events to attend!
Cars & Coffee
Cars & Coffee events are held across numerous locations nationwide. If you attend a Cars & Coffee event, you will get the chance to check out luxury, classic, and high-performance vehicles while meeting other car enthusiasts over a cup of coffee. It’s free to sign up and if there’s no Cars & Coffee event available in your area, you can start one up in no time!
The Jamboree first started in 1991 by a group of drag racing enthusiasts and it has since grown into becoming one of Australia’s most popular car events. Currently, there are Jamborees held in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. Attendees will be able to explore car audio sound-offs, tech talks, stunt shows, automotive product displays, freebies, and competitions.
Hot Import Nights (HIN) Australia
HIN is held in Sydney and is a globally-renowned automotive lifestyle festival that originated in California. For car enthusiasts that love modified car culture, this is the event to add onto your bucket list, as you will get the chance to discover the latest tech innovations in car mods. At HIN, attendees will be met with countless exhibitors that come from a range of industries, including gaming and entertainment.
Street Machine Summernats Car Festival
For revheads that are motivated by powerful modified cars, Summernats is the car festival for you. Summernats is annually hosted at Exhibition Park in Canberra and attendees get the chance to meet up with fellow car enthusiasts who are thirsty for mighty street machinery. Commonly labelled as ‘Australia’s biggest horsepower party’, fans of the street machine lifestyle must make it to this event.
Cooly Rocks On
Are you stuck in the 50s, 60s, or 70s? The Cooly Rocks On festival is where you need to be. Cooly Rocks On has grown to become Australia’s most popular rock ’n roll festival where you get to partake in retro show ‘n’ shines, dance competitions and nostalgic street parades. Currently, Cooly Rocks On events are held in Tweet and the Gold Coast.
Previously known as the ‘Clipsal’, the Adelaide 500 was first held in 1999 and continues to be hosted on the Adelaide Street Circuit. This festival is held in early March and is hosted over 4 consecutive days where two 250km races are presented. In the evenings, there are concerts which feature top tier artists. Previous artists include KISS, Keith Urban and Robbie Williams. For car enthusiast that spark up about supercars, racing and live entertainment, the Adelaide 500 is the event to check out.
Australian Grand Prix (AusGP)
Currently hosted at Albert Park in Melbourne, the AusGP is Australia’s premiere motor race. The race first joined the Formula One World Championship when it was still being held in Adelaide in 1985. From 1996 and onwards, the race was then moved to Melbourne’s Albert Park. Fuelled by adrenaline, on-track events and top tier entertainment, the AusGP is an event that most car enthusiast try to partake in at least once in their life. As their tagline says “There is only one AusGP. No other event lets you experience it all.”