at the Hot Rod & Custom Auto Expo
JR Fleming Stand, Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
Weekend 27th & 28th May 2023
All vehicles will be judged by Club appointed independent judges for Club trophies. Entrants may pay an additional $20.00 to be judged for Hot Rod and Custom Auto Expo trophies.
Vehicle Judging Class:
Please select the right class or you may be disqualified!
Elite: Cars that have averaged less than 5,000km pa from their build date to the show date, including current series models with less than 5,000km.
Classic: Classic cars are HDT or HSV Cars that have a build plate dated before 2000 regardless of kilometres.
Show n Shine: In these class cars must have averaged between 5,000km & 10,000km per annum from their build date to the show date.
Daily Driven: Cars entering this class must have averaged over 10,000km per annum from their build date to the show date.
Modified: This is an optional class for cars with at least 3 significant modifications, e.g. Forced Induction, custom paint, major motor or interior mods. Cars in this class will be judged against other modified class cars only regardless of kilometres.
Motorsport: Cars entering this class must have competed in at least 2 of our Club motorsport events during the previous and current show year. Cars in this class will be judged against other motorsport cars regardless of kilometres only and are not required to be eligible vehicles (eg HDT or HSV).
Conditions of Entry
All entrants must comply with the conditions of entry contained in the Official Entrant Application. Once your car has been bumped in on the Friday, it will not be able to be moved until 5:00pm Sunday.
The car is to be clean and tidy and well presented. It should be displayed to the best of your ability and reflect the quality of the car, the Club and the Show’s sponsors. Vehicles must be currently listed in the Club’s Membership Register as being an eligible vehicle. Click here to see the Rules and Judging Criteria for Judged Car Shows. To be eligible for trophies, entrants must wear their red Club Polo shirt on the Sunday. Club Show judging will be by independent judges and judging decisions are final and not open to appeal. Entrants will be provided a space of 3m x 6m for their display, the location of which is decided by the event organisers and displays must be limited to within this allocated area. The $120.00 fee is for each car that you enter, the usual additional car discount does not apply at this event.
Friday 5:00pm – Bump In and vehicle preparation. Closes 9:00pm (Don’t forget your fluoro safety shirts or vests and drip trays)
Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm – Judging by both HSVOC judges and Hot Rod & Custom Auto Expo judges.
Saturday from 5:00pm – After Show Party at Rosehill Bowling Club, corner of James Ruse Drive and Hassall Street. Tables have been booked by the HSVOC. There is no entry fee but you need to confirm the number of places on these tables that you will require in your online entry if you want to wine and dine.
Sunday 11:00am – HSVOC Trophy Presentation JR Fleming Stand
Sunday 1:00pm – Hot Rod & Custom Auto Expo Trophy Presentation JR Fleming Stand
Sunday 5:00pm – Bump Out (Don’t forget your fluoro safety shirts or vests)
Bump in & Bump out Conditions
Every person must wear covered footwear and a fluoro safety vest or fluoro safety shirt during bump in and bump out. No vest no entry on Friday.
No children under the age of 16 years are permitted during bump in and bump out periods.
All electric equipment must have a current test tag.
No alcohol is permitted in the building during bump in and bump out periods.
A responsible person must walk in front a moving vehicle, clearing the way.
All entrants are responsible for any damage caused to the floor, buildings or surroundings.
A drip tray or waterproof floor covering MUST be under your motor & gearbox to protect the venue carpet.
About the Hot Rod and Custom Auto Expo
On the last weekend in May, the Hot Rod and Custom Auto Expo will get underway at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse. The largest show of its kind in NSW, the prestigious event is a melting pot of Sydney’s car culture, combining stunning elite level hot rods and street machines with the underground lowrider and kustom kulture communities. Custom motorcycles, dozens of car clubs, a trade show, outdoor car corral and entertainment for all ages also feature throughout the entire weekend.
“The show is truly an automotive cultural experience,” said event host Andy Minas, a lifelong enthusiast of hot rodding. “There are so many facets to this event. The detailing on today’s elite level show cars is mind-blowing, but there’s an entire subculture of traditional rods and customs which are also incredible in both their creativity and craftsmanship. Nostalgia Lane has become one of the most popular attractions of the weekend and is unique to this show, people come from all over the country to experience it.”
The weekend is an opportunity to look and learn, with live demonstrations targeted to the average enthusiast, and dozens of suppliers to the auto restoration and hot rod lifestyle industry. Lowrider bicycles, a pinstriping art collective and other live events create a visual feast for all ages.
At the core of every show are the grass roots guys and gals, those dedicated individuals who paw countless hours and cash into their pride and joy.
The Hot Rod and Custom Auto Expo is as much about home grown hot rods and street machines as it is elite level show cars.
It’s about the people in the car clubs and the community that love the hobby as much as they love their own vehicles.
The Hot Rod and Custom Auto Expo salutes Sydney’s car clubs and celebrates cool cars on all levels.
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