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Street Machine Summernats.

Street Machine Summernats.

January 2020 · 5 min read · Canberra

You may be wondering what is Street Machine Summernats well let me introduce you to the biggest street machine car show in Australia held in the capital state of Australia , Canberra every year , it is proudly supported by Rare Spares and is Australia's biggest horsepower party.

Street Machine Summernats Summernats is a 4 day event being held from 2nd January to 5th January in Canberra, Australia every year it attracts many tourists from all around the world to Canberra, bringing in excess of $20 million in economic benefit to the ACT economy every year.

This event was originally created by renowned rev-head Chic Henry in 1988 and from there on Summernats took on a life of it's own and has become a genuine Aussie icon , every year more then 20,000 of Australia's toughest modified cars and some from around the world turn up at this car festival to show off their love of the street machine to an enthusiastic crowd of over 100,000 people.

The Summernats delivers four days of high octane extreme auto action including Australia’s top street machine judging competition, the world’s biggest and best burnout battle, horsepower heroics, one of Australia’s biggest motor retail trade shows, a showcase in body art and tattooing, two nights of massive concerts, and so much more.

So much more than a motor show, the Street Machine Summernats is a celebration of the street machine lifestyle and the people who live it.

Each year they pick the 10 most wildest Street Machine cars they are judged by there paint work , custom work , engine bay neatness and undercarriage design and neatness. Most of these enthusiastic street machine people will take years to build a car worthy of making the Top 60 and that's with spending loads of money and man hours put into these magnificent machines.

And i can relate to the time , patients , effort and having the pride and joy of cars to be able to accomplish such a masterpiece i myself built a couple in my teens and did get many awards for my efforts and as with my son he is following in the same footsteps , this was his pride and joy that he resort and painted himself to enter in the Summernats Street Machines it didn't make the Top 10 but got many awards for originality and paint work. It's a Holden VL Calias 1988 model and it's worth quite a few dollars , i was very proud of him let me tell you.

From when the GMH Holden and the Ford car manufactures close up shop in Australia these Holden's and Ford cars are fetching some outrageous prices. The Ford GT 351 Sports Sedan like this one below is listed at anywhere between $750,000 to $1,000,000 million Aussie dollars if not more depending on mileage and originality. This Ford GT 351 Phase II or Phase III below would be fetching those prices.

Holden's are also gaining more momentum in value as the factory only closed just over 2 years ago in October 2017 were as Ford factory closed down in year 2013 after building cars for 88 years in Australia. A original low mileage Holden can today bring you $150,000 to $400,000 Aussie dollars. These are the some Holden's that are fetching those prices above.

Most of these models of Holden's ...yes i was a Holden lover as a teenager , many of them passed through my hands and we use to use them even in demolition derby events worth hardly nothing then i wish i had kept a couple of

This Holden VL Calais like my son's one was in the top ranking this year very nicely modified with lots of chrome work in that engine bay a spectacular achievement.

This T-Bucket Ford convertible was my favorite this year very nicely done with with gold plating worth a fortune powered by a 454 Chevy fitted with twin Carbs and Blower massive horsepower.

My Son's new project for 2021 Summernats Street Machines is on the way already , he picked up another low mileage original Holden VL with the 308 ci black motor only a few were made by Holden and only a hand full of these left around it will be worth a good packet.

So as you can appreciate to do a proper show car restoration every nut and bolt comes of the car stripped to bare shell and building the car back up from zero that's a lot of man hours and patients you really need to be keen about loving cars.

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