2017 Queensland Hot Rod Show Dates
The Queensland Hot Rod Show stepped up big time in 2016, with extra floor space, lots of support and a really good vibe.
In 2017, the Show will be back again, but will be moving from its traditional May time-slot, to June. Show manager Katrina Martin stated that the date change is prompted by a large truck show which takes up the Convention Centre at Southbank for much of May. So lock in the new dates of June 3-4, 2017!
Savvy travelers will note that it’s the weekend leading into Cooly Rocks, so early birds will get the chance to take in two huge events over two weekends, plus the Winternationals if they wish. That could be one amazing holiday!
Peter Elliot wins the Milty Award!
Congratulations to Peter Elliot, the winner of the Milty Award at this year's Show!
It was a hotly contested Show this year, but Peter and his 1934 Ford Tudor was a deserved winner of the award, and it was fantastic to have the Tudor on display at this year's Show!
Peter also took out a host of awards, including top tudor, best standard paint, best interior, best undercarriage, he earned a place in the top ten, and was judged top street rod.
Well done Peter! Thank you so much for your efforts in displaying your car at this year's Show.
Top Street Machine of the Show: Steve Hopes, 1968 Chev Camaro
There were some fantastic examples of Australian Street Machines on show. One highlight in particular was Steve Chaplin's 1973 RX3 Mazda. It's definitely a fine example of what can be achieved in this category.
But the Camaro was the king of the Street Machines, taking out best 2-door 49-70, and cementing a place in the top ten.
It’s a stunning example of craftsmanship, and an excellent example of what can be achieved on the Australian custom car scene. The engine bay, the interior and the gorgeous paint job are exceptional.
Thank you so much to Steve and Co. for bringing the car to the Show. It was great having you here, and we hope to see you around soon!
People’s Choice – Greg & Julie Holmes – 1970 Plymouth Barracuda
It’s the choice of the people! One of the Queensland Hot Rod Show’s most coveted awards. The car that steals the hearts and minds (and votes) of the thousands of people that attend the Show.
People’s Choice awards often provide for the biggest surprise packet of our shows. More often than not, the winners of these awards are not judged to be the best Street Machines or Hot Rods on show. But despite this, they generate the biggest crowds and capture the heart and soul of every car enthusiast at the show.
Greg & Julie Holmes' 1970 Barracuda is an outstanding Street Machine. In addition to receiving the People's Choice Award, it was also awarded 2nd place 2 door 49-70, best undercarriage, and of course, earned a spot in the top ten.
To come away from any Queensland Hot Rod Show with the People’s Choice award is an excellent achievement, and a just reward for the hard work and dedication of the owners and builders of the cars.
Well done Greg and Julie! Thanks again for coming to the Show, we hope to catch up again soon.