When a car-show becomes an icon, a household name, then it becomes more than a car-show.
Summernats has achieved this and more…
Every January the pilgrimage is on to the Nation’s capital, Canberra, home of one of the world’s most prestigious car-shows… Summernats.
Sure there’s the dyno and all the usual driving events, and the Cruise Track right around the venue is cool, but Summernats is so-much more.
Car builders pit their skills against the best in the world to compete for an invitation to the Top 60 Elite Pavillion, and ultimately, the chance to become the Summernats Grand Champion.
Others prefer to test their mettle on the burnout pad – the gladiatorial arena where only the toughest survive. To the victors come the spoils, the bragging rights that can only come from winning at the ‘Nats…
And for the spectators, where-else would you be? A chance to get up-close and personal with some of the finest custom cars in the world, an opportunity to witness some of the best burnout action, and the party…
What’s that? What Party?
Lucky… Grunt Files was there to capture all the action, the show cars, the burnouts, the cruisin’… And did we mention the Saturday night party?
Grunt Files Does Summernats…
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Methanol and tyre smoke hangs in the air, the constant parade of the toughest cars in Australia cruise the streets.
The best Showcars in Australia are unveiled here, the toughest cars skid here, and the spectators... They just reckon there is no place else to be!
Held at Canberra’s Exhibition Park, the 23rd Street Machine Summernats, is Australia’s biggest Horsepower Party.
More than a car show, it’s a way of life!