Taking a break form the usual style of things, we present to you the Mega Meet Q1 2013 article in video form! Click through to check it out.
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The Macedon Ranges and District Motor Club’s 26th annual Picnic at Hanging rock is the largest motoring event in Victoria. With over 2600 entrants of classic cars, and 15,000 people wandering the grounds, this car show is unbelievably huge!
As car enthusiasts, we are always faced with the choice of how much do we want to compromise when we add a new modification to our cars. You do a few things to the suspension to make it sit low, and then the car no longer has any ride quality, you change something in the engine and then it starts to cause dramas. In many cases, cars these days are trying too hard to do something they are not intended to, trying to tick as many boxes as possible to please the crowd and yet missing their intended purpose altogether.
In Victoria the car scene has suffered during 2012, having multiple meets where the number of cars were too high and hard to control, people dropping skids, car crashes, police ‘visiting’ meets and even one occasion where streets and blocks were shut in the CBD thanks to the infamous flagstaff meet. After this, the Victorian branch of JDMST took a step back to see what had happened, and what needs to be done to help the scene rise up from the ashes of 2012.
The end of 2012 Downshift meet was a big one, with the rain holding off for one of their biggest meets yet. Hundreds of cars rolled in over the day with plenty of epic rides coming out for this meet, and plenty of which I have not seen before. From custom Minitrucks to widebody S2000s, there really was something for almost everyone there.
A very well known car community in Sydney decided to host a meet before the end of the year. Joseph, aka J_HUI from JDMST, organised a small EOYM which was held in Seven Hills. It was a very hot day without any shade, but J_HUI managed to be a step ahead of everyone and brought along ice cold drinks to attract the crowd.
Variance hosted their final meet for 2012 last Friday. It was held at Robina Train Station, 80km south of Brisbane’s CBD. Arriving at 6pm for a 6pm start, attendance looked dismal, but soon enough the cars started pouring in. Brisbane’s import scene is renowned for its diverse car range, from 300ZX’s to Infiniti G35′s.
HighRolla Car Scene has been running the odd cruise here and there throughout Sydney for the past few years, and so to mark the end of 2012 they held the much loved Royal National Park cruise to see out the year.
Last Sunday Bodytech Automotive held a Show & Shine at their Castle Hill premises, which put on a great show to wrap up the year. We got there early as entrants started to line up and showcase their pride and joy. It didn’t take long before the event organisers needed to shuffle cars around and work space for more cars to fit in. I wouldn’t say it was an ideal location, but they managed to set it off with food, drinks and a live DJ to set the atmosphere.
If you are into the Australian car scene, you’ve probably heard of a YouTube show going by the name of “MightyCarMods,” hosted by a couple of blokes named Marty and Moog. They’re the ones responsible for all those hilarious DIY mods they do to cars, which you’d be forgiven for thinking they might be shitboxes and a waste of time, but to others they’re very educational and a great push in the right direction to start modifying your car.