MotorEx – Meguiar’s Superstars

by • September 15, 2014 • EventsComments (0)2065


If you’re looking for the biggest gathering of Australia’s best super-elite machinery, Meguiar’s Superstars has you covered. With $50,000 in prize money up for grabs, it’s akin to the Grand Final of car building and is the absolute benchmark. Winners of the two top Superstars awards – Best of Breed Street Machine and Best of Breed Hot Rod – each received a masterpiece billet trophy and a total of $4000 in cash, making them the most prestigious super-elite awards in the country.


When Wayne Marshal heard Chip Foose was heading down under for MotorEx last year, he decided to go all out on this build, including Foose-inspired two-tone paintwork. Wayne not only convinced an impressed Chip to sign the fantastically finished ’33, he also snagged a Superstars Qualifier jacket

Meguiar’s Superstars Melbourne edition attracted competitors from as far afield as Perth and Brisbane. And, as is the case whenever you attract the best of the best, competition was extremely close. In fact, MotorEx Melbourne will be remembered as being especially tough. A number of exceptionally high-quality vehicles that had amassed solid success at lead-up events went away relatively empty handed. The two big winners were Nathan Borg’s giant-killing Datsun 1200 ute, HRDWRK, and Inauguration standout John Saad’s incredible FATRX3 Mazda. Between them, they scooped up more than half of all the trophies on offer across the seven Superstars Open categories. Borg’s Hot Wheels-style pocket rocket has been extensively refined since debuting at MotorEx 2013 and is one of the few Superstars to ever score a trophy in every Open category. Not surprisingly, the HOK Blue Blood ute took out Best of Breed Street Machine.


Nathan Borg was chuffed to take out the Street Machine Best of Breed award with his HRDWRK Datto ute. Almost every panel was hand-crafted from scratch, as was much of the chassis. Everything else was substantially modified, including the seriously impressive interior. That’s what it takes to win MotorEx’s top accolade


Deliberately built as a 3M Street Elite contender, Lou Ackovski’s knockout TOXIC-Q was bumped into Superstars due to the width of its rear wheels exceeding the new Street Elite maximum of 12 inches. Mind you, this very slick and popular machine was good enough to pick up silver for bodywork against stout competition. Great colour too!

As soon as our delectable FreeStyle Rides lovelies Hayley and Monique slid the covers off John Saad’s diminutive Galaxy Grey Mazda, tongues started wagging. Few could believe how sensationally finished the Mazda was, enough to snag two silver medals and two bronzes. While it didn’t feature in the medals, Richard Dabb’s Brown Sugar was one of the most talked-about Meguiar’s Superstars. A major advantage of hosting the Meguiar’s Superstars in their own individual pavilion is it created the ideal environment for people to savour the incredible effort and craftsmanship that goes into these mind-blowing works of art and to gain a genuine appreciation.

FROM the 2015 season onwards, the separate Street Machine and Hot Rod Superstars awards will be discontinued and replaced by the more prestigious Superstars Super Six. From this group of finalists, one competitor will be anointed the Meguiar’s Superstars Grand Master and receive a stunning, master-built billet trophy and an extraordinary $10,000 cash prize! Competitors will need to qualify to be eligible for Super Six and Grand Master. Watch the MotorEx website for further updates along with an announcement of qualifying events.

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