Adelaide Auto Expo 2016 gallery

By: Dave Carey, Unique Cars magazine

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01 Is this the key to happiness The key to happiness. 01 Is this the key to happiness
03 Chris Bitmead s SMOTY winning XBOSS Chris Bitmead's SMOTY-winning XBOSS 03 Chris Bitmead s SMOTY winning XBOSS
10 If you ve ever heard one start up you d know the Lexus LFA is a proper supercar 2 If you've ever heard one start up, you'd know the Lexus LFA is a proper supercar. 10 If you ve ever heard one start up you d know the Lexus LFA is a proper supercar 2
11 Old school four door 1939 Chev 2 Old-school four-door 1939 Chev. 11 Old school four door 1939 Chev 2
13 This 1927 Ford Tudor runs a VS Commodore injected motor and 1926 Chev chassis This 1927 Ford Tudor runs a VS Commodore injected motor and 1926 Chev chassis. 13 This 1927 Ford Tudor runs a VS Commodore injected motor and 1926 Chev chassis
15 Four door rods scream practicality and fun Four door rods scream practicality and fun. 15 Four door rods scream practicality and fun
16 Mack wasn t out of place on this 34 Chevy Mack wasn't out of place on this '34 Chevy. 16 Mack wasn t out of place on this 34 Chevy
18 We imagine the 32 hi boy to be as fast as it looks standing still We imagine the '32 hi-boy to be as fast as it looks standing still. 18 We imagine the 32 hi boy to be as fast as it looks standing still
19 Young gun Jesse Kalb earned Best Engineered for the subtle turbo install on his 27 Model A 2 Young gun Jesse Kalb earned 'Best Engineered' for the subtle turbo install on his '27 Model A. 19 Young gun Jesse Kalb earned Best Engineered for the subtle turbo install on his 27 Model A 2
21 Jesse Kalb s turbocharged big block Chev powered 27 earned Best Engineered 21 Jesse Kalb s turbocharged big block Chev powered 27 earned Best Engineered
23 Event MC Brentyn Wakefield brought out his immaculate Cardinal Coupe for the show Event MC Brentyn Wakefield brought out his immaculate 'Cardinal Coupe' for the show. 23 Event MC Brentyn Wakefield brought out his immaculate Cardinal Coupe for the show
24 Peter Green s 1923 Ford T Bucket bagged a bunch of awards at 2015 Summernats including the Ed Roth Family Award Peter Green's 1923 Ford T Bucket bagged a bunch of awards at 2015 Summernats. 24 Peter Green s 1923 Ford T Bucket bagged a bunch of awards at 2015 Summernats including the Ed Roth Family Award
27 Minty green 1972 Corvette 454 was a pretty thing Minty green 1972 Corvette 454 was a pretty thing. 27 Minty green 1972 Corvette 454 was a pretty thing
28 If you love stock this engine bay was the best thing in the world If you love stock, this engine bay was the best thing in the world. 28 If you love stock this engine bay was the best thing in the world
29 The Shannons guys kept it classy with a Ferrari and Jaguar display The Shannons guys kept it classy with a Ferrari and Jaguar display. 29 The Shannons guys kept it classy with a Ferrari and Jaguar display
31 Gavin Bourke s Malaise era 1974 Chev Caprice is a rare machine to see in these hallowed halls Gavin Bourke's Malaise-era 1974 Chev Caprice is a rare machine to see in these hallowed halls. 31 Gavin Bourke s Malaise era 1974 Chev Caprice is a rare machine to see in these hallowed halls
32 No offense intended Adelaide but this display surely out valued the entire carpark outside No offense intended, Adelaide but this display surely out-valued the entire carpark outside. 32 No offense intended Adelaide but this display surely out valued the entire carpark outside
33 If Lamborghini ownership isn t enough get an insanely expensive plate as well If Lamborghini ownership isn't enough, get an insanely expensive plate as well.j 33 If Lamborghini ownership isn t enough get an insanely expensive plate as well
34 McLaren was an English rose amonst European thorns McLaren was an English rose amonst European thorns. 34 McLaren was an English rose amonst European thorns
35 Porsche 911 GTS RS was a racey bit of kit Porsche 911 GTS RS was a racey bit of kit. 35 Porsche 911 GTS RS was a racey bit of kit
36 Tidy little Mazda RX3 Tidy little Mazda RX3. 36 Tidy little Mazda RX3
37 Mazda RX3 Savanna badge Mazda RX3 Savanna badge. 37 Mazda RX3 Savanna badge
41 This tidy FJ Holden van was a highlight jpg This tidy FJ Holden van was a highlight. 41 This tidy FJ Holden van was a highlight jpg
43 Ben Crispin s stroker LS powered VL Calais is a masterclass in keeping it classy Ben Crispin's stroker LS-powered VL Calais is a masterclass in keeping it classy. 43 Ben Crispin s stroker LS powered VL Calais is a masterclass in keeping it classy
46 The Atkins family s HR Holden was first modified in 1981 and has had a full rebuild with much the same team The Atkins family's HR Holden was first modified in 1981 and has had a full rebuild with much the same team. 46 The Atkins family s HR Holden was first modified in 1981 and has had a full rebuild with much the same team
47 The Atkins family s HR Holden was first modified in 1981 and has had a full rebuild with much the same team 47 The Atkins family s HR Holden was first modified in 1981 and has had a full rebuild with much the same team
52 Big and brown is beautiful wonderful big block Monaro Big and brown is beautiful - wonderful big block Monaro. 52 Big and brown is beautiful wonderful big block Monaro
53 Big and brown is beautiful wonderful big block Monaro 53 Big and brown is beautiful wonderful big block Monaro
54 Big and brown is beautiful wonderful big block Monaro 54 Big and brown is beautiful wonderful big block Monaro
55 SA s SMASA club displayed cars reflecting their varied interests SA's SMASA club displayed cars reflecting their varied interests. 55 SA s SMASA club displayed cars reflecting their varied interests
56 The SMASA club display included this mint highly optioned Kingswood with only 75 000ksm on it The SMASA club display included this mint, highly optioned Kingswood with only 75,000ksm on it. 56 The SMASA club display included this mint highly optioned Kingswood with only 75 000ksm on it
58 Aussie English Japanese the choice is yours Aussie, English, Japanese - the choice is yours. 58 Aussie English Japanese the choice is yours
59 VH Valiant coupe was both rare and beautiful VH Valiant coupe was both rare and beautiful. 59 VH Valiant coupe was both rare and beautiful
60 Amazing interior on this VH Valiant coupe Amazing interior on this VH Valiant coupe. 60 Amazing interior on this VH Valiant coupe
61 Tough as nails Tough as nails. 61 Tough as nails
62 LJ Torana sports sedan was too pretty to race LJ Torana sports sedan was too pretty to race. 62 LJ Torana sports sedan was too pretty to race
63 Sports sedans are such interesting beasts Sports sedans are such interesting beasts. 63 Sports sedans are such interesting beasts
64 Plenty of aero on this LJ racecar Plenty of aero on this LJ racecar. 64 Plenty of aero on this LJ racecar
65 Nobody hates Camaros surely but many are green with envy Nobody hates Camaros, surely, but many are green with envy. 65 Nobody hates Camaros surely but many are green with envy
66 Shannons guys rocked some Datsuns to balance out the supercars Shannons guys rocked some Datsuns to balance out the supercars. 66 Shannons guys rocked some Datsuns to balance out the supercars
68 Adelaide Auto Expo stamp 2 Adelaide Auto Expo stamp. 68 Adelaide Auto Expo stamp 2

The Adelaide Auto Expo managed to pull a few surprises this year - Dave Carey went along for a look.

Adelaide Auto Expo 2016 gallery
Street Machine winner XBOSS was a big crowd-puller.

The 2016 Adelaide Auto Expo held at the Adelaide Showgrounds over 25 and 26 November never fails to disappoint, with Chris Bitmead’s Street Machine of the Year-winning XBOSS XB Falcon taking centre stage.

Hot Rods parked with supercars, Aussie classics with Hiroshima screamers, but things went next-level when the 500-odd of Grant Zippel’s mates dropped in, using the Showgrounds as the starting point for November’s US-metal-only Zippel Cruise.

Indoor shows have come and gone in SA, but Geof Tartoosie and team have been developing Adelaide Auto Expo 10 years now and have banged out a roaringly successful show once again.

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