Fest geared for success

Sophie ElliottBusselton Dunsborough Times
Xboss, the famous hot rod, will venture from Perth for Motorfest.
Camera IconXboss, the famous hot rod, will venture from Perth for Motorfest. Credit: supplied. *etch out*

Motorheads, get revved up, the 2019 Tradehire Motorfest is almost here.

Organisers of Busselton’s biennial motorshow are gearing up for a huge weekend of events — all in the name of charity.

The show, which is now in its 12th year, raises funds to support local individuals and community causes.

The 2019 Motorfest will feature 300 exhibitors, vintage and modern vehicles, tractors, bikes, speedway and drag racing beasts, plus a special guest car, prized hotrod Xboss.

Considered Australia’s best muscle car, the street machine received the Outstanding Car Award at the 2016 Detroit Autorama Car Show.

Besides car, motorbike and engine displays, Motorfest will have live parkour demonstrations from Freerun X5, music from The Broadbent Brothers and Sonatay, a traders’ alley, emergency services demonstrations and a children’s corner.

The children’s corner will this year include a 10m race track for children to race their personally decorated wooden cars.

Adults wanting to get in on the racing action will be happy that the Radio Rally Club is returning with the Nitro RC Racing Cars.

Before Sunday’s big event, a car cruise from Busselton to Margaret River will be led by Cape Naturaliste Motoring Club on Saturday and a charity dinner and auction will be held on Saturday night at the Busselton Football Club.

Motorfest 2019 committee member and volunteer Alison Ashton said the show was a great family day out, whether you were a car enthusiast or not.

“Motorfest is lots of fun, there is lots to see, there is lots to do and something to entertain and excite everyone,” she said.

“Best of all, by coming along you support charitable causes in our community — as that’s where the funds go from this purely volunteer-run event.”

Motorfest 2019 will be held on Sunday, November 24, at Sir Stewart Bovell Oval.

Gates open at 9.30am and the event finishes at 2.30pm.

Entry is $10, or free for under-16s if accompanied by adults.

Full details can be found at busseltonmotorfest.com.au.

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