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Revved up family event success – All Japanese car and bike show

By Daniella Jukic 2 September 2018 0
Japanese bikes on display from the Canberra Motorcycle centre

Japanese bikes on display from the Canberra Motorcycle Centre. Photo: George Tsotos.

And that’s a wrap! Over the last weekend, car and bike enthusiasts immersed themselves in the sights, sounds, and overall electric atmosphere of the All Japanese Car and Bike Show at Epic Park.

Having grown from the first show in 2015 with 130 car entries, the 2018 show exceeded expectations with over 350 cars and bikes entered.

Event Co-Director Al Anonuevo said, “Feedback from the community has been extremely positive! The event exceeded expectations and had a great turn out. We had over 350 car and bike entries, to the point where we went over capacity and had to open up an additional exhibit area.”

Over 350 car and bike entries in this years show. Photo credit: Angeline Kalina

Over 350 car and bike entries in this years show. Photo: Angeline Kalina.

The day was a buzz of activity with entertainment for the whole family. Local musicians Kirrah, The Ansah Brothers and Mista Nige performed while the younger car enthusiasts were further entertained by a jumping castle and a colouring competition.

Winner of the colouring competition

All Japanese Car and Bike show hosting a colouring competition for the future generation of car enthusiasts. Photo: Mateo Ojeda.

“The performances by Kirrah, The Ansah Brothers and Mista Nige brought a fantastic energy and vibe to the show. Instead of a stage, we purposely had them perform on the ground level with the crowd, enabling more interaction.”

“Another event highlight was our providers giving demonstrations to the audience and having them interact with what goes into modified cars.”

Local business and major sponsor Canberra Motorcycle Centre were on hand showcasing their bikes and judging the ‘People’s Choice’ and ‘Judge’s Choice’ awards in the motorcycle category of the competition.

Canberra Motorcycle Centre best bike. Pic credit: Mateo Ojeda

Canberra Motorcycle Centre best bike. Photo: Angeline Kalina.

CMC Best Bike Winner presented with his award

CMC Best Bike Winner presented with his award. Photo: Mateo Ojeda.

RiotACT journalist Tim Gavel interviewing the organisers

RiotACT journalist Tim Gavel with Che Davey Co-managing Director AJCBS, CMC Sales Director Kane Piper and his little man, and Al Anonuevo Co-managing Director AJCBS.

Canberra Motorcycle Centre (CMC) Sales Director Kane Piper said: “The event was great in bringing together a community of bike and car enthusiasts.”

“As a father, I can say it was a great family event. My little man was with me the whole day and had a blast.

“It was a really fun and safe event and great to see so many families out and about, we will be back next year for sure.”

Tim Gavel is LIVE from the All Japanese Car and Bike Show – ACT on behalf of Canberra Motorcycle Centre. Get on down to Exhibition Park in Canberra between 11 am and 2:30 pm today to see some awesome bikes and cars on display. Entry is by gold coin. http://ow.ly/uzHV30lyx0f

Posted by The RiotACT on Saturday, 25 August 2018

Entrants to the event also had the opportunity to be crowned in the car and bike awards, including:

  • ‘Share the passion’
  • ‘Best modern’
  • ‘Peoples choice’
  • ‘Judges award’
  • ‘Best classic’
  • ‘Best bike’
BDL Best Modern. Photo credit: Mateo Ojeda

BDL Best Modern. Photo: Mateo Ojeda.

Ozzy Tyres People's Choice Winner. Photo credit Mateo Ojeda

Ozzy Tyres People’s Choice Winner. Photo: Mateo Ojeda.

Signature Wraps Judge's Choice Winner. Photo credit Mateo Ojeda

Signature Wraps Judge’s Choice Winner. Photo: Mateo Ojeda.

The All Japanese Car and Bike Show organisers have confirmed that plans for 2019 are already underway and they look forward to seeing you in the new year!


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