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Car Shows In Sydney

Car Shows can range from the small regional picnic that has been organised by a  local car club to a large, multi-day event that attracts tens of thousands of people, such as the Australian International Motor Show which is held each year at  Darling Harbour in Sydney.

Moreover, car shows are not just for men and car crazy teenagers - they attract many women and families, who are equally excited to see what is being offered, whether the cars on display are old, as in Classic Cars, or ground-breaking concept vehicles that are presented at the large international shows.

Of course, the displays for the earlier vehicles gives us a chance to go back in history and appreciate the craftsmanship of the first cars and trucks as well as the early applications of automotive technology. It is also an experience that goes beyond seeing a lot of cool cars, where you can enjoy tasty food and refreshments, as well as other entertainment that has been organised.

For the car owners, it's a chance to display what, to them, may approach a work of art. Often they've spent years restoring the vehicles and naturally find it hard to contain their pride at what they've achieved. They may have found an old car in a scrap heap that has been rusted and even damaged. Most people wouldn't even consider attempting to restore it but they've spent months, even years, looking for the parts they require, and spend mind-boggling amounts to finish the work.

Thus,  Antique, Vintage and Classic car shows can be popular with all kinds of people who are able to appreciate the origins of the modern car and the different stages of its development. These wonderful machines can be seen at shows  wherever the cars are available for display. They are seen as more than just vehicles that will take you from here to there.

If you are really interested in attending these shows, one of the ways of keeping up to date with these events is to join a car club. these usually have monthly newsletters that announce activities of interest to their members, especially in your own area. It's also possible to join online forums and discussion groups. This allows you to make new friends who can make you aware of shows and events that you may otherwise have missed.

Then there are the big, international auto shows which are eagerly awaited by enthusiasts, car dealers, and students, who are keen to see the latest models and get their details.

One such is Australian International Motor Show which is held at Darling Harbour around October each year. This show will have dozens of major exhibitors displaying 400 or more of the latest vehicles from around the world over a period of eleven days. This sort of show is not only a showcase for the latest and the greatest in automotive technology, it provides the car makers and the dealers a platform which they can use to promote their business.

At the most recent of these shows, visitors could marvel at the  Koenigsegg CCX super car from Sweden ($2.1 million), as well as the Pagani Zonda Roadster from Italy ($1.5 million) and the dashing Australian Bolwell Nagari sports car. Vehicles included not only production models but also super cars and concept cars that were being tested as a basis of future production.

As well, they had some rare and classic models on display for car lovers to appreciate.

Concept cars arrived from Nissan, Suzuki and Mazda that explored different ways of providing transport while reducing the impact on our planet.

A few helpful sources for details of future shows:

Australian International Motor Show -

http://carsguide.news.com.au/aims2008/

Classic Car Events -

http://www.ccar.com.au/html/events.cfm