January 4th - 6th 2013
Pre - 1966 vehicle cut off! (Pre-66 Vehicles can enter on day).
Kustoms of Australia invite you to be a part of the 11th Kustom Nationals, which will be held at Phillip Island Victoria on January 4-6th 2013. The Kustom Nationals is the Holy Grail of the kustom car movement in Australia, when once a year the stage is set for all lovers of modified vehicles to come together to witness the latest offerings of the kustom car kulture, from mildly kustomized cruisers to krazy kustoms! The Kustom Nationals is the means to help you express your view of automotive art , with representatives from top national and international magazines as well as auto related television shows present to broadcast our kustom lifestyle to the world!
Well... the 10th KUSTOM NATIONALS has already been held, and to just say it was successful would be a huge understatement. The speed with which our Nationals has been growing is unreal, and it won’t be long before this show surpasses all other Australian car shows, no matter the genre, in attendance numbers, but in relation to having fun it’s already eons ahead!
Friday we set up at San Remo for the Beach Party, and were surprised at how fast the car park filled up compared to past years! The bands started to party at 3.30 pm and it concluded, after a wild set by Black Hill Ramblers, at 10.30 pm.
After that Wild Turkey played at the San Remo hotel with The Flyin Saucers playing down the road at The Western Port Hotel.
Saturday at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Track was huge, with entrant numbers reaching the previous Nationals Sunday’s entries and unfortunately the weather Sunday morning scared a few, But once it cleared up the cool cars started rolling through the gates, with over 1200 cars!! Not bad considering that there were storms late Saturday night up until lunch time Sunday
With the rate this event is growing it’s going to be awesome in the next few years! Our main objective has always been to set the foundations for entrants as well as all the other enthusiasts that attend our events to have fun, and most of our labour and funding are expended towards this end result, so it’s always rewarding to be told how enjoyable the event was, so a huge thank you to the thousands that came to see us over the weekend to thank and congratulate us, as well as those that took the time to call from interstate once their road trip was over to also offer their thanks and continued support. This makes it all worth while above all other considerations. For as long as we are able to do so, we will continue to bring you the most fun events possible, Look for features of this amazing event in many magazines world wide.
The 11th Kustom Nationals will be held on January 4-6th 2013, and we’ll look into possibly organising a get together on the island on Thursday the 3rd for all those that use the Kustom Nationals weekend as an excuse for their annual holiday and arrive early, and we do welcome any constructive suggestions. And thumbs down to the doom and gloom predicted with the downturn of the global economy. It’s became evident that nothing stops car enthusiasts from pursuing their hobby when and where they want it, as attested by the huge attendance of local as well as interstate entrants at the Kustom Nationals on the weekend.
The Kustom Nationals is primarily a three day fun filled party, and will be kickin' off on Friday January 4th with the much awaited for Beach Party. Please note that although the Beach Party originally took place at the township of Cowes we kinda have been running tight for room for entrant cars, and with the speed that this event is growing and with consultation with the Bass Shire and local community groups, we decided to relocate the Beach Party to San Remo... the gateway to Phillip Island and this was tremendously well received. 100’s of Kustoms and Hot Rods will take over the township for the duration of the annual Beach Party, and during the day you can cruise over to the Island visiting some of the secluded beaches and townships, or hang around at the San Remo Foreshore. Later in the afternoon the bands will set up on the foreshore with the bay as a backdrop, entertaining enthusiasts till late in the evening. There’s plenty to do during the Beach Party with numerous cafes, hotels, and other interesting establishments along the main street which is being closed to normal traffic for exclusive Kustom & Hot Rod parking.
Saturday you will be treated to the Rockabilly Festival held at the Grand Prix track from 8.00 am till 6.00 pm, with non-stop music featuring the cream of Rockabilly bands from around Australia, and later in the evening the bands will relocate to the township of Cowes foreshore from 4:30 til late.
Sunday the emphasis will be on non-stop cruisin’ of the famous Phillip Island Grand Prix track, while Rockabilly bands continue to provide entertainment. Over the weekend we will be demonstrating to people on the how too of Kustomizing!
Beach Partys... Rockabilly Festival... Kustomizing How-To... Pinstriping Workshop... Pin Up Contest... Hot Rod Tattoo Contest... Model Car Show... Kustom Kulture Exhibition... Hot Rod & Lifestyle Traders... Kustoms... Hot Rods... Classics... Mini Rods... Lowrider Bikes... Flamethrowers... Muffler Rap... Cruisin’... it doesn’t get much better than this! So what are ya waiting for!!!
Make plans today... to be at Phillip Island on January 4-6th 2013 for the 11th Kustom Nationals!
No BYO Alcohol or glass allowed in the venue! No Dogs Allowed!
Vehicle cut off 1966.
67-76 vehicle entries now CLOSED
Main arena facing the band stand open to pre-66 body styles and Kustoms by innovation only!
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See ya there
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC...
Single Day Entry $15.00 Family Day Entry $30.00 Children under 14 $5.00
For more info call Chopper on 03 9796 2251 P.O.Box 131 Berwick 3806
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