Automobile Expo Tents

car-show-2At this year’s Corvair Motorsports car show we will have 4 marquis tents set up in which we will be displaying the different cars that feature in our automobile expo. The tents will have different classes and categories of cars in them. You are of course welcome to visit all of them but as a brief guide here is what you can expect in each tent. car parts is here.

Tent – 1 – Classic Cars

This tent will showcase classic cars from the early 1900’s up to around the 1960’s. If you’re a fan of cars from manufacturers like Triumph, Corvette, MG and the like then this is going to be where you’ll be spending most of your time.

Tent 2 – Muscle Cars

The muscle car was a constant feature in movies like The Dukes of Hazard and Gone in 60 Seconds. They weren’t the greatest at going around corners but man they were good at going fast in straight lines. The real appeal here will be the sleek lines and the low rumble of the V8’s. It’s going to get loud in this tent!

Tent 3 – Super Cars

Only the fastest, most powerful and most expensive cars make it in here. This is where you’ll see a collection of the finest Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Aston Martins. If your check book doesn’t quite stretch far enough to buy one of these at least you’ll have a chance to get up close to a super car in this tent. We’ll also have some on hand that you are welcome to sit in so that you can experience what it feels like to sit in a million bucks.

Tent 4 – Modified Cars

Vehicle modification has become a passion for a growing community of folks who aren’t satisfied with stock standard cars. Come and see how they’ve taken great cars and made them even better.

We can’t wait to show off these fine vehicles and no doubt you’re looking forward to seeing them. Make sure that you secure your tickets early so that you are guaranteed entry into this year’s auto show.

Classic Car Maintenance Workshop

At Corvair Motorsports we employ a few experts in classic car maintenance. We also have some great friends from other workshops that really know their stuff too. At this year’s show we will be getting together with them to host a classic car maintenance workshop where our experts will give you some great advice on how to keep your classic car in show condition. In the meantime here are some good tips that our experts have shared with us.

Rust
Rust is the killer of classic cars, in fact all cars. If you live in a high humidity environment or somewhere near the coast then keeping rust of your car is always going to be a challenge. This is a constant battle and not a once off fix. Make sure that you wash your car regularly and polish it well afterwards. The polish will form a protective layer on the body and will protect it from rust. The underside of your car also needs to be checked regularly for any signs that rust might be developing. Clean your engine with a high pressure steam cleaner and then dry it as best you can. Spray it with a moisture repellent spray and keep all components properly oiled.

Humidity
Classic cars look beautiful because of all the leather and wood finish they have. Humidity, or lack thereof, can make these look bad pretty quickly. It’s important to monitor the humidity of where you keep the vehicle. If the humidity is too high then you’re sure to develop rust on the body of the car. If the humidity inside the vehicle is regularly around 60% then you can be sure that mold will soon set in. If the humidity is too low then the leather and wood finishes will dry out and start to crack. You can maintain the ideal humidity by using a good dehumidifier.

Oil Change
Oil is the lifeblood of an engine. Even if you don’t use your classic car very often it is important to regularly change the oil. This will prevent any old oil deposits from forming. It will also ensure that your engine remains properly lubricated.

Use it
There’s no point in having a lovely car just sitting in the garage. You need to get out there and drive it. These vehicles were designed to be used and they benefit from being regularly driven. When you run the engine you drive oil throughout the system and prevent any moving parts from seizing up.

Storage
It’s vital that you store your car properly. Make sure that you keep it in a dry garage that is free from dust. It’s not good enough to leave the car outside under a cover and hope that it will last like that. Also, if the car will be standing for a long time then rather put it up on jacks instead of letting it rest on the tyres.

If you look after your classic car then you can be sure that it will reward you with years of motoring enjoyment. Eventually, even when you’re a classic, your children will also be able to enjoy it. Make sure that you come along and register for our classic car maintenance workshop so that we can help you preserve your piece of motoring history.

Highlights of Our Automotive Show

car-showWhile our main focus at Corvair Motorsports is the restoration and customisation of high performance cars, the highlight of our year is the annual automotive show that we put together. This year’s show is shaping up to be the best ever. Here are some of the highlights you can look out for.

Classic Cars
Some will still claim that “they don’t make ‘em like they used to”. Classic cars may not be as fast or as high-tech as their modern equivalents but they are certainly beautiful to look at. The feeling of driving an old school V8 with a manual transmission and no power steering is an experience that every red-blooded petrol head longs for. We’ll be showcasing some beautiful classic cars like the Jaguar E-Type, Aston Martin DB6 and Ford GT40. Not only will you be able to get up close and personal with these classic pieces of motoring history but we’ll also have experts on hand to tell you more about them.

Ferraris
While the more mature visitors to our show may gravitate towards the classic cars it seems that the younger car enthusiasts tend to go straight to the high performance area. We will have some serious horsepower on show in this section. There will be a special focus on Ferrari this year. These are the cars that every boy dreams of owning. OK, well maybe not just the boys. The latest models as well as some of the special editions like the Ferrari California and the Ferrari 599GTB will be there in all their glory.

Drag Racing
This year we’ve got permission from the local counsel to add a drag racing event to our motor show. The main road along the south side of the car show grounds will be closed off to regular traffic on the Saturday. We will be holding drag races in different classes. The classic cars will be competing to see which the fastest car of yesteryear is during the morning session. The early afternoon will be an open track opportunity for visitors to enter their own vehicles. The main event will be in the late afternoon when the high performance vehicles take the track. Expect plenty of tyre smoke and noise.

Drifting
This year we will also have some drifiting experts showing us their stuff. If you like seeing cars go sideways almost as much as you like seeing them go forward then you’re in for a treat. These expert drivers in their specially modified vehicles will entertain the crowd by showing off high speed drifting techniques. Don’t try this at home.

Best In Show
Every year the competition seems to get better when it comes to the best in show car display. You are welcome to enter your vehicle if you think it has what it takes. Just be warned, the competition is going to be stiff. The judges will be looking for original cars with something special. Make sure that every nut and bolt has been polished and that your car shines if you’re hoping to grab a prize.

This event is at aimed at families who want to enjoy a day out filled with good food and beautiful cars. Plan to spend the entire weekend by booking your accommodation at one of the many options in the nearby town.