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Summernats 30th Birthday Bash

Summernats 30th Birthday Bash

Australia’s biggest horsepower party, the Street Machine Summernats is turning 30 and they’re throwing a four-day party on a scale never seen before, this January 5th – 8th, 2017.

Every year over 100,000 car lovers descend on Canberra. This year, with more than 2,000 cars already entered, Summernats 30 will simply be the most epic Nats’ ever.

The spectacular City Cruise kicks of the celebrations on Thursday, as thousands of Canberrans watch the impressive display of colourful muscle machines rumble down Northbourne Avenue and officially open the event.

One of the highlight events is the Summernats Burnout Masters, the tyre shredding grand final of the national Burnout Masters series. There are plenty of other high octane activities including the Horsepower Heroes dyno comp, the Go to Whoa, Grass Driving Events, cruising on Tuff Street, Miss Summernats and a huge music line-up.

Importantly Summernats also crowns the Street Machine Summernats Grand Champion, Australia’s most prestigious automotive award. “Summernats is a real Aussie institution, and we reckon everyone in our scene is totally pumped to be celebrating the 30th,” said co-owner Andy Lopez. “We’ve got more cars than ever, and that’s going to be a pretty awesome sight. We can’t wait to celebrate the big birthday with our car loving mates from all over Australia.”

International attention for the event continues to grow, with special guests at Summernats 30 including stars of the Discovery Channel’s hit TV show, Street Outlaws. Hosts ‘Azn’ and ‘Farmtruck’ will head out for their first Nats’ experience. They’re joined by the team from 1320Video, arguably the largest online racing video channel in the world, to take the message of this fantastic Aussie car culture to the world.

As the sun goes down each night and the roar of the engines subside, music of a different kind will take over.  This year the concert line-up includes Aussie urban superstars Drapht and Spit Syndicate on Friday, and Aussie rockers Airbourne and Thirsty Merc set to rock the Summernats stage on Saturday night.

Australia’s biggest horsepower party, the Street Machine Summernats is proudly supported by Rare Spares, and should be your destination come January 5 – 8, 2017. Tickets and more information is available at


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