The inaugural Mothers V8 Auto Festival at Sounds of Chrome proved that not all car shows are created equal, there are car shows and then there are car events, this was definitely the later. Celebrating all things V8, this two day event at Hampton Downs is a must, with hundreds of hot rods, street machines and muscle cars lined up for what seemed like miles there was plenty to see. Chev’s, Cadi’s, Fords, Mopar’s, Holdens and pretty much every other make of V8 was there to be appreciated, whatever your taste chances are there was something there for you.
Cars started arriving early Saturday morning and they continued throughout the weekend. Then there were those cruising in out and around the track, it was at times an automotive show in motion. With so much to see I felt a bit like a kid in a candy store, so many cars to see with seemingly so little time. This fluid exhibition of cars was complimented by the numerous trade displays, a stunt ute display, Mothers bikini girls offering car washes, and even cheerleader displays. There was so much happening I was scared I was going to miss something, which combined with the scorching weather was enough to drive some to drink. Fortunately Hampton Downs is also a licensed venue! (more…)