Perth was arguably overdue for an upgrade from the ageing, and not purpose built, facilities at Claremont Showgrounds. It's likely the secondary reason for building the multi-million dollar complex was to move all that noise a little further away from the residents of Claremont!
Located in Kwinana Beach, Perth Motorplex is now a draw card for motorsport enthusiasts from all over Australia and even the USA, whose guest drivers are very complimentary of the quality of the tracks.
However, it is a multi-purpose venue for more than just automotive pursuits. The likes of Guns n Roses, ZZ Top, Korn and Rose Tattoo have performed at the multi-million dollar facility, which illustrates the sheer size of the mostly outdoor venue.
Most of the seating is outdoor stadium-style and the vast majority of regular attendees bring their own picnic blankets and folding chairs to set up camp in comfort for the evening.
No matter the time of year, it can get surprisingly chilly at the Perth Motorplex as the night wears on so bring some layers and even a blanket during the winter months. Just make sure it's a nice one as race meetings are often televised on Channel 7 Mate's "Night Thunder" series.
If braving the elements is not your thing, there are indoor and outdoor corporate suites available with air conditioning, closed circuit television, an individual speaker system and tiered seating inside and out. Packages start from $99 per person with VIP parking, pit area access and food and beverages available to order through a butler service for groups of at least 10 people. If that still isn't enough style for you, then for groups of 20 or more you can have all of the above plus a full beverage package and platter style food service for at $199 a head.
Although there's no butler service with these tickets, the options are plentiful ranging from fast food chains to local businesses cooking up traditional Aussie trackside fare and even an ice cream truck for the kids (big and small). And yes, there is a bar.