Each year, the EPIC (Exhibition Park in Canberra) becomes a mecca for over 10,000 street machine enthusiasts who gather to enjoy Summernats - "Australia's Biggest Horse Power Party".
The event runs over four days and includes Australia's Top Street Machine judging competition, the world's best burnout battle, precision driving demos, horsepower heroics and more. People come from all over Australia to experience the street machine spectacular before rocking out to live concerts each night by top Australian rock acts.
With the smell of burnouts in the air, there will be street machines cruising around the track all day and events to check out with your fellow car enthusiasts. From car judging, burnout competition heats and finals, airbrush art displays, body ink competitions, Australia's biggest motor retail trade show displays, merchandise stalls, audio soundoffs and classic and vintage car displays, there is plenty of street machine entertainment to keep you busy throughout the day.
In the evenings there will be live concerts, with Seth Sentry and popular Aussie band "You Am I" taking the stage on the first night. On the Saturday night there will be a Supercruise of the best of the best street cars, followed by the "Hoodoo Gurus" live in concert and a huge fireworks spectacular.
On Grand Final Sunday you get to see the finals for each events and the Street Machine Summernats Grand Champion is crowned. For a full list of the events schedule, see here and keep an eye on their Facebook page for updates on exhibitors, entrants and more live music info to come.
If you are coming for the party and don't want to leave, there are camping options at the EPIC to choose from. You can bring your own gear or set yourself up at the Summernats Tent City where you can just come back and crash after the party. See their website for more details.
Within hours of becoming live, the Platinum Passes sold out to this popular event, however you can still buy the season pass for the whole event or a day pass. Season passes are $130 adult, $45 child (a child is aged between 10 - 16 years inclusive and children under 10 are free) and Day Passes vary depending on which day you choose.Tickets will be more expensive if you turn up at the gates on the day. See their website for more info.
Summernats is the best way to kick off the new year with a bang. Join thousands of car enthusiasts, families and visitors to the city in this adrenalin charged event - the biggest party on the Canberra events calendar.
If you can't wait until January, check out the "Guinness Book of Records" record that was set at last years event, below, courtesy of You Tube.