There’s no such thing as a production line hotrod. Every one of these unique machines has been built by someone, be it a solo effort in a garage over many weekends or by a team of professionals in a purpose built premises. But don’t always assume the person behind the wheel is the builder, some rod owners prefer to appreciate the machine that has been built by others. This by no means takes anything away from the rod owner as they themselves still love the hot rodding scene, know their way around these unique cars of craft and simply prefer to spend their time enjoying the hot rodding scene in a machine that just ticked all the right boxes for them. If the glove fits, wear it!
Have you ever wondered how big our Australian automotive scene is? Ever asked yourself how many facets are there that make up our favourite vocation? Ever wanted to see it all in one place? Well that’s exactly what Meguiar’s MotorEx accomplishes every time the MotorEx team exercise their collective muscle and host a mind blowing automotive extravaganza and this year it was Melbourne’s turn again!
What do you do when you want to hold a social gathering of like-minded people for a great weekender? You invite them and call it The Boogaloo Invitational, which is exactly what Des Russell and his girlfriend, Tesha Mahoney, did.
Des came up with the idea of such an event 2 years ago but decided to put it all into action six months from the event date this year. The inspiration for The Boogaloo Invitational came from car shows like The Lonestar Round Up Rod & Kustom festival held annually in Texas, USA, which Des has attended a couple of times.