Come and see the best home grown hot rods, street machines and custom motorcycles…

By Nigel Wong, Contributor @ Kids In Perth 02 Oct 2022

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Presented by WA Hot Rod Promotions

Post pandemic, among the well-loved local events returning to the 2022 Perth event calendar is the WA Hot Rod and Street Machine Spectacular!


For over 20 years, passionate enthusiasts and volunteers from WA Hot Rod Promotions have been putting on Perth’s premier indoor motor show!


Having been missing for the last two years due to uncertainties surrounding COVID Lockdowns and Border closures, this year’s event promises to be especially BIG with many cars and bikes debuting for the first time! 


The past two years has given custom car and bike builders time and opportunity to finish off projects in their shed and they’ll be itching to see the public’s reaction to all of their hard work and dedication. 


One of the best experience of the WA Hot Rod Show comes from not only being able to get up close to admire amazing cars and bikes, but also, hearing inspiring stories behind how these dreams came to reality.

Preview | What to expect

With this year’s WA Hot Rod Show and Street Machine Spectacular being a week after the Adelaide Extreme Auto Expo, it may attract interstate builders looking to exhibit their cars in hopes of winning awards to qualifying for the Meguiar's Superstars where they’ll compete for the prestigious Grand Master prize at MotorEx 2023 in Melbourne later in the year. So, it’s serious stuff!

Want to check out the most awesome cars and bikes in Perth?

The WA Hot Rod Show and Street Machine Spectacular will be welcoming car and bike enthusiasts from walks of life and ages on the weekend of November 26-27 at Claremont Showgrounds. Tickets are $30 for adults with children 12 and under being FREE if accompanied by an adult.

For more information, visit or read on. 

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Learn More | Part of Perth's Car Culture

Fun Fact #1. Inspired by nostalgia

The WA Hot Rod & Street Machine Spectacular takes cues from the original Car Spectacular shows of the 70s at the Pagoda Ballroom.

Fun Fact #2. Community Minded.

A wide range of charities has benefited the WA Hot Rod & Street Machine Spectacular. 

Notable charities such as Princess Margaret Hospital, Autism Association of Western Australia, Ronald McDonald House and the SAS Unit Trust to name a few have been chosen by the committee over the years as worthy of donation and support.

For 2022, the charity selected is Care Bags ‘because children in care matter’. 

Fun Fact #3. First Show

First WA Hot Rod Show & Street Machine Spectacular opened to the public in October 1997 at the Claremont Showground.

Fun Fact #4. That's a lot of cars & bikes...

Over, close to 25 years, at least 3500 cars and bikes have been displayed by passionate car enthusiasts.

Fun Fact #5. Countless hours...

If a custom car or bike took two months to build and complete...That's at least 2,484,000 labour hours of love and labour spent building awesome cars and bikes in sheds all around Perth and W.A.

Fun Fact #6. It's official.

Officially, the WA Hot Rod & Street Machine Spectacular is recognised as being the WA State Title event for custom cars with four Meguiar’s Australia Superstars invitations to attend the annual Motorex show.


Looking to get in front of a large crowd?

WA Hot Rod & Street Machine Spectacular offers trade stalls and advertising opportunities.

Perfect for family or home businesses with interesting, custom products to sell for the home or car. 

Find out more by making an enquiry below.

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Hall of Fame | Previous Award Winners

Here are some of the award-winning cars and bikes from past WA Hot Rod & Street Machine Spectaculars. Imagine what this year's event will bring!

Top Hot Rod

Top Street Machine

Top Bike

Hall of Fame of cool cars & bikes...

Click the button below to see every winning car and bike all the way back to '97.

Got a cool ride to show off or sell...

Get your car or bike in front of a big audience.


Miss Koolsville | Glamour of the show

Miss Koolsville brings a fun and glamourous element to the car show!

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Ever thought of going on stage...

Love the glamour of yesteryear? Have a fun alter-ego inside that's born for the stage?


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Planner | Event Info & Details

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Event Information

2022 WA Hot Rod & Street Machine Spectacular

Presented by WA Hot Rod Promotions

Taking cues from the original Car Spectacular shows of the Seventies at the Pagoda Ballroom, the WA Hot Rod & Street Machine Spectacular has for more than 24 years been the premier custom car and motorcycle show in Western Australia.

Officially the WA State Title event, the show also offers four Meguiar’s Australia Superstars invitations to attend the annual Motorex show

Event Dates & Location

Claremont Showground

Saturday 26 November - Sunday 27 November 2022 | Opens 9am-5pm

Trophy Presentation: Sunday 27 November at 3:30pm


All day parking for the general public available on site. Claremont Showground charges $5 per car. Entry through Gate 5 Graylands Road.

Pricing Information

Type Price
Seniors Card$20.00
Children (16 & Older)$30.00
Students (No Concessions)$30.00
Children (12 & Under | Accompanied with Adult)FREE
Children (12 & Under | Unaccompanied)$20.00
Children (13-15 | Proof of age may be required)$20.00

*Surcharges may apply on card transactions at the door.

Tickets available at the venue on the day or online.

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