German Car Day is a fun family-friendly charity event in Perth that celebrates all German marques, including BMW, Porsche, Audi, Volkswagan & Mercedes-Benz.
My First Time Attending a Car Event in Perth!
On Sunday, March 20th 2016 – I attended my first ever ‘Car Cruise/Car Event Show’ in Perth. I was pleasantly surprised at how family-friendly orientated it was, and how well organised and informative it was. There were no “hoons” or excessive mullets here, only passionate and proud German vehicle owners who enjoyed bonding and conversing over shared interests.
It was quite an educational event too – while learning about vehicle origins, you subsequently learn about the historical context of what was happening during that time also. So really, the car event was kind of like a history lesson for me too, which I enjoyed! You know, I actually walked away with a newfound appreciation and respect for vehicles, and all the work, money and time that dedicated owners spend into vehicle preservation and maintenance.
That’s why I thought I’d write a quick blog post about my German Car Day out experience, so I hopefully inspire you, your friends and family to check out the next car event happening in Perth. Don’t be put off by media-induced assumptions that it will be full of rowdy, uncivilized beastly men – 98% of the people at these shows are just your general passionate car lovers who have great pride and respect for their cars and each other.About German Car Day 2016
The family-friendly day event featured German food, German-themed music, competition prizes and plenty of vintage, classic and modern German vehicles. It’s proudly hosted by the Mercedes-Benz Car Club of WA (Inc), and is a charity event that aims to promote all German marques, including BMW, Porsche, Audi, Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz. Approximately 240 vehicles participated in the event throughout the day, with a wide range of interesting makes and models, old and new, being represented.
The first meeting spot was at a central Perth CBD carpark. Entry was $10 and you also receive a display pass if you want to display your vehicle on the oval later in the day. People checked out each others’ cars, got coffee from the van, took photos, had chats and received a short briefing on the days itinerary. Then, we set off – a convoy of German cars left Perth off on a 120km route down Kwinana Freeway, Mundijong Road and South Western Highway, before winding along the scenic Del Park Road towards Dwellingup.
At Dwellingup Display Oval the official event showed off great cars, German-esque cuisine and live entertainment by Bavarian-themed band, Alpen Duo. Oh and some lucky person won the First Prize ‘Sanctuary Golf Resort Weekend Escape’ raffle to Bunbury!
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Take a look at more photos taken of the event throughout the day below:
To view full professional photography of the day, visit Fotogenik Productions on Facebook.
About Mercedes-Benz Car Club
All around Australia bring together proud Mercedes-Benz owners and enthusiasts. Clubs exist in every state for people eager to share in the passion of the marque. Members are treated to regular club publications that feature upcoming events, club information and the latest news from Mercedes-Benz. Many events are organised, these include local and country tours, family outings, dinners and barbeques – a great combination of historical, social and motoring interests. Events such as the Concourse d’Elegance, which are held in many clubs around the country, offer a taste of friendly rivalry. Mercedes-Benz owners in all age groups find the exchange of technical information invaluable in minimising the cost of ownership.
Need to get in contact with the Mercedes-Benz Club of WA? Details below:
Mercedes-Benz Club of Western Australia
PO Box 965
WA-based website: mwa.mercedes-benz-clubs.com
Membership Joining Page: http://mwa.mercedes-benz-clubs.com/membership/join/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/mbccwa/
For more information on other Mercedes-Benz clubs around Australia, visit http://www.mercedes-benz.com.au/car_club