THE MELBOURNE Showgrounds will come alive with four-wheelin’ action this weekend, as the National 4X4 Outdoor Show, Fishing and Boating Expo rolls into town.
The annual event will kick off to the public on Friday, August 17, and will run until Sunday, August 19. Punters will get the opportunity to drool over dozens of killer 4x4s and boats – Team Isuzu’s extensively modified CONCEPT X (think: 38-inch tyres) will be revealed on the Friday – as well as check out more than 200 exhibitors.
There’ll also be a massive contingency of celebrity guests, two stages, plenty of prizes to be won, and carnival rides for the kiddies.
A highlight of the show is the Amarok V6 4WD Proving Ground, where attendees will be taught how to manoeuvre through an off-road track under the expert guidance of 4WD Victoria – great for beginners, and a great refresher for hardcore four-wheelers.
The Melbourne Showgrounds is located seven kilometres from the CBD, right next to Flemington Racecourse. Parking is available on-site – $20 per day – via Flemington Drive. The train is probably easier for most people, with trains operating from Southern Cross Station every 30 minutes on the Saturday and Sunday, with free shuttle buses ferrying patrons from Flemington Station to the show.
Tickets are available now at: www.4x4show.com.au/melbourne.