Support increases for Devonport Motor Show at it’s new home!
Exhibitors and visitors alike continued to embrace the new SeaRoad Devonport Motor Show home – Aikenhead Point – in 2023. Event organisers were thrilled to see around 7000 pass through the gates on the day.
The sheer size of our new home – situated at the Northern end of Victoria Parade – allowed us to spread out, creating a much more relaxed atmosphere, with parkinjg also made much easier.
Visitors marvelled at the 600 entries on offer, enjoyed food and drink from 16 different vans and experienced great variety at the 18 trade exibitors. The kids (big and small) were also treated to facepainting, body art, car and jeep rides as well as the magnificent Borys Zagrocki – Extreme Bicycle Stunts.
It was also very special to see the East Timor choir perform – a group made up entirely from local fruit pickers!
Thank you to everyone who contributing to making the 2023 show a huge success!
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A note from our DMS Chairperson
Dear supporters of the SeaRoad Devonport Motor Show,
The 17th annual SeaRoad Devonport Motor Show has been and gone, and from almost all accounts it was a resounding success.
We must acknowledge the wonderful support provided by the Devonport City Council (DCC) each and every year to date. DCC provide the venue, financial support and the use of some of their event equipment.
The success of the 2023 DMS can be attributed mostly to a very hardworking committee. We are very fortunate to have Rotarians from within the Rotary Club of Devonport North who are willing to devote so much of their own time to plan, organise and run this big event each year. It is very difficult to estimate the number of hours that the committee spend on each show but my guess would be well over 10,000 hours.
DMS would also not be possible without the support of many groups. The hundreds of vehicle owners who are willing to bring along their pride and joy to display on the day – without them there would not be a show. As for our sponsors, both in cash and kind, we could not achieve the financial outcome we do without you – in particular our major sponsor SeaRoad.
To all the food van operators and trade displays, you add so much to the show and are an invaluable part of the event. And to all the outside volunteers such as the scouting movement, students from St Brendan Shaw College and personal friends who assist us on the day, a huge thank you.
Our major sponsor, SeaRoad is there every year to assist us in cash and in kind and we certainly do not underestimate the value of their input and support.
This year we exceeded our expected profit which was a great result and most of these funds will be distributed to worthy charitable organisations who assist less fortunate people in many ways.
After two years as DMS Chairman, I would like to sincerely thank my two committees and the members of the Rotary Club of Devonport North for their wonderful support. I will be handing over the Chairman’s role to Glenn O’Halloran in May this year and I take this opportunity to wish Glenn and his committee all the best for his term as Chairperson.
Thank you all once again and we look forward to your support again next year.
Devonport Motor Show Committee
Making a difference – where do our profits go?
With the generous support of our local community and the efforts of hard working members, this year the Rotary Club of Devonport North genrated a profit of more than $60,000 which will be divided between:
- Local charities and programs in and around Devonport and Tasmania
- Rotary international programs such as Rotary Against Malaria, Interplast, Disaster Aid, ROMAC, Shelterbox, Operation Cleft and Food Plant Solutions.
Check out our 2023 event video!
Log onto DMS 2023 5 Minute Version to check out our fantastic video packed full of highlights from the 2022 Searoad Devonport Motor Show!
2023 trophy winners
Congratulations to all our trophy winners from the show – Our judges really were spoilt for choice!
Mark Direen: 1960 Cadillac Coupe de Ville
Jason Kuys: 1967 Mustang Fastback
Ian Cunliffe: 1961 VW Kombi
Neville Smith: 1967 Austin Healey BJ8
Maxwell Depaoli: 1953 Holden FX Ute
Joshua Duff: 1974 Holden Kingswood
Greg Moore: 1966 Holden HR Premier Wagon
Mick Linger: 1977 Holden Torana
Darren Wall: 1974 Holden Torana
Hot Rod – Ian Murcott Trophy
Warren Kaine: 1923 Ford T-Bucket
Best Bus / Truck
Denzil Mead: 1964 Mack B 61
Best Japanese Motorbike
Michael Hayward: 1986 Suzuki GSXR1100
People’s Choice Best Motorbike
Rodney Sutton: 2019 Harley Davidson Tri glide
People’s Choice Best Car
Darren Wall: 1974 Holden Torana
Best Motor Bike
Carolyn Jameison: 1998 Drysdale 750 V8
Best Vehicle in Show
John Seabourne: 1971 Falcon XY
Best Movie Theme Vehicle
Matt Eastwood: 1958 Plymouth Fury
2024 DMS planning underway!
Planning has already begun for the 2024 Searoad Devonport Motor Show, as we continue to expand and make the best use of the available space.
Mark Sunday 24 March 2024 into your diaries! Our Feature Marque will be the Holden GTR/XU1 – We already have 30 mainland Torana’s locked in and ready to go!
A huge thank you to everyone who has taken the time to complete our post-event survey. Your feedback has all be taken on board.