Our highly-anticipated iconic motor show is returning to the North West Coast of Tasmania in the new year, with a thrilling showcase of specialty vehicles.
Thanks to the organisers, Rotary Club of Devonport North, the SeaRoad Devonport Motor Show is now the primary motor show in Tasmania. It features well over 500 vehicles and attracts thousands of motor enthusiasts from all over the country.
See you there: Sunday 24th March 2024, 9:00am – 3:00pm
Once again, we’ll be taking over Aikenhead Point, at the northern end of Victoria Parade, and filling the already scenic location with a kaleidoscope of polished cars and motorbikes.
The show will stretch west from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial car park, along the foreshore to Fenton Street. It’ll also extend to the grassed area in front of the Bass Strait Maritime Centre.
Enter your vehicle now – it’s free!
Pre-entries are now open for the 2024 SeaRoad Devonport Motor Show.
Simply head to our website (https://devonportmotorshow.com.au) and fill out your details via the “Enter Your Vehicle” button.
Not only will you have the buzz of showing off your beauty to thousands of appreciative spectators, but you and one passenger are also entitled to free entry on the day.
Celebrating 60 years of Mustang magic
The first-ever Mustang was sold in April 1964. Since their launch, well over 9 million Mustangs have been sold and enjoyed around the globe.
Back in 2014, the Devonport Motor Show commemorated their highly-anticipated 50th anniversary by featuring 50 stunning Mustang cars. Over the following ten years, the Ford Mustang made headlines as the best-selling sports car worldwide. Here in Australia, they’ve been burning up the sales charts, consistently leading our sports car segment every year since 2015.
Now, in 2024, with the popularity of the new model, we’ll be celebrating 60 wonderful years of Mustang magic with not just 60 cars, but (hopefully) an unprecedented 100 Mustangs.
Can you help us reach this momentous target?
Enter your own Mustang and be a part of our 2024 Feature Marque.
Mighty muscle cars: Torana GTRs & XU1s
With Tasmania playing host in 2024 to the 5th biannual GTR & XU-1 National Owners Meeting, we’re ecstatic to showcase the largest range of these pint-sized pocket rockets at the SeaRoad Devonport Motor Show.
The 12-day owners’ driving holiday tour, established by Todd Martin, will officially kick off on the 14th of March from Devonport, and includes special visits to Richmond, Bruny Island, Four Mile Creek, and Stanley.
They’ll conclude their tour as a feature exhibit of our motor show, meaning you can get up close to fifteen of these beauties in all their glory.
Travelling from as far as Townsville in North Queensland, you’ll see all the fabulous colours of Plum Dinger, Strike Me Pink, and Salamanca Red. As a special treat, there’ll also be an unrestored LC GTR Torana, recently purchased by Rockhampton’s Steve Johnson.
Do you have a mighty muscle car of your own?
Our GTR and UX-1 entrants would love to meet you along the path of their Tasmanian tour and line up with them at the motor show.
Drysdale 750 V8 – an iconic engineering masterpiece
Developed by Melbourne engineer Ian Drysdale in 1997, this bike represents a pinnacle in motorcycle design and construction and is an important feature in Australia’s automotive history.
The Drysdale 750 V8 boasts an awe-inspiring V8 engine, Yamaha internals, and a custom crankshaft. It’s a true powerhouse, generating around 140bhp at 15,800rpm and offering a performance that matches any elite superbike of its time.
Ian’s technical prowess shines through the bike’s intricacies. Standout features include the EFI system, unique throttle setup, and innovative cooling solutions, including front-mounted radiators.
Despite its bulky V8 engine, the bike surprises riders with agile handling and precise steering, thanks to a tubular steel space frame and Öhlins suspension.
Then, as they open up the throttle, the eight cylinders produce a mesmerising, high-pitched howl reminiscent of vintage GP racers, setting it apart from other bikes and evoking a sense of nostalgia among enthusiasts.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience the legacy of the Drysdale 750 V8 – a fusion of visionary engineering brilliance and motoring excellence.
Explore, indulge, and enjoy
While the stars of the show are undoubtedly our display vehicles, we also provide a supporting cast of refreshments, entertainment, and services for this family-friendly event.
We’ll have food trucks, coffee vans, and trade displays. Plus, there’ll be a range of entertainment for kids, including rides and face painting (individual vendor charges will apply).
St Johns Ambulance will also be in attendance.
Your entry fee is destined for great things
Show entry fees in 2024 remain unchanged from the previous two years.
Adults: $15 each
Children (under 16): FREE
Student card holders: FREE
But even more importantly, this event is organised and run by volunteer members and friends of the Rotary Club of Devonport North. This means you can visit our motor show knowing all gate fees (less direct running costs) are distributed back into the community via worthy charities and selected National and International projects.
Keeping you COVIDSafe
The 2024 SeaRoad Devonport Motor Show is an open-air event. However, we still urge all entrants and patrons to practise social distancing whenever possible and adhere to hand sanitising guidelines.