So you might have just discovered us, followed us on Facebook/Instagram for a while or might have attended our events before, but you might not know the origins story that created the Community Organisation that we are today?!
Our Founder “JK” was always a lover of all types of Horsepower, being raised in a VC Valiant, owning old school Rotaries, Skylines, Subaru’s and Euro says enough! But he found that half of his friends on Facebook loved his shares of Horsepower vids/pics, and the other half weren’t Enthusiasts.
So a “Secret” Group was created; he selected 50 of his friends that were Motoring Enthusiasts, and then when it came to naming the group.. Well.. that was tough! There was owners of Aussie Muscle, American, Euros, Classic, Plastic, V8’s, Turbo’s, Bikes & Rotors, couldn’t call it any one or any other of them at all!
So the questions were..
“What do we all have in common?”
“What are we together?”
So a legend of a name was born!
Before you know it, people posting up those rides found others that had owned the same one before, building friendships that would never have if it wasn’t for this!
Next thing you know; with people adding all their own Motoring Enthusiast Mates, it went from 50 to 1,000 in just a matter of months! It then went from “Secret Sensation” to “Public Popularity” And is the “Horsepower Crew – Community” that over 5,000 connect with today! Plus our Facebook Page with over 20,000 followers!
With all the connections and positive vibes of Horsepower Crew, so many asked us to have something that represents what we stand for as a United Community, and there was no better logo that every one of our Horsepower loving fans has on their ride, than the RPM Gauge! Which now adorns the majority of our merchandise range from stickers, Hats, Mugs, Stubby Holders, Shirts, Hoodies, And Car Seat Covers!
And as good as it was to connect online, everyone wanted to share and experience the community offline with their Horsepower. And when we approached that; there was so many “Meets”, “Shows”, “Cruises” and other Motoring Enthusiast Events that were already annually or monthly on the scene.
So we created something different by having our events positive & Community based, just like our origins online! So we have Automotive and Food festivals in “Reasons & Seasons” to Celebrate them, at different days/times & locations across the year!
Horsepower Crew’s “In the Army” Festival
Red & Yellow Autumn theme Hot Rods from Horsepower Crew’s “Awesome Autumn Cruise”
And that’s where Horsepower Crew’s “Continuous Mission” evolved:
“To be a positive impact to the South Australian Motoring Enthusiast Community, Small Business & Charitable Causes.”
Where we bring all 3 together in a festival environment!
If you’d like to read the story about every show we’ve done before, Check out our First Article “The Past, Present & Future“ But quite simply; every event we’ve held we never could say was achieved on our own, it was always the effort of many on our Team of Volunteers, others from Charities and SA businesses that have made every event a special memory for the Motoring Enthusiast community, so if you want to be part of the future with your effort, Small Business or Charitable cause, simply contact us & the rest they say.. “Is History!”