Welcome to the Spring Automotive Festival Event Page! This is where you can find out all about this very Exciting New Festival that is FREE for public to enter, LOADS of Family Fun activities, Charity BBQ Fundraising, STACKS of HOT Cars / Bikes and AMAZING offers for our Motoring Enthusiast Community to connect with South Australia’s Great Small Businesses, PLUS how to win up to $5,000 of prizes in our Raffle on the night! This will be our 11th time doing a Festival at Mile End! Our Festivals have become South Australia’s Biggest FREE Automotive Festival with over 1,300 Cars and 3,000-5,000 people attending! Take a look at the Posters and themes of our Festivals before!
“Wintertime Snow & Shine”
Read more about the three Wintertime Snow and Shine! Festivals by clicking the arrow here!
After a string of bad luck weather during Spring 2016, Summer 2016/17 & Autumn 2017. Horsepower Crew put on a brave face, planned a Winter Automotive Festival, teamed up with Adelaide’s best Undercover area thanks to Westfield Marion and made History!
Who would’ve thought that a humble hat tip to the R33 Skyline being referenced as a boat, putting this “Snow White” GT-R beast in the rain for a photoshoot and creating a Wintertime Automotive Festival in 2017.. Would see the Show’s popularity to lead us to bring it back in 2018 with the next Chapter of the Skyline GT-R R34 in iconic “Bayside Blue” amongst a cloudy Sunset continuing the theme in a new way.. It was then only Natural for us to have a (Fireplace) Red GT-R Nismo indoors for this Third (and Maybe Final!) Instalment of South Australia’s Favourite Undercover Winter Automotive Festival in 2019!
But it doesn’t Snow in Adelaide?
Yeah we know that! The name of the show is our clever play on words! (On the typical “Show & Shine” in Summer) You see; Horsepower Crew does Festivals all year round in different Seasons & for different reasons! (And in different locations!) Plus, we invite and review applications for vehicles/Bikes in colours of the winter season and put them together for Winter themed Coloured Displays! Just like these Bayside Blue Skylines..
The Blacks of night…
White like Snow..
And all the colours of your fireplace!
And We have Feature Cars Join us too! Will This Australia’s Most Custom Lincoln Zephr Return?
Maybe Australia’s Best GTR Skyline will be back?
“Fathers & Generations of Horsepower!”
Read about Fathers & Generations of Horsepower! Festivals by clicking the arrow here! Read about Fathers & Generations of Horsepower! Festivals at Marion by clicking the words here!
Did your Dad teach you all about Horsepower? Maybe he turned spanners with you in the Shed? No doubt you went cruising too right? Even bonded at a Car Event or two? Grown up & have your own Horsepower tastes, and its been a while since you’ve celebrated with your Dad, your brother or even your mates as a generation of Horsepower?
How did this Festival come about?
Our Founder “JK” was raised in a VC Valiant, grew up being taken to school in a VL Commodore, then throughout his teenage years found a taste for Japanese Turbo’s and even Euro’s in his older years. As he discovered the “Motoring Enthusiast Scene” he noticed that all the “Street Machines” united at certain events, then the JDM crowd united at others.. Yet he knew loads of people that were Fathers in Street Machine crowd, that had son’s, daughters and others that were inspired by them in the JDM/younger generation. And it was about time that there was a Festival to unite them all, all tastes of Horsepower in the one place, at the one time! Hence the name; “Fathers & Generations of Horsepower!”
Wow! So is this was the first time this had happened?
We held this festival in 2017 (see actual photo of a Father and sons cars in poster above) and then brought it back with a Mother, Father & Sons rides in 2018!
But we Didn’t stop there!
This was a themed show, so what that meant was all Vehicle displays were in a theme of examples like this!:
A Fathers car and sons car is just one example! Could be a Father and Daughter too! Even Step-Dad!
Then the “Generations” category opened it up!
* Could be an Uncle or Aunties car, or Nephew or niece with your car/bike.
* Another could be a Brother, Sister or cousin’s car with your car/bike.
* Another could be a friend from a car club that has a similar Year/Make/Model as your car.
* Another could be a friend that’s in a similar Generation gap as you, and you have different horsepower tastes!
-Pretty much opened it up to almost anyone you know! It was all about entering together and creating memories together!
Want to read the Stories of our 2018 entries? Simply Click Here!
Check it out!
Check out this cool video by YV Media to get a feel for what went on!
Who’s Horsepower Crew?
Horsepower Crew is a Community Organisation, our “Continuous Mission” is “To have a positive impact to South Australia’s Motoring Enthusiast Community, Small Business & Charitable Causes”
How do you do that?
We bring all three together to celebrate in a Festival Environment in different Seasons & for different reasons, and we hold the festivals all year round in different locations too! Feel free to read more about us by clicking the Menu at the Top of your browser and checking out sections like Our Story, Meet the Team, Magazine and More!
Where at Mile End does this happen?
Mile End Home Maker Centre, Enter from James Cogdon Drive or Railway Terrace
What Date & Time does it Start & Finish?
Saturday Sept 21st 6:00pm – 9:30pm
Reserve me a Display Area+Give me Gifts!
We would love to have you join us with your Horsepower in a central Reserved area! It can cost you as little as $27 and we give you over $150 of gifts! We offer a lot more than that too! Simply CLICK HERE or CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW to Register for your Reserved 1.5 car Park Display area and find out about these Gifts!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Whats this Festival like?!Click to read and View Video on What this Festival is like
If you haven’t come across Horsepower Crew before; we are a Community Organisation with a “Continuous Mission” to have a positive impact to South Australia’s Motoring Enthusiast Community, Small Businesses & Charitable Causes! We bring all three together in a undercover festival environment and have a blast of a time! Check out this Vid from 2017!
Can i Bring any type of Car?Click to read and View pics on What what types of cars attend
Yes! We welcome ALL TYPES OF HORSEPOWER! What that means is whether you have a Corvette or Corolla, Ferrari or Fiat, it’s Welcome to be Shared with South Australia’s Motoring Enthusiast Community, Just like these from last year!
Where can I park?Click to Read and View Pics on Where you can park
What About Motorbikes?Click to Read and View Pics about Motorbikes
Yes! For those that are looking to Enter in our Main Stage Display area, we Reserve Limited Sections of our “Grand Central Walkway” for you, CLICK HERE TO ENTER and for those that wish to come and go as they please; Please park on the outside ring of Mile End Home
What’s the Spectator Entry Fee? / Where’s the ATM?Click to Read and View Pics Spectator Entry Fees & ATM's
Did you say Fee? No! It’s FREE to enjoy the Show & Shine, connect with all the Automotive businesses as a spectator, just make sure you have coins & cash to support our Charity BBQ, Automotive, Food & Family Fun South Aussie Businesses Joining us! Live Cashless? Just remember that there is NO ATM at this location, some Traders (Like Horsepower Crew Store) have Eftpos, but some others don’t! Nearest ATM’s are at OTR on Sir Donald Bradman Drive & Hilton Hotel (Cnr South Rd & Sir Donald Bradman)
Is it family friendly?Click to Read and View Pics on Family Friendly Activities
Yep! Face Painting and more Family friendly activities are at every Festival we hold! Dry Zone event too!
Is it safe to walk around & enjoy the show with that many cars around?Click to Read and View Pics on your Safety
Yes! Horsepower Crew not only has a Team of Volunteers wearing HI VIS & montitoring Traffic, we also Close off the areas undercover so there are plenty of walkways to stay safe and enjoy the show, plus we work closely with SAPOL too!
Are Pets Allowed?Click to Read and View Pics about Pets
We appreciate our community have pets that go with them everywhere! Please be mindful that some cars are a bit loud, and there is also Music, so your loved Four Legged Family member may prefer to be left at home. If your dog is accustomed to these types of busy Automotive Festival environments. Please ensure they stay on a lead, are controlled and maintained from what they leave behind! Just like this Cutie from last year!
Is there food?Click to Read and View Pics about Food
Yes! We have a Community BBQ Sausage Sizzle & Burgers fundraising for Charity, plus more great food offerings, Stay Tuned to this section for updates!
Is there music?Click to Read and View Pics about Music
Yes! Our resident DJ is on deck all night rocking the tunes, feel free to ask for a song request!
Do you have Merchandise?Click to Read and View Pics about Merchandise
Yes! The Horsepower Crew store has a heap of merchandise from Stickers, Stubby Holders, Mugs, Hats, Long/Short Sleeve Tees and everyone’s favourite Beanies & Hoodies for Winter in a range of different colours too! We even have packages to save you money & give you great value offers around town! Plus there may even be limited Edition merchandise for our most committed followers!
Can I win Stuff?Click to Read and View Pics about Winning cool stuff!
Yes! Every $10 you spend on merchandise gets you a ticket in the draw to win all sorts of prizes in our famous up to $5,000 raffle! Drawn near 9pm, make sure you hang around to redeem your ticket and collect your prize!
What Can i Win?Click to Read and View Pics about What cool stuff you can win!
Everything from Movie Tickets & Subway Vouchers, Family Fun to Dyno Runs, exhausts & car cleaning products!
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