People seldom like to use the word 'perfect'. I think it's because as humans, we always want something we can't have. The grass is always greener on the other side blah, blah, blah...
Even rarer is it for car enthusiasts to use the word perfect. Again, it's because no two people will build the same car the same way.
So why then, did I just use 'that' forsaken word to describe the builds at Melbourne's annual MotorEx show if everyone present, would have built every car differently.
Let's define 'perfection' shall we? Perfect is defined as "having all the required or desirable elements, qualities, or characteristics." Again, why use that word if people were to have included different elements, qualities and characteristics into the same car if given the chance to build it.
Because we're talking about the fact that it's not your car.
Maybe I said that too harshly. People build their car to their liking because as a way to display their creativity, personality or what they can achieve with their hands. Often times, it's all of the above.
The rule book is burnt to ash. The owner's manual chucked in the bin. Never to be needed again.
How low, powerful, colourful or even controversial the car is can be entirely decided upon by the owner.
Each build, yet to be completed or even entirely finished is perfect as it displays the owners creativity and personality.
Humans aren't perfect. We are probably the most imperfect creatures on earth. Our desires and actions cause grief and misery for the masses. Although, we do have our qualities, we are far from faultless.
Yet, when us car enthusiasts build a car, giving it our unique personal touch, we present it with all our good qualities. Our hopes, dreams, gifts, talents, creativity and personality. We bestow these ideals into a mechanical machine of metal and plastic. It has no biological life, yet it is a work of art. And like any work of art, it is it's creator in perfect form.
More Than A Car Show
MotorEx is more than a car show. It is the where the fruits of the combination of creativity and hard labor are displayed.
Yet, speaking more literally, MotorEx has evolved from being a car show, into more of a car festival.
With the addition of the DriftCadet show last year, this part of the program has added more tire smoke and engine noise into MotorEx. It's now not just the show cars that are in your face!
Throughout the weekend there were plenty of other things to look out for. Including the chopping of a 32' Ford Pickup by Kid Dean, a race to disassemble and rebuild an engine and Ryan Friedlinghaus from West Coast Customs.
The exhibitor tent featured many new products for both form and function. And lots of freebies!
With the addition of SpeedHunters Live, there was a greater reach out to Japanese and European cars. Meaning a more diverse collection of cars.
The show at MotorEx seems to get bigger every year, displaying unashamed and nonrestrictive creativity. To say that I can't wait for next year would be an understatement.