Motor Show Entrant Info

Welcome Car and Bike Enthusiasts!

We hope that you will come along and participate in this relaxed and friendly event to show off your pride and joy....... and maybe walk away with a trophy too.

The Motor Show is held on the Saturday and Sunday of the weekend, with setting up camps and the Meet n Greet taking place on Friday.

Entry is open to all makes and models of car, bike, truck and machinery; from early 1900's to the latest models.

We also have driving events to entertain the spectators and participants alike. More information is located on the Events Page. If you wish to participate in any of the events (including the Super Cruise) you must register with the Office at the Showgrounds next to the Grandstand prior to the event.

Click below for;

Showgrounds Map - Motor Show Entrants
Tri-fold Brochure - Page 1
Tri-fold Brochure - Page 2
Nomination Form - Page 1 and Page 2
Information for Motor Show Entrants Pages 1 & 4 Pages 2 & 3

Entering Your Vehicle

Nomination Forms will be posted to last years participants, and are available from the Office on the Motor Show weekend. Alternatively you can download the Nomination Form below to complete and bring with you to the Office at the Event.

Nomination Form

Please ensure you fill out the nomination form with as much information as possible for the entrant's details and the vehicle details. Be sure to include your vehicle's Series as well, as these details can be helpful to identify your vehicle.

Nomination Forms should be emailed to only and will be processed. Once you have been processed you will be given an Entrant Number to use as reference for your payment.

Nomination for Participation Driving Events Only (i.e. not to be judged)
To participate in any of the driving events, you must first Nominate your vehicle as per above

- Super Cruise
- Bill Henderson Observation Rally
- Go To Whoa
- Supreme Entrant (pre-requisite participation in all events)

You will still receive your Entrant Number and Sticker to allow you to participate in the Driving Events, but your sticker will be marked so that the Judges will know not to look over your vehicle.

For those entrants who are not planning on staying for the Sunday of the Motor Show, please advise the office at the time of nomination and collection of your Entrant Sticker so that the Judges have your vehicle judged by Saturday afternoon. If you could also arrange to have a friend or family member to collect any trophy you may win at the Presentation on Sunday afternoon it would be appreciated.

Selection of Categories

The Categories and nomination for same has had a revamp this year.
This year, the Guest Judge will categorize the vehicles whilst judging. There will be no self-nomination of categories.

* * * NEW CATEGORIES * * *

Full list of Categories are as follows (categories with * mean Winner & Runner-up trophies)

Top Judged Car of Show
Supreme Entrant Award
Go-to-Whoa *
Bill Henderson Observation Rally *
Top Ten

Best Unrestored Vehicle *
Best Vintage/Historic (pre 1940) *
Best Modern (post 2007) *
Best Original Restored American *
Best Modified American *
Best Original Restored Holden *
Best Modified Holden *
Best Original Restored Ford *
Best Modified Ford *
Best Original Restored Mopar *
Best Modified Mopar *
Best British/European *
Best Japanese/Asian *
Best Drag/Race Car *
Best Hot Rod (pre 1948) *
Best Australian Muscle Car *
Best American Muscle Car *
Best Custom Classic *
Best Overall Custom *

Best Modern Motorcycle *
Best Custom Motorcycle *
Best Classic Motorcycle *
Best Restored Motorcycle *

Best Owner-Installed Audio System *

Best Standard Paint *
Best Custom Paint *
Best Original Restored Engine Bay *
Best Modified Engine Bay *
Best Custom Engine Bay *
Best Original Restored Interior *
Best Custom Interior *

Best Stationary Engine

Mick Fabar's Encouragement Award
Caught The Judge's Eye
Dare To Be Different
Hard Luck Award
People's Choice

Payment of Entry Fees

- PRE-NOMINATIONS - Discounted Vehicle nomination fee including one (1) adult weekend pass. Closing date 25th May 2017
- PRE-NOMINATIONS RECEIVED AFTER DISCOUNT PERIOD will be charged at the normal gate prices.
- NOMINATIONS AT THE EVENT. Gate fees shall be required to be paid at the front gate on the day and Entry Fees for vehicles and motorcycles paid in cash to the office. NO CHEQUES / NO EFTPOS Facilities available.


Due to the increasing nominations each year, Judging will commence on Saturday morning. Please ensure that your vehicle is in a condition to be judged with its bonnet up as soon as possible. If your sticker is not located on your windscreen, you will not be judged. Extra Entrant Stickers are available after the Motor Show should you wish to keep yours for putting on your tool box or fridge.

As you can appreciate, Entrants are very proud (and deservedly so) of their projects. However some times we, as owners, can be blind to the "third-party perception" of our vehicles. Please remember that the Judges, Executive and Office Staff are all volunteers, and people's opinion as to the "worthiness" of Award Recipients may vary from person to person.

The Judges decision is final, and no discussion nor disclosure of scores will be undertaken so please do not ask as the refusal may cause embarrassment.

Camping and storage of Trailers
Camping is available for non-local entrants free of charge over the course of the weekend. Space availability is limited so we request that trailers are located away from Camping and display areas (see Motor Show Entrants Map). If you need clarification please see the Office.

Should you be travelling with a group of friends who are not entrants within the Motor Show, we encourage non-participants please make use of the lovely Accommodation facilities we have within Charters Towers.

Rules of the Ground
- Wristbands must be worn at all times.
- No BYO alcohol
- No Glass
- No Unrestrained Dogs
- No pushbikes, skateboards or recreational vehicles to be driven in the grounds
- No excessive noise
- Generators to not be used between 10pm and 6am
- Electrical leads cannot be run across walkways or roadways
- Camping and display sites must be left clean and tidy upon leaving.

Charters Towers Restorers Club Executive members reserve the right to reject and/or eject any person or firm as they deem as undesirable for any reason.

Driving Events

Super Cruise

The Motor Show holds two (2) Super Cruises with a police escort on Saturday morning and again on Sunday afternoon just before presentations. Please assemble at the Assembly Point marked on the Motor Show Entrant Map. This is only open for Road Registered vehicles that have been entered and issued an Entry Number. Please remember that all Queensland Road Rules apply.

Bill Henderson Observation Rally

The Observation Rally is held early Saturday afternoon, again only to Road Registered Entrants. Only a driver and one (1) passenger will be in the vehicle. Please assemble at the Assembly Point marked on the Motor Show Entrant Map.

Upon completion, forms must be handed back to the Officials at the front gate. PLEASE DO NOT BRING YOUR ANSWER SHEETS TO THE OFFICE! Once again, please drive sensibly and all Queensland Road Rules apply.

Winners are determined by most number of correct answers first and, in the event of a tie, field ranking is determined by time elapsed to complete. Score results are not given out, nor are the answers.

Go To Whoa

This year the Go To Whoa Qualifying will be moved to later on Saturday afternoon. To participate you must have entered your vehicle into the show, and separately nominated for this event prior to the cut off time to be advised.

More information regarding the running of this event is located on the Events Page.

People's Choice

Each entrant will be given some People's Choice forms in their Entrant Bags. You may vote for as many different cars as you like but you may only vote for each car once! Votes are counted as points towards the Supreme Entrant Award.

Supreme Entrant Award

The Supreme Entrant Award is given to the Entrant with the highest combined score, who participates in all events over the course of the weekend (excluding Sunday events).

Scores from the following are tallied to determine the Supreme Entrant Award;
- Participation in Saturday Morning Super Cruise
- Ranking Score from Bill Henderson Observation Rally results
- Ranking Score from Go To Whoa Qualifying round
- Judges Score
- Valid People's Choice votes