2013 Silverwater Motor Festival

Silverwater goes great in 2013

More bikes, more cars and more people ensured a great day at Silverwater Park on May 11. Great weather played a part but there was a positive and peaceful atmosphere as most relaxed to bands Outback Hippies and Subtlebric.

Go to http://sdrv.ms/14Ao8el to check out some pics that I took and to Silverwater 2013 to see which vehicles won on the day.

Silverwater on May 11 starting at 11am

This  year’s Silverwater Motor Festival starts one hour earlier at 11am and finishes by 4pm to fit in with setting sun. Otherwise everything is the same including the entry cost. Since it was again wet on the first Saturday in March we can only pray that this later date works for everyone. See the link to the right for more details.

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2013 Results

Bike Awards                                                                          Winners

Best Bike at Show          entry   15                                180 hp one off custom chopper

People’s Choice Bike     entry 38                                VTX 1300 Honda 06

Best Motorcycle Club Display                                        Southern Cross Australia Social MC

Best Trade-Dianne Fenech                                            Michael’s Bike Gear

Best Modified Bike             entry 2                             Owner built 1977 Shovelhead

Best V-Rod                         entry 20                            ’07   Customised Street V-Rod

Best Custom American   entry 3                                1971 Shovelhead Tribute Bike

Best Custom British      entry 54                                ’48  Triumph Speed Twin Special

Best Custom Japanese  entry 37                                VN 900 Kawasaki

Best Paint                        entry 1                                   Suzuki Hayabusa

Best Stock American     entry 63                                Victory Jackpot

Best Stock British          entry 7                                   Triumph Trident

Best Stock Japanese      entry 25                                 1973 Honda CB 750

Best European                entry 5                                    2011 Ducati Dia Vel

Best Sportster                entry 4                                     2005 Sportster

Best Sports Bike            entry 24                                  2004 Suzuki GSX 1000

Best Trike                       entry 12                                   Harley Trike

Best Sidecar                   entry 27                                    1955 Ariel Square 4

Best Classic Bike           entry 34                                    1952 BSA M 33

Best Vintage                  entry 28                                     Jap Invincible

Best Rat Bike                entry 69                                     Animal’s trike


Car Awards                                                   Winners

Best Car of the Show              entry13: 1935 Ford Pick-up ‘Airbourne 8’-allsteel Custom Hotrod

People’s Choice Car                entry 29 :  2012 VE ute. Only 20 in this colour across Aust/NZ

Best Car Club Display                        Holden VE Club

Hot Rod : Best Nostalgia    entry 31 :Model A  Pick-up Chev 350 Celica 5speed 9”Ford

Best Open                                 entry 37 : Ford 1023 T-bucket

Best Closed                               entry16 : Black 1934     3 window coupe

Street Machine : Best 2 Door  entry 45: Red Chev Nova

Best 4 Door  entry 41: Green/white EH Holden

Classic : Best Original                entry 46 : Oldsmobile Toronado GT

Best Modified               entry 15 : FJ Holden Coupe built in late 50’s and early 60’s.

GM : Best Original                      entry 4 : Blue/Silver 1958 Corvette

Best Modified                    entry 5: Red/white 57 Chev Belair 4 door

Ford: Best Original                    entry17: Ford MK2 Zepher

Best Modified                   entry 7 : Red/white 66 Mustang

Torana: Best Original               entry36: Torana LX SLR

Best Modified             entry 23 : LX Hatch

Japanese/European: Best Original    entry 1: VW Beetle

Best Modified  entry33: Candy Painted  BMW Custom

Best Competition Car                          entry: 44 Datsun 1200 ute

Best Independent Car                         entry: 18 1981 Jaguar XJ6  Mark 3


The Silverwater Motor Festival is a family focused celebration of the positives in motoring. Built on a 18 year tradition of family entertainment by Brotherhood CMC at the Silverwater Street and Custom Motorcycle Show, this is grass roots Festival will showcase custom and street motorcycles, hotrods, classic cars, street machines and competition cars combined with live music and family fun for all ages.

This annual day festival will incorporate two motoring events, the Silverwater Street and Custom Motorcycle Show and the Silverwater Custom and Classic Car Show which will involve car clubs and social motorcycle clubs. Trophies will be awarded for a range of categories as well as prizes in both shows for People’s Choice, Best Car/Bike and Best Club Display.

Date: Saturday May 11, 2013

Sponsors: Shannons Insurance, Fraser Motorcycles, Meguiars, WSFM, Television Sydney, Victory Motorcycles, Live to Ride, Two Wheels, Liquid Moli, Bikers Australia, Love of Cars and House of Colour and Brotherhood CMC.

Time: 11 am to 4 pm


For $55 inc gst trade displays are available by emailing greg@greghirstenterprises.com.au to book a space in the park. Some spots have power otherwise you need to bring tables,chairs, tent etc and a copy of your certificate of currency for public liability insurance.


Social car and motorcycle club displays are welcome. Each club receives six free entry passes and free display space but must provide own shade, tables and chairs.

Set-up time is from 9am – 11 am via rear entry under Silverwater Bridge.


In 2013 trophies include Best Bike and Car of the Show, People’s Choice, Best Club Display plus 17 individual trophies. All category winners receive a trophy from 3.30pm

As well Best of Show wins $300, People’s Choice wins $200 and Best Club Display wins $100 as well for both bike and car.

Sponsor’s bags for the first 40 competition entries for both bike and car shows and Meguiars products will be given out as door prizes during the day.


If you are interested in a cheaper way of attending the 2013 Silverwater Motor Festival on May 11 then email me and I’ll send you back an early bird discount form for you to fill out. All you need do is fill it out and send a cheque or money order to 59-63 Pitt St., Parramatta 2150 with your return mail details for entry passes and the following entry prices will apply, as long as you mail by May 3, 2013:

Competition Entry

Competition cars and bikes can enter for $20 including pillions and passengers. After May 3 it is $20 per person in or on a vehicle at the gate.

General Admission

Adults $15, Teenagers $5 and Family $40. After May 4 it is $20, $10 and $50 at the gate.

Pension Card Holders

Entry on May 11 for pension card holders is $10 at the gate. Contact me by email for a special early bird deal.

Bike Awards                                                                         

Best Bike at Show, People’s Choice Bike, Best Motorcycle Club Display, Best Trade-Dianne Fenech Memorial Trophy, Best Modified Bike, Best V-Rod, Best Custom American, Best Custom British , Best Custom Japanese, Best Paint ,Best Stock American, Best Stock British, Best Stock Japanese, Best European, Best Sportster,Best Sports Bike, Best Trike , Best Sidecar, Best Classic Bike, Best Vintage and Best Rat Bike.

Car Awards

Best Car of the Show, People’s Choice Car, Best Car Club Display, Hot Rod : Best Nostalgia, Best Open, Best Closed, Street Machine : Best 2 Door, Best 4 Door, Classic : Best Original, Best Modified, GM : Best Original, Best Modified, Ford: Best Original, Best Modified, Torana: Best Original, Best Modified Japanese/European: Best Original, Best Modified, Best Competition Car, Best Independent Car

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