Australia’s biggest horsepower party is already gearing up, with news that Discovery Channel show Street Outlaws’ 'Farmtruck' and 'AZN' are returning to Summernats in January. And this time, we’re told, they’re not just along for the ride.
“We had to come back. We genuinely fell in love with the cars, the culture, the people and the simple fact is this time we want to do a burnout Aussie style!” sayes Farmtruck, who with AZN will supercharge their involvement in the event by shipping a standard version of of Farmtruck’s famous 1970 C-10 Chevy Pick-up (below) over to Australia. In a partnership between Summernats and the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT), the truck will then be modified so Farmtruck can lay his own rubber on the hallowed bitumen that is the Summernats Burnout Pad.
The annual Street Machine Summernats festival presents “four days of automotive perfection” attracting over 100,000 people and 2000 entrants to Canberra.
In a first for Australia, the popular Street Outlaws show will send their own production crew to film the CIT team of automotive and metal fabrication apprentices and staff building the truck, as well as Farmtruck and AZN’s Summernats experience. Street Outlaws will then produce a Summernats special which will be broadcast to millions worldwide on the Discovery network.
The Street Outlaws team are not the only U.S automotive industry heavyweight returning to the ‘Nats. The 1320Video team, who are the largest online street-car media company in the world, boasting over half a billion views on their videos, are also building a car to get into the Summernats 31 action.
“We’re really excited to have huge U.S stars like Farmtruck and AZN plus 1320Video return to Canberra for Summernats, but not at all surprised. They couldn’t keep the smiles off their faces all weekend during their first experience,” said Summernats Co-owner Andy Lopez.
“Not only will these huge shows expose the event to millions of new people worldwide through their respective audiences, but it shows that we have a world class festival here and the entire Australian automotive community should be very proud of that,” said Andy Lopez.
Showing how diverse and action packed the ‘Nats is, the 31st annual horsepower party will play host to the colourful City Cruise through the heart of the city, the world’s premier burnout competition – the National Burnout Masters, the awarding of the most coveted street machine award in Australia, the Summernats Grand Champion, plus a music line-up including Wolfmother, Thundamentals and 28 Days.
The Street Machine Summernats, proudly presented by Rare Spares, will run from January 4-7 next year, and tickets for Summernats 31 are already on sale via www.summernats.com.au.