Malcolm Flynn | Jun 13, 2012

Organisers for the Australian International Motor Show have confirmed that the 2014 and 2016 events will be relocated while the show's traditional home is redeveloped.

After considering several options, the showgrounds at Sydney's Olympic Park have been chosen as the caretaker venue.

The 2012 show (October 19-28) will be held at the regular Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre location, before the venue closes for an extensive expansion and redevelopment project.

AIMS’ new alternating city formula will see the 2013 and 2015 shows held as normal at the Melbourne Convention Centre.

"The Sydney Olympic Park venue will enable the Motor Show to grow and become a more diverse event, with the expansive outdoor areas giving exhibitors more room and the chance to host both on and off stand activities the possibilities are practically endless," said Event Director Russ Tyrie.

Sydney Olympic Park has proven credentials for large scale events, with the 2000 Sydney Olympics, and the annual Sydney Royal Easter Show and Sydney 400 V8 Supercar round among its credits.

In the meantime, “the 2012 Australian International Motor Show at SCEC promises to be a fantastic send-off to a great venue," Tyrie said.