This years Australian International Motor Show, held in Sydney from October 9-19 is shaping up to be a big one, with the organizers announcing a new attraction they are calling Supercar Central.
Supercar central is an all new concept for Australian motor shows and its purpose is to bring together some of the best low-volume hand-crafted exotics the automotive world has to offer.
"Supercar Central will be a highlight of a very strong Australian motor show in 2008. The display will provide a unique opportunity to enjoy rarely sighted cars in one place at one time," said the chief executive of the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, Andrew McKellar.
Initial exhibits already confirmed for Supercar Central are the $1.5 million Pagani Zonda Roadster from Italy, the hand-built Morgan Aero 8 from Britain and the Australian-designed Elfin MS8 Streamliner.
According to the FCAI, the 2008 Australian International Motor Show is being strongly supported by Australia's most popular car brands, many of whom have increased their commitment to the show by booking more floor space.
Mr McKellar said the motor vehicle brands attending this year's show represent more than 90 per cent of Australian car market sales.
"Increased space allocation for some exhibitors will give them the best ever opportunity to display new models and concepts in an even more attractive fashion. The result will be a better looking and even more dynamic motor show," said Mr McKellar.
Last year's motor show in Sydney attracted 245,000 people, making it Australia's largest automotive expo and one of the top 10 motor shows in the world.
The 2008 Australian International Motor Show will be held at the Sydney Exhibition Centre at Darling Harbour from October 9 to 19.