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Tony O'Kane | May, 16 2013 | 1 Comment

Outside of the political mainstream, there's a host of fringe parties that cater to what would seem to be very specific groups.

There's the Australian Fishing and Lifestyle Party, the Pirate Party of Australia and the amusingly named Help End Marijuana Prohibition (HEMP) Party.

Things get more obscure when you look at the list of state-level and defunct groups. The No Parking Meters Party would appear to have a fairly clear constitution, but what about the Party! Party! Party! or the Sun Ripened Warm Tomato Party?

But now there's a political party that caters to the needs of motoring enthusiasts, and, unlike the Sun Ripened Warm Tomato Party, the Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party is serious.

The Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party (AMEP) formed over the weekend after holding its inaugeral meeting on Saturday, with over 1400 people signing up to become members.

Born out of the Grunt Files online TV show, AMEP spokesperson (and Grunt Files co-owner) Keith Littler said on the Grunt Files Facebook page that AMEP would take the concerns of motoring enthusiasts directly to the upper echelons of government, and allow enthusiasts to come "together as a united and unified voice to combat the negativity targeting us."

AMEP has yet to release a list of its policies or candidates, but expect to hear more as the election draws near.

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