Let’s keep it short and sweet because issue one of FORGED is going to have extensive coverage of the event and of course, we have kept all the good stuff reserved for that.

This year, the Motorplex utilsed a brains trust leading up to the event to scrutinise entries, locate fresh cars for the Elite tent and to inject some much needed changes to the event. From all accounts the show was back on track and the revitalised format kicked plenty of goals with the punters and the entrants alike.

The big winners of the show were Ralf Italiano in his little Deuce Coupe who scooped the pools in the Elite tent and took home the Grand Champion silverware after a fierce battle with Spencer Jarrett in his supercharged VH Commodore. Victory on the skid pad went to Mr Billy Free from FordHold wreckers in the Open class and Peter Flint brought it home in the Blown class with his heavy hitting, big block Falcon Ute. It was Carla Donovan that created her own heat on stage as she took out the ever popular, Miss Motorvation crown.


For FORGED magazine it was the official launch of our promotional efforts and we well and truly made our mark over the weekend. The subscription competition was extremely successful with all four winners getting the ride of their lives in some of the most serious skid cars in the country, during Saturday night’s Blown class qualifying. For other punters though, the FORGED girls were the best part of the show. The gorgeous ladies stopped for literally hundreds of photos and did a fantastic job at spreading the FORGED name. We couldn’t be happier with the love and support shown for FORGED and we are super excited about getting the first issue on the shelves in February.

Motorvation 30 is already in the planning and is already looking very, very impressive and rest assured, FORGED will be playing a major role in that event.