COME ALONG TO OUR GERMAN CAR SHOW AND FAMILY PICNIC DAY

The Sydney German Auto-fest is Australia’s pre-eminent German car event display for vintage, classic, exotic and motor sport enthusiasts. The Mercedes Benz Club New South Wales is the host and organising party of the event.

This year’s Sydney German Auto-fest will feature in excess of 500 pristine and desirable motor vehicles as well as the Mercedes Benz Club NSW and BMW Drivers Club NSW annual Concours d’Elegance. We will have some very special classic cars on display including pre-war Mercedes Benz and the latest cars from Germany.

This year’s event will have everything, naturally an extensive variety of fine German motor vehicles, more sponsors and vendors as well as improved experiences and entertainment for everybody attending.

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The Sydney German Auto-fest has been operating since 2010 and is considered to be Sydney’s premier German car show. Indeed, the Sydney German Auto-fest is now one of the largest car events currently being held in New South Wales.

Each year the event goes from strength to strength in numbers of cars on display as well as in increase in spectators and car enthusiasts. The growing awareness and popularity of the event can be attributed to all the hard work a dedicated group of Mercedes-Benz Club of NSW members have committed over these past years.

Whilst the Mercedes-Benz Club of NSW is the host and organising party of the event, the five major German Marques, including MB, BMW, Porsche, Audi and VW are all well represented. Furthermore, the German car clubs fully support the annual event and contribute to its success. These clubs include BMW Drivers Club NSW, Porsche Club NSW, Audi Club Sydney, Club VeeDub, VW Flat Four Club as well as the Micro Car and Scooters Club.

Each year we plan the event to be better than the previous year. Initiatives introduced in our October 2023 event included:

  • Invitation to German Marque dealerships to set up a display of their latest offering of cars and merchandise. All five German brands were represented on the day.
  • Corporate displays of interest to our attendees and public. Those companies supporting the event included Oldtimer Centre, Collecting Cars, Stash, B&R Brakes, Auto Salon d’Elegance, Best Exhaust P/L, Euro Spec Die Cast Model Cars, Ord Minnett, DIY Autoworks, Repco Australia, BWA Auto, Fuelics, GYEON and Travelrite International.

Food and refreshments are available on the day from our vendors; Volkswurst German Sausages, Fire and Flames Pizza, Ice Cream Super Nova and our coffee vans from Benzin Café and Siftbakes.

The event is held at Gough Whitlam Park, Bayview Avenue Earlwood, NSW 2206. The event is always held on the last Sunday of October each year. Gates open at 7.30am and remain open until 8.30am with all cars to be on display for a 9am start.

Registration

Registration and entry for the event is online only. Please follow the below link to the Eventbrite website where registrations for the event are now open.

We cannot accept cash or card at the gate and entrance to the event is only possible for those who have registered. Parking is available outside the venue for those who wish to visit but not enter.

Registration cost is $20 per vehicle. There is no cost for visitors to the event.

In the past the event has always been a sell-out, so our advice is to get in early and register to avoid disappointment. If the event is cancelled for any reason all entrance fees will be refunded.

The Eventbrite ticket must be printed and placed on the windscreen or dashboard where it is visible to the gate volunteers. This will ensure a quick flow of traffic and minimal entry delays.

JUDGING

For the first time, in 2023, we introduced a friendly competition amongst the five German marques. We will continue this with future events.

Each marque is asked to nominate their three best vehicles to be judged against the best from the other marques. At least two of the three vehicles must be 25 years or older.

Each marque has the opportunity of participating in the judging by nominating one of their own judges. Those five judges will then work with our Chief Judge of the day and between them will nominate the winning cars.

Awards are handed out to all cars in the judging arena so nobody walks away empty handed.

Judging is based on Show and Shine. This is a fun event and there is no need to pursue concours levels of presentation.

Judging will focus on:

  • Exterior – body, paintwork, trim, wheels
  • Interior – judges will not enter the car but they will look through the window
  • Age – the age of the vehicle will be considered when judging.
  • Visual appeal – the overall presentation of the vehicle and how it appeals to the public eye

Where to find us?

The Sydney German Auto-fest venue is located at Bayview Avenue, Gough Whitlam Park, Earlwood NSW 2206. The event is being held on the last Sunday in October. Cars should be in place by 8:30 for a 9 a.m. start. The car entry fee is $20 (online registration only, no cash or card at the gate). The event is open to all German car owners who may wish to display their vehicle on the day in Show and Shine. For more details, please get in touch.

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE ORGANISERS?

We are proud to acknowledge our sponsors, each of whom plays an integral part to the successful operation of the Sydney German Auto-fest.

PLATINUM SPONSOR

SILVER SPONSORS

ASSOCIATE SPONSORS

CHARITY PARTNER

NEWS AND MEDIA

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Get In Touch

For more details about the Mercedes Benz Club NSW, please go to: nsw.mercedes-benz-clubs.com