SummerNats Malaysia 2014: First Australia Largest Automotive Event in Asia

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Malaysia is the first Asian Country chosen to host this 27-years old premier Australia Biggest Automotive Event, Summer Nationals or SummerNats. For motor heads, the hosting of the very first SummerNats Malaysia 2014 is going to be the start of a huge annual pilgrimage for custom and collectible car and motorcycle lovers.

SummerNats Malaysia will be held at the Sepang International Circuit over four days from 29 August to 1 September 2014. The prestigious event was officially launched today by Yang Berhormat Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri bin Tan Sri Abdul Aziz, the Minister of Tourism and Culture Malaysia together with Mr Russell Avis, General Manager of SummerNats Australia, Mr J.P. Chin, Founder of JPM Motorsport and witnessed by Ms. Susan Kahwati, Senior Trade & Investment Commissioner of the Australian Trade Commission in Malaysia & Brunei and Datuk Razlan Razali, Chief Executive Officer of Sepang International Circuit.

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Summer Nationals or SummerNats, has grown into a genuine Australian icon, an annual auto festival that was the brainchild of renowned car enthusiast Chic Henry who kicked off the first event of its kind in 1988. Evolving into what has become an annual pilgrimage for motor heads down under, up to 1,500 of the toughest Australian elite street machines descend on Exhibition Park in Canberra for a three-and-a-half day showdown in front of close to 100,000 spectators fueled by the judging of top street machines, the world’s best burnout battle, precision driving demos, horsepower heroics, and much more.

There will be hundreds vehicles on display which consists of American and European classic, sports and muscle cars, some of which are collectibles from JPM Motorsport’s very own auto musuem.  This includes legendary classics such as the AC Cobra, the Chevrolet Camaro SS, the Chevrolet Bel Air, the Chevrolet Impala and the all American, the legendary Ford Mustang. Also on display will be thousand custom made two wheelers and exotic super bikes.

One of the highlights of the event will be the SummerNats Street Machine Parade which will involve not only Muscle Cars, Classic Cars, Supercars and Sports Cars but also include all genre of motorcycles from choppers and superbikes, to sports bike and even interesting bikes like Vespa participating in a parade within and outside of the Sepang International Circuit. For bikers, JPM Motorsport will be organizing a Malaysia Riding Tour in which the final rendezvous point will be at SummerNats Malaysia.

SummerNats Malaysia will also have ample local flavor, acknowledging homegrown talent by crowning the Best Local Custom Car and Motorcycle. The SummerNats Judging Pavilion will see cars and bikes alike competing against each other in 12 categories, judged by a panel of reputable judges from Australia and Malaysia through partners such as Tom’s Stickers.

The event is also being supported by the presence of a fleet of thoroughbred supercars from the Ferrari Owner’s Club of Malaysia, Porsche Club Malaysia, and the Lamborghini Owner’s Malaysia. JPM Motorsport will be out to create another Malaysia Book of Records entry with the Biggest Bicycle Gathering on Merdeka Day. The target is to have 10,000 cyclists gathered and for those who like, do some fun laps around the Sepang International Circuit.

SummerNats Malaysia will include a motorshow with the aim of housing all reputable car and motorcycle brands during the weekend. And for those who love or intend to customize their cars, there will also be a special zone dedicated to aftermarket products and accessories. Also being staged at SummerNats Malaysia is the UltraRacing Gymkhana for local car enthusiasts.

It will be nothing short of high speed action at SummerNats Malaysia which will also coincide with the running of the annual Sepang 12-Hour Race or previously known as Merdeka Endurance Race. The race will feature many local and international race teams, with world-class drivers piloting equally world class racing machines dicing it out for 12 hours.

Tickets to SummerNats Malaysia are priced at RM100 for four days, and are available online from the JPM/SummerNats website or via appointed ticketing agents. For more information about SummerNats Australia and to give visitors an idea of what is in store for Malaysia, visit and

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