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SummerNats attracts crowds of more than 100,000

SummerNats attracts crowds of more than 100,000
January 5, 2015

The annual Summernats car festival has wrapped up at Exhibition Park in Canberra, after sending the rumble of hotted-up car engines floating over the city's north for four days.

The event, which runs from 1st to 4th January, began on Thursday with 200 street machines and their proud owners rumbled down Canberra's main thoroughfare as part of the annual Summernats city cruise.

During this year's Summernats more than 100 cars also set a new world record for the most burnouts performed simultaneously.

The festival also featured show car judging, the naming of Miss Summernats, burnout competitions and fireworks.

Over its four days, organisers believe around 100,000 people attended the event.

Summernats co-owner Andy Lopez said the event was a celebration of street machines offering something for everyone, stating "it's absolutely revhead heaven.

"You don't see anything like this event anywhere else in Australia or the world.

"It's one of a kind and even if you're not into cars you can just come here and love every minute of it."

As in previous years, there was a high police presence at the event this year while Canberra residents took to social media to vent their frustrations about the event, describing noise pollution, sexual harassment and anti-social behaviour from attendees. 


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