The annual Street Machine Summernats Car Festival, proudly supported by Rare Spares, is back, loud and proud for 2019. Nats' is going harder than ever, with more rev, muscle, music and of course burnouts. Paint & Panel has five sets of two 'any day' passes to give away, details at the end of this story.

Taking place across four days in Canberra, 3-6 January 2019, the 32nd instalment of this iconic national festival will see over 100,000 people descend on Exhibition Park (EPIC) to witness 2,000 of the most incredible cars in the country, a world record attempt, rocking concerts and a packed program for entrants and crowds alike, in the ultimate display of horsepower.

Summernats 32 will be the scene for Australia to retake the Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous tyre burnout. Summernats previously held the record of 103 cars, but in 2017 Saudi Arabia stole the crown, surprising many with an impressive 119 car burnout. With pride at stake, the Summernats team and entrants from all over the country are determined to reclaim Australia’s place as burnout masters of the world. This jaw dropping record attempt will take place Friday on the iconic ‘Nats burnout pad.

The biggest ever City Cruise will once again herald Summernats arrival in Canberra on Thursday 3rd January with 100 extra cars set to increase the spectacle and size of Australia’s largest automotive street parade. Up to 400 immaculate street machines, hot rods and performance cars will rumble down Northbourne Avenue while thousands of local families, city workers and event visitors admire this once a year public activity, put on as a thank you and welcome to the ‘Nats.

The all new Skid Lane is an exciting addition, where heavily modified beasts can unleash that horsepower away from the Burnout pad, and do it safely in front of the huge crowds lining Tuff Street.

Summernats has once again delivered an epic Aussie music line-up for festival goers. Over two nights, rockers Dune Rats, acclaimed hip-hop artist 360, party pumping DJ Brooke Evers and edgy hip-hop group Butterfingers will all explode on the Summernats main stage to bring the night time vibes and soundtrack to the ‘Nats.

Across the four days, Summernats will have a nearly unlimited supply of high-octane activities to enjoy. The National Burnout Masters, the Great Meguiar’s Uncover, which sees the unveiling of a top collection of never before seen elite show cars, the Body Art Nationals, driving events, Horsepower Heroes, Kids Club, the automotive aftermarket trade exhibitor show, plus the awarding of the Summernats Grand Champion, and much more. There's even a best mullet competition sponsored by Just Cuts.

“Summernats is an assault on the senses and to experience it for yourself is something else. We have been working hard, listening to the fans and entrants and have built in even more value, variety and spectacle to the ‘Nats. It’s going to be huge,” said Andy Lopez, Summernats co-owner.

So if you haven't already, get your butt into gear and get your tickets here or check out below for your chance to win them for free.

WIN a one day pass for two

We have five pairs of one day passes up for grabs. To win your 'any day pass' send an email to with the title Summernats 19 with your suggestion for a new feature, regular article or an event to run for Paint & Panel by Monday 10 December 12pm.

Entries will be judged by the editor, prize is only that stated, editor's decision is final. Entries will be judged on originality and usefulness to industry.

Winners will be contacted via email and announced on our Facebook page Wednesday 13 December.

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