The Aussie Motor Show opened tonight, and I lucked out and ended up in Sydney just in time… and in a hotel that’s literally connected to the event center. 🙂 I saw some great cars tonight, and my “I am the stig” tshirt from the London show in July earned me a lot of friendly comments from the Aussies. 🙂 The highlights for me were the cars I’ve never seen before in person, like Holden and HSV:

There were some sweet concept cars, like this one from Mazda:

and a world premiere at the Renault booth, with their new Koleos ute.

Of course, lots of exotics and other interesting stuff, all here for you in the gallery:

Click here for the Australian Auto Show gallery.

Myself, I’m sold on the HSV’s. When I start spending my winters in Oz, I’ll have an HSV GTS for every day, and a Maloo R8 for Home Depot runs. 🙂