Dave Kindig to Host Exclusive Custom Car Show at 2023 Vailo Adelaide 500
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Dave Kindig to Host Exclusive Custom Car Show at 2023 Vailo Adelaide 500

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By Shannons - 07 August 2023
Celebrated car designer Dave Kindig will host and judge the first-ever Kindig Custom Car Show presented by Shannons Insurance at the 2023 VAILO Adelaide 500

American custom car master and TV personality Dave Kindig will visit Australia for the first time ever to host the Kindig Custom Car Show presented by Shannons Insurance, exclusive to the 2023 VAILO Adelaide 500.

The celebrated car designer and Kindig Customs host will travel to Adelaide alongside co-star Kevin Schiele to host and judge 20 of Australia’s elite level custom-built show cars that will be on display at the Kindig Custom Car Show presented by Shannons Insurance.

The centrepiece of the show will be two of Kindig’s own custom cars travelling from the USA, including the renowned designer’s iconic 1957 Chevrolet Corvette ‘Family Affair’ – the same vehicle featured in the opening credits of his TV show.

The second Kindig designed and built car will be announced closer to the event.

Kindig’s iconic 1957 Chevrolet Corvette ‘Family Affair’ – the same vehicle featured in the opening credits of his TV show – will be one of two Kindig-built cars to feature at the Kindig Custom Car Show presented by Shannons Insurance

Fans will also have the chance to learn from Kindig and Schiele’s custom car expertise at live Q&A events and meet the stars during a number of signing sessions and special appearances from Friday to Sunday of the event.

Kindig said: “We can’t wait to experience one of Australia’s best motorsport events, the VAILO Adelaide 500, in November.

“I know there is a rich automotive history in South Australia, so I look forward to sharing my passion for cars with the community of fans at the event.

“I am particularly excited to check out and judge some of the country’s best custom cars at the first ever Kindig Custom Car Show presented by Shannons Insurance in Australia.

“This will be our first trip down under, and I have heard great things about Adelaide – the countdown is on and I’m ALL IN!” 

Kindig Customs co-star Kevin Schiele will join Kindig at the 2023 VAILO Adelaide 500

Schiele said: “We know there is so much passion for custom cars in Australia and we can’t wait to see it for ourselves at the 2023 VAILO Adelaide 500.

“There is an art to restoring cars and I’m looking forward to seeing how the Aussies do it when we judge some of the best cars the country has to offer at the Kindig Custom Car Show.”

Custom car enthusiasts from across Australia can enter for their car to feature and be judged in the Kindig Custom Car Show presented by Shannons Insurance, with classes including Elite (Australia’s highest quality custom builds), Street Elite (very high quality custom builds) and Show n’ Shine (various immaculate vehicles).

Registrations for each category can be completed here.

Details for Kindig and Schiele’s signing sessions, Q&As and other appearances will be shared across the VAILO Adelaide 500’s website – adelaide500.com.au – and social media channels closer to the event.

The VAILO Adelaide 500 will be held November 23 - 26, 2023. Tickets on sale now at Ticketek.