The world’s biggest automotive lifestyle festival returns to Sydney

Following last year’s successful debut, Hot Import Nights returns to Sydney on the 15th of December, 2018. Known for celebrating the tuning lifestyle & culture, his year’s showcase features modified cars, gaming, modelling competition, entertainment & food trucks. With a larger location, the event will also play host to a basketball tournament & a dedicated zone for children. Pre-sale tickets will be on sale from the 15th of June 2018 on

Sydney NSW, July 11, 2018 : Hot Import Nights (HIN) Australia presented by Hi-Tec Oils & the Colab Team is a highly-successful and globally-renowned automotive lifestyle event that returns to Sydney on Saturday 15th December 2018 at the Dome and Halls 2 & 3 in Sydney Olympic Park.

A curated festival originating from California, the Australian version celebrates the modified car culture, where cars are reconstructed into works of performing art & acknowledged with over sixty trophies for various categories. A car lover’s paradise, this year’s naming sponsor of the festival, Hi Tech Oils hosts plenty of exhibitors from the car, entertainment & gaming industries as well as food trucks & import models. For the first time, festival goers can expect to experience a FIBA certified 3 on
3 basketball tournament as well as electronic gaming Project Cars 2 and NBA2K contest organised by Hive Gaming & M Wave Australia.

Children & adults will be captivated by the Remote Control cars, and HIN will also be bringing out special hang out areas including a kids play area. The Model Lounge also returns, where eager fans can meet import models as well as contestants of the Miss Hot Import Nights Australia pageant. Winner of the Miss HIN 2017 Melissa Grace gave this advice to potential entrants “ Just be yourself and have fun” .

One of the major highlights at HIN AU was the unveiling of the secret project car. With over 100 working man hours and eleven different teams of specialists, the finished product in 2017 saw the Nissan 350Z Rocket Bunny remodeled to a sleek head turner. Whilst reluctant to divulge further details of the next highly anticipated project car, owner Chook Tran did reveal that “HIN Australia’s 2018 next project car will be in collaboration with J Racing; a multiple award winning workshop who is no stranger to the show car scene in Australia since the old Auto Salon days“ .

HIN Australia have partnered with influential and reputable brands in Australia for the 2018 main event, with Hi-Tec Oils Australia as the naming sponsor. Owner of Hi Tec Oils George Gambino said the collaboration with HIN “was the right fit and we had to get on board”. Other major partners including Shannons Insurance and Ruizean are also supporters of the HIN festival and contributors to the revitalisation of the Australian automotive lifestyle industry.

Early Bird Tickets are on sale now for a limited time.

General tickets, registration for exhibitors, car, motorcycle competitors & the Miss HIN Australia contest will commence on Sunday 15th July 2018, from 1pm Australian Eastern Standard time.



About Hot Import Nights

Hot Import Nights (HIN) was founded in California, USA and has been the world’s biggest consumer-centric automotive lifestyle show for more than a decade. With over 20,000 attendees at shows across 10+ States in the U.S., HIN is a brand that influenced and pioneered the automotive lifestyle industry whilst congregating high-spending consumers
that are attracted to other aspects of the automotive culture and lifestyle; such as technology, gaming, fashion, food and entertainment. For more information, please visit

About the Sponsors

Hi-Tec Oils is an Australian owned company with more than 200 years of total workforce experience in lubricants. Similar to HIN Australia’s mission to advocate local Australian talents and products, Hi-Tec Oils are one of Australia’s largest independent oil manufacturer’s, with warehouses in every state and territory of Australia managed by Hi-Tec Oils staff. Their state of the art blending plant, produce a range of high quality oil products based on their ongoing partnership with leading international base oil and additive suppliers. Hi-Tec Oils also bring to the table exciting elements from their subsidiary Hi-Tec Drift Australia brand, and support from their Hi-Tec Batteries brand.

Shannons Insurance are no stranger to motoring car enthusiasts, and have services created especially for highly-modified cars. Their mission of servicing passionate automotive enthusiasts is a perfect marriage with HIN Australia’s core values.

Ruizean Group is a specialised financial services company based in Sydney. The company has established itself as an innovative category leader in the provision of financial services including funds management, FX trading, international payment solutions, insurance broking, lending solutions and more. Ruizean is able to provide fast and reliable services specifically tailored to the needs of both corporate and individual stakeholders of HIN Australia.

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