Michael Webster has a desire to revitalise local car culture.
A long-time racer, Webster is planning an automotive show to get enthusiasts excited about motorsports again. Called Cayman’s Grand Autoshowoff, Seven Mile Shops is slated to host car lovers on 3 March from 3.30 to 10.30pm.
Webster states the current buzz around Cayman’s car culture is far from previous levels.
“We’re just trying to bring the car scene back,” Webster said. “Right now, it’s dead. We’ve had nothing, in terms of car shows, in quite a few years, with the last one being a car/boat show involving Andreas Ugland.
“It’s about bringing the car scene back. Hopefully in the next 12 months, there will be new cars on the scene. To be clear, the March show is not about racing, it’s about showing off cars.
“It’s catering to modified cars with clean engine work. We might have two boats for the event and we’re trying to get bikes there. We’re hoping for a good show and hopefully girls come out for the bikini contest.”
Cayman’s Grand Autoshowoff is being put on by Webster through his company MJ Entertainment and Boknology Inc, with help from local automotive resource CSN.ky.
The event caters to all types of vehicles with prizes on offer for various classes in the following categories: “Super Street Legal”, “Best Island Domestic”, “Best Island Import”, “Best Motorbike” and “Crowd Favourite”.
For entertainment, there will be a bikini contest with a $250 cash prize and a live disc jockey.
Webster states drivers have added incentive to take part in the totally free event.
“Between sponsors Napa, Automotive Art and Tony’s Toys, there will be prizes supplied. Sponsors like Saxon MG, who are expected to have a booth featuring Rohelio Wright’s car, Detail Auto Body and Liquid Nitro energy drink will also be there. There will be Nitro-Ritas (basically margaritas mixed with Liquid Nitro) going around and every participant gets a free Liquid Nitro shirt.”
There is a history of car shows on these shores, with the Cayman Auto Enthusiasts Association hosting events last year focusing on car audio levels and decibel readings.
The event is free to the public and participants see free registration. Free parking will be available at Queens Court. Interested persons must register to be in the show with registration closing on Thursday, 28 February.
For more information, call 925-5433 or e-mail [email protected]