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Perth Speed Fest tribute to iconic DeLorean - Back to the Future Day
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DeLorean star of the show on Back To The Future Day

Perth, Western Australia: 21 October 2015, at precisely 4.29pm

 
Perth movie fans and car lovers gathered at the Perth Cultural Centre today at precisely 4.29pm, Wednesday 21st October, to celebrate what has come to be known as Back To The Future Day, at an event produced by Perth Speed Fest.

The future has arrived, that is today’s date - 21 October 2015 – the date that Doc Brown and Marty McFly time-travelled in a DeLorean in the iconic 80’s movie Back to the Future Part II. 

Today’s groundbreaking date is being celebrated around the world with a Facebook fan base over four million, an official countdown website, merchandise releases and special screenings of all three movies in cinemas.

Fans, some dressed as Doc and Marty, waited until the precise time and cheered as a 1982 silver DeLorean sporting number plates '88mph', a tribute to the film that made the DeLorean famous, appeared through a cloud of smoke with 58-year-old car owner David Parody dressed as Doc behind the wheel.

Just like the 80’s iconic movie, the Perth Speed Fest will offer the chance to step back in time with a showcase of historic vehicles through the eras to today, including of course, this classic 1982 DeLorean.

"Like all DeLorean owners, I've been waiting years for this date," Mr Parody said. 

"I'm never selling my DeLorean, it's such a unique car and mine is one of only a handful in the world that's right-hand-drive, so it's really rare.  

"I'm a car lover and have a few other classic cars in my shed in Gnangara, but nothing stops people on the street like the DeLorean, it's a real thrill to drive - an iconic car matched to an iconic movie - and yes, I am a fan of Back to the Future," the Aviation Fire Fighter said. 

Mr Parody's DeLorean will be on display in the Gary Miocevich Rare and Dangerous Pavilion at Perth Speed Fest, held on Sunday 13 December at Perth Motorplex. 

"Perth Speed Fest will be great - I love that people like me, guys that love and own great cars, can enter their wheels in the Motor Show and drive them in parade laps for everyone to enjoy," the father of three said. 

"It makes you feel good when people admire your car, especially after the hard work, time and money spent on it. I enjoy working on my cars but you could say I have a love-hate relationship with them when things don't go according to plan.

"I love the V8s and I've been to just about every race held in Perth. I often go to Motorplex too to check out the drags and loved Rally Australia when we had it here - so I reckon Perth Speed Fest will be awesome - all those things and classic cars in the one place."

Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment celebrates this once-in-a-lifetime date, as well as the 30th Anniversary of the ground-breaking first film, with a new anniversary trilogy that made its debut earlier this month on Blu-ray™ & DVD.  The trilogy includes all three movies plus a new bonus disc with two hours of content (such as all-new original shorts, documentaries, two episodes from the animated series and more).

Perth Speed Fest, held on Sunday 13 December 2015 at Perth Motorplex, is a spectacular showcase of race cars and super stars with non-stop action on The Tarmac and The Dirt.  Tickets are on sale now at www.perthspeedfest.com.
 
Formula 1 star Daniel Ricciardo will race the loud Red Bull Racing RB7 2011 world-championship winning car on the tarmac three times against top cars in the ultimate test of speed. Joining Ricciardo is V8 Supercar drivers, brothers Will and Alex Davison, MotoGP rider Jack Miller, Formula 1 royalty Alan Jones, Australian Superbike Champion Wayne Maxwell, motorsport broadcaster Greg Rust, V8 pit lane reporter Riana Crehan and more.
 
Perth Speed Fest is inspired by the Goodwood Festival of Speed (UK) and is a fantastic addition to the Australian motoring calendar and Perth's event calendar. 
Perth Speed Fest tribute to Back to the Future Day. Credit: Renato Ranieri
Winner of Perth Speed Fest Best Dressed Competition, Anthony Tran of Maylands
Dave Parody's 1982 DeLorean. Credit: Stylin Magazine
Daniel Ricciardo champagne spray
Daniel Ricciardo in F1 car
Jack Miller MotoGP Japan
MEDIA CONTACT
Dianne Bortoletto, Pronto PR, dianne@prontopr.com.au, 0439 997 075

For information about the Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment trilogy:
Universal Sony Pictures, Home Entertainment Australia Pty Ltd
Bang Public Relations,  02 9018 2222, zoe@bangpr.com.au

  
NOTES TO EDITORS

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Photos
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All Daniel Ricciardo and Red Bull Racing photos must be credited to: Red Bull Media House.
 

About
Perth Speed Fest is a fun family-friendly action packed, high-octane day out that will feature:

  • Motorsport Stars confirmed:  
    • Daniel Ricciardo - Formula 1 driver with Red Bull Racing
    • Alan Jones - Australia's only living Formula 1 World Champion
    • Wayne Maxwell - Australian Superbike 
    • Jack Miller - MotoGP 
    • Will Davison - V8 Supercars
    • Alex Davison - V8 Supercars 
    • Alister McRae - rally
    • James Brock - V8 Utes
    • Riana Crehen - V8 Supercars pit lane reporter
    • Greg Rust - Motorsport commentator
       
  • The Pits - VIP access to the hub of the event. Get up close and personal with your favourite drivers, crews, cars and grid girls. Your opportunity to see the race rigs, watch crews at work, and participate in the wheel-change challenge.
     
  • The Dirt  – High horsepower sideways action featuring vintage and modern rally cars, quads, buggies, side-by-sides and bikes.
     
  • The Tarmac - The Perth Motorplex is home to amazing 10,000 horsepower Top Fuel dragsters. Witness Formula 1 star Daniel Ricciardo in the Red Bull Racing RB7, the 2011 world-championship winning F1 car, go head to head against top cars in the ultimate test of speed. The Motor Show vehicles will also parade demonstration laps in their eras.
     
  • Extreme Tarmac - Running at selected times during the day, the Extreme Tarmac will highlight the skills of a specialised group of drivers racing the clock in the ultimate sideways challenge. A variety of cars including highly modified rally, drift and tarmac machines will be pushed to their limits as they strive for the perfect run.
     
  • Motocross - High-octane, gravity-defying daredevil stunts, tricks and backflips are the order of the day when the best Motocross riders jump and rev their way around the centre of the Motorplex Speedway.
     
  • Motor Show - A showcase of historic vehicles in their eras from pre-1940s through to now. An opportunity for enthusiasts to proudly present their motors, providing the public with an opportunity to check out some seriously stunning wheels and get a great insight into local motoring history. This isn't just a static show and shine - watch these impressive vehicles motor along in a parade lap on The Tarmac.
     
  • Gary Miocevich Rare and Dangerous Pavilion – named after esteemed drag racer and the great man who designed Perth Motorplex, come and see unique, impressive, purpose-built vehicles including Thunder Down Under Jet Truck and the Mad Max 1974 Ford XB coup.
     
  • VIP Suites – Your own exclusive suite for up to 20 people overlooking the Dirt or the Tarmac with the best viewing, unlimited access to the Perth Speed Fest Pit, mingle with the who’s who of motorsport, premium selection of food, drinks and VIP parking. Click here for more
     
  • The VIP Marquees – Join like-minded motoring VIPs in a stunning communal marquee overlooking the Dirt or the Tarmac with the great viewing, unlimited access to the Perth Speed Fest Pit, mingle with the who’s who of motorsport, premium selection of food, drinks and VIP parking. More information here.
     
  • VIP Gala Dinner – 6.30pm, Saturday 12 December at the State Reception Centre at Fraser’s Kings Park. Western Australia’s motoring night of nights of fast cars and super stars – listen to stories recounted by the legends of motorsport including Daniel Ricciardo, Alan Jones, Jack Miller, and Wayne Maxwell. Your MC for the night is motorsport broadcaster Greg Rust. For more information click here

Visit www.perthspeedfest.com for more information.

PSF Motorplex map

Motor Show Applications
Applications encouraged from owners of vehicles the following categories:Historic car
    • Pre 1940s
    • 1950s
    • 1960s
    • 1970s
    • 1980s
    • 1990s
    • 2000 +
  • Applications must include three photos of the vehicle with 250-word description including history, modifications, spend, etc. 
  • Successful applicants notified by 6 November
  • Successful applicants will be required to pay $120 per entry which includes 2 x Silver tickets to the Perth Speed Fest (general admission and pit pass) valued at $300
  • Application forms can be downloaded at http://perthspeedfest.com/whats-on/perth-speed-fest-motorshow/

Ticket prices
General Admission:           $99 plus booking fee (includes GST)
Child (15 and under):         $65 plus booking fee (includes GST)
Children under 5:               Free
Pit pass:                             $50 plus booking fee (includes GST) or $60 at the gate
VIP Suite:                           $440 plus booking fee (includes GST)
VIP Marquee:                     $385 plus booking fee (includes GST)
VIP Gala Dinner:                $550 plus booking fee (includes GST)

Media Accreditation
Media Accreditation will be required to attend Perth Speed Fest for photographers, journalists and online media. Application form available soon. 

MEDIA CONTACT
Dianne Bortoletto, Pronto PR, dianne@prontopr.com.au, 0439 997 075
  
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