MotorEx 2022 Meguiar’s Superstars results

The full results list from the banging return of the Meguiar's Superstars awards at MotorEx 2022

Photographers: Shaun Tanner, Chris Thorogood, Ben Cad

The Meguiar’s Superstars Hall is one of the major highlights of MotorEx every year, and after a two year hiatus the competition was as tight as ever for the highly coveted silverware.

To even be in the running for the Superstars, entrants had to prove their worth at a prior event like Street Machine Summernats, Adelaide Auto Expo, Showcars Melbourne and the like to earn an invitation for the final showdown at MotorEx. The awards are based around supreme craftsmanship and build quality found at the absolute top level of car creativity, with only the very best vehicles selected to be in the running.

This year’s overall winner and Grand Master was Brenton Dalwood and his stunning 1935 Ford coupe, continuing its red hot form after winning every single Top Elite award at the 2021 Adelaide Auto Expo.

At MotorEx, the ’35 took first place in the Paint, Engine Bay, Undercarriage and Driveline & Engineering and Innovation categories, while also scoring runner-up in the Interior and Impact & Display classes.

“It still doesn’t feel real,” said Brenton’s son, Brad Dalwood on social media. “This was something that Dad and I never though was possible for us to achieve. We’re still trying to process it all.”

Another big awards-grabber was Brian Imlach’s bronze 1934 Chevy sedan, a car that debuted at SM Summernats 34 earlier this year and built by the highly fastidious Steve Aldrick and his Deluxe Rod Shop crew.

The ’34 grabbed the top gong in Impact & Display, as well as second place in Paintwork, Engine & Components, Undercarriage & Driveline and third place in Interior.

It wasn’t the only DRS car to poll in the Superstars awards either, as Kevin Baird’s awesome FX Holden was another one of their ‘Nats 34 unveils that was on the honour roll with a third place in the Overall Innovation category.

It comes as no real surprise that a Rides By Kam machine also featured heavily in the awards ceremony, as another one of Rob Zahabi’s creations took the judges’ fancy.

Trent Carter’s 1970 Plymouth Barracuda well and truly upheld the RBK standard when the cover was pulled off of ‘Nats 34, backing that up with a spot in the Super Six at MotorEx with first place in the Bodywork class and third place in Engine & Components. We’ll have a full feature on this weapon in our June issue, so keep an eye out for that.

Dean Rickard’s gorgeous ’69 HT Monaro cracked into the Super Six with a top place in Interior, and after you read the full feature on the car and the lengths he went to with the innards of the Munro it’s not hard to see why he nabbed the top spot.

Kees Weel’s 1935 Chevy three window coupe continued the dominance of the pre-WWII metal in the Superstars awards, the Peter Fitzpatrick-built machine earning second place in Overall Innovation and third in Bodywork. The idea of the build was to modernise the classic Chev without losing its original 1930s charm. You can read our full feature on the ’35 coupe here.

There were also four inductees from this year’s MotorEx debuts that were given the nod for next year’s showdown: George Anthony ‘s 1969 Ford Mustang, Robert Stevenson’s 1958 restomod Chevy Corvette, Dean Carmody’s slammed 1956 Chevy 210 wagon and Ian Allen’s ultra rare 1939 Chevy sloper.

Below is the full list of winners from this year’s Meguiars Superstars awards, and we’re already chomping at the bit for next year’s showdown.


Grand Master

Brenton Dalwood – 1935 Ford Coupe


George Anthony – 1969 Ford Mustang

Robert Stevenson – 1958 Chevy Corvette

Dean Carmody – 1956 Chevy 210 wagon

Ian Allen – 1939 Chevy sloper

Super Six

Trent Carter – 1970 Plymouth Barracuda

David Xuereb – 1973 TC Cortina

Brenton Dalwood- 1935 Ford Coupe

Brian Imlach – 1934 Chevrolet Sedan

Dean Rickard – 1969 HT Holden GTS Monaro

Kees Weel – 1935 Chevrolet Coupe


1st Trent Carter – 1970 Plymouth Barracuda

2nd Charles Harley – 1957 Chevy Bel Air

3rd Kees Weel – 1935 Chevy Chevrolet three window


1st Brenton Dalwood – 1935 Ford coupe

2nd Brian Imlach – 1934 Chevy sedan

3rd David Xuereb – 1973 Ford TC Cortina

Engine & Components

1st Brenton Dalwood – 1935 Ford coupe

2nd Brian Imlach – 1934 Chevy sedan

3rd Trent Carter 1970 Plymouth Barracuda

Undercarriage & Driveline

1st Brenton Dalwood – 1935 Ford coupe

2nd Brian Imlach – 1934 Chevy sedan

3rd David Xuereb 1973 Ford TC Cortina


1st Dean Rickard – Holden HT Monaro

2nd Brenton Dalwood – 1935 Ford coupe

3rd Brian Imlach – 1934 Chevy sedan

Impact & Display

1st Brian Imlach – 1934 Chevy sedan

2nd Brenton Dalwood – 1935 coupe

3rd Frank Darmanin – 1983 VH Commodore SL/E

Overall Innovation

1st Brenton Dalwood – 1935 Ford coupe

2nd Kees Weel – 1935 Chevy three window

3rd Kevin Baird – 1948 FX Holden