A few weeks have passed since Black Label Invitational happened and if the amount of constant content from photographers and videographers still popping up on social media is any indication of how well Black Label has done, I’d say it was a great success. Black label was a much needed car show for the Melbourne scene, with several other event organisers attempting to host successful shows in Melbourne but never truly hitting the mark. Raymond was the original organiser of the 100mm show and since leaving in 2015 has thought about hosting another for quite a while now. As things go, life got in the way and it wasn’t until August 2018 that he finally decided to get things going.
For Raymond, he always loved looking at examples of car shows from around the globe. The shows from America and Japan seem to continuously spring newer and higher quality builds with each passing show. Looking back at Melbourne, he felt like we needed a platform to show case the cars we have despite having a much smaller car scene. The concept behind Black Label being, the show is only as successful as the quality of cars attending. This is why they decided to ditch the conventional application process of most car shows and host it on an invitation basis only.
While there has been several car shows / festivals in the past several months, never has one gotten the support of such a large majority of the car community. In the months leading up to Black Label, you might have seen many people sharing on social media the Black Label event countdown. Many were rushing to acquire new parts, getting new paint jobs or even just getting new wheel setups to unveil at Black Label. The craziest s2000 build in all of Australia called Project Yume by Nakama Workshop was also getting unveiled at Black Label. We’ll get more photos of project Yume in the near future with a proper full feature. Did I also mention that it’s also still street registered?
Quick thanks to PT works for taking snaps for us all day, give him a follow if you haven’t yet!
We were fortunate enough to receive an invite from the Black Label team, so we scrambled to put together a small group of cars and entered Black Label as The Right Wrong crew. Some of the images you will see will include our journey to Black Label. While completely unrelated to Black Label, this is what the car scene is really about which is why I’d also like to include pictures of our journey to Black Label. It’s about getting a group of friends together to prepare for a car show, staying up late with the support of your friends to get a car finished or even just the detailing of the cars before the event that simply define the friendships you forge from within the car community.
Much of the paint preparation our crew received came in the form of Namikon automotive detailing. Dave and his team put in an insane amount of time even after opening hours for several days before the event just to make sure every single one of our cars were glossy and swirl free. Massive thank you to Dave and his team for taking such great care of our cars as though they were yours and if you liked the finish of the paint on our cars, be sure to send Namikon a message.
Black label was beyond a doubt a much needed injection into the Melbourne car scene. It got so much of the car community to rally behind and show their full support for the event with many rarely seen garage queens on display at Melbourne showgrounds as well. Car shows are about reconnecting with long lost old friends and forming closer bonds with existing ones. With the amount of support behind the organisers and the event, Black Label Invitational 2020 is something we most definitely look forward to!
Enjoy the pictures taken by the ever talented PT works of the event.
A couple of pictures of the crew
The MK Motorsports M4
The organiser of Black Label, Raymond and his Bmw M3
Jett, the owner of Project Yume also brought out his nut and bolt restored AE86 rebuilt by HR workshop
KTN Motorworks also brought out a couple of cars
RWB #2 within Australia!
Instagram : Kevin Tran‘s IS350.
The custom spec LMGT1 on this R33 GTR looked absolutely stunning in person.
Instagram tag for this lovely Mk1 golf cabrio is AKMK12lo
This amazing 180 from Instagram link : Primal Garage is absolutely stunning!
Stanced cars are everywhere, but this build is just on a another level. From the tear drop screamer pipes out the bonnet to the tear dropped exhaust out the rear fender and the custom LED tail lights. Its a sight to behold in person.
Couple of interstate entrants from Canberra too. At the end of the evening, TheRightWrong crew were honored to walk away with two prizes. Best car club and best of show with that insane 2JZ swapped 180sx. If you’d like to follow his build click on his instagram HERE.
Once again a massive thank you to Namikon automotive detailing for helping get us there!
Last but not least, Hartnett media and his murdered out beast. If you haven’t seen his video on the Black Label event, it is embedded right below. Be sure to give it a watch!