Summernats kicks off in style again this year with the excitement and spectacle that is the Summernats City Cruise. Hundreds of Australia's toughest street machines take to the streets of Canberra in a must-see rolling showcase of spectacular custom cars.

Leaving Exhibition Park at midday Thursday and heading into the heart of our nation's capital before returning to EPIC for the biggest horsepower party of the year, the City Cruise isn't just reserved for the tamer end of town with the big, bad, blown beasts allowed to join in too thanks to temporary permits that will allow unregistered vehicles to participate.

Cruising the streets of Canberra with thousands of spectators lining the streets is a blast for everyone involved and everyone a taste of the incredible showcase in store at Exhibition Park.

Cars that were once excluded from participating in the official opening of the Summernats for being a little low or a little loud can now join in the fun. Only 80mm off the deck? Not a problem! Pipes too loud? 100dB or less and you’re all good! Engine sticking way up through the bonnet? Take a passenger to keep a lookout for you and we’ll see you on the street!

Further details for entrants available under the Entrant Information tab. Nominations are available though the Car Entry form. Terms and Conditions apply.

Note: Must be a Summernats Entrant to participate.