Showgarden at Mantorp Park

Gatebil is not just about track driving. At all Gatebil festivals we also have a car show – Gatebil Showgarden. This article, program and info is regarding Gatebil Showgarden for 2024 at Mantorp Park Summer Festival June 13-16!

So what is Gatebil Showgarden? It is a large, specially designated exhibition area at Gatebil festivals where everyone who has a slightly special and nice car that stands out from the crowd can participate. Both new and old – original and rebuilt. 

Gatebil Showgarden takes place from Friday to Sunday, where you have a chance to see many beautiful cars from all over Scandinavia and sometimes also from other countries as well!

To visit Showgarden you have to visit Gatebil. Get your tickets here:

To find out what kind of tickets you need to participate – read the rule book and info bello

Program
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Friday, 14th of June

08:00 Gates open for Showgarden participants
09:00 Gatebil Showgarden opens to the public
19:00 Gatebil Showgarden closes to the public

Saturday, 15th of June

09:00 Gatebil Showgarden opens to the public
14:00 Limbo at the Showgarden Area
19:00 Gatebil Showgarden closes to the public
19:50 Gatebil Parade on the track
23:30 Gatebil Prize Ceremony for hand picked categories

Sunday, 16th of June

09:00 Gatebil Showgarden opens to the public
12:00 Showgarden Award ceremony
17:00 Gatebil Showgarden closes to the public


P.s. Remember that to receive your prize, you have to attend the Gatebil Award Ceremony that will take place on Sunday, 26.05. at 12:00 at Gatebil Taxi tent area. No prizes can or will be sent or delivered by others to the participants afterwards. We are doing this to create fair competition! 😉

I want to show my car!
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Register your car here: https://gatebil.no/vote/ and pick the according festival/festivals you are planning to attend.

After registration you will receive approval email and a link to purchase your Showgarden Car Pass for a special price. These tickets are available only for Showgarden approved cars and will cost 250 NOK. You yourself need a festival ticket and these are the same tickets as always.

Upon arrival, our entrance staff will refer you to the exhibition area, where ARN Racing staff will help you find a great spot to showcase your car. You will receive a Showgarden sticker to place on your windscreen and a paper page to fill out info about your car.

This year we have limited space for Showgarden, so we need all cars to be pre-registred and approved. 

We reserve the rights to decline your application, if you have not been registred at least 3 days before the festival.

Categories for Showgarden at Mantorp Summer Festival
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Categories where the top 3 is picked by visitors:

  1. People´s Choice

Special categories where one winner is picked by designated partner/jury in each cateogry:

  1. ARN racing award
  2. Meguiars Shine and Finish – picked by Meguiar’s
  3. Gatebil Award – picked by Gatebil staff
  4. Best in Showgarden
  5. “Pop the Hood” – best engine compartment
  6. “Swing the Doors” – best decor
  7. “Rolling art” – best livery
  8. Random kid award
  9. KOOZ Award
  10. EPLAMOJJE Award
  11. Lowrider – Limbo award
  12. Spirit of the parade
  13. Made in EU
  14. Made in USA
  15. Made in Asia
  16. Retro – Made before 1999
  17. Stance
  18. Race car
Judges
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Showgarden at Mantorp park has been in collaboration with ARN Racing since it started. In 2024 they will be reinforced and the jury will now also include Lukas Kooz and Morgan ”Eplamojje” Svennarp.

I don’t think anyone in the car culture has missed Lukas Kooz with his many prize-winning and extreme show cars and his eye for detail.

Morgan ”Eplamojje” Svennarp has worked as a painter for many years and has painted many award-winning cars. Morgan has also built an extremely large number of prize-winning show cars trough the years.

Photos from Instagram of dualmtv and eplamojje, as well as Facebook Dodds.se.

Participants and voting
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You will find all participants, their pictures and info about them HERE starting from 27th of May.
Voting will be open from 14.06.2024. 9:00 to 16.06.2024 09:00 Voting happens only for category People´s Choice. All the rest of the nominations will be decided by a jury.

Rule Book
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To showcase your car at Showgarden, you have to have an interesting car and a weekend ticket to the chosen Gatebil festival for you and a special Showgarden Car Pass for your car. (You will not need the regular car pass for your car). You will receive a link to purchase this ticket for 250 NOK after registration and approval by Gatebil staff in a separate email.
You are not sure if your car is special enough? Just take a chance and apply to participate and find out!

GENERAL INFO FOR PARTICIPANTS

  1. Register your car by adding all necessary information:
    Title (mostly Car model)
    Event (pick which event you are attending)
    Owner(write your name and surname)
    Car model 
    Info(Add some more info about your car. Details about buying it, building it, changing it)

    Thanks to(add info about everyone who has helped you to buy it/make it/ rebuild it)

    Add picture under “Featured image” so that your post would have a main picture
    Add additional photos in Gallery
  1. After receiving an approval email, make sure you have a ticket for you(festivalbillett) and your car (Showgarden Car Pass).
  2. Meet up at Gatebil and ask our marshals for guidance to the designated territory. On Friday at 08:00 Gates open for Showgarden participants in Showgarden area.
  3. Get your Showgarden window card + Showgarden sticker for your car and place it on the front window of your car.
  4. Enjoy Gatebil Festival every day up until Sunday 12:00 and join Award ceremony that will take place at Taxi stage. Remember that to receive your prize, you have to attend the Gatebil Award Ceremony that will take place on Sunday, 21.09. At 12:00 at Gatebil Taxi tent area.

SOCIAL MEDIA

  1. It is strictly forbidden to post information with voting link via your or your friends social media. If we will see your post or will be informed of such occurrence, you might be disqualified from the voting process with no notice given to you.

CAMPING FOR SHOWGARDEN PARTICIPANTS

  1. There is no special place to camp for Showgarden participants other than designated festival camps that are the same for all Gatebil visitors. You can pick between Family camp and Party Camp. 
  2. It is not allowed to camp next to your car.
Parade
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We invite you to probably the most special car parade in the world – GATEBIL ALL CARS PARADE!
At every festival we have a special Gatebil Car parade and all Showgarden participants are welcome to join our Parade to go for two laps around the race track.

INFO FOR DRIVERS:

Participants gather in a line to enter the track 16:45 and be ready to enter the track at 17:00 right after Gatebil Extreme has completed their practice. We make a formation in two lines. It is important to follow Gatebil Crew notifications. We will drive one lap slowly and stop to gather in the long straight in front of spectators to take a picture. It is allowed to exit cars at this point for the picture. After the photo is taken, pay attention to Gatebil CREW and get in the car. When everyone is in their cars we take one more lap and apart from the cars participating in GDB Top 16, must leave the track.

It is allowed:

  • It is allowed to have a passenger to the parade. As this is slow driving, helmets are not required (only if you want them in the photo).
  • It is allowed to use flags, smoke grenades, another attributes.
  • All Streetcar cars are invited – Extreme, Drift, Straight Line and showgarden cars!

It is strictly prohibited:

  • Driving past GATEBIL Taxis
  • to drive fast,
  • Do “burnouts”,
  • drive sideways
Q & A
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QUESTIONS ANSWERED

QA
Can I participate in voting by just arriving and parking my car in the Showgarden area?To participate in the voting, you have to be registered online: https://gatebil.no/vote/
Can I camp next to my car?No, you can pick one of the designated camping areas.
Do I have to participate on all days to be part of voting process?Yes, you have to participate from Friday to Sunday.
Can I receive my prize if I am not participating on the last day of the event?No, if you are not attending, you lose your prize, though information about your victory will still be published on Gatebil.no and probably on Facebook.
Can I publish voting information on my socials to gain more votes?It is strictly forbidden to post information with voting link via your or your friends social media. If we will see your post or will be informed of such occurrence, you might be disqualified from the voting process with no notice given to you.
You are allowed to invite people to visit showgarden area via your socials and by scanning QR code to vote for your car.
Can I arrive each day and leave in the evening?Yes, that is allowed, but we don’t guarantee your place in the Showgarden area, if you have left for the night.
Can I take my car to the camping area every evening?Yes, that is allowed, but we don’t guarantee your place in the Showgarden area, if you have left for the night, and we don’t suggest that, as in party camp there are a lot of partying happening and no one can guarantee safety of your car from drunk people. 🙂
Can I advertise to the festival spectators my car and ask them to vote for it at the event?Yes, for sure!
Can I bring flags, posters, banners with me?Yes, all of that will look specially good on Showgarden Parade taking place on Friday!

THE OFFICIAL PARTNERS OF SHOWGARDEN:

Meguiars participates in all the festivals to show you how to take care of your car in the best way.

Meguiars on Facebook.