ShowTime FMX was founded by Gary Reid following his highly-successful international career as a professional water skier in Australia and the United States. As an experienced entertainer and former member of the Australian Water Ski Team (1994), Gary took his passion for performance and transformed it into the world of motocross with the establishment of the ShowTime FMX Freestyle Moto X Team. The innovative concept was launched at the Royal Canberra Show with an exciting and adrenalin-filled event that thrilled crowds and created instant fans. More than 5000 performances have followed as the team continues to tour major shows and events across Australia with death-defying stunts that leave audiences on the edge of their seats.
In 2011, he relocated his business to the Gold Coast with a new goal – to establish a feature stunt show. With his laser-focused and detailed approach, Gary established the ShowTime Entertainment Group and successfully launched a new show - Hollywood Stunt Driver 2 - at Movie World in 2012. Highly-skilled drivers and riders have subsequently delivered more than 4000 world-class, precision performances with VIP experiences giving visitors behind-the-scenes insights into the stunt world.
In 2019 ShowTime Entertainment Group expanded to include the Thunder Lake stunt show at Sea World on the Gold Coast. This was a special achievement for Gary as it is where he started his professional entertainment career in 1995.
The group was further expanded with establishment of ShowTime Kustom Garage in 2013 which supplies activation vehicles for large-scale events including the Vodafone Gold Coast 600. The team designs, manufactures and supplies everything from hospitality semi-trailers, activation pods, custom office fit-outs and vending machines through to modified hot rods, motorbikes and motorhomes for high-profile clients such as Toyota, Yamaha, The Australian Government, Honda, Betta Home Living, Supercars and Repco.
ShowTime now employs over 40 staff with more than 100 years combined national and international performance experience. With a passion for offering the unexpected, Gary Reid and his team’s drive and experience coupled with their attention to detail and high-quality standards deliver unforgettable experiences for customers and audiences every time.