The silly season is well and truly upon us, so it’s our time to celebrate. This year’s Christmas Party for ShowTime was next level. The team is now over 40 strong and with partners getting in on the action, the Miami Marketta take over was on. In true ShowTime fashion, the setting was above and beyond. With laughs and good cheer flowing thicker than the cocktails, an awesome night celebrating the year was had by all
Every once and a while a team member comes along that optimises everything you could want in a staff member. Dedicated, passionate, committed. Liam Mellott was all that and more. One of our inaugural Jet Skiers to take on the massive role of “PHILIP” in the Thunder Lake Stunt Show at Sea World. He learnt to ski, perform two massive stunts in the Long Dive and Cable launch, which was well outside his realm, and had some serious acting chops to boot! He’ll be missed as he heads back to mother England to take on aeroplanes next – heaven help us all!!
It's always a treat when our FMX boys get to share an event with Warren Luff, and Sandown is always extra special as it's the end of the Enduro Campaign. With a P5 result on the day and a 3rd overall for the Pirtek Enduro Cup, it was definitely time to party in Melbourne! Although, with the boys kept busy smashing out four shows a day to the huge Sandown crowds, it was hard to fit it all in!
ShowTime has great pleasure in activating for Vodafone at the GC600 and this year they wanted something extra special. Something to really embrace the fun and frivolity and leave a lasting impression with all the race goers. We give you – VODAFONE ALLEY. A carnival atmosphere was created where everything and anything was in in the name of fun. With Tommy G the MC as ringmaster and jugglers, unicycling and face painters to keep the energy alive. With so many chances to win prizes with games like the Bean Toss, Ring Toss, the High Striker and the Major Prize Grab, fans were packed in all weekend long. For the racing purist’s however, you had the perfect place to relax on the grass in front of your very own big screen!
Every year the boys can’t wait to get into shows at the GC600. With the sun shining, waves pounding and sand through their boots, you would swear they were on holiday! It’s not often you get people on eye level with the boys when they boot it off the ramp, so the prime balcony views got an extra special wink mid trick! The last show of the weekend was out on track in front of pit lane for all the corporate boxes, then with the obligatory lap of the course. It really is an event to remember.
No matter what the size of event, the boys can’t wait to get out and thrill the crowds with their amazing feats. Still buzzing from performing at Brisbane’s Super Cross, the boys polished up the bikes and were at it again, flying high through the Lismore skies. Events like this are awesome for the lads, as they can really get out into the crowd and meet the fans up close. Nothing beats the look of awe in the young kids faces when they finally get to high five Robbie and Burchy. It was also a big event for our major sponsor, Betta Home Living, so the boys got to meet some of the staff from the local store, which is always extra special touch for the day!
For the first time in history, ShowTime FMX opened the night at Brisbane’s Super Cross. Inside the packed stadium, the ramp just about filled the arena floor. With all the razzel dazzle of fireworks, light shows and fans basically sitting on top of the action, it was a night that will be never be forgotten. The added cherry on top was having Corey Creed join the boys in his first ride back after winning Gold in the XGames QuarterPipe High Air comp in Minneapolis.
As always, the Bathurst 1000 is a special time of year. Not just because we have the Toyota activation with the prime, roof-top viewing of the track, and not just because the “Peoples Prince” Warren Luff is out there tearing up track, but because Bathurst brings an energy to an event like no other. Dripping with history, this legendary race event has everyone desperate to get into the Toyota Truck to try and capture as much of the action as possible. With the best position on track, we can’t wait to be back there next year.
The two weeks of shows at the Royal Melbourne Show are not for the fainthearted. The arduous schedule of day shows then backing up for the main arena at night, really tested the boys metal. As always, the lads seem to find another gear when the pressure is on and with the added rider of Kain Saul in the mix, Robbie Marshall and Brad Burch made sure they didn’t take it easy on him! Such a great event, in such an awesome city, at a perfect time of year, has the lads eager to get back next year.
For the first time in history we have had the first ever Dad and Daughter show at Sea World on the Gold Coast. Junior Skier, Analise Reid, joined the team a few months back so father Gary Reid thought it was time to dust off the boots and get in and perform alongside her for a show. It was hard to tell who was more nervous, Analise, Gary or wife and Mother Amanda sitting in the crowd, who has watched the two ski side by side for years. The show was incredible and with all the news cameras in to document this historic moment, the crowd seemed to get behind the show even more!
Our long-standing relationship continues with Serco Motorsports and they have truly raised the bar this year. The boy’s new kits from ANSR Racing arrived and our hard-core riders turned into kids in a lolly shop. Tearing open the boxes like it was Christmas day, the lads couldn’t wait to suit up and show off their flashy new threads. We’ll have to be careful they don’t ditch the bikes and take up a runway of another kind!
Nineteen years ago, ShowTime FMX started flying through the Adelaide skies on 18-meter ramps, getting 4 to 5 meters in the air. Now we’re hitting 22 meters, flying 10-12 meters which is exactly what the Adelaide crowds love to see. As always, the boys had their work cut out for them with their stand-alone shows through the day then the massive arena spectacular at nights, but they really wouldn’t have it any other way. The event was extra special, with the gun photographer, Tom Scott @wilfy_ on the ground getting some sensational shots. We can’t wait to get back there next year.
Parkes is famous for a lot of things, but the big three are the Radio Telescope, The Elvis Festival and the biggest agricultural show west of the blue mountains- The Parkes Show. Having done two out of the three (Tommy can do a mean Elvis impersonation) it was time to tear the Parkes show apart. With thousands coming for all around, the boys had a blast. With the crazy heights they were getting out in the main arena, some say you needed the radio telescope to see them!
ShowTime’s team culture is high on the list in Director Gary Reid's eyes. So when a massive event like The Color Run comes to town, of course we had to get in on the action. As part of the Thunder Lake Stunt Team’s morning warm up- they were sent along to do a lazy 5k run through different color zones and massive foam areas. Being invited onto stage towards the end of the event to participate in a massive crowd based color throw, was the perfect cherry on top! This was a great start to a day for the team and everyone’s pumped to do it again next year!
With GoPro fusion guru, Azza-Jay (@azzaj), having a gap open up in his busy schedule - it was time for our Thunder Lake Stunt Team to put this camera to the test. With 360 capabilities, Azza’s knowledge and our teams world class skills, this photo shoot was next level. Just check out these amazing pics!
The very first event for the brand new Toyota Hybrid Cavalcade activation, saw us kick things off in style! The North Queensland Cowboys Home game against the Brisbane Broncos was the perfect setting to showcase this master piece. The Toyota Hybrid Cavalcade will continue throughout the year visiting regional areas of Australia, educating local communities on the benefits of Hybrid technology and to hopefully build Hybrid advocates in the next generation of young Australians.
Finally, the boys could fit in a local show right here on the Gold Coast, and they weren’t going to let the crazy high winds turn them off. The demand for our team has the boys traipsing all over the country throughout the year, so it’s always a special time when the lads get to wake up in their own beds before doing a show! This year’s Gold Coast Car Show at the Mudgeeraba Showgrounds was nearly blown off the map due to severe high winds, but being true pro’s, the boy’s managed to pick the right gaps in the weather and put on a cracking show for the huge crowd of fans who battled the arctic conditions!
The Tara Festival was unbelievable! Only four things were needed. Culture, Camels, Camping and ShowTime FMX! Robbie, Burchy and Tommy, were chomping at the bit to get on the back of a camel, but it was BYO, so with two bikes and microphone, they did what they do best and put on a show that will be talked about for years to come. This was the first time the team were invited came to the Tara festival and with all the fun that was had, it definitely won’t be our last! Just gotta get our hands on some camels!
This year’s Cairns Show was next level! With the northern, warm, winter weather keeping the lad’s nice and toasty, they thought they should repay the favour by heating up the Clive Gordan Arena for three big days! Justice Crew was on board for this year’s show as the main feature act, so Burchy and Robbie decided to give them some royal treatment as well, by inviting them up to the top of the ramp, while they jumped over them. Needless to say, but Justice Crew are now big fans as well!
What a weekend! With so much going on in Townsville, we had to make an extra special latest news. The FMX boys kicked off the Friday night with “Party in the Pits” for all the Emergency Services, Volunteers and those families hardest hit by the floods, continuing show’s all weekend, with Warren Luff tearing up the track in the Carrera Cup to keep them entertained between jumps! Kustom Garage were also in on the action, providing the Toyota Activation Trailer for the weekend. It definitely was a ShowTime Bonanza in the Ville! Needless to say, the boys were in their element and the Toyota team were over the moon! Bring on next year!
Team ShowTime FMX boys Robbie Marshall, Kain Saul and Tommy G the MC set up in Biloela, Queensland to join major partner Betta Home Living for the Betta.com.au Street Party, Saturday, June 22. The boys put on a show of epic proportions and high flying action. In addition to awesome stunts, the team met local fans, gave out prizes and Betta had massive sales throughout the store all day. The boys can't wait to be part of the Betta Biloela Street Party again!
For the second year in a row, the Showtime FMX team were invited to come play at the legendary FINK Desert Race. With the boys taking over main street for one of the biggest street parties of the year, we thought we should kick it up a notch and bring in our very own DJ for the show. Needless to say DJ Lamon had the place frothing, so by the time the boys came out, we nearly put away the ramps as the crowd alone was enough to send them soaring!
The Dubbo Show this year wanted something extra from the FMX Team. Something out of the box. Beyond the norm… So we gave it to them! The main arena lit up with a themed show, Outlaws Vs Allstars- jammed packed action, complete with Motor bikes and Utes all with the Showtime flair. After packing out the stadium on the Saturday night, the boys couldn’t help themselves and delivered the cherry on top with the usual FMX show on the Sunday. We can’t wait to see what’s in store next year!
It wouldn’t be a charity Golf Day without ShowTime Entertainment getting on board and sponsoring Hole One again. The competition this year was fierce. As the saying goes- “Drive for Show, Putt for Dough” so we scrapped the traditional hole play and brought in a mini putt challenge. With a ball in bucket challenge as well, some scorecards definitely blew out. But all was redeemed by the highly converted Dance Off competition. The joy was shared across the day and everyone got on board, with thousands raised for the foundation.
Round 10 saw the Gold Coast Titans take on the Bulldogs at home. We decided to bring along some titans of our own in the form of Kain Saul, Brad Burch and Robbie Marshall. As an extra treat, we even had ShowTime’s very own Gary Reid back on the mic. After being on the road throughout the year, this was a special home event for the team, drawing huge crowds and support from our local family and friends. Titans VIP player, Michael “Flash” Gordon, was such a fan of the bikes, we decided to give him an up close and personal look at the action from the top of the ramp as the boys flew overhead!
For over 130 years, the Hawkesbury Show has had it all from traditional favourites like woodchopping, livestock, district art and crafts exhibits through to amusement and a massive fireworks display at the end of each day. This year the fun was headed by our very own ShowTime FMX freestyle stunt team. The boys wowed crowds of over 60,000 attendees. They were so impressed with the local crowd, they went crazy giving out our new ShowTime merch.
The ShowTime FMX team have been a regular at the Reliance Bank Royal Bathurst Show for the last few years and never fail to impress. This year, the team brought the thunder, but the skies brought the rain. Given the challenging weather conditions and with a bit of luck and rain dancing from resident announcer, Tommy G the MC, the rain finally held off and the team took to the main arena to perform in front of a soaked, packed-out audience.
Launched in April 2019, Sea World has partnered with Australia’s leading stunt crew, Showtime FMX on the new show which will include some of the best water-ski, jet-ski and BMX performers in the country to take guests on a wild ride on water and land.
Village Roadshow Theme Parks Chief Operating Officer, Bikash Randhawa, said the Thunder Lake Stunt Show is a fast paced, visually spectacular show featuring non-stop action. “The Thunder Lake show centres around the Sun State All Stars and the Bay City River Rats with the two rival groups colliding in a showdown of extreme stunts to once and for all decide who rules the lake,” he said. “In addition to the jaw-dropping stunts, the Thunder Lake Stunt Show also features a very funny storyline with one of our characters sure to have the audience in stitches throughout the show."
The Thunder Lake Stunt Show runs twice daily at Sea World to give guests plenty of opportunities to see the best in non-stop action.
It's hard to believe that we've been coming to the Sydney Royal Easter Show for 20 years! Every year the show gets bigger and better, however this year's main show was absolutely off the hook! The Sydney goers must’ve caught wind that Showtime FMX was the feature act in the night time show, because there was never a spare seat in the stadium! Night after night, 35,000 people packed the stadium to see the boys fly high through the night skies. The boys performance was so good, it almost made the million dollar fireworks display that followed a non-event! The biggest show on Australia’s calendar is definitely the biggest show on ours and we are delighted to be invited back year after year. Here’s to the next 20 years Sydney!
There must be something in the water because the Adelaide Super Loop 500 always brings the best out in the boys! Year after year this is the one event everyone has circled in their diary. As it's the start to the Virgin Australia Super Championship the energy levels are high, and that's exactly what Burchy and Robbie thrive on. With the added addition of the Step Up comp taking place meters away from our show, Robbie Marshall couldn't help himself and made sure he got involved. Bring on next year