Although some luxury car makers gave this year's show a skip -- come on down Mercedes-Benz and Porsche -- there was plenty on hand to both interest and amaze show-goers.
Ford's first public showing of its upcoming Falcon and Holden's Commodore coupe concept car were the undoubted headline acts at this year's Melbourne show.
That's just the question being asked after Holden revealed a coupe concept, based on the latest Commodore, at the Melbourne Motor Show.
The highlight of the 2008 Melbourne Motor Show was the Holden Coupe 60 -- cough, Monaro, cough. Here it is in all its visual glory.
The three cars that define the Playstation generation -- the Subaru Impreza WRX STI, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution and Nissan GT-R -- all had new models on show in Melbourne.
Yes it's an Impreza, but this one's been pumped so full of 'roids it has a visceral appeal lacking from lower priced versions.
Mitsubishi is taking full aim at Subaru's road-going rally car hegemony, announcing specifications of its Lancer Evolution models, and with the unveiling of the Lancer Ralliart in Australia for the first time.
Nissan showed off its Porsche-eating supercar, the GT-R, for the first time in Australia at the 2008 Melbourne Motor Show.
It's not Geneva, Paris or Detroit, but there were enough concept cars on display to keep us thinking.
It's been six years since the last Toyota Supra rolled off the line but the FT-HS hybrid coupe concept may -- and, we stress, may -- mean that there's a new Supra in the works.
It's not a motor show unless there's some high priced exotica on show and you don't get much more highly priced and exotic than the Bugatti Veyron.
Australia's Ferrari importer is touting the lighter, brisker Scuderia version of the F430 as the company's fastest and greenest offering yet.
Motor shows don't just exist to generate news print, they're also a good way of allowing the public to cross-shop cars they might actually buy.
The X5 is widely lauded as the best handling large SUV going around. So someone in BMW HQ thought it would be a good idea to make it even sportier ... and now we have the X6.
If you've craved a roomy Mazda with a six-cylinder engine, you haven't had much choice in recent years -- utilitarian Escape aside. Now, though, there's the seven-seat CX-9 with a 3.7-litre V6 under the bonnet.