On The Ground: International MotorXpo Hong Kong 2022 (IMXHK)

BY Sean Loo

The International MotorXpo Hong Kong (IMXHK) was an action-packed weekend of exciting activities for automotive enthusiasts of all ages.

The first-ever International MotorXpo Hong Kong (IMXHK) which happened in 2021 was an overwhelming success, attracting over 160,000 visitors, 160 different exhibitors, and amassed 60 brands and more than 150 vehicles.

Continuing its success, IMXHK 2022 was an even bigger endeavour, promoting automotive culture, education, and electronic sports car racing. Held from 8 - 11 December,  exhibition-goers were treated to a weekend of automotive fanfare held at AsiaWorld Expo and AXA Wonderland in the West Kowloon Cultural District.

IMXHK campaigned its "Mobility +" theme this year, showcasing the latest automotive technology, art, and collector cars, in addition to a number of automotive-related performances and competitions.

These include an electric car-themed exhibition, a car culture festival area featuring a whole host of rare JDM gems and collector cars, and an exclusive VIP Avenue showcasing stunning car art, design, supercars and other mobility technologies.

Some special events were also hosted during the festivities, including the Dream Car 2050 Children Art Gallery which raised funds for charity, a fun-filled CARnival with car-themed gaming, animation and model car displays, plus the first MISS IMX Contest.

In addition to the expansive indoor exhibition space, this instalment of IMXHK throws in another bonus, which is the introduction of an outdoor bazaar and vehicle show this year. This action-packed, tyre-smoking show features classic JDM drifting and motorbike stunt performances.

Essentially, it's a stage for local motorsport athletes to flaunt their talented skills.

No matter what is your poison: be it retro JDM classics, new billionaire club exotics, racing legends or even sensible EVs, there’s something for everyone, cumulating in this Smörgåsbord of automotive passion.

I was most likely the only foreign media correspondent there in attendance, but overall I had a blast, and it was a festival weekend packed to the brim with activities.

Furthermore, it enables local automotive enthusiasts to come together and share their passion for roaring engines and loud exhausts (or silence if you fall under the EV band camp). If you get the chance to attend IMXHK in the future, I highly suggest you do.