Fans of high performance machinery gave a big thumbs up to the feast of high-performance cars, boats, bikes and karts brought together for Melbourne's inaugural FPM Motorexpo.

The historic halls of the Royal Exhibition Building housed an unprecedented display of Australia's fastest and most powerful road, track and water machines.

Although the crowds were not big, there was no question of their enthusiasm.

Event organiser Blair Warren said patrons left no doubt of their appetite for combining boats, bikes and karts with an eclectic array of road and race cars.

"At no other show would you see a 300 km/h ocean racing boat on the same floor as hot Holdens and Fords and classic Italian supercars," he said.

"And that's before you headed upstairs to see the best of the motorbikes and racing karts – the variety of machines had to be seen to be believed.

"For many people the real treat was to see road and race versions of the same car together, ranging from Alfas to A9X Toranas, and everything in between.

"We also had matching classic and new Mustangs, a beautiful pair or road and race Monaros, and a truly impressive array of GT Falcons from the first to the last."

Mr Warren said the people were as much a part of the show's appeal as the machinery, with enthusiasts cheerfully sharing their appreciation and knowledge of the exhibits.

"It was great to see renowned race drivers and budding kart champions mixing with show patrons and club members in the spirit of a shared passion," he said.

"Their enthusiasm convinced us that this event has a real future in Melbourne, and we are already preparing for our next Motorexpo in two years' time.

"When a show can be this exciting in its very first year, there's no telling what amazing machines and people we can expect to turn up in 2018."

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