Ten Kotaku readers - and ten friends - were invited along to Sony's ModNation Racers community event on Wednesday night. After being bussed from Sydney's Central Station out to Wolli Creek's Kartatak Raceway, our brave racers were treated to a presentation of the game, including a sneak behind-the-scenes look at developer United Front Games and a walkthrough of how to go about modding your in-game avatar, kart and track.
Then they were split into teams and tasked with modding themselves and the real karts they'd shortly be taking for a spin on the track. At the end there were muscle cars, emergency vehicles, and army, cowboy and even pimp-themed karts.
Take a look. And, hey, if you were there and can spot yourself in the pics below, let us know in the comments.