Classic Cars Line Up For Motorclassica

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Motorclassica, 6/344 Lorimer Street, Port Melbourne VIC 3207. AUSTRALIA. Tel: +61 3 9321 6760.  Fax: +61 3 9321 6751. Email:  ABN 72 101 130 527

A Mercedes Benz 540K and Alfa Romeo 6C

1750 GT are among the beautiful classic cars

displayed at the Motorclassica launch.

20 October 2008



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Classic cars line up for Motorclassica

Australia’s finest ever public display of classic cars is to

be staged in Melbourne next October at Motorclassica,

the Australian International Concours d’Elegance &

Classic Motor Show.

Motorclassica was launched in Melbourne today with a

taste of the precious and beautiful cars expected to

participate in the event.

The inaugural Motorclassica will be staged at

Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton

Gardens, from 22 to 24 October 2010.

Inspired by prominent classic car events in Europe and

the USA, Motorclassica will bring together more than

100 rare classic cars from across Australia and around the world.

They will be complemented by a Classic Motor Show of automobilia, art, collectables and

aftermarket product, plus classic and vintage car auctions.

A free “Picnic with the Classics” outdoor display in the Piazza Italia at Argyle Square,

Carlton, will feature classic car club exhibits of some of the most admired popular cars.

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Motorclassica, 6/344 Lorimer Street, Port Melbourne VIC 3207. AUSTRALIA. Tel: +61 3 9321 6760.  Fax: +61 3 9321 6751.  Email:  ABN 72 101 130 527

For owners who like to exercise their cars on the open road, the displays will be preceded by

the five-day Tour Australis taking in the scenic and culinary delights of Victoria.

A spectacular feature of Motorclassica will be Tour Classica on the opening morning, when

Concours entrants will take a scenic cruise through Melbourne en route to Carlton Gardens.

Motorclassica director Paul Mathers said the selection of cars at the launch exemplified the

precious – and in some cases priceless – cars expected to converge on Melbourne for


“Cars such as a the imposing Mercedes Benz 540K, an alloy-bodied  Le Mans racing Jaguar

E-Type and a 1915 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost are just a taste of Motorclassica,” he said.

“The fact that these cars are all from private local collections illustrates why Melbourne is

such a natural home for a world class Concours d’Elegance.

“Australia is home to some of the most magnificent and rare vehicles ever built, and

collectors from around the globe will compete with these local cars at Motorclassica.”

Mr Mathers is working with a board comprising the leaders of Australia’s classic car

community to entice the owners of rare and special cars from overseas to enter the Concours.

“To be judged ‘Best in Show’ at Motorclassica will be an honour for any collector, and to

enjoy classic spring motoring in Victoria will make it a very special trip,” he said.

“For the public and car enthusiasts in general, Motorclassica will be a rare opportunity to see

a feast of beautiful cars which have never before been seen in one place at the same time.”

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Motorclassica Director:

Paul Mathers

(03) 9321 6760 or 0409 812 347

Media inquiries & images:

Greg Shoemark

(03) 9898 5570 or 0412 316 928

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Motorclassica, 6/344 Lorimer Street, Port Melbourne VIC 3207. AUSTRALIA. Tel: +61 3 9321 6760.  Fax: +61 3 9321 6751.  Email:  ABN 72 101 130 527

Motorclassica Concours d’Elegance Advisory Board

Ian Hankey (Chairman); Iain Ross, President, Association of Motoring Clubs; David

Dowsey, motoring journalist and writer; George Forbes, President, Rolls Royce Owners

Club of Australia; Rob Splatt, CEO, Splatt Engineering; Brian Tanti, Director, Fox Classic

Car Collection; Chester McKaige, motoring writer and historian; George Hetrel, Como

Gardens Auto Collection; Don Kinsey AM, motorsport commentator and motoring historian;

Peter Hibbert, President, Early Ford Club; Peter Strauss, MD, Australian Car Museum;

Trent Smyth, collector

Cars displayed at Motorclassica launch, Como Park, 20 October 2010

1936 Mercedes 540K Cabriolet

Owner: George Hetrel

1929 La Salle 6-wheel roadster

Owner: Dean Kefford

1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GT

Owner: David Jones

Bentley S1 Continental

Owner: Peter Strauss

1935 Alvis Speed 25

Owner: Chester McKaige

Jaguar E-Type alloy Le Mans racer

Owner: Peter Strauss

1915 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost (not pictured).   Owner: George Forbes

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