Motorclassica celebrates sensational metal in style
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Here’s our tip if you have a trip planned to Melbourne in October; if you’re able to be flexible with your dates, definitely hold off until Motorclassica is underway.
Australia’s International Concours d’Elegance event, Motorclassica is held each year and plays host to over 160 rare and desirable cars. Increasingly it is also the stage upon which manufacturers like to celebrate milestones in Australia; this year saw metaphorical birthday cake dished out for Ferrari’s 70th and centenary telegrams for both Lancia and – somewhat ironically given the impending factory closure – Holden.
The headline stars – your Ferrari F40s, your Jaguar XKs, your high-po Mercedes-Benzes – shine undeniably bright. But it’s also the unexpected gems hidden around corners in Melbourne’s stunning Royal Exhibition Building that make Motorclassica so much fun to attend.
An immaculate peach-coloured Citroen DS? Just over there, sir. A Lancia Fulvia HF race car? Oh yes, just down behind the Aston Martin DB5 and the Holden HX Sandman… turn left at the Moto Guzzi Eldorado 850.
It’s that kind of show.
Here’s just a quick sample of some of the finery on display this year; from rare-as-hen’s-teeth Monteverdis, to the 1985 Bathurst-winning Walkinshaw Jaguar XJS, to a bright yellow Lancia Stratos, enough priceless Ferraris to give an insurance assessor an ulcer and probably the tidiest VB-era Holden Commodore left on the planet.
Commence drooling nnnnnnnnnnow.
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