ustralasia’s premier automotive exhibition, Motorclassica, will be staged once again in the halls of Melbourne’s magnificent 19th-century Royal Exhibition Building over October 21–23, 2016.
This successful event, now in its seventh consecutive year, has built an enviable reputation as Australasia’s one and only truly international extravaganza, recognized for its displays of extremely rare and exotic, historic, vintage, veteran, classic, and collectable cars and motorcycles from around the world.
When it comes to rare vehicles, nothing excites classic car aficionados quite like British brands Alta and Frazer Nash, French manufacturer Lombard, and exotic Italian brands Cisitalia and Monteverdi, to name just a few, many boasting long and interesting histories.
In addition to this premier collector-car and -motorcycle event, a number of very special, unique and rare cars and motorcycles will compete in the prestigious Concours d’elegance, all vying for top honours. Entry into the concours is strictly by application only, ensuring that these rarely viewed models will be showcased alongside a display of Australasia’s most significant and valuable cars and motorcycles.
According to Motorclassica event director Paul Mathers, “Motorclassica continues to draw audiences from both sides of the Tasman and further afield, and we are constantly searching for the best and most interesting cars and motorcycles to share with our guests each year.”
For further information or to buy tickets to the must-attend event of 2016, visit motorclassica.com.au.
When Historic Muscle Cars (HMC) was first created back in 2011, the concept was somewhat based on the very successful Historic Trans-am (HTA) series that is one of the premier historic racing groups in the US. HTA caters only to original cars that contested the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Trans-am Series from 1966 to 1972. The cars must be exactly as they were in period, right down to engine size (maximum 5000cc), wheel size, brakes, tyres, etc.
Of course, in New Zealand there weren’t enough cars that raced in period in the NZ Saloon Car Championship to be able to assemble a full grid of original vehicles. So, to that end, HMC uses period regulations based on those used in New Zealand and Australia at