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Mo­tor­clas­sica 2016

New Zealand Classic Car - - News - Pho­tos:

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

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