Mo­tor­clas­sica to cel­e­brate Ital­ian icons

New Zealand Classic Car - - NEWS -

Aus­trala­sia’s premier clas­sic and col­lec­tor car ex­hi­bi­tion, Mo­tor­clas­sica, is set to cel­e­brate two of au­to­mo­tive his­tory’s most iconic Ital­ians, Fer­rari and Lan­cia.

Now in its eighth year, Mo­tor­clas­sica will again be staged at Aus­tralia’s Royal Ex­hi­bi­tion Build­ing in Mel­bourne from Fri­day Oc­to­ber 13 to Sun­day Oc­to­ber 15.

A ma­jor high­light of the 2017 event will be a cel­e­bra­tion of Fer­rari’s 70th An­niver­sary, one of only a se­lect num­ber of global events of­fi­cially sup­ported and sanc­tioned by the Fer­rari fac­tory in Maranello, Italy.

Although de­tails are be­ing kept se­cret right now, pend­ing an of­fi­cial an­nounce­ment from Fer­rari, ex­pect a very spe­cial re­veal and a trib­ute dis­play as the fea­tured mar­que in the 2017 Aus­tralian In­ter­na­tional Con­cours d’elegance.

The Fer­rari Club of Aus­tralia Na­tional Rally is bring­ing 70 cars to Mo­tor­clas­sica to cel­e­brate this very spe­cial an­niver­sary, as well.

Mo­tor­clas­sica will also pay trib­ute to 110 years of the in­no­va­tive but now sadly de­funct Ital­ian mar­que Lan­cia, with a num­ber of iconic rally cars in orig­i­nal race liv­ery, ac­com­pa­nied by a dis­play of very rare mod­els in­clud­ing one of just two 1947 Aprilia Spy­der Gran Sport Ghia that ex­ist in the world, a lim­ited 1957 Ap­pia GT Za­gato, and a Flaminia Su­per Sport Za­gato.

Mo­tor­clas­sica is Aus­trala­sia’s most pres­ti­gious au­to­mo­tive event, uniquely mix­ing rare, ex­otic, and col­lectable cars and mo­tor­cy­cles from around the world with the lat­est con­tem­po­rary high-end sports and per­for­mance mod­els.

The 2017 event will again play host to ever-pop­u­lar fea­tures such as the Aus­tralian In­ter­na­tional Con­cours d’elegance, the daily Club Sand­wich car club dis­plays spon­sored by Lor­bek Lux­ury Cars, the VIP Lounge for en­trants and spe­cial guests, and the Satur­day evening Clas­sic Car Auc­tion, con­ducted this year for the first time by Moss­green.

It will all be­gin with the an­nual Tour Clas­sica, which will see Mo­tor­clas­sica cars con­voy

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