Past, future on show at big event
Motorclassica, now in its ninth year, will again be staged at Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition Building from October 12-14.
As well as the usual magnificent display of classic cars, there are special features that include a schools program and the Future Lab, both of which inform young people about opportunities for careers and involvement in the automotive and restoration industries.
Motorclassica’s Live Restoration Theatre will feature five separate workshops, each demonstrating various stages of the vehicle restoration process under the watchful eye of Greg Maskell, of Shepparton’s Maskell’s Customs and Classics.
Restoration and classic car guru Brian Tanti will host the theatre, talking show-goers through the work being done live as they watch five cars in various states of restoration.
Future Lab is aimed at educating show patrons about the latest in automotive technology and its role in the direction of the automobile in the future.
A hands-on zone, with communal and interactive areas, it will showcase registered training organisations and technology companies, and projects such as the Formula SAE University Engineering program. Alongside these features will be Motorclassica’s mainstay, the annual Australian International Concours d’Elegance, which this year will feature 135 cars, 50 motorcycles and a collection of 18 microcars.
As always, there will be special anniversary exhibitions, as well as special guests on the main stage throughout all three days.
Tickets to 2018 Motorclassica are on sale now at motor classica.com.au.
Future Lab is aimed at educating show patrons about the latest in automotive technology.
Motorclassica’s displays are a stunning feature of the Australiancar scene.
There will be special anniversary exhibitions.