Pick of the month Oc­to­ber 2018

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MOTORCLASSICA 11-14 OC­TO­BER

It’s a long way to go un­less you al­ready live in Aus­tralia (and pos­si­bly even if you do), but Mel­bourne’s Motorclassica is well worth mak­ing the ef­fort for. A four-day event, it kicks off with a pa­rade through the cen­tre of the city and in­cludes both a con­cours d’el­e­gance – the south­ern hemi­sphere’s finest, ac­cord­ing to the or­gan­is­ers – and a clas­sic mo­tor show, with more than 80 ex­hibitors. If pre­vi­ous years are any­thing to go by, it should be quite spe­cial: 2017’s Best in Show was a 1913 Rolls-royce Sil­ver Ghost.

0061 1300 884 226; www.motorclassica.com.au

AUTO E MOTO D’ EPOCA 25-28 OC­TO­BER

Billed as ‘The big­gest vin­tage car mar­ket in Europe,’ Padova’s Auto e Moto D’epoca fea­tures an as­tound­ing 5000 clas­sics for sale, plus spares for a huge num­ber of cars and enough au­to­mo­bilia to de­light even the most ded­i­cated of en­thu­si­asts. Themed ex­hi­bi­tions – last year’s were ‘Monza’ and ‘Po­lice cars’ – man­u­fac­turer dis­plays, auc­tions and a ‘Fu­ture Hub’ en­sure there’s plenty to keep you oc­cu­pied in the un­likely event that you find your­self all shopped out. 0039 049 7386856; www.au­toe­mo­tode­poca.com

THE GREAT BRI­TISH LAND ROVER SHOW 25 NOVEM­BER

The events cal­en­dar gets a lit­tle bare by Novem­ber, but Landies have al­ways thumbed their noses at weather that would send most clas­sics scram­bling for the garage. This is not just a win­ter event in the UK, but one with a size­able out­door el­e­ment – you can even tackle Stoneleigh Park’s 2.4-mile off-road course. The less hardy can en­joy in­door fea­tures such as work­shops. 01283 553244; www.greatbri­tishlr­show.com

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