A parade of classic and rare cars and motorcycles took to the streets of Melbourne to take part in Tour Classica, the official opening of Motorclassica 2014.
Video: At the start of the Tour Classica parade, Paul Mathers, event director, gives us a rundown of what Motorclassica is all about.
Tour Classica 2014
Melbourne Zoo to the Royal Exhibition Building
The looming threat of clouds pregnant with rain was not enough to keep these passionate owners from rallying at the Royal Melbourne Zoo from first light to take part in Tour Classica, which trundled along Royal Parade, down Grattan St, then towards the Rathdowne St entrance of the Royal Exhibition Building in Nicholson St, Carlton.
It was a slow procession to enter the Exhibition Building, as the heavens drizzled ever-so-lightly. Owners are furiously buffing away before the doors open to the public tomorrow morning at 9am.