The sixth Motorclassica, Melbourne 2015
The halls of the historic Royal Melbourne Exhibition Building and its surroundings were filled with some of Australia’s finest cars and motorcycles at the sixth MotorClassica held on October 23-25.
Organisers estimate that around 21,000 attended this car fest. Families, the young, the not-so-young and serious collectors were all keen to get a photo or a selfie with their favourite marque. The Great Hall is a grand-scale arena which rightfully, showcased mechanical ingenuity and imagination. It was also the place for prospective buyers to inspect the many lots up for grabs for the Saturday evening auction.
MotorClassica 2015 showcased some important motoring milestones. It was the half century of the Fiat/Ferrari Dino, Carroll Shelby’s Mustang, and the 75th anniversary of the MV Agusta. You could have bought a 1966 Shelby GT350 for $255K at Saturday night’s auction.
Every vehicle on display was in a class of its own. There were so many Bugatti 35s, it was like the start of a 1920s Grand Prix. The ‘Best of Show’ prize was awarded to Dean Causley’s 1963 Ferrari 250GT Lusso. The visitors also had their opportunity to put in nominations for the People’s Choice Award, with the winner being Phil Nash's 1970 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2.
Assembled outside the building was the Club Sandwich display, cleverly organised by Motorclassica, to provide various car club enthusiasts with a chance to show their favourite wares.
The organisers, judges, exhibitors, enthusiasts and visitors make sure this is a day you won’t forget in a hurry. Count me in for next year.
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