Shannons American Motor Show - gallery

By: Guy Allen, Unique Cars magazine

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IMG 1731 Flat-top Cadillac is a stunner. IMG 1731
IMG 1653 Mobil Pegasus: from the days when petrol companies had real promo merchandise. IMG 1653
IMG 1654 Impressive line-up from the local Shelby Mustang club. IMG 1654
IMG 1657 In Ford alley... IMG 1657
IMG 1659 Edsel sedan is a monster. IMG 1659
IMG 1662 Rob Watson with his recently-acquired 68 Caddy. IMG 1662
IMG 1664 Cadillacs and DeSotos snuggle up. IMG 1664
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IMG 1668 His and hers? IMG 1668
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IMG 1685 Two Studenbaker rarities: Wagonaire plus Avanti. IMG 1685
IMG 1691 Supercharged Avanti engine bay. IMG 1691
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IMG 1694 Avanti owner Marie Judd. IMG 1694
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IMG 1713 A lot of spare time and a welder - it's a dangerous mix. IMG 1713
IMG 1715 Tri-year Chevs always look good. IMG 1715
IMG 1720 Perfect stealth ute. IMG 1720
IMG 1723 Nice to see some Ramblers on the lot. IMG 1723
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IMG 1735 Makes the cow look like an endangered species. IMG 1735
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Something for everyone - so long as it was from the USA!

It may sound cliched, but there really was something for everyone at today's show - from a smattering of vintage cars, to giant Cadillac and Lincoln land yachts, through to the very rare and unusual, such as a supercharged Studebaker Avanti.

Held at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, and formerly known as the All American show, the gig pulled several hundred cars in a setting that encouraged hanging around and spending a bit of time browsing.

Run by the Association of Motoring Clubs, it tried as far as possible to organise entrants into marque groups, so you could get to see all sorts of weird and wonderful variants alongside machines that shared a production line.

Here's a quick gallery - enjoy!

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