Live Restoration Theatre returns to Motorclassica 2019

By: Unique Cars magazine

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A highlight of last year's event returns to see a barn-find Jaguar and '65 Mustang brought to life in front of your eyes

The Live Restoration Threatre, a highlight of last year's Motorclassica, will return for the 2019 event to be held at Melbourne's Royal Exhibition Building on October 11-13.

Like last year the Live Restoration Theatre will feature five separate live and concurrent demonstrations of different aspects of vehicle restoration, hosted by well-known industry figures Brian Tanti and restorer Greg Maskell. Over the three-day event they will educate and entertain show-goers with demonstrations of the multitude of skills required to bring older vehicles back to life.

Both will be on hand at each session to answer questions and offer advice.


Among the Live Restoration Theatre demonstrations will be a mobile paint booth, with vision streamed live to the audience watching on screens inside the Royal Exhibition Building.

Mechanical reconditioning, panel beating, paint preparation and reassembly will also be among the disciplines demonstrated in the Live Restoration Theatre.


Vehicles confirmed for 2019 include a barn-find Jaguar that will undergo extensive panel beating, while a convertible 1965 Mustang will come to life in the assembly area.

"Our Live Restoration Theatre proved a hugely popular addition to Motorclassica last year, creating an interactive activity that really engaged and, for some, educated show visitors on what goes into the restoration of these superb vehicles," Event Director Paul Mathers said.

"Motorclassica is about every aspect of classic and collectible cars and motorcycles, from the world-quality examples competing in the Australian International Concours d’Elegance, to the enthusiast clubs outside in Club Sandwich."

One hundred years of British marques Bentley and Alvis will be celebrated with special displays of important models through the years, as will the centenary of Citroen.

Italian tuner Abarth will be honoured for its 70 years of enhancing Fiat and Lancia models, while 60 years of the iconic Mini will also be celebrated.

A strong line-up of Japanese sports cars over the past 50 years will also be on display.

All up over 130 rare and exotic cars, 80 auto-product displays and special guests to entertain car enthusiasts, will comprise Motorclassica’s 2019 event.


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