ROLLING 30 ROLL CALL! Melbourne Part One

By: Unique Cars Magazine

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Have a taste of the wild mix of cars that have already RSVP’d to our first Melbourne event, at Broadford Motorcycle Complex, March 1

Entries are steadily flowing in for the first Melbourne edition of our cars & coffee on steroids event!

Rolling 30 will be taking place on March 1 on the rolling hills of Victoria’s Broadford Motorcycle Complex, and champions classics of all variety; be it Aussie, American, British, Euro or Japanese!

If you’ve got a classic at home, built 1990 or earlier, we want to see you there!

Rub shoulders with countless like-minded enthusiasts and give your beloved toy a leg stretch out on track; with a low-stress cruise and without the need for competition licencing and helmets.

The Unique Cars crew will be there looking for as many Reader Rides as possible, so don’t be afraid to come for a chat!

You can find more info the event at our Frequently Asked Questions page, and find entry forms at Rolling30.com.au

See below for a taste of the wild bunch of cars that have already RSVP’d to our rolling celebration of the classic car!

Bryan’s 1975 Holden HJ Monaro GTS

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Bryan’s gleaming HJ Monaro caught our eye – not least for its Absinthe Yellow paint!

A departure point for the Monaro lineage, the HJ was the last chrome-bumper two-door Monaro (apart from the limited edition HXs).

With bolder looks and more competitive packaging given the increasingly globalised Australian car market at the time, Bryan’s Monaro GTS looks to be a stunner and is fitted with the larger optional 308ci V8.

We can’t wait to see (and hear) it on track at Rolling 30!

Tim’s 1968 Honda S800

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While the modern (one day-classic) Honda S2000 is heralded as a sublime open-top sports car that could out-rev almost any of its rivals – it wasn’t the first foray into that winning formula by Honda.

Honda’s early postwar years saw the brand forge a reputation for innovation and engineering, culminating in its breakout S800 sports car.

It found favour with buyers for its sharp-steering and its attractive pricing, which undercut the poplar Triumph Spitfire and Mini Cooper at the time.

Tim’s little S800 looks distinctly more ‘racey’ than factory, but hopefully we’re able to hear the little four-banger reach towards its 10,000rpm ability on March 1 at Broadford Motorcycle Complex.

Brett’s 1972 Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1

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In an era where Ford’s heroic GT-HO was dominating the mountain, the LC GTR XU-1 proved the first worthy opponent at the start of the 70s. However, it wasn’t until the LJ of 1972 that the Roaring Lion would finally upend the Blue Oval’s stranglehold on The Mountain.

The LJ Torana GTR XU-1 was fitted with the race-bred 3300cc engine, with larger Zenith-Stromgberg carburettors and complimented by the new all-Aussie four-speed manual.

Brett’s gorgeous LJ is coming to the party, and while his usual stomping ground is Sandown Raceway– the nimble Torrie should prove to be a massive hoot around Broadford’s hillside track.

Craig’s 1988 Nissan Skyline Silhouette GTS 1

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Another Unique Cars alumnus joins us for our Victorian edition of Rolling 30, with Craig’s 1988 Nissan Skyline Silhouette GTS 1 locked in for our March big bash.

It was our featured Reader’s Resto in our 2019 Japanese Value Guide edition, #426.

Just 200 of these Series I Skylines were produced by Nissan Australia’s Special Vehicle Division – and not too many survive today.

Craig is no stranger to our publication either, having first spotted his immaculate early Skyline in the pages of Unique back in 2008.

Con’s 1974 Lamborghini Urraco P250S

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Con and his Lamborghini Urraco were one of our first entrants when we let the floodgates open last week.

His Tahiti Blue beauty is a rare Aussie-delivered factory right-hand drive model.  It’s in very original condition and, in "S" specification, gained creature comforts such as leather interior, power windows and air-conditioning as standard.

The Urraco comes from an era when Lamborghini was still an incredibly bespoke low-volume manufacturer – just 791 of these were built from 1971 to 1979, and just 10% of those in right-hook.

 

Stay tuned as we continue to shine spotlights on more of our eclectic entrants’ vehicles in the lead up to Melbourne’s Rolling 30, March 1 at Broadford Motorcycle Complex.

 

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