ROLLING 30 ROLL CALL! MELBOURNE PART THREE

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Latest selection of entrants’ cars show just how varied our Melbourne leg is turning out to be

ROLLING 30 ROLL CALL! MELBOURNE PART THREE
ROLLING 30 ROLL CALL! MELBOURNE PART THREE

We’re one week closer to our inaugural Melbourne edition of our Rolling 30 big bash!

Taking place at Broadford Motorcycle Complex on March 1, it’s cars & coffee on steroids, celebrating classics of all origins and eras. If you’ve got a toy in the shed that’s 30 years or older, we want to see you there!

As more each week passes, our growing field of entrants grows more and more eclectic and varied: we’ve got European super cars, art-deco classics, hi-po Japanese missiles, big-body US cruisers and the usual selection of home-grown heroes.

Rolling 30 sees owners able to cruise the track in a low-stress non-competitive environment, and allows punters see (and hear) a rolling road show through automotive history.

The Unique Cars gang will be there in force with photographers and videographers, looking for as Reader Rides as possible, so don’t be afraid to come and say hi!

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

After a taste of what’s coming? Read on for our latest entrant spotlights.

 

Grant’s 1980 Jaguar XJS Series I

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This long-bonnet big car is one of the latest entrants flying the flag for Great Britain.

It’s got some local flair thanks to its 1985 Bathurst 1000 Tom Walkinshaw war paint, and with the big 5.3lt V12 under the snout; is looking to be one of the more sonorous cars that we’re just as excited to hear on song, as much as we are to see and admire.

The XJS was an enduring nameplate for Jaguar, and survived well into Ford’s takeover of the brand ultimately enjoying almost 21 years of continuous production.

 

Arthur’s 1968 Holden HK Monaro GTS327

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Arthur’s home-grown stunner needs no introduction. The HK Monaro was the ice-breaker for Australian muscle coupes, developed in response to Ford’s ‘mustang-bred’ and Bathurst-winning XR GT. Holden lifted the 327ci Chevrolet V8 from its American parent company, and stuck it in a gorgeous bespoke all-aussie coupe body.

The HK Monaro scored a win at Bathurst in 1968, and marked the origin of the annual Aussie muscle car war at The Mountain that would endure for decades.

 

Don’s 1958 Ford Prefect

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Contrasting Arthur’s iconic Aussie hero car above, is Don’s sweet little ’58 Prefect.

Ford’s line of Prefects were locally-made for years, with various Aussie-specific variants in previous generations. The 100E arrived in 1953 with unibody construction and independent coil-sprung suspension up front.

Don’s hot-rodded ’58 looks sweet on its Minilite wheels, and looks to house a larger retro-fitted 1.6lt motor. We’ll be sure to catch up with Don on the day to see what’s what, but we imagine it’ll be a hoot around the tight Broadford hillside track!

 

 

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