By ETF, 25 September, 2017

Holden motor racing greats Colin Bond, John Harvey, Jim Richards and Peter Janson will share some special moments and memories as Motorclassica pays tribute this year to General Motors’ Australian brand.

To be staged for the eighth consecutive year, Motorclassica is Australasia’s most prestigious automotive event, uniquely mixing rare, exotic and collectable cars and motorcycles from around the world, with the latest contemporary high-end sports and performance models.

It will be staged once again this year at Melbourne’s world heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building, from Friday 13 to Sunday 15 October.

On the eve of the closure of Holden’s final manufacturing plant in Australia, Motorclassica will celebrate all things Holden with a display of key models from its 100-year history, attended by key figures in the company’s past and a line-up of its most famous concept cars.

Bond, Harvey, Richards and Janson will be interviewed on the Motorclassica stage, joined by Ford hero Allan Moffat who, late in his career raced Holdens with success, including winning a World Touring Car Championship round in Italy in a Commodore.

Along with showcasing Holden car making and design, the very first Australian-built Holden 48/215 (FX) prototype from 1948 will be shown, as will a unique display of five generations of Australian-made Commodores, the first time such a tribute has been assembled.

“To give life to the Holden story and context around what it meant to represent the brand on the track and to the public, who better than the heroes that raced them,” Motorclassica Event Director Paul Mathers said.

“Our guests have a myriad of memories and some stories that can only be told now, with the benefit of time and distance, that I am sure will make these sessions one of the absolute highlights of this year’s Motorclassica and a fitting tribute to Holden.”

Motorclassica 2017 begins with the annual Tour Classica, which will see cars convoy from Alexandra Gardens on the banks of the Yarra River, through the Melbourne CBD, to the Royal Exhibition Building on the morning of Thursday 12 October.

Central to Motorclassica every year is the Australian International Concours d’Elegance, which will see 150 of the country’s premier classic and collector cars and motorcycles competing in multiple classes, for the most prestigious show awards on the calendar.

And the Lorbek Luxury Cars supported Club Sandwich will see an additional 200 club cars and motorcycles on display in the areas adjacent to the beautiful Royal Exhibition Building.

Finally, Mossgreen will conduct the annual Motorclassica auction where more than 30 rare and valuable collector cars and motorcycles will go under the hammer.

Motorclassica’s official charity for 2017 is the Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation.

Tickets for Motorclassica 2017 are on sale at: www.motorclassica.com.au

For further information, please contact:

Stephanie Ridley
Media Relations – Motorclassica
Ph: (03) 9226 6666
Email: [email protected]
Image top: Holden motor racing great, Colin Bond.
Image bottom: 1948 Holden 48 215 and 1958 FC Special.

Source: Media Communication Services