By , 1 October, 2015

The New Quay precinct, located in Docklands, will host the start of the annual Tour Classica for the first time, ahead of this year’s Motorclassica event on 23-25 October.

Tour Classica will officially kick off the annual Motorclassica exhibition, which is Australia’s premier event for rare and exotic, historic, vintage, veteran, classic and collectable cars and motorcycles.

MAB’s New Quay Promenade, Docklands, will be the starting point for Tour Classica, which again sees a select group of Motorclassica entrants drive through the streets of Melbourne’s CBD to the event venue, the Royal Exhibition Building.

Taking place on Thursday 22 October, Tour Classica will see around 60 cars and 20 motorcycles leave New Quay Promenade at Docklands at 9.30am, traveling along La Trobe Street into Exhibition Street, then into Rathdowne Street before the arriving at the Motorclassica venue around 10am.

Tour Classica’s rolling road show of some of Australia’s most valuable and rarest cars and motorcycles is quite the site to behold. Rarely, if ever, do some of these magnificent vehicles make it onto the road, with many of them ensconced in private collections, and others seeing the road for the very first time after long and protracted restorations. Some, including Miles Sandy of Sydney’s 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO, valued at around $4 million Australian dollars, are simply just too valuable to drive in everyday traffic.

“Docklands is now one of Melbourne’s key city precincts and its harbour-side setting makes it the ideal place to kick off Tour Classica and this year’s Motorclassica event,” Paul Mathers, Event Director said.

“It’s fantastic to be able to showcase these fabulous vehicles out on the road, it’s quite a spectacle as the convoy makes its way through the city to the Royal Exhibition Building.

“I really admire the owners … not only are their vehicles incredibly valuable and rare, but they are also about to enter a three-day exhibition, the most important on the calendar, and yet they’re incredibly enthusiastic about participating in Tour Classica.”

Previous Tour Classicas have begun at the Albert Park Grand Prix track, Melbourne Zoo and Birrarung Marr.

Additional information on Motorclassica 2015, to be held at Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition Building from 23-25 October, is available on

Source: Exhibitions and Trade Fairs