RECORD MANUFACTURER ATTENDANCE AT MOTORCLASSICA 2015

By , 23 June, 2015


An all-time record 13 car manufacturers will celebrate their history and heritage at this year’s Motorclassica, to be held at Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition Building from 23-25 October.

Motorclassica, Australia’s premier exhibition of unique, collectible, classic and historically significant cars and motorcycles attracted its first contemporary manufacturer in 2010.

In 2015 there will be more than a dozen car makers attending, displaying a mix of all-new and current models, as well as those from the past, drawing on their brands’ heritage.

“Motorclassica has now become, in its sixth year, the most significant annual automotive exhibition in Australia,” Motorclassica Event Director Paul Mathers said.

“Year upon year, Motorclassica continues to attract key prestige and performance marques, simply because it provides a credible platform for them to celebrate their unique heritage and talk to an informed and engaged audience whose interest and enthusiasm goes beyond cars simply being transport to get from ‘A to B’.”

Mercedes-Benz and Jaguar return to Motorclassica in 2015 for the third year running, to be joined again by 2014-attendees Alfa Romeo, Lotus, Porsche, Maserati, Morgan and Caterham.

New for 2015 will be Ferrari, BMW, Citroen and MINI.

Although the manufacturers are keeping new model launch details to themselves for now, we do know that BMW plans to celebrate 40 years of its highly esteemed 3-series with a special display at Motorclassica.

Citroen too will recognise a milestone, arguably the most important in its history, marking 60 years since the launch of the revolutionary DS, still regarded by many as the most beautiful car in the world.

Manufacturer displays, though, are only a small part of the Motorclassica 2015 story.

As Australia’s only internationally-significant event for the collector car community, Motorclassica is a mecca for motoring enthusiasts, uniquely mixing contemporary models with rare and exotic, classic, vintage, veteran and historic cars, plus automotive books, art and memorabilia.

Along with 150 cars and motorcycles on display in the historic Royal Exhibition Building, many of them competing in the Australian Concours d’Elegance, a further 400 vehicles will feature over the Motorclassica weekend in the adjacent ‘Club Sandwich’ car club displays outside, supported by Lorbek Luxury Cars.

Motorclassica 2015 will also feature a tribute to ‘50 years of Supercars’ with an exhibition of the most significant and important examples of these dream machines from the past five decades.

Added to that there will be the annual Motorclassica auction, conducted by Theodore Bruce, on the Saturday night and the ‘Tour Classica’ on Thursday morning, in which select entrants convoy through Melbourne’s CBD before arriving at the show.

Additional information on the 2015 Motorclassica, to be held at Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition Building from 23-25 October, is available on www.motorclassica.com.au

 

Source: Media Communications Services for Exhibitions and Trade Fairs