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Motorclassica is more than a motor show or a club day out. It is Australia’s true festival of classic motoring spanning, four days and capturing the imagination of a city with a range of events and attractions.

At its heart, the Australian International Concours d’Elegance, is the southern hemisphere’s premier pageant for rare, historic and valuable cars and motorcycles. Held within the World Heritage-listed walls of the iconic Royal Exhibition Building, the Concours brings together more than 160 cars and motorcycles from around Australia and beyond in a display unlike any other in the World.

Motorclassica kicks off in earnest on Thursday morning with Tour Classica, a short road rally through Melbourne’s CBD en route to the Royal Exhibition Building. This marks the public’s first opportunity to view the stable of pristine vehicles which make up the Concours each year. While on the weekend, Club Sandwich presented by Lorbek Luxury Cars unites more than 20 clubs with Melbourne’s food truck obsession in a festival hub located on Museum Plaza adjacent to the Royal Exhibition Building.

Inside, up to 80 exhibitors show their wares and offer test drives at the Classic Motor Show, while the historic hall also host a selection of great motoring films on screen, special guests, pop up stores and a seminar series.

 


Concours D'elegance

One of the only two Australian events nominated in the prestigious International Historic Motoring Awards, the Australian International Concours d'Elegance, brings extraordinary, rare, desirable and valuable collector cars and motorcycles from around Australia and the World in a three-day celebration of classic motoring.

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Tour Classica

Tour Classica marks the official start of Motorclassica as more than 70 concours cars and motorcycles made their way through the streets of Melbourne en route to the Royal Exhibition Building.

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Classic Motor Show

More than 80 exhibitors offer a range of products and services specifically for those who enjoy the motoring lifestyle, from restoration and maintenance to touring destinations and garagenalia.  

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Club Sandwich Presented by Lorbek Luxury Cars

Proudly presented by Lorbek Luxury Cars, Club Sandwich will once again take to the Museum Plaza of the Royal Exhibition Building exhibiting a display of classic & vintage favourites.  

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The VIP Experience

Our VIP guests get to enjoy a range of wines, 5-star catering and the company of entrants and special guests in their own special, luxurious and exclusive enclosure, located on the main concours floor.

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Motorclassica After Five

Motorclassica After Dark is a brand new initiative targeted at city and inner suburban office workers and car enthusiasts to attend the event in a relaxed, after hours environment.

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Live Restoration Theatre presented by Maskells Customs & Classics

Motorclassica's new Live Restoration Theatre presented by Maskells Customs & Classics will span over 100sqm and feature the work of some of Victoria's most talented and accomplished automotive artisans. A showcase of several traditional and modern trades, the Live Restoration Theatre will feature five cars in various stages of restoration. 

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FutureLab

FutureLab is an interactive space promoting both the courses and future technology on offer from some of Victoria's most important universities, TAFEs and RTOs. Featuring a mix of information booths and a communal interactive/demonstration space, this zone will be a key feature of Friday's Schools Program, first introduced at Motorclassica in 2017. 

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Main Stage

Each year we are pleased to introduce you to a variety of special guests and informative speakers on a wide range of topics.  

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Special Guests

In 2018 Motorclassica will celebrate 90 years of the Australian Grand Prix. We are excited to announce special guest Alan Jones, MBE, Australia’s own 1980 World Driver’s Champion will join us at the Royal Exhibition Building.

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Motorclassica at the Movies

Cars and movies go hand in hand and we aim to bring back some of the essence of the drive-in with Motorclassica at the Movies.  

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Schools Program

The Motorclassica Schools Program is designed as an introduction to the joys of classic and vintage motoring both as a vocation and hobby, the program offers and opportunity for students in years 8 - 10 to get up close and personal with the young people and trades leading vintage movement into the 21st century.

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Motorclassica 2019 Dates

Friday 11th October – 9am to 9pm

Saturday 12th October – 9am to 9pm

Sunday 13th October – 9am to 5pm

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