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Celebration Marques 2017
Forza! The Official 70th Anniversary of Ferrari
In 2017, the World’s most famous marque, Ferrari, celebrates its 70th anniversary with the launch of the new 2017 La Ferrari Aperta, and Motorclassica is proud to play host to the automotive party of the year. As the official host of the 70th anniversary of Ferrari celebrations, Motorclassica will showcase not only the launch of the La Ferrari Aperta, but a display of heritage Ferraris valued in excess of $42 million. If that is not all, on Saturday 14 October, the Ferrari Club Australia will bring 70 cars from its National Rally to form a very special Club Sandwich display around the Western Forecourt. Ferrarista will not want to miss this fantastic celebration of the Scuderia.
100 Years of Holden Coach Building
2017 is an important year in the history of Australia’s own marque. Not only does it mark the end of car manufacturing in Australia, but also 100 years since Holden commenced building car bodies for the likes of Dodge and Chevrolet. Little known is the fact that they also built armoured cars and weaponry for the war effort, and 200 W-Class trams for the Melbourne tramway system. In all, Holden designed car bodies for more than 18 English, American and European brands prior to the first locally-built Holden 48-215 in 1948, a car which went on to become legend. Join us in a fitting tribute to Holden’s 100 years with your special example. Again, only the very best will qualify for selection and we encourage entries for non-Holden cars built by Holden, or those bearing the Holden brand.
110 Years of Lancia
No manufacturer is more distinguished by its forward thinking innovation and rally success than Lancia, arguably the most humble of Italian marques. With stunning design and an impressive list of technical firsts, it’s only appropriate that we celebrate the best of Lancia in this its 110 year.
Midget speedcar racing was born in Los Angeles in 1933 and was quickly adopted in Australia the following year with the first official speedcar race at Melbourne Olympic Park in December 1934. The Victorian Speedcar Championship was inaugurated in April the following year and stands as the second oldest Speedcar race in the World. In 2017, Motorclassica relives the golden days of Speedcar racing, the 1950s and 60s, when it was Australia’s second most watched Summer sport, outranking both cricket and tennis.
Founded in 1921, 2017 marks 95 years since Moto Guzzi entered production of its first model, the 500CC Normale. The rest is history for the brainchild of Carlo Guzzi and Georgio Parodi. The marque went on to great technological and racing success, particularly during the 1940s and 50s with multiple wins in MotoGP in both 250 and 350cc classes. It continues to be the oldest European manufacturer in continuous motorcycle production.
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