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Celebration Marques 2020
110 Years of Alfa Romeo
Since founding in 1910, Alfa Romeo has blazed a trail the world over for Italian flair, with the iconic marque’s sports styling setting the brand apart. Exploits in the motorsport arena have helped shape the legend; without Alfa Romeo, there would be no Scuderia Ferrari, no Nuvolari, and no Fangio.
The nameplate has a storied record as a constructor and engine supplier in Grand Prix competition, having claimed the inaugural World Championship in 1925. While at home in Formula 1 circles, Alfa Romeo is equally adept in sports, touring car and rally competition, with its family of road cars some of most collectable and desirable on the planet.
90 Years of Pininfarina
The mere mention of Pininfarina invokes memories of some of the most stylish automobiles of the all-time.
Battista “Pinin” Farina founded the eponymous Carrozzeria Pininfarina coachbuilding company 90 years ago, and since that time, it has been employed by a range of marques including Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Fiat, Lancia and Maserati to design a long list of both production, as well as one-off customs and prototypes.
Pininfarina designed many of the great Ferraris, including the Ferrari 250 GT Lusso, 275 GTB & GTS, Dino 246 GT & GTS, 365 GTB/4 Daytona, Testarossa and 288 GTO. It has also been responsible for the Lancia Flamina, Flavia and 037 Rally, the Fiat Dino Spider, 130 Coupe and 124 Spider and the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider.
Voiturettes & Cyclecars
Oddities from the Voiturette and Cyclecar genre of motoring are forever a highlight of Motorclassica, with a string of classic throwbacks to a bygone era. Literally meaning “small car”, these lightweight vehicles were particularly popular in France and Britain.
Propelled by single cylinder or V-twin engines, they were designed to fill a gap in the market between motorcycles and cars. By 1914 there were more than 100 cyclecar manufacturers each in France and Britain, but by early in the 1920s, the boom was all but over, as mass manufacturers were able to more economically produce and sell small cars like the Citroen 5CV and Austin 7.
A Celebration of Morgan
Since 1909, the Morgan Motor Company has been at the heart of the British auto industry. Unlike any other player in the car manufacturing trade, Morgan cars have continually featured wood in their construction, a tradition that continues to the modern-day production at its Worcestershire base.
Another design trait synonymous with the Morgan marque is the iconic three-wheeler, which was followed by the Morgan 4-4 in 1936, of which an evolution continues to be produced to this date.
Each Morgan is still crafted by hand, with the more classical design traits being integrated with modern technology.
Celebrating Australian & American GT's
Lovers of Australian and American muscle will fall in love with the assorted GTs on display. Big, bold and brash, the heavy metal heritage from both sides of the Pacific will stir the soul, with memories from the 1960s and ‘70s.
From the Australian side of the equation are home grown heroes, such as the best from the Ford Falcon, Holden Monaro and Torana ranges, as well as the classic Valiant Charger. Flying the Star Spangled Banner with be all-time classics from Ford Mustangs to Chevrolet Camaros, with other rarities set to rev up enthusiasts.
100 years of the Indian Scout
Originally produced in 1920, the Indian Scout emerged from its Springfield, Massachusetts factory, instantly becoming an American legend. With the first production run going through to 1949, various iterations were produced with numerous V-twin powerplants, from 500cc to 745cc, with the 1928 101 Scout perhaps the pick the of the bunch.
Finding favour with allied forces, the Scout was a mainstay in the theatre of World War II. Adding to the legend of the Scout was the 2005 film, The World’s Fastest Indian, which retold the story of Kiwi Burt Munro’s successful land speed record attempts at the fabled Bonneville Salt Flats.
Stars and Their Cars
For over a century, the automobile has been a symbol of status in the rarefied world of Hollywood stardom, with the biggest stars from the silver screen synonymous with the finest, and rarest of cars.
From Clark Gable to Steve McQueen, the garages of the rich and famous have featured many impressive name plates over time, with custom design touches, and limited run specials all typical features.
Motorclassica has always celebrated the stories behind the machinery, and this year we assemble some of the most storied vehicles in the country, as we play host to the cars from the biggest stars, both locally and from around the world.
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