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Celebration Marques 2020

 

The Alfa and the Omega - 110 Years of Alfa Romeo

Founded in 1910 out of the ashes of a failed Italian factory for French car manufacturer, Darracq, Alfa Romeo is arguably the most storied Italian marque in automotive history.

Known for its sporty vehicles and motor racing success dating back to 1913, without Alfa Romeo, there is no Scuderia Ferrari, no Nuvolari, no Fangio. It has competed successfully as both a constructor and engine supplier for F1, grand prix, sports and touring car racing and rallying and won the very first world championship for grand prix cars in 1925. It has had the most wins of any marque in history, and has spawned some of the most collectable and desirable models in the world.

The Italian Stallions - 90 Years of Pininfarina

Battista “Pinin” Farina founded his eponymous Carrozzeria in 1930, and over its 90 year history 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 and 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 was also responsible for the Lancia Flamina, Flavia and 037 Rally, the Fiat Dino Spider, 130 Coupe and 124 Spider and the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider. Pininfarina also designed some of the most incredible concept cars.

From Little Things, Big Things Grow - Voiturettes & Cyclecars 

Literally meaning “small car”, these lightweight cars, particularly popular in France and Britain were propelled by single cylinder or V-twin engines and designed to fill a gap in the market betweenmotorcycles and cars. By 1914 there were more than 100 cyclecar manufacturers each in France and Britain alone, but by early the next decade the boom was all but over as mass-producers were able to more economically manufacture and sell small cars like the Citroen 5CV and Austin 7. Whilst larger marques like Salmson and Amilcar continued to produce the larger voiturettes into the 40s, similarly popular smaller
brands such as Senechal and Bedelia struggled to survive to the end of the 20s.

 

Walk of Fame - Stars and Their Cars

For more than a century, the automobile has been a symbol of status and in the rarified world of Hollywood stardom, the greatest stars quite often drove the greatest cars. Screen icons from Clark Gable to Steve McQueen have been noted for their impressive motors and even today some of the World’s most important collections are owned by talents that have graced our screens. Motorclassica has always celebrated the stories behind the cars, and this year we assemble some of the most storied cars in the country as we unveil the cars of some of the biggest stars, both international and local, in the world.

 

Motorclassica 2020 Dates

Friday 9 October – 9am to 9pm

Saturday 10 October – 9am to 9pm

Sunday 11 October – 9am to 5pm

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