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Motorclassica event organisers have received an overwhelming number of applications to be part of this year's Australian International & Concours d'Elegance, with more than 200 received from around Australia.

With a 40 per cent increase in applications from last years' event, Motorclassica 2011 will have a completely different look and feel to last year, whilst a number of exciting additions have been made to the programme to increase the appeal even further.

Event Director and classic car enthusiast Paul Mathers said he was thrilled by the number of applications and was excited to have many more Vintage and Pre-War era exhibits on show.

“The 98 cars chosen so far to be on display consist of the beautiful, the spectacular and the unexpected.”

“The diversity and quality of entries received this year has ensured the event will be even bigger and better than 2010.” said Mr Mathers.

The annual event, which attracts car enthusiasts from across the globe, will run from 21st–23rd October 2011 at Melbourne's historic Royal Exhibition Building and will bring together more than 100 of the world's rarest and most desirable classic, vintage and veteran cars.

One highlight of Motorclassica 2011 will be a special celebration to mark 125 years of Mercedes-Benz. A large display of these well loved vehicles will be on show, including the oldest genuine Benz in Australia, an 1896 Velo. (copyright image)
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The 50th annivesary of the Jaguar E-Type (XKE) will also be celebrated.

One of the very special cars of the show this year will be a 1921 Ballot 2L Sports. This preservation class car with a magnificent patina has been in the same Australian family for 85 years and is one of only five remaining world-wide. The Ballot joins a bevy of other nearly forgotten marques including Cord, Delage, Facel, Marmon, NSU, Salmson, SS, Sunbeam and Wanderer, all of which will share the limelight at the Australian International Concours d’Elegance.

Another unique feature this year will be the start of Constantine Mandylas’ epic journey from Melbourne to Moscow in a Ford Model-T – a journey of almost 20,000 kilometres traversing more than a dozen countries across four countries.

Additional highlights will include:

  • 1932 Chrysler Imperial Sedan – An imposing preservation example, with paperwork to verify its ownership by infamous US gangster "Legs" Diamond.
  • 1973 Holden Torana XU-1 - Peter Brock’s first Torana in which he won his first Australian Touring Car Championship in 1974.
  • 1914 Victor Motorcycle and side car - Australian company Victor made low-volume, bespoke motorcycles from a small inner-suburban garage. These examples are very rare within Australia, let alone outside the country.

Event details:

Royal Exhibition Building, Nicholson Street, Carlton, Victoria, Australia

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Friday 21st October to 23rd Sunday October 2011

Opening Times:
Friday 9am - 9pm
Saturday 9am - 9pm
Sunday 9am - 5pm

Ticket prices:
Adults $30
Children (5-15 years) $20


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