Housed in the iconic, heritage-listed Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne, Motorclassica was on for it’s 6th time showcasing some of Australia’s finest rare and exotic cars and motorcycles. With over one hundred years of motor vehicle history being represented, this is the Mecca for motoring enthusiasts.
Every nook, cranny and spare bit of flooring had it’s own machine in this beautiful 19th century building that was the perfect place to host such a celebration of motors. The event opened doors this year from 23-25 of October. Young and old were in attendance, with some enthusiasts matching many of the older vehicles in age, while there was also plenty of fresh young faces experiencing a glimpse into the past of motoring history.
The ground level was laid out with a huge assortment of cars covering every decade from the past century. Lamborghini, Mustang, Bugatti, Holden, and just about every other major auto brand had it’s own representation on the timber floors. The juxtaposition of car styles, and of modern and classic blended together in perfect harmony.
The second level of the exhibition centre was filled with a huge selection for motorcycles (unsurprisingly, staff weren’t keen on lugging cars up the stairs) as well as some other odds and ends form antique auto retailers, and even an array of vintage espresso machines. Motorbike brands such as BMW, MV Augusta, Royal Enfield and others had displays, showing off vehicles from their past and present. Other vintage clubs also had a large variety of bikes present. Some were true restorations, an immaculate image of the past – whilst others were left to be changed by time and celebrated their own unique patina.