Melbourne’s famed automotive exhibition, Motorclassica, is on in October and new and historic motorcycles will again be featured.
Event director Paul Mathers says entries are now being received and compiled for the Concours d’Elegance and historic motorcycles area, with about 40-50 bikes expected. “Confirmed entries so far include a 1948 Ariel VG and a 1975 Kawasaki 750, coming all the way from New Caledonia,” he says. “As Motorclassica is a few months away, many exhibits and entries are still in the works, but there will definitely be items of interest for motorcycling enthusiasts.”
There will also be a display of modern bikes from brands such as Benelli, Triumph, MV Agusta and BMW with trade displays by resellers Boxer & Bevel and Classic Style.
The fifth annual Motorclassica will be held at Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition Building on from October 24026, just a month before the Melbourne Moto Expo, so some manufacturers may choose to opt for the latter which is more of a sales show.
“Although we are only in our fifth year, what’s gratifying is that the event has reach far beyond Melbourne … we are seeing significant visitor numbers from overseas and interstate, as Motorclassica has become the ‘must do’ event for the collector car and motorcycle community,” he says.
Motorclassica will feature an International Concours d’Elegance, club displays, a 50-year anniversary display of Ford Mustangs and will pay homage to Sir Donald Campbell’s dual World Land Speed and Water Speed records set right in Australia 50 years ago in Bluebird CN7 and K7.