Motorclassica, now in its ninth year, will again be staged at Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition Building from 12 to 14 October.

As well as the usual magnificent display of classic cars, there are special features that include Schools Program and the Future Lab. Both of which inform young people about the opportunities for careers and involvement in the automotive and restoration industries.

Motorclassica’s Live Restoration Theatre will feature five separate workshops, each demonstrating live various stages of the vehicle restoration process under the watchful eye of Greg Maskell of Shepparton’s Maskell’s Customs and Classics.


Restoration and classic car guru Brian Tanti will host the Theatre, talking show goers through the work being done live, as they watch five different cars in various states of restoration.

Future Lab is aimed at educating show patrons about the latest in automotive technology and its role in the future direction of the automobile. A hands-on zone, with communal and interactive areas, it will showcase registered training organisations and technology companies, and projects such as the Formula SAE University Engineering program.

Alongside these features will be Motorclassica’s mainstay, the annual Australian International Concours d’Elegance which this year will feature 135 cars, 50 motorcycles and a collection of 18 microcars.


As always there will be special anniversary exhibitions, as well as special guests on the main stage throughout all three days.

2018 Motorclassica tickets are on sale now at:

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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