Motorclassica Puts Melbourne On The Classic Map

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Motorclassica, 6/344 Lorimer Street, Port Melbourne VIC 3207. AUSTRALIA. Tel: +61 3 9321 6760.  Fax: +61 3 9321 6751.  

www.motorclassica.com.au Email: info@motorclassica.com.au  ABN 72 101 130 527


Crowds delighted in world class classics assembled

in a world heritage building for Motorclassica.


Bob and Barb Lorkowski’s Daimler Double Six from

Wisconsin was awarded Best in Show.


Perfect spring weather brought out popular classics

and their admirers for the Herald Sun Picnic with

the Classics.

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Motorclassica puts Melbourne on the classic map 

Melbourne, Australia, has claimed its place on the

international classic map with the success of its

inaugural Motorclassica, the Australian International

Concours d’Elegance and Classic Motor Show.


Both local and international entrants declared

Motorclassica was a world standard event which

revealed Australia’s wealth of world standard classics.


Event director Paul Mathers said the variety and

quality of the cars created a glorious atmosphere.


“It was a wonderful event which had a great spirit and

atmosphere, with wonderful cars and their owners in

the perfect setting at the Royal Exhibition Building,”

he said.


“It was more of a celebration than an exhibition, and

the interaction between entrants and the visitors as they

shared their love of the cars was delightful. 


“Our Best of Show winner, Bob Lorkowski, identified

the key to this atmosphere when he said his win was all

credit to the car, not to him as the current owner. 



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Motorclassica, 6/344 Lorimer Street, Port Melbourne VIC 3207. AUSTRALIA. Tel: +61 3 9321 6760.  Fax: +61 3 9321 6751.  

www.motorclassica.com.au  Email: info@motorclassica.com.au  ABN 72 101 130 527

“He was one of many entrants from Australia and overseas who are keen to be back next year

and said the event held its own with other great international concours d'elegance events.”


Also impressed was guest judge Sir Stirling Moss, who praised the “absolutely beautiful

venue” and hailed the event “a great success”.


“The cars looked so good there and it was wonderful to see so many people looking at the

cars. I’d be surprised if it doesn’t grow, because it was a great success,” he said.


“And what a thing for the people who put this on, to actually have such a success – there

were times when you could hardly move for the crowds, it was so busy.”


Mr Mathers said several exhibitors had already expressed a desire to be back on the same

weekend next year, mostly with larger stands, and countless visitors also wanted to see what

the classic car owners might bring after another year of acquisitions and restorations.


“There was also a great deal of talk among entrants about bringing cars which they either

have under restoration at present or are actively seeking to acquire,” he said.


“With overseas cars such as Georg Gebhard’s Alfa Romeo Aerospider and Bob and Barb

Lorkowski’s Daimler Double Six competing with some very impressive local cars, there is no

question that Motorclassica is the place to compete at the highest level.”


Mirroring the spirit of the concours and show was the Herald Sun Picnic with the Classics in

nearby Argyle Square, where local cars clubs brought out their best cars over the weekend.


Although the Saturday weather dampened spirits, perfect weather on the Sunday ensured

plenty of interest among picnickers and passers-by in the more than 60 classics on display.

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Motorclassica Director:

Paul Mathers

(03) 9321 6760 or 0409 812 347


Media inquiries & images:

Greg Shoemark

(03) 9898 5570 or 0412 316 928











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Motorclassica, 6/344 Lorimer Street, Port Melbourne VIC 3207. AUSTRALIA. Tel: +61 3 9321 6760.  Fax: +61 3 9321 6751.  

www.motorclassica.com.au  Email: info@motorclassica.com.au  ABN 72 101 130 527


Motorclassica Concours d’Elegance Results 2010

Edwardian (1905-1919)

1912 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost 

(Mr George Forbes, Brighton VIC)

European & British Vintage (1919-1930)

1928 Daimler P.1.50 Limousine 

(Mr & Mrs Bob Lorkowski, WI, USA)

American Vintage & Pre-War (1919-1945)

1936 De Soto Airflow 

(The David Turner Foundation, Victoria)

European & British Pre-War (1931-1945)

1932 Delage D8S 

(Mr Allan Reid, Hawthorn East, Vic)

European & British Post-War Classic

(1946-1960)

1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL 

(Mr Murray Allen, Wantirna, Vic)

American Post-War Classic (1946-1960)

1948 Tucker 48 

(Mr Terry Dowel, Ferntree Gully, Vic)

Modern European & British (1961-1975)

1969 Jaguar 420G Saloon 

(Mr Bruce Elliot-Smith, Mt Eliza, VIC)

Modern Thoroughbred (1961-1975)

1967 Alfa Romeo Giulia GT Veloce 

(Mr Gary Pearce, Mt Eliza, VIC)

Australian Vintage & Classic (1900-1975)

1971 Ford Falcon XY GT HO Phase 3 

(Mr Jason Horder, Preston, VIC)

Classic Motorcycles

1971 M.V Agusta 125 GTLS 

(Mr Greg Myers, Mansfield, VIC)

Longines Silver Arrow Award 

for 100 Years of Alfa Romeo

1967 Alfa Romeo Giulia GT Veloce 

(Mr Gary Pearce, Mt Eliza, VIC)

Longines Heritage Award 

for 75 Years of of Jaguar

1956 Jaguar XK140 Drophead Coupe 

(Mr Ian Barton, Bittern, VIC)

Longines Conquest Award 

for the History of Australian Motorsport

1948 Talbot Lago Type 26C 

(Mr Ron Townley, Mt Martha, VIC)

Longines Master Collection Award

presented by the Chief Judge

1937 Alfa Romeo Aerospider 6C 

(Mr Georg Gebhard, Germany)

BEST IN SHOW

1928 Daimler P.1.50 Limousine 

(Mr & Mrs Bob Lorkowski, WI, USA)








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