2011 Motorclassica Concours d'Elegance

Above: The World-heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton, Melbourne was the venue for Motorclassica.

Above: This Citroen 40CV Pallas Sedan won the Modern British & European class award.

Above: The 1933 MG K3 of Adam Berryman, one of the 3 team cars for that year's Mille Miglia was on display.

Above: Jeff Brown's ex. Tim Schenken Brabham.

Above: A mid-1980s Cosworth DFX-powered Lola Indy car with Richard Carter's name on the side?

Above: Original milage since 1924 on Chris Terdich's Wanderer W6.

Above: The quality of cars in the Concours was hard enough to judge a winner, but so to was the unofficial award for best mascot - the radiator cap on Max Jolfe's Delage.

Above: There are only believed to be three remaining in the world - here are the two Melbourne-based 1908 Isotta Fraschini Fenc 10HP Semi-Racer, the left of Beverley Greig, and the right belonging to a group of like enthusiasts who are in the final stages of restoration of the car, hence the lack of body work - not that there was much of it in those days!

Above: This Bentley Speed Six was shown at the 2010 show in rolling-chassis form as it was undergoing a full restoration. 2011, and the restoration is complete, and enough to win the Best of Show award. We will soon see the car and its owner, Gary McMillan out in VSCC events.

Above: Porsche Cars Australia was celebrating 60 years' of Porsche in Oz and displayed the 1987 Le Mans 24 hour race winning Porsche 962c "whale-tail"

Above: A close-up of the 962C. Derek Bell was also on hand at the event.

Above: Detail is everything at a Concours d'Elegance with owners going to huge lengths, including Jack Joel, the owner of perhaps Australia's finest Mercedes-Benz 300SL "Gullwing", complete with hand-stitched/crafted leather luggage .

Above: The BMW 328 of the Dymond family.

Above: Peter Strauss had two cars on display, his beautiful Jaguar XK150 DHC & the 1968 Brabham BT31 Repco, shown here in its later Group Q specification.

 

 

 

Updated: 13 November, 2011

 

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