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LaFerrari on display at the Australian Motoring Festival

27 March, 2015

If you’re looking for a place to see more than $30 million worth of sports cars, and you just so happen to be in Melbourne over the weekend of March 28—29, then the Australian Motoring Festival at then Melbourne Showgrounds may just be the place to be.

But if you’re like us and can’t quite make it over the ditch, then have a look at what the centrepiece of the 2000-square-metre Ferrari exhibition is. Yes, that’s the $3 million, limited-production, hybrid supercar — the LaFerrari. 

It’s known as Ferrari’s most ambitious project ever, and will be located amidst a huge range of Ferrari engineering and design in the no-expense-spared display.

The CEO of Ferarri Australasia, Herbert Appleroth, says, “Surrounding LaFerrari will be a uniquely Ferrari experience featuring 30 years of Ferrari supercar history, [and] a stunning Ferrari showroom with the latest range of Ferrari road cars.”

The festival started on March 26 and will run through to March 29.

The Jowett Jupiter turns 70

John Ball has always enjoyed tinkering with old boats and cars. He’s old enough to think having gearbox parts on newspaper on the floor of his bedroom, while the relevant car sat waiting on nail boxes, was a normal part of growing up. His passion has always tended towards old British bangers. He reckons he’s fortunate not to have got caught up in the American muscle scene.
John’s love affair with this Jupiter started in December 2015 when, with some time on his hands during a Christchurch trip, he searched online for ‘cars, before 1970 and in Christchurch’.

A passion for classics and customs

In the highly competitive field of New Zealand classic and custom restorations, reputations are won or lost on the ability to maintain consistently high standards of workmanship. A company managing to achieve this is D A Panel beating Ltd, of Rangiora near Christchurch. Is your classic or custom car restoration stalled, or in need of a refresh, or perhaps you are looking for experts to rebuild that recent import project out of Europe or the ‘States?