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Want to win yourself one of five double passes to one of Australasia’s premier motoring celebrations?

28 September, 2015

Melbourne’s annual Motorclassica event is almost upon us once again, with the Royal Exhibition Building set to be packed from wall to wall with more than 500 stunning exotic, classic, and collectable vehicles. Held over Labour Weekend (October 23–25), it is, without a doubt, one of Australasia’s premier motoring gatherings — and you can win one of five double passes!

If you’re already planning your trip to Melbourne for Labour Weekend, why not get yourself in the draw to tack on an extra activity to your overseas excursion? Want to win? Entering your name in the draw is as simple as can be. All you need to do is comment on the embedded Facebook post below with what your favourite classic car is. Easy! The more mates you can get to enter, the better your chances — and if you’ve got friends in Melbourne, be sure to get them on board too!

Want to win one of five double passes to Australasia's premier gathering of classic cars? Just comment below and tell us…

Posted by NZ Classic Car on Sunday, 20 September 2015

This year’s Motorclassica event will be celebrating a variety of different milestones accomplished in 2015. These include the first 50 years of the supercar, 50 years of Dino, 50 years of the Shelby Mustang, 70 years of MV Agusta, and 50 years of the Bugatti Club Australia — each milestone sure to be celebrated in emphatic style.

But the best way to appreciate the show will be to be there, witnessing the machinery first-hand. Entries close on October 5, so if you or some friends will be in Melbourne on October 23–25, get amongst it and get commenting!

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Taipan – surpassing interest

“It’s merely a passing interest,” insists Selby — despite owning three variants of the classic VW Beetle, including an unusual VW van that was sold as a body kit for a Subaru. In his defence he points to a 1961 Ford Thunderbird, a car that he converted to right-hand drive. However, on the VW side of the ledger, since he opened Allison Autos in Whanganui 27 years ago, Selby has built 15 VW-powered Formula First cars, followed by a beach buggy, restored a derelict Karmann Ghia, and hot-rodded a common or garden Beetle into something that has to be seen to be believed. As speed is not something generally associated with classic VWs, though, Selby is still waiting for this particular modification to catch on amongst the hot rod faithful.

Travelling companion

It’s easy to see why the Morris Minor Traveller was one of the best-loved variants of the Morris Minor. Introduced in 1953, it was equipped with the same independent torsion bar front suspension, drum brakes, and rack and pinion steering as its saloon sibling but, with their foldable rear seat increasing versatility, many Travellers were used as trade vehicles, says Derek Goddard. Derek and Gail Goddard, the owners of this superbly restored example, have run Morris Minors since before they were married in 1974.
“Our honeymoon vehicle was a blue Morris Minor van — it was a rust bucket,” says Derek.