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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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Saltwater Creek Garage

After passing by this building for many years, I decided to call in and ask the owner about his garage and the car that had been parked there. It was a 1982 Hyundai Pony 1200 TLS that he’d inherited from his mother who had bought it when it was nearly new. I was fortunate enough to buy it from him — many had approached him over the years but were turned away. After sitting out there for that long you could not imagine how dirty it was. At least it had never been wet in all that time. The interior is a mid-blue and almost like new — in fact his mother, Irene, had still retained the original factory-fitted thick clear-plastic cover over the mid-blue vinyl door panels.

Lunch with … Roger Bailey

Roger’s story is a classic illustration of what hard work, honesty to the point of brutal frankness, a ‘can-do’ approach, and a racer’s brain can get you in this sport of car racing. Roger, or ‘Boost’ as he’s known up and down the pitlanes of America, was who Kenny Smith turned to when he was dragging a reluctant teenager around the different pit garages at Laguna Seca.
“Scott [Dixon] kept complaining that it was too hot and he just wanted to go back to the hotel pool. I had to tell him that I was trying to secure his future — we weren’t getting much of a look in until we saw Roger who knew everyone and set about introducing Scott as New Zealand’s next big thing.