/ Tour Classica Presented by TAG Heuer
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TAG Heuer has a long and storied history in motoring so it is only fit that they join us as the official timekeeper and watch of Motorclassica in presenting the official kick off to the weekend’s celebrations. 

This year, Tour Classica starts at Melbourne’s iconic Sidney Myer Music Bowl.  With uninterrupted views of the city skyline and King’s Domain, this is the perfect chance to see these cars and motorcycles for the first time together before heading along their route to their final destination at the Royal Exhibition Building.

Commencing at King’s Domain, the Tour will proceed east along Linlithgow Avenue, across the Yarra River along Olympic Boulevard and Landmarks including Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne Olympic Park and AAMI Stadium.  From there they take a left turn into Punt Road and again into Brunton Avenue, past the MCG and into Jolimont Road.  A right turn up Spring Street sees the Tour pass Treasury gardens, the Windsor Hotel and Parliament House before turning into Nicholson Street, past Carlton Gardens.  A circuit of the Royal Exhibition Building and the cars will finally form up on Southern Drive via Rathdowne Street in preparation for their final entry.

Participation in Tour Classica forms an important part in the Concours judging, and if two cars or motorcycles find themselves in equal first place in any class, additional points will be awarded to the vehicle that successfully completes the drive.

Be sure to tune in to 3AW for live updates along the route, and position yourself for the best photo opportunities.

 

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Cars

1957

AC Aceca

Coupe

1960

Alfa Romeo (Touring)

Spider

1953

Alfa Romeo 1900CS (Touring)

Coupe

1931

Alfa Romeo 2300 8C (Touring) Pur Sang recreation

Spider

1964

Alfa Romeo 2600 (Touring)

Spider

1929

Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 SS

Spider

1938

Alfa Romeo 6C 2300B MM (Touring)

Corsa Spider

1974

Alfa Romeo Montreal

Coupe

1936

Auburn 852

Phaeton

1922

Benz 16/50

Sports Tourer

1997

BMW 840CI (v8) Mtech

Coupe

1958

BMW Isetta

Coupe

1950

Bristol 402 (Touring)

Drophead Coupe

1937

Buick 8/40

Sedan

1963

Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Coupe

1972

Chrysler Valiant E55 Charger 770SE

Coupe

1931

Delage D8S de Villars

Tourer

1967

DeTomaso Mangusta

Targa

1971

Dino 246

Coupe

1972

Dino 246 GT

Coupe

1972

Ferrari 365 GTC/4

Coupe

1978

Ferrari 512 BB

Coupe

1969

Fiat 500

Coupe

1968

Fiat 500F

Coupe

1932

Ford 18 Special

Roadster

1940

Ford Deluxe 2-door

Coupe

1926

Frazer Nash Boulogne

Roadster

1948

Healey Duncan Sports Saloon

Coupe

1969

Holden Monaro

Coupe

1970

Holden Torana GTR XU1

Coupe

1929

Hudson "O"

Phaeton

1935

Hudson Special 8 Series 54 HT

Roadster

1963

Jaguar E-Type

Coupe

1967

Jaguar E-Type

OTS

1972

Jensen Interceptor Mk III (Touring)

Coupe

1937

Lagonda LG6

Drophead coupe

1937

Lancia Aprilla

Berlina

1952

Lancia Aurelia B20

Coupe

1961

Maserati 3500GT (Touring)

Coupe

1959

Mercedes -Benz 190SL

Roadster

1950

Mercedes-Benz 170S

Saloon

1952

Mercedes-Benz 220

Cabriolet A

1970

Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5L

Cabriolet

1969

Mercedes-Benz 280SL

Roadster

1935

Mercedes-Benz 290 Pullman (Embassy car)

Sedan

1958

Mercedes-Benz 300D

Saloon

1957

Mercedes-Benz 300SL

Roadster

1938

Mercedes-Benz Type 230

Cabriolet B

1959

Mercedes-Benz W128

Sedan

1937

Mercedes-Benz W143

Sedan

1948

MG TC

Roadster

1971

Monteverdi 375L

Coupe

1931

Rolls-Royce 20/25

Sedanca De Ville

1935

Rolls-Royce 20/25 

Windover Chauffeur

1928

Rolls-Royce 20hp

Roadster

1923

Rolls-Royce 40/50 Silver Ghost

Tourer

1972

Rolls-Royce Corniche

Convertible

1925

Rolls-Royce New Phantom

Cabriolet

1927

Rolls-Royce New Phantom Springfield Dinsdale Special

Limousine

1931

Rolls-Royce Phantom II

Sedanca De Ville

1929

Rolls-Royce Phantom II (George Williams)

Tourer

1957

Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud  

Saloon

1954

Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn

Saloon

1922

Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost

Tourer

1958

Vespa 400 S1

Micro Car

Motorcycles

1985

BMW K100 JPS

 

1958

BSA A10

 

1963

BSA A10 Rocket Gold Star 650

 

1965

BSA Lightning Clubman

 

1991

Ducati 907 IE

 

1964

Ducati Mach 1

 

1941

Harley Davidson FL Knucklehead

 

1942

Harley Davidson WLA

 

1938

Indian Chief

 

1984

Kawasaki ZX750 Turbo

 

1970

Norton Commando 850S

 

1969

Norton Commando Fastback

 

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