Motorclassica. The Australian Concours D’Elegance, 2017 (Part II).
I guess you could call this Part I and II… to be honest I really don’t want to still be doing Motorclassica posts in January 2018 like I was earlier this year with MC 2016, so I decided to clump a few things together for the rest of the MC 2017 coverage (there will be one or two more parts after this). For this lot there is just some general show coverage and some of what was on offer for the Saturday night auction hosted by Moss Green. I’m really not entirely happy with alot of the shots from MC, I think with all that was going on around me attending and the fact that I still stupidly (read stubbornly) choose to shoot with a slower shutter speed, DSLR set on a tripod, on wooden floors with hundreds of people walking around can make for hit and miss images. But hopefully they aren’t too bad, what you see on here is a selection of so many more photos I could have posted but chose not to. I also have removed several at last minute which I was not sure about whether I was keen on or not but hey, quality over quantity right?… Oh and yes I know I need to really start focusing on shooting the entire wide photo of cars and not just focus on detail, because what’s the point of detail if you never get to see the bigger picture? For this I apologise and I’ll work on fixing that in the future, for now I hope you all enjoy this second part from the classiest show in Aus…
(Opening image: R31 Skyline four door parked outside, fitted with rare OEM front chin spoiler and somewhat rarer 17″ Impul Silhoette’s)
Above: When Mt Franklin just isn’t good enough.
Details of an E-Type on a booth I can’t remember the name of, but they focus on restoring/ building E-Type’s for both track and street.
Above: Clean 90’s C36 AMG.
Original ex-Bathurst winning TWR/ JRA Jaguar, restored and now owned by Jaguar enthusiast and specialist, Mike Roddy.
I almost didn’t see this DS, not only because it was slammed to the ground on the factory Citroen air bag suspension but it also almost perfectly blended into the exhibition building detailing.
Moving on to what the auction had on offer, I’ll skim over this Jag dash which I
neglected to get an exterior shot of ( I knoww, sorry.) and straight onto…
…This Maserati barn find. Personally I’d leave the body as is, drop it a little on restored wheels and done.
According to this it hadn’t been registered since 1988 and hailed from NSW.
Uh, are you sure about that..?
Cooper bodied kit car, perfect for those weekend hill climb’s. This was expected to fetch around $300K from memory.
The car of the show, star of the auction and very fucking difficult to get a clear shot of (but yes I actually did take one) was this D-Type Jaguar. What else would you want to spend $8,000,000 on? … that isn’t a typo, this was expected to fetch 8 million dollars. I believe it was passed in after ONLY making it to $5.5mil however.
I’ll finish this particular post the way it started, with some Japanese steel (or plastic depending which side of the pond you sit on) with a pair of the cleanest GC Impreza’s I’ve ever seen. The top one was a two door WRX STI Version V, and the bottom; a regular four door WRX.
The rest to come later this week x