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      1 June 2010                                                                                     MC0905

          Victoria’s finest to star in Tour Australis
      Victoria’s finest driving roads and most enticing
      scenic, cultural and epicurean attractions will star in
      Tour Australis, a luxury tour for classic cars in
      October.


      Tour Australis is the on-road highlight of
      Motorclassica, the Australian International Concours
      d’Elegance & Classic Motor Show.


      The six-day Tour will run from 16 to 21 October
      2010, ahead of the Motorclassica Concours and
      Motor Show at the Royal Exhibition Building in
      Melbourne from 22 to 24 October.


      It will begin a nine-day celebration of classic
      motoring with both static and on-road displays of
      some of the world’s finest and rarest classic cars.


      Up to 30 classic cars will head out along Victoria’s
                                                                    Tour Australis will take in the Twelve Apostles on
      Great Ocean Road, one of the world’s great driving            the Great Ocean Rod (top) from both the road and
                                                                    the air, and will travel through the lush and rugged
      roads, before heading inland through Western                  splendour of the Grampians.

      Districts wine country and the majestic Grampians, returning to Melbourne along central
      Victoria’s gold rush roads.




Motorclassica, 6/344 Lorimer Street, Port Melbourne VIC 3207. AUSTRALIA. Tel: +61 3 9321 6760. Fax: +61 3 9321 6751.
                   www.motorclassica.com.au Email: info@motorclassica.com.au ABN 72 101 130 527
      Tour participants will enjoy the five-star delights of Victoria’s wineries, restaurants and
      resorts, all the while taking in breathtaking scenery from behind the wheel of their classic
      cars ... and even at one point from helicopters.


      Inspired by similarly magnificent driving experiences on other continents, Tour Australis is
      proudly supported by Tourism Victoria and will present a feast of motoring splendour rarely
      seen in Australia or anywhere in the world.


      Participants will return to Melbourne on the day before the Australian International Concours
      d’Elegance and Classic Motor Show opens at the Royal Exhibition Building, along with a
      free “Picnic with the Classics” in nearby Argyle Square.


      Before the public displays begin in the afternoon, all 100-plus concours participants will join
      in Tour Classica for an extended scenic cruise through Melbourne, proudly sponsored by the
      City of Melbourne to showcase the city’s many historic and modern highlights.


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      Motorclassica Director:          Paul Mathers             +61 3 9321 6760 or +61 409 812 347
      Media inquiries & images:        Greg Shoemark            +61 3 9898 5570 or +61 412 316 928




Motorclassica, 6/344 Lorimer Street, Port Melbourne VIC 3207. AUSTRALIA. Tel: +61 3 9321 6760. Fax: +61 3 9321 6751.
                   www.motorclassica.com.au Email: info@motorclassica.com.au ABN 72 101 130 527

				
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