From the Dacre Stubbs Collection© - Martin Stubbs
Melbourne Desk 194
In continuation of a long tradition, the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (Australia) sponsored its annual grand tour of classic cars, motor cycles and other vehicles. The 2007 Fly the Flag tour took the 200 partcipants on a demanding week of motoring into the northern regions of the state in an event whose origins were the great reliability tours of the 1920s.
Photos and text by Bill Hunter
The Macedon Ranges Grand Tour has been run on the second Saturday in February for the last four years. It attracts some of the most elegant classic cars in Victoria.Participating vehicles start the Tour in the charming old town of Gisborne, an hour or so north of the Melbourne GPO.The starter flags the 120 or so cars off at 9.00 am. Their route takes them through old goldmining ditricts to their destination at Mount Macedon.