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Speedweek for Motormarques

The Geelong Speed Trials for 2016 were held on Richie Boulevard, bordering Corio Bay, Where the event has been held for 50 years from 1956 until 2016.

Each year the event has attracted a collection of rare and historic competition vehicles to race against the clock over the quarter mile sprint.

It has always included an impressive display of unique, rare. and sometimes priceless automobiles and motor cycles from all aspects and all eras of motor sport.

Geelong's Speedweek trials was one of the rare occasions in Australia where you could see such an array of awe inspiring vehicles in action, hear and smell their engines at full chat while experiencing the time-honoured but carnival atmosphere of classic sprinting.

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Tuesday, 30 August 2016 19:02

AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix 12-14 August 2016

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During the past years the programme of this event was more or less identical. From the 44th edition of the event things are changing as explained by the chairman of the AvD (German Automobil Club), the organiser of this event. “We are going the right direction with the future of this event, a new generation of drivers is gradually replacing the older drivers and that also implies that more and more younger cars will appear on the starting grid. This will also change the average age of the visitors who will be more interested in the racing cars of the eighties.”
Friday, 26 August 2016 07:59

Martin Stubbs visits Rob Roy - August 2016

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Martin Stubbs is the photographer friend of Motormarques who attended the Rob Roy meeting featured in this article. This meeting at the historic venue may welll be a great milestone - as it was probably the the last appearance of the Dale Shaw Special, and Trevor Cole. More about Trevor and the Dale Shaw Special can be found by typing Trevor Cole in the Search Box - top right hand corner of this page. In the current article, Car No 93 - the last image in this block of photos - is a perennial reminder of a hero of a golden age.
Tuesday, 05 July 2016 17:28

The Porsche Museum

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The Porsche Museum is located on a busy junction just outside the Porsche factory complex in Zuffenhausen, Germany. The museum opened in January 2009 and it replaced the old museum which was established in 1976. Designed by Vienna-based Delugan Meissl Associated Architects, the architecture is highly modern, one could even say futuristic. The building features a futuristic 5,600 square meters exhibition space with over 80 legendary automobiles on display.