Motors & Masterpieces – November 2024


Australia’s prominent motoring festival, Motors & Masterpieces, launches at the Melbourne Showgrounds on 22-24 November, with 10 themes for the celebration now confirmed.



More than 300 cars and motorcycles are set to be displayed in distinct groups that reflect on the significant cultural settings and showcasing the history of the motor vehicle.

In addition to the curated selections, the celebration will feature an extensive assortment of display vehicles.

Leading the event themes is La Dolce Vita, an expression synonymous with the carefree lifestyle and culture emanating from post-war Italy, with that passion extending to the country’s love for all things automotive.

Meanwhile, California Dreaming focuses on the exuberant post-war era of the 1950s to the 1970s, with a focus on the most spectacular cars the USA has produced.

Japan may be a relatively late entry to the car culture scene, but Tokyo Lights will showcase the country’s best engineering.

Swinging London reflects on the UK’s cultural movement that extended from music and fashion into automotive production that created icons from the Mini to the E Type Jaguar.

Great Southern Land celebrates the Australian car industry and culture, while Golden Age features the early automotive pioneers, with a spotlight on craftsmanship.

High Society is the home for all cars and motorcycles from the 1930s and 1940s, when design and engineering took great leaps forward and formed the basis of the modern motor industry.

Continental Classics shines a light on the best of Europe, with exceptional examples including the Mercedes 300SL Gullwing and Porsche 356.

The modern supercar has a home in the Monaco Glitz showcase, while Chequered Flag will feature the best-of-breed racing cars and bikes.

The awards on offer include the coveted Best of Show, as well as Class winners, a Preservation Award, a Young Achiever Award for owners under 30, the Spirit of Motors & Masterpieces Award, and the highly sought-after People’s Choice Award.

The Concours classes have a cut-off date of 1993 for eligibility, but modern supercars that are part of Monaco Glitz will not be bound by the 1993 cut-off.

Further information on the event can be found at and entries are now open.

Expressions of interest are welcomed from exhibitors and sponsors, with tailored packages to suit their needs.

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