Massive turnout for Aussie Motoring Heritage Day


Australia’s National Motor Heritage Day took place on 15 May, with the annual celebration of vintage and classic vehicles marked by a series of events held around the country. Much like Britain’s ‘Drive It Day’, the aim is to encourage enthusiasts to share their love of classics with the public. 

One of the most prominent events was hosted by the Shoalhaven Historic Vehicle Club. It’s ‘Salute to Holden’ commemorated the firm’s last year of production and resulted in dozens of classics swarming into the town of Berry, New South Wales.

Pictures speak louder than words, so here they are. 

Alfa Romeo Spider

1948 De Soto Coupe

Dale Stobie’s 1932 Ford Coupe with Jose Aragon’s ’63 Thunderbird

Early ‘60s Australian built Austin Lancer Series 2

1914 Sunbeam 12/16 owned by John Tatham

1927 Lancia Lambda

Eros Lazzaro’s 1968 Mercedes 280SL

Mercedes-Benz Club of NSW display celebrating its 49th anniversary

Steen Pedersen’s 1927 Salmson is still active in historic racing

Peugeot 403 ‘Ute’ with period racer in tow

Ford Model A shed on wheels is road legal and registered!

Rick Sellers’ 1979 Ferrari 400i

Garry and Ronnie King’s 1969 Ford Shelby GT500

Ford Falcon Ute

Murray Alcock’s 1912 Ford Model T



Chris Martin

The club called the event a 'Salute to Ford and Holden' as both brands are to cease production in Australia.
Also, I have been told the Mercedes club celebrated a 40th anniversary in 2012, but they still use the same banners for their display, sorry, my mistake for not reading it correctly!


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