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