Monterey Jet Centre Auction
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by JPS
10M ago
Kicking off on August 12th, Monterey Car Week encapsulates all that is good and great about the collectable car hobby. From obscure coach built vintage tourers to contemporary supercar exotica, there is something to catch the eye of every classic gearhead at this world renowned event. Apart from what many consider to be the pre-eminent classic car showcase in the world, the Pebble Beach Concours, there are a plethora of auctions and displays scattered throughout the Monterey area to keep visitors busy during the week. One such event is the August 18th Monterey Jet Centre Auction where a mouth ..read more
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Shipping a Classic Car from the U.S to Australia
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by JPS
10M ago
The following is a guest post from A1 Auto Transport https://www.a1autotransport.com/ Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash Shipping a Classic Car to Australia If you’re a classic car enthusiast, there’s a good chance you’ve always dreamed of taking your prized possession on an epic road trip across the United States. But what if you want to take your car on an even longer journey – say, all the way to Australia? Owning a classic car is not just about car clubs and swap meets. Although it is a beloved hobby, it is also a wise investment. That’s why you’ll need to take extra care when it comes ti ..read more
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2022 Phillip Island Festival of Motorsport
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by JPS
10M ago
Gearshifter was at the 2022 Phillip island Festival of Motorsport! Held at the Phillip Island GP circuit, 125 kms southeast of Melbourne, the event is a fantastic celebration of motor racing from all eras and categories. From vintage open wheelers to modern touring cars, the Festival of Motorsport has something to satisfy every gearhead’s passion. Apart from the action on the track, one of the best aspects of this event is the access that visitors have to the pit areas. The historic vehicles can be observed up close as teams frantically prepare them for the very competitive racing ..read more
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The Gearshifter Michelin Man Video
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by JPS
10M ago
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The Gearshifter Matchbox 911 Video
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10M ago
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The Swap Meet
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by JPS
10M ago
For classic car and bike enthusiasts the world over an automotive swap meet is a must do highlight event. Whether searching for that elusive spare part or piece of automobilia, or simply browsing with no particular purpose, a swap meet makes for a great sociable day out amongst like minded collectors. Overall, swap meets are generally small events organised and run by local car clubs, often as fundraisers. Although this remains true for the vast majority, a few throughout the world have grown over the years into enormous affairs, attracting thousands of both local and international vendors and ..read more
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What is Automobilia?
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by JPS
10M ago
Automobilia is a portmanteau word combining ‘automobile’ and ‘memorabilia’. As such it can be defined as objects of memorabilia related to the automobile. Such objects are generally collected and traded by those with an interest in vintage and classic vehicles.   Collectors often seek out objects that are directly related to the particular make or type of vintage or classic vehicle that they own, be it a car, motorcycle or truck. Others have more eclectic taste and will collect objects that cover a broad range of brands and types regardless of vehicles, if any, actually owned. Automobili ..read more
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Station Wagons
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by JPS
10M ago
A Holden EK station sedan badge. Now largely displaced by the ubiquitous SUV the station wagon, or station sedan as the early Holden variants were known, was once the go -to large suburban family vehicle. As with most automotive terms ‘station wagon’, or ‘estate’ as they’re known in the UK, is derived from a particular type of pre-automobile era vehicle. In this case one that was used to ferry passengers and their luggage to and from train stations during the 19th century. Early automobile based station wagons were created by independent manufacturers producing custom timber bodies for exist ..read more
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Benzina Magazine Launch
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by JPS
10M ago
Gearshifter attended the recent launch of Benzina, a classic car and bike focused magazine. Based in Melbourne, Australia the publication sets out to celebrate ‘the ongoing heritage and culture of classic cars and motorcycles.’ The first issue demonstrates the eclectic mix of themes Benzina intends to feature, from the rally bred Lancia Stratos to a pre war 1932 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750, with a story about a contemporary Land Rover EV conversion thrown in for good measure. The launch took place at Lotus Melbourne amongst an interesting display of both modern and classic cars. https://benzinamagazin ..read more
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Monterey Jet Centre Auction
Gearshifter Blog
by JPS
1y ago
Kicking off on August 12th, Monterey Car Week encapsulates all that is good and great about the collectable car hobby. From obscure coach built vintage tourers to contemporary supercar exotica, there is something to catch the eye of every classic gearhead at this world renowned event. Apart from what many consider to be the pre-eminent classic car showcase in the world, the Pebble Beach Concours, there are a plethora of auctions and displays scattered throughout the Monterey area to keep visitors busy during the week. One such event is the August 18th Monterey Jet Centre Auction where a mouth ..read more
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