-- RACV Motorclassica
Australia's only 'Globe of Death' will be one of the star attractions amid a
record entry of classic and custom motorcycles at this year's RACV Motorclassica,
at Melbourne's Royal Exhibition Building on 25-27 October.
Almost 50 significant motorcycles will compete in the event's Concours
d'Elegance, while contemporary, classic collectible and customised bikes will
all be available for purchase from a record attendance of retailers.
RACV Motorclassica's 'Globe of Death' is a replica of a genuine, old-school
circus act from the last century, which will see four motorcycle riders race
around the inside of a giant metal globe-shaped cage ... complete with daredevil
stunt woman in the centre!
Its star is Brazilian performer Ricardo da Ararujo, who has been riding the
Globe since he was just eight years old!
In stark contrast, British motorcycle manufacturer Triumph and Italian maker
Benelli will all display their latest wares at this year's RACV Motorclassica.
These two manufacturers have long and storied two-wheeled histories that fit
perfectly with the retrospective ambience of RACV Motorclassica, Australia's
premier classic car and motorcycle event.
But Triumph and Benelli will instead showcase their 2013 bikes to
Motorclassica's enthusiastic and educated audience, together with the latest
from custom cycle manufacturer, American Ironhorse.
RACV Motorclassica will also celebrate 110 years of Harley Davidson with a
display of significant models from the earliest, a ioe 1000cc Twin Two Speed
from 1914 to the latest, a 2013 Road King Anniversary model.
There will be such rarities as the world's fastest Velocette, a 1960 model which
set the world record for the now-defunct British marquee, a collection of 10
iconic 1980s Japanese motorcycles, a rare 1937 Zundapp K500 and 1944 WL and
sidecar, and the only 2010 Confederate R131 Fighter in Australia, a bike that
looks more like a Meccano set than a motorcycle.
On sale at RACV Motorclassica from a variety of traders like Antique
Motorcycles, Classic Style and Boxer & Bevel will be collectible Indian,
Triumph, BSA, BMW and Japanese motorcycles, while Mid Life Crisis will offer a
range of custom bikes.
"It's a motorcycle mixed bag this year ... for the first time we are seeing
recognition of the reach and credibility of RACV Motorclassica by the bike
brands with Triumph and Benelli showing their latest motorcycles, plus a big
increase in retailers bringing their wares for sale," RACV Motorclassica Event
Director Paul Mathers.
"At the same time, that heritage is being celebrated not just by those brands
but by many show entries of great historical significance or just plain
magnificence, plus our own special tribute to 110 years of Harleys.
"I am fairly certain, though, that the incredible 'Globe of Death' is going to
be the show's biggest talking point ... it's an incredible and exciting
The 'Globe of Death' will feature outside the Royal Exhibition Building itself
in the adjacent ticketed-entry only 'Club Sandwich' display, doing four shows
daily across the weekend.
Motorclassica is now established as a mecca for automotive enthusiasts, uniquely
mixing rare and exotic, historic, vintage, veteran, classic and collectable cars
and motorcycles, plus automotive memorabilia, models and other collectibles.
2013's event at Melbourne's iconic Royal Exhibition Building will see more than
150 cars and motorcycles on show inside its 19th century halls, plus another 200
cars and motorcycles over the weekend in the adjacent club displays.
Motorclassica is supported by the City of Melbourne and Victoria's premier
motoring organisation, the RACV.