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Motorclassica, the Australian International Concour D’Elegance & Classic Motor Show, will run over the final weekend of October this year.

Hosted again at the equally classic Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne, Motorclassica is dedicated to rare and exotic, historic, vintage, veteran, classic and collectable cars and motorcycles.

The event’s organisers say they are expecting record crowds for this year’s event, to be held on the October 24-26 weekend, after the 2013 show marked a 30 percent increase over the previous year.

"Although we are only in our fifth year, what's gratifying is that the event has reach far beyond Melbourne ... we are seeing significant visitor numbers from overseas and interstate, as Motorclassica has become the 'must do' event for the collector car and motorcycle community,” event director Paul Mathers said.

This year’s event is expected to see more than 100 cars and 50 motorcycles showcased inside the 19th century World Heritage Site-listed Royal Exhibition Building, with a further 200 displayed in the surrounding grounds.

The 2014 Motorclassica will also see celebrations for Maserati, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, and Ford’s 50 years of the Mustang line will also be honoured.

Another feature of the event will be a special display for Donald Campbell's dual World Land Speed and Water Speed records, set here 50 years ago with Bluebird CN7 and K7.

"We have sourced some display pieces, memorabilia and film footage of truly historic significance from around the world, as tribute to Donald Campbell and Bluebird, and we also plan to make some very exciting announcements around this celebration later in the year," Mathers said.

The Australian International Concours d'Elegance will again be run at Motorclassica, as will the Collector Car Auction with more than 30 lots planned.

Motorclassica will kick off on the Thursday morning with the annual Tour Classica which will see a tantalising field of entrants drive through the streets of Melbourne's CBD prior to taking up residence at the Royal Exhibition Building.

More details at www.motorclassica.com.au.

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