Replacing the event cancelled in January this year due to the Brisbane floods, the 2011 celebration of the automobile as an art form will feature a 1909 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, 1955 Ferrari 750 Monza and Dick Johnson’s rapid Bathurst Falcon XC Hardtop, among others. The 40 special vehicles in the show represent “a celebration of wheels” according to organiser Rod Gould.
Classics from the 1930s at the show include a 1935 Rolls Royce Phantom III Sedanca de Ville, a 1934 Mercedes 500K reproduction, a 1934 Ford (Hot Rod) Roadster and a 1935 Bugatti 57C Fastback.
From the Post War area of the 1950s and 1960s, there is a 1953 Jaguar XK 120 Coupe, a 1959 Porsche RSK Spyder and a 1967 Corvette 327 ‘Side Pipe’, while the 1970s is highlighted by a 1970 Citroen DS Cabriolet, a 1973 BMW 3.0 CSL Art Car and the XC Falcon that Dick Johnson raced at Bathurst in 1978 and 1979.
Meanwhile the Supercars on display include a 1967 Maserati Ghibli, a 1977 Lamborghini Countach and a 2011 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder. There will also be some classic motorcycles on display, ranging from a 1928 Triumph to Crash Cavanagh’s stunt bike.
All proceeds from Speed + Style + Beauty 2011 go to Youngcare, an organisation that assists young Australians under 65 to get out of aged care.
Speed + Style + Beauty 2011 – Event Details
Location: Speed + Style + Beauty is located at the Brisbane Cruise Terminal, Portside Wharf, Hercules St & Macarthur Ave, Hamilton
Admission prices: Adult – $15; Concession – $12; Child – $5
Opening hours: Friday 25 November – 12noon to 9pm; Saturday 26 November – 10am to 9pm; Sunday 27 November – 10am to 5pm
For more event information, visit www.speedstylebeauty.com.
[Source: Speed + Style + Beauty]