Monterey Jet Centre Auction

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 […]

2022 Phillip Island Festival of Motorsport

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. […]

2022 Geelong Revival

The City of Geelong once again hosted the Geelong Revival classic motorsport event over the March 4/5/6 weekend and Gearshifter was there! Held along the Geelong foreshore, the event mixes static displays of various classic and vintage cars with a quarter mile sprint. As always there was an eclectic range of automobiles on show, from […]

The Swap Meet

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 […]

What is Automobilia?

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 […]

Station Wagons

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 […]

Benzina Magazine Launch

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 […]

2021 Eddington Sprints

According to the Wikipedia entry for the small town of Eddington, located in Central Victoria, there are, within its boundaries ‘ two former hotels, a former general store, former police station and lockup, former primary school and former garage.’ With a current population of around 96, and its glory years evidently well past, it is […]

Phillip Island Classic

Staged annually since 1989 the Phillip Island Classic ‘Festival of Motorsport’ brings together a huge range of vintage and classic vehicles from both Australia and overseas. As the title implies this is no show’n’shine for polished trailer queens but a genuine race event where entrants pit their seasoned vehicles against one another on one of […]