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 […]

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 […]

A French Vintage Car Adventure

The early days of motoring inspired many adventurous characters to test the limits of their new machines, often traversing landscapes that had never before witnessed mechanical transportation. One such person was Frenchman Ferdinand Francois Philippe Marie d’Orleans, Duke of Montpensier. A member of the House of Orleans, the Duke had the means to indulge in […]

Rob Roy Hillclimb

One of the oldest forms of motorsport, hillclimbing pits a driver against the clock in a literal uphill battle to be the fastest to the top. In 1937 members of the Light Car Club of Australia established the Rob Roy hillclimb event at Christmas Hills, 30 kilometres north east of Melbourne, Victoria. At the time […]