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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Gearshifter was at the 2021 All Ford Day in Geelong last Sunday! The event celebrated its 30th year as one of Australia’s largest single make displays. Over 1000 Ford vehicles graced three Eastern Park ovals, representing just about every make and model from both the domestic and overseas markets.
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 […]
With over 15 million examples produced from 1908 to 1927 the Ford Model T has gone down in automotive history as the vehicle that provided average wage earning Americans (and others worldwide) with affordable and reliable motorised transportation. Ease of use was also an important factor when putting a relatively complex mechanical apparatus in the […]
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 […]