Shannons Motorshow at Geelong Revival
SYDNEY – Nov 12, 2012: Shannons is staging a huge Classic Motorshow to support the Just Cars Geelong Revival over the December 1 & 2 weekend, with up to 500 cars and motorcycles of all ages on display free of charge on the Geelong waterfront.
The inaugural Shannons Insurance Classic Motorshow will run from 10am – 7pm on the Saturday and 10am – 5pm on the Sunday as a highlight of the return of historic motorsport to Eastern Beach after an absence of nine years.
The original Geelong Speed Trials were staged from 1956-2003 and attracted some of the greatest names in Australian and International motorsport to the Geelong waterfront for timed acceleration runs over a quarter mile section of Eastern Beach Road.
Three times World F1 champion Sir Jack Brabham, Finnish two-time champion Mika Hakkinen, Sir Stirling Moss, four times Australian Grand Prix winner Lex Davison and four time Australian Driving Champion Bib Stillwell were amongst the who’s who of motor racing to compete there.
1980 Formula 1 Champion Alan Jones also made his motorsport debut at the Speed Trials in 1963 driving a modified silver Morris 850. Jones is one of the guests of honour at the reborn Geelong Revival to mark the 50th anniversary of the occasion.
The Revival action begins on Thursday, November 29 with the arrival of the Revival Tour in Geelong. Eastern Beach will then host a list of events across the entire weekend – including the Shannons Classic Motorshow – with up to 300 historic cars and motorcycles competing against the clock on the waterfront course over the weekend.
Spectators will be able to view all of the vehicles on display in the Shannons Classic Motorshow free of charge.
Vehicles can be entered for display only, or for judging, with awards presented at the City Quarter Mile Bar on the Sunday evening.