British & European Show
History of the Event

 

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The following chronology is presented for historical interest and its accuracy may have been clouded by the aging minds of those who contributed. If you have any further information or recollections that can add to the information here you might care to advise the AOMC Office or the above Email address.

Date

Venue

Comments
31.10.76 Caulfield Race Course Car Park Victorian Open Concours, promoted by the Marque Sports Car Association (MSCA).  Covered cars, cycles and hotrods from all makes British, European, USA, Japan and Australia  
1977    
1978    
April 1979   Vauxhall Owners Club seeks interest in a British Display Day. Morris Register also involved.
1980    
1981    
21.3.1982 Mornington Racecourse carpark  
1983    
25.3.1984 Flemington Racecourse carpark Third British Show and the first organised by the AOMC. Sponsored by Shabon Insurances (Shannons).
1985   British Motoring Show
16.3.1986 Flemington Racecourse carpark First European Show separate from the British Show
29.3.1987   European Motoring Show
6.3.1988   Combined British & European Motoring Show
5.3.1989   European Motoring Show
4.3.1990   Show cancelled ??
1991 ???  
23.2.1992 Kingston Centre Giant Car Show all makes invited
28.2.1993 Kingston Centre. Combined event
17.4.1994 Flemington Racecourse carpark All British Day
2.4.1995 Flemington Racecourse carpark British & European Motoring Show,
31.3.1996 Flemington Racecourse carpark British & European Motoring Show, Japanese marques invited.
6.4.1997 Flemington Racecourse carpark British & European Motoring Show, Japanese marques invited.
5.4.1998 Flemington Racecourse carpark 13th British & European Motoring Show, Japanese marques invited.
14.3.1999 Flemington Racecourse carpark British & European Motoring Show.
2.4.2000 Flemington Racecourse carpark British & European Motoring Show.
8.4.2001 Flemington Racecourse carpark British & European Motoring Show.
7.4.2002 Flemington Racecourse carpark British & European Motoring Show.
30.3.2003 Greaves Reserve - Dandenong Showgrounds British & European Motoring Show.
14.3.2004 Greaves Reserve - Dandenong Showgrounds British & European Motoring Show.
20.3.2005 Greaves Reserve - Dandenong Showgrounds British & European Motoring Show.
30.4.2006 Flemington Racecourse carpark British & European Motoring Show. Return to an upgraded and expanded site.
4.3.2007 Flemington Racecourse carpark British & European Motoring Show.
2.3.2008 Flemington Racecourse carpark Classic Showcase. New name to event.
17.5.2009 Flemington Racecourse carpark Classic Showcase. A new venue in the Eastern suburbs was chosen at the Melbourne Steam Traction Engine Centre in Scoresby but was postponed and relocated back to Flemington due to earthworks at the MSTEC unlikely to be completed for the show. Featuring 40 years of British Leyland, 60 years of Morris Minor, 40 years of Daimler SP250.
28.2.2010 Flemington Racecourse carpark Classic Showcase. Featuring Austin Healey, Triumph Clubs Concours and Mercedes Benz Concours. East end of the site was dominated by a large concert stage.  Supported by the RACV.

3.4.2011

Flemington Racecourse carpark Classic Showcase. Featuring 60 Years of the Ford Zephyr, 50 years of the E Type Jaguar, Mercedes Benz Concours.  Supported by the RACV.

29.4.2012

Flemington Racecourse carpark Classic Showcase. Featuring 50 Years of the Jaguar Club, Mercedes Benz Concours, MG Club Concours. Over 1150 vehicles were displayed - a record.  Supported by the RACV.
21.4.2012 Flemington Racecourse carpark Classic Showcase. Mercedes Benz Concours, MG Club Concours, Peugeot Concours. Supported by the RACV.
30.3.2014 Flemington Racecourse carpark Classic Showcase. MG Club Concours and Classic Japanese Vehicles on that part of the site usually occupied by the Mercedes Benz club (which was having a concours at Caribbean Gardens.) Over 1050 vehicles were displayed. Perfect weather after a misty dawn. Supported by the RACV. 
22.2.15 Mornington Racecourse carpark Classic Showcase. MG Club Concours, Mercedes Benz Concours and Classic Japanese Vehicles.  Supported by the RACV.
19.2.17 Flemington Racecourse carpark Classic Showcase. MG Club Concours, Mercedes Benz Concours.  Supported by the RACV.
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