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Classic cars coming to town

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February 14, 2018

A Lancia Stratos Works Championship rally car will be among the classic cars to visit Rutherglen this weekend. Photo by Cisitalia Promotions

By Sarah Dean

Eight million dollars’ worth of cars will roll through Rutherglen on February 17.

The convoy will include 30 classic automobiles taking part in the inaugural Rutherglen Classic.
The two-day touring rally has been organised by car enthusiast Jack Quinn from Cisitalia Promotions in Melbourne.
“We have cars coming from across Victoria, NSW and some are even coming from New Zealand,” he said.
It is a chance for car enthusiasts to get an up close look at a Bugatti, Lancia or even a Ferrari.
Mr Quinn said he believed there was a space for this kind of rally.
“I decided to take it on my own accord and organise it myself,” he said.
“The Rutherglen wine region is a beautiful place and I have many fond memories of the area so it is the perfect destination.”
The tour starts on February 16 from Heide Museum of Modern Art in Melbourne, stopping for lunch at Bonnie Doon Hotel before arriving in Beechworth.
The convoy will enjoy breakfast at Beechworth Bakery the following morning before the rally starts from Beechworth and goes to Rutherglen.
The rally will stop at the Rutherglen Information Centre car park where a lunch will be provided for the drivers by the local Tafe students studying hospitality.
Residents are encouraged to visit the cars at the information centre from 12.30pm.
The drivers will also visit Tuileries in Rutherglen for a wine tasting.

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