Bentley, Alvis and Citroen are all celebrating centenaries in 2019 and outstanding examples of all three marques were on show at Motorclassica. Citroen was founded in 1919 by Andre Citroen, who realized the potential of the automobile and had armaments factories in danger of becoming idle at the end of the World War I. The first Bentley was produced in London in July of the same year. The lesser-known Alvis marque, which hails from Coventry in the UK, manufactured cars between 1919 and 1967. The company also made military vehicles and aircraft engines.
Mini turned 60 on August 26th this year and many variants of the unmistakable little car where on display, along with the new Mini 60 Years Special Edition. Other highlights included a stunning collection of Japanese sportscars and the world premiere of the Bolwell Nagari 500.
The Best of Show award at the Australian International Concours d’Elegance at Motorclassica went to the beautiful 1959 Aston Martin DB 2/4 MKIII pictured below.
Noel McKeegan joined New Atlas as a founding member in 2002, combining a background in law, freelance writing, photography and digital publishing with a love of science, sustainability and just about anything with wheels. Noel became Editor-in-Chief in 2007 and throughout New Atlas’ long history he has travelled extensively, covering major technology events around the globe and helping build our exceptional editorial team.
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