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Everything from the 2008 Melbourne Motor Show

Although some luxury car makers gave this year's show a skip there was plenty on hand to both interest and amaze show-goers.

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Derek Fung
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Derek Fung
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Although some luxury car makers gave this year's show a skip -- come on down Mercedes-Benz and Porsche -- there was plenty on hand to both interest and amaze show-goers.

Australiana
Ford's first public showing of its upcoming Falcon and Holden's Commodore coupe concept car were the undoubted headline acts at this year's Melbourne show.

 

Playstation generation
The three cars that define the Playstation generation -- the Subaru Impreza WRX STI, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution and Nissan GT-R -- all had new models on show in Melbourne.

 

Concept cars
It's not Geneva, Paris or Detroit, but there were enough concept cars on display to keep us thinking.

 

Supercars
It's not a motor show unless there's some high priced exotica on show and you don't get much more highly priced and exotic than the Bugatti Veyron.

 

Production cars
Motor shows don't just exist to generate news print, they're also a good way of allowing the public to cross-shop cars they might actually buy.