1973 McLaren M23 Formula One race car

A Formula One race is not just about millionaires driving around at unconscionable speeds, and commentators talking about pit-stop strategies. At this year's Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne there was also a huge selection of classic cars, of both road and racing varieties.

Ty Pendlebury attended the Grand Prix in Melbourne as a guest of LG, Derek Fung attended as a guest of Shell.

This one was driven by Denny Hulme. In the background, in a matching shade of orange is a Lamborghini Gallardo convertible. Behind that is a HSV W427.

Photo by: Ty Pendlebury

Aston Martin V8 Vantage

Sure it was only launched in 2005, but just look at it! How could this stunner not be considered a classic in 20 years time?

Photo by: Ty Pendlebury

1958 Chevrolet Corvette

The original 1954 Corvette only had two headlights, from 1958 the first-gen Corvette doubled that number. Looking on menacingly in the background is a current generation "C6" Corvette.

Photo by: Ty Pendlebury

1926 Buick

A hearse based on the 1926 Buick. The car features a 3-litre six-cylinder engine.

Photo by: Ty Pendlebury

1954 Austin Healey Streamliner

A reconstruction of the car built to conquer the 200mph barrier at the Bonneville Salt Flats. Powered by a 179kW engine, the Streamliner fell short of the mark, peaking at 192mph.

Photo by: Ty Pendlebury

Ford GT40

Built from 1965 to 1968 purely to beat Ferrari at Le Mans, which it did, after Ford's proposed takeover fell apart. The 40 in the name refers to the car's height in inches.

Photo by: Ty Pendlebury

1969 Brabham Formula 3 (BT28) racer

The only BT28 in Australia is powered by a modified Ford four-cylinder engine.

Photo by: Ty Pendlebury

Bugatti T37A

Built for Grand Prix racing, the T37A sports a supercharged 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine and four drum brakes.

Photo by: Derek Fung

Maserati Tipo 61

Commonly known as the Birdcage, the Tipo 61 was designed for racing and had a 2.9-litre four-cylinder engine boasting 186kW.

Photo by: Derek Fung

Jaguar D-Type

XKD510 was built in 1955 and features a 3.4-litre six-cylinder engine with disc brakes at each corner.

Photo by: Derek Fung

Mercedes-Benz 190SL

Built for nearly a decade from 1955, the 190SL features a 1.9-litre four-cylinder engine and a four-speed manual gearbox.

Photo by: Derek Fung
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