1973 McLaren M23 Formula One race car

Aston Martin V8 Vantage

1958 Chevrolet Corvette

1926 Buick

1954 Austin Healey Streamliner

Ford GT40

1969 Brabham Formula 3 (BT28) racer

Bugatti T37A

Maserati Tipo 61

Jaguar D-Type

Mercedes-Benz 190SL

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.

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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?

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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