Classic cars roll off big screen, into Devonport

Roger Jaensch, Liberal Member for Braddon

Visitors to Devonport today will be forgiven for thinking they’ve stumbled onto a movie set, with some of the big screen’s most recognisable four-wheeled stars rolling into town.

The 2023 SeaRoad Devonport Motor Show is showcasing more than 500 classic, antique, modified and custom cars and motorbikes.

Among the highlights are immaculate replicas of the title stars from Christine and the Herbie movies, and a magnificent tribute to Eleanor, the modified Ford Mustang V8 that starred alongside Nicholas Cage and Angelina Jolie in the 2000 movie Gone in 60 Seconds.

Liberal Member for Braddon, Roger Jaensch said thousands of car and motorcycle enthusiasts have come together from across Tasmania and beyond for Sunday’s event.

“The Devonport Motor Show has grown to become one of the major highlights in the north-west’s events calendar,” Minister Jaensch said.

“This year’s show includes a celebration of cars from the big screen, with several custom replicas and competitions for the best movie-themed vehicles and costumes.

“There is an array of rare and unique vehicles displayed, showcasing the passion and dedication of owners who have spent countless hours building or restoring their showpieces, and beautifully maintained vehicles from every motoring era.”

The Rockliff Liberal Government is proud to support the delivery of the 2023 SeaRoad Devonport Motor Show through the Events Tasmania’s Event Marketing grant program.

“I would like to commend Rotary Club of Devonport North on the tremendous job it has done growing this annual event over the past 15 years,” Minister Jaensch said.

“We know events like the Devonport Motor Show get people moving around our State and support our plan to grow the visitor economy – which benefits local businesses and creates jobs.”

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