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Speed + Style + Beauty | Portside Wharf

Portside Wharf innernorth.com.au
17 November 2011

Portside Wharf will play host to an exhibition of 20th century rolling art when more than 35 cars and five motorbikes are displayed at the riverfront precinct to raise money for Youngcare.

From Friday, November 25 to Sunday, November 27, Portside Wharf will be abuzz with art lovers, car enthusiasts and everyone in between, as the Speed+Style+Beauty exhibition draws an eclectic crowd of loyal followers that continues to grow each year.

Event organiser Rod Gould said the annual event, held in aid of charity, feels more like an art exhibition than a car show, as it aims to depict vehicles as modern art forms.

"Speed+Style+Beauty focuses on the design and sculpture of the cars, rather than the engines and gadgets," he said.

"The lines and shapes of these cars and motorbikes are no less impressive than the works of brilliant sculptors.

"The detail found in the wheels, grills and even the petrol caps is absolutely stunning and we want others to experience and admire some of the last century's finest automotive design at this year's event at Portside Wharf."

Mr Gould says there is no other modern artifact that has so dramatically influenced the way we live than the automobile.

"Like any art form, car design reflects changes in fashion, technology and social attitudes," he said.

"This exhibition is a celebration of the beauty and influence automobiles have had on society since their inception in 1886."

The exhibition is expected to draw crowds of 3000 people over the weekend to see rare cars such as the 1955 Ferrari 750 Monza, 1935 Bugatti 57 C and a 1930 Brush SS100 motorbike.

Youngcare CEO Marina Vit says the charity could not be happier to have the support of such a wonderful event.

"We are so grateful to Rod and the organisers of Speed+Style+Beauty," she said.

"It's a wonderful event to be the beneficiary of and so inspiring to see someone like Rod, who is a carer for his son, actively supporting the cause and helping to raise awareness of the issue.

"Right now there are 6,500 young Australians with full-time care needs living in aged care, simply because there are few other options.

"A further 700,000 are being cared for at home by family and friends, often with limited support.

"Youngcare works to provide choice in care and housing options for young Australians with 24/7 care needs."

Marina also said Portside Wharf was a beautiful location and the perfect host for their event.

For more information on Speed+Style+Beauty visit www.portsidewharf.com.au or www.speedstylebeauty.com.

For further information on Youngcare visit www.youngcare.com.au or phone 1300 YOUNGCARE (1300 968 642).

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