Car Cavalcade is presented by Tony Lupton, based in Melbourne, Australia. I write a regular Motor Collections column for the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV) magazine RoyalAuto and have written for The Age newspaper and magazines including On The Road and Classic American. Many of my articles are available on the Published Articles and News pages of this website.
I’m also secretary of Automotive Historians Australia and invite you to have a look at our website here. We hold an annual conference and share resources and information to help improve knowledge of automotive history. We are fortunate to have Ron Tauranac AO, champion racing car designer, as our patron.
I love the attraction, enjoyment and thrill of special cars. I don’t just mean exotic and pricey. Many of the everyday cars we’ve owned are now very special. A great way to appreciate the cultural importance of the motor car is to tell the stories of men and women who drive, collect, preserve and restore our automotive heritage. How feelings of beauty, sensuality, freedom and possibility are embodied in their cars. And car people love talking about their pride and joy!
My love of cars began early and I started work as an apprentice motor mechanic, then studied law and was a barrister before being elected to the Victorian Parliament as Member for Prahran, also holding the posts of Parliamentary Secretary for Industry & Innovation and Cabinet Secretary. I’m now a legal member of a statutory tribunal in Victoria.
When I was quite a bit younger I competed in club racing in a Ford Escort, then owned HR Holdens, XR Falcons and an MGB and I’m now having an affair with a 1967 Ford Mustang. Fortunately, my partner Julie and our two daughters also think it’s the coolest car around.