Sydney supercars on show

A display of Australia’s most exotic cars drew thousands of people to Hyde Park and the St Mary’s Cathedral forecourt on Saturday.

The Supercars D’Elegance Australia Day Carnivale played host to everything from Fords to Ferraris and McLarens to Mercedes amid one of Sydney’s most picturesque locations.

Highlights from the display included an ultra-rare Ferrari F40, believed to be one of just three in Sydney.

Concours director David Berthon says the event had been a hit with the public, who crowded to watch a themed parade of vehicles.

“This is the first year in nearly 28 years there’s been some animation, some movement of the cars, with the Australia Day event,” Berthon says.

“It’s really excited the public; we had a brilliant response to that. They flocked out in big numbers for the event this morning.”

Berthon says themed concours entries stole the show, including a historic Aston Martin convertible that had a touch of James Bond.

“The star cars in my opinion were the 1959 Buckle coupe with a motorsport theme, the 1929 Plymouth with the Great Gatsby them, and the ‘sly grog days’ showcased by a 1934 Ford Truck”.