Richmond Classic Car Show: Sunday, 22nd of January, 2017

When somebody like former owner of Hobart's Performance Automobiles turned vineyard operator John Pooley organises a car show, you can bet it's going to be an impressive affair!

Performance is one of southern Tasmania's largest dealerships, selling new Subaru, Volvo, Peugeot, Mercedes and Porsche vehicles but it's arguably the latter marque for which the business is best known.  

It should therefore be no surprise to Hobartians that Porsche was well represented at John's inaugural car show on Richmond's village green in January, 2017, given his close connection with the German sports car maker.

His choice of venue - the historic village of Richmond, famed for its convict-era sandstone buildings and home to the oldest bridge still in use in Australia - is where he and his family operate Pooley Wines (

Richmond is only twenty five kilometres, or 30 minutes' drive, from Tasmania's capital city of Hobart and, along with Pooley Wines, features several other vineyards, a cheese maker and a host of cafes, restaurants and a beautiful sandstone pub.

This amazing Porsche 356 cabriolet is John's own car and attracted plenty of attention on the day.

Although there were lots of Porsches - old and new - they weren't the only cars on display.

There were also Mercedes, Alfas, Austin Healeys, a classic Mini Cooper S and a new Aston Martin, as shown in the following photos. 


Here's to hoping John's show becomes a regular on the classic car calendar!



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