Some of south-west Victoria’s fastest, finest and most flamboyant vehicles will be on display as a backdrop as 270 different lots are auctioned on March 17 for the Lookout residential rehabilitation centre appeal.

The car display will range from a Formula 1 racer to a 1927 Phantom Rolls Royce and from an electric car to a century-old motor buggy.

The auction will feature a rare large car sign and other car display stands and posters, sliding and gaslift chairs, storage cabinets, desks and filing cabinets, industrial vacuum cleaner, fridges and coffee machine

There will be an array of tools, mag wheels, bearing press, two large work compressors, car ramps, 10-tonne floor trolley jack, metal tool trolleys, air hose reels and fire extinguishers.

Warrnambool & District Historical Vehicle Club spokesman Murray Murfett, who has arranged the vehicle display for the event, said there would be a smorgasboard of vintage, classic, historical and sporting vehicles.

“Some of the district’s fastest, finest and most flamboyant vehicles will be on display, representing many facets of the region’s motoring interests.

Among the vehicles on show will be a Formula 1 car on loan from the Warrnambool Motor Museum, an E-Type Jaguar, 1927 Phantom Rolls Royce, a Tesla electric car, Elfin Clubman, a vintage Delage sports car and a heavily modified EH Holden ute.

From the early years a 1908 International high wheeler motor buggy will be on display.

Two home-made three-wheeler trikes will be shows, including one with a V8 seven-litre engine believed to be the largest capacity trike in Australia.

“Many of the owners will be there to demonstrate and talk about their vehicles,” Mr Murfett added.

The auction will be from 10.30am on Saturday, March 17 at the former Callaghan Motors site in Fairy Street and the event will also include a display of vintage cars and collectables.

People can view the auction lots on site between noon-2pm on Friday March 16 and from 9am on March 17.

Car and collectible exhibits will be on display from 9am-3pm.

WRAD director Geoff Soma said he hoped the auction would be a major stimulus for the Lookout appeal.

The Lookout fundraising committee is also selling colourful socks as a new initiative and these will be available during the day.

The Lookout residential rehabilitation appeal now stands at $570,000 and is continuing. WRAD has committed $600,000 to the new centre.

Mr Soma acknowledged the kind donations of Steve Callaghan and Centrelink. “The organising committee had also contributed significantly and Bruce Ludeman had kindly donated his time and services for this event,” he said.

The community can continue to support the appeal with 100 collection tins throughout Warrnambool, or by directly donating at the ANZ Bank or through the WRAD website www.wrad.org.au