The Classic Car Show 2012 at Whiteman Park was on again, and like in previous years it was huge.
The weather was fine thankfully which along with free admission encouraged a large crowd to attend one of Perth’s biggest cars shows of the year.
The event was well organised with plenty of parking, and I wisely arrived early to get a good parking spot so I didn’t need to walk too far, in addition there was stacks of food, displays and the essential toilets.
A great show… and now for Part 1 of the photos.
Studebaker Car Club of Australia
1958 Studebaker Packard Hawk. 289 V8 Studebaker motor with supercharger. 3 speed auto. Owned by Duane & Daniela Sain.
The Studebaker’s supercharged V8 engine.
1962 Studebaker Lark 4 door sedan. 259 V8 motor. owned by Jacko Bell
1951 Studebaker Champion
Historic Commercial Vehicle Club of WA
Thames Trader 50 truck
1967 Ford F700 7 ton truck. 6 cyl 300ci engine, 5 speed transmission, 2 speed Eaton diff. Owned by Vic & Bard Batty.
1951 David Brown Super Cropmaster tractor. 4 cyl OHV Petrol engine 35 horsepower. Owned by Tim Batty.
1969 International Loadstar F1800D
1923 Ford Model TT. TT is short for ‘Ton Truck’ however often carried more. Owned and restored by Lindsay Hill who sourced parts from farm junk yards around Bencubbin, Northam and Wagin. This body style is called a huckster and was commonly used around New York, Chicago and other large US cities.
Tractor Museum of Western Australia
The famous ‘Tail End Charlie’ Chamberlain Champion which acted as a rescue vehicle in the 1955 and 1956 Redex car trial between Perth and Darwin. It also was used in the 1957 Mobilgas Rally around Australia. The gearbox has been modified giving the tractor an incredible top speed of 80 kilometres per hour. Powered by a Perkins 5.5litre 4 cyl diesel.
1967 Massey Ferguson 1100 tractor. Formerly owned by the Main Roads Department of WA. Donated by Ray Dobney and restored by Ernie Manns.
1938 Massey Harris Pacemaker tractor. 4 cylinder petrol kerosene engine. Made in Wisconsin USA. This tractor spent most of its working life in Broomehill WA and was donated by the Hardie family.
1958 Massey Ferguson 35. Manufactured by Massey Harris Ferguson of Coventry England.
Vauxhall Owners Club of Australia
1955 Vauxhall Velox. 6 cylinder 2262cc.
1937 Vauxhall DX Mark II Roadster owned by Robert Ingley. Built by GMH fisherman’s Bend Victoria. Body number 129 out of 257 made. 6 cylinder 1781cc engine 42 horsepower.
Vauxhall FB Victor estate. Imported model from the UK. 4 cylinder OHV 1508cc. Owned by Ian & Jill Bain.
1933 Vauxhall ASX
Vauxhall Cresta PADX. 6 cylinder. Owned by Jim & Jill Maskell.
Vintage Spark Plug Display
Vintage spark plug display
…and yes more vintage spark plugs. Old spark plugs can be collectible and are often sought after by collectors.
Bentley Drivers Club of Western Australia
Bentley 1926 3 litre Speed.
1935 Wolseley Fourteen. This one is equipped with 6 cylinder cross flow OHV engine with 4 speed gearbox. Remarkably good specs for a 1935 car. Has an Australian colonial chassis.
FESA Vintage Fleet Restoration Group
1959 Dennis-F28 Medium Pumper fire truck. In service with the West Australian Fire Brigade from 1959 – 1970’s. Powered by a 6 cylinder petrol Rolls Royce engine and a Dennis 4 speed manual gearbox,
1970 Dennis-F45 Heavy Pumper. In service from 1970 – 1994 and is powered by a Rolls Royce straight 8 petrol engine.
1962 Bedford J2 light pumper. In service from 1962 – 1996. Used by the permanent and volunteer fire brigade of WA.
Chevrolet Club of WA
1957 Chevrolet 2 door coupe with blue flame 6 cylinder
Chev Impala 1964
1928 Chevrolet AB
Chevrolet model 490. Originally owned by the Garden family of Kellerberrin WA, and restored by the late Tony Hoffman. This is oldest licensed Chevrolet in WA.
1965 Chevy Impala 2 door coupe with 350 V8.
Chevy Covair Monza Spyder. Looks safe to me.
1982 Chevy El Camino Ute. Owned by Peter Taylor
1954 Chevrolet Belair
55′ 56′ 57′ Chevrolet Club of WA
1957 Chevy with folding front end.
Chevy V8. Not quite sure of its specs, but it looks great!
National Corvette Restorers Society of Australia
1966 Corvette convertible L79 option by the looks of it. (350HP 4BBL 327 V8)
1967 Corvette coupe in black.
Model A Restorers Club of Western Australia
1929 Ford Model A with Briggs bodied Fordor. Owned by Rob Mawson who took 6 years to restore it.
Under the bonnet showing the flat head Ford Model A engine.
The luxury interior of the Ford Model A.
Riley Motor Club of Western Australia
Post war Riley 2 1/2 Litre. Considered a a good performer at the time.
A Riley One Point Five.
1955 Riley 2 1/2 Litre Pathfinder.
Riley Nine engine. made from 1926 – 1938. Capacity 1087cc. Twin cam (but not overhead cam) producing 27 -46HP depending on tune.
Riley 12 engine. 1496cc. Twin cam (but not overhead cam) producing 54-64HP.
Riley 16 engine. 1937 – 1957 Twin cam (but again, not overhead cam). Cast iron. 2443cc producing 80-110HP.
The Mini you’re having when you’re having a Riley. It’s a Riley Elf.
Rear view of the Riley Elf. Those rear wings look like they from the Morris 1100.
1938 Riley 16/4 Kestrel. Brought to WA in 1978 in a dismantled state and restored during 2005-2006. Apparently the former UK owner was one of Britain’s ‘Spymasters’ stationed at a top secret weapons research facility in Wales..
- Studebaker Car Club of Australia
- Tractor Museum of Western Australia
- Vauxhall Owners Club of Australia
- Bentley Drivers Club of Western Australia
- Chevrolet Club of WA
- 55 ’56 ’57 Chevrolet Club of WA
- National Corvette Restorers Society of Australia
- Model A Restorers Club of Western Australia
- Riley Motor Club of Western Australia
- Full Album of Photos from the Classic Car Show 2012