1950 Vauxhall Velox: Reader Jacob from India is currently in the process of restoring his 1950 model Vauxhall Velox. This car was originally owned and driven by his father for many years and Jacob also took his drivers license in the same car in 1968. Jacob is seeking suspension parts, door handles, badges & trim, lights and a few other parts to bring it back to it’s former glory. Anyone who can help him out with parts and advice can contact Jacob by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Tassie Devil Monster Truck: What a great photo opportunity to see another monster truck up close. This time it’s the Tassie Devil up close and impersonal and was found calmly parked and not growling at all(presumable at the workshop to have it tyres pumped up).
More about this monster truck at the Tassie Devil website.
Outback Thunda monster truck: And now for something completely different….
It’s a monster truck… come get some!
Check out Outback Thunda’s website
A big day out at the Perth 2014 Hot Rod & Street Machine Spectacular and as usual I made a special effort to check the car park of the event which provided some great shots of spectators cars. While this may sound a little strange, I’ve found spectators have great taste in their classic cars and well worth a look. Ironically, one punter expressed the same sentiment to me and even said the cars in the car park are “better” than those in the show.
Put it this way, the cars in the car park are part of the show anyway 😉 So I’ve divided the photos into car park photos and show photos.
This year’s theme seemed to be a western / outlaw setting. Staff however failed to dress the part unfortunately which would have been a nice touch (such as law enforcement officers perhaps). Though, I guess some may question why a car show needs a theme anyway…but what the heck who’s complaining.
Check the full album of photo’s from the event on the Brakehorsepower Facebook Page.
Captured in the car park:
Inside the Show:
2014 Big Al’s Poker Run is annual pilgrimage for car enthusiasts from all over Australia. This years event was again up to its usual high standard with stacks of interesting cars you just don’t normally see…anywhere.
The sun was hot and so were the cars!
I’ve selected 24 best of the best cars. Ironically, some of the best cars I saw were spectator cars sitting the car park…almost a car show in itself.
Full album of of 225 unedited photo’s on BrakeHorsePower Facebook page:
1. Valiant VH Charger Six Pack R/T
2. Pink Fur Mercedes: God hope it doesn’t rain!
3. 1964 Chevrolet Impala. Praise the lowered!
4. 1960 Dodge Dart
5. 1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible
6. 1955 Cadillac Convertible
7. 1932 Ford Tudor Hot Rod
8. 1956 Chevrolet Belair
9. 1953 Buick Sedan
10. 1959 Chevrolet Impala
11. 1957 Chevrolet Belair
12. 1969 Volvo 1800S
13. Pontiac Firebird
14. Plymouth Fury III
15. Tank Fairlane
16. Mustang Mach 1
17. HQ Holden SS
18. Dodge Challenger
19. 1974 Oldsmobile Convertible
20. Chevrolet Corvair Coupe
21. 1973 Leyland P76. Perhaps pink fur would have been better?
22. 1961 Oldsmobile “Bubble Top”
23. 1960 Chevrolet Impala
24. 1928 Chevrolet
The 2013 Big Al’s Poker Run was held again, and as usual it was huge. A change of venue this year, it was held at Taylor Street Reserve, Victoria Park, a great location for the event and I consider this an improvement.
Here is a selection of 20 great cars from the 2013 Big Al’s Poker Run meeting start. A full set of 286 photos is available on the Brakehorsepower Classic Park Cars Facebook Album.
Here is Part 2 of the Classic Car Show held at Whiteman Park in Perth.
Part 1 is here if you haven’t seen it:
Austin Car Club
1950 Austin Truck
1951 Austin A40 Devon ‘Penelope’ Owned by Ken & Diana Devine.
1952 Austin A125 Sheerline. Has 6cylinder OHV engine producing 125HP. Owned by Trevor Thackray.
1952 Austin A30
1932 Austin 16/6 ‘Colonial Berkeley’. Apparently this is the only known model in the world. Owned by J. Boonzaier.
The Austin Seven Car Club of WA
Austin Seven Roadster Ace 1932. Body made in Victoria. Owned by Jacko Bell
1935 Austin Seven Ruby Saloon. Owned by Ron & Anne Hayes.
1929 Austin Seven
Austin Healey Club of WA
Austin Healey 3000 Mk II BT7.
1954 Austin Healey BN1 owned by Derek Lamont.
1958 Austin Healey Sprite Mk1
Holden Car Club of WA
1964 EH Holden Ute
1954 FJ Holden. Restored to original condition by Mick Deguara.
HT Monaro 350
1953 Holden 48-215 FX Sedan. Owned by Len & Joy Douglas.
Holden HK Belmont Ute
FB Holden. Restored after many years of sitting under a Norfolk Island pine tree at Cottesloe.
Holden EJ Special Sedan. Owned by Mark Devenys.
HQ Statesman 350
Walkinshaw VL Commodore
1979 Holden HZ Statesman SLE
Toploaders Cruise Club
TC Cortina with 6 cylinder 200ci. What great cars these were. Used to be stacks of these around… where are they now?
1972 Ford Mustang Mach1
1929 Chevrolet. Fitted with 283ci small block V8 and Turbo 400 auto transmission. Owned by Rod & Ed Chapman.
1974 VJ Valiant Regal 2 door. Fitted with the 265ci engine and 2 barrel carb and auto transmission. Peter & Karen Hocking.
Ford XC Falcon Cobra. 5.8 litre 351 V8 of course. Owned by John & Diana Adicoat.
The Rover Owners Club of Western Australia
Rover P5B Coupe V8 3.5 litre
1955 Rover 90 P4. 6cylinder 2639cc producing 90HP.
1961 Rover 100 P4. 6 cylinder 2625cc, 4 speed with overdrive. Owned by Jim O’Neale.
Rover 3500 P6.
Cadillac Lasalle Club of Australia
Cadillac from the late 1940’s. Could be series 61 or 62. Fitted with a flat head V8.
Rear view of the Cadillac
The Cadillac Flathead V8
Cadillac 1960 Coupe Deville
1959 Cadillac Coupe DeVille. The pinnacle of of wing design.
Cobra Car Club of Western Australia
Cobra replica by Backdraft. Fitted with Ford alloy V8 4.6 litre quad cam, Tremec T5 5 speed transmission, BMW diff, suspension & brakes. Owned by Kevin Wolfe.
Cobra by Boomerang. Fitted with Ford 351 V8 Cleveland & C4 auto transmission. Owned by Dave Kent
This is what a Cobra looks like without the body.
AC Cobra by Alan Gibbison. It took 10 years to build and features a fulel injected Ford 351 Windsor, Tremec TKO 5000 5 speed gearbox with original Cobra brakes and suspension.
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