1977 GD 1977 Chrysler Galant Wagon: Back in the 1970’s, Galants in Australia wore a Chrysler badge which were essentially badge engineered Mitsubishi Galants and were locally assembled by Chrysler in South Australia. This surviving wagon version is in particularly good condition.
The MG Car Club of Western Australia held a 50th anniversary celebration day for the classic British sports car, the MGB.
There was a good turn out of cars, mostly MGB’s as expected, however several other types of MG’s were present at the event, including MGA’s, TC’s, TF’s and a rare MG SA.
The event was held beside the Swan River at Bayswater Riverside Gardens, which has previously been used by the club for annual events.This venue was excellent, being centrally located with plenty of facilities such as food, drinks and toilets nearby.
A great show put on by the MG Car Club of WA.
Photo’s from the event:
1959 Red MGA owned by Peter Hagarty
1959 MGA Green 1600
The rare Twin Cam MGA
MGA MkII 1600
1938 MG SA Tickford Saloon
1967 MG Midget Mk III with 1275cc A series motor
1954 MG TF
From the information sheet:
- Model: TF 3719
- Year: 1954
- Engine: 1250cc OHV 4 cyl
- Owners: Rob & Susan Grantham
- History: Since leave the Abingdon factory on 3rd March 1954, this MGTF has only had three owners. Originally, the car was sold to an owner in Singapore. Later it was owned and used on Christmas Island and other islands by W & N Downey when they were working in the Pacific Region. After they settle in Perth, the dismantled car was sold to Rob & Susan Grantham. Over a five year period this award winning TF was restored in detail by Rob to conform to original factory specifications.
1948 MG TC Midget. With XPAG 1250cc 4 cyl. engine. Owned by Alan DavenPort
1964 MGB Roadster. Owned by Betty & Reg McKinley
1972 MGB Black US export version
MG RV8. This an updated MGB made in the 1990’s. Some restyling has been done on the outside, and has the 3.9 litre Rover V8 engine.
1962 MG Magnette ZC Mark IV automatic
MG TF 1500
MGB’s lined up on show for the 50th anniversary day.
The Volkswagen Club of Western Australia held its annual ‘Day of the Volkswagen’ at McCallum Park on Sunday 4 December 2011.
The weather was uncomfortably hot but despite this, there was good turn out of Volkswagen’s of all shapes and sizes.
This year’s venue was changed from the previous event location which was held at the Burswood G.O. Edwards park to the nearby McCallum Park (in Victoria Park) which I think is an improvement with easier access, better parking and more facilities. Plenty of food and drink was for sale and toilets were located within walking distance. The venue was centrally located which was also a bonus.
The event was naturally dominated by Beetles and Kombi’s, but there were a good showing of beach buggies, Type 3’s and Golf’s.
And now…the pictures of the Day of the Volkswagen!
VW Beetle ‘Chuggabug’. 1968 body on 1971 floor pan. 2332cc engine modified to produce 135HP at the wheels.
1966 VW Kombi
1971 VW Kombi single cab pickup
VW Split screen Kombi pickup. Check the roof mounted head light.
1964 VW Beachbuggy
Volkswagen Country Buggy
Another VW Country Buggy
1963 VW Kombi Split Screen
A unique Kombi Car Cover
Volkswagen Transporter Syncro 4WD
1966 VW Kombi Split Screen
1974 Volkswagen Kombi
1968 Volkswagen Beetle
The air cooled Volkswagen Beetle engine 1600cc. Wonderfully simple.
Sexy Black Karman Ghia
Formula Vee – VW powered racers
Formula Vee – Regular racing is held at Barbagallo Raceway. Check website link below for more info.
1959 Volkswagen Beetle standard. Check the white wall tyres and moon hub caps.
Myers Manx SR. From the information sheet:
‘The body was built and designed in 1970 by Bruce Myers, the inventor of the Myers Manx Dune Buggy. This is the only Myers Manx in Australia. It is built on a shortened 1968 VW Beetle pan. It is built from 11 pieces of fibreglass. It has a 1992 Subaru EJ20 (2 litre) single cam, non turbo engine’
1973 Manx Beach Buggy. Check the number plate of ‘MAD MANX’
1970 VW Type 3 Fastback 1600TL
VW Type 3 Fastback Automatic
1974 VW Beetle. Check the funny number plate of ‘DUNGBTL’
1969 VW Beetle with Rolls Royce front grill
The relative sparse VW Kombi interior. Very few gauges on the dash of this classic Kombi from the 1960’s.
On display and for sale was this Country Buggy shell…
…and this VW Kombi also for sale.
VW Corrado G60. These were never released in Australia due to the poor exchange rate at the time. According to the owner, this is the only one in Western Australia and 1 of 7 in Australia.
VW Golf Cabriolet
1983 VW Golf GTI Mark 1 with 1788cc engine.
VW Golf mark 3 VR6
The Triumph Car Club of WA held its All Triumph and Standard Day at Stirling Square, Guildford on November 13 2011. Weather was overcast but otherwise pleasant, together with a good turn out of cars and spectators I declare this car show was a success.
Stirling Square, as I’ve mention before is an excellent location for smaller car shows like this, with plenty of easy parking and facilities such as shops and toilets close by.
There was a nice range of cars on display though mostly it was classic Triumphs from the 1960’s and 70’s such as the TR6’s,TR7’s, Heralds along with Stag’s and bread and butter classics such as the 2500TC’s.
On with the show… I present photos from the All Triumph & Standard Day 2011.
1957 Triumph TR6 owned by Lyn & Ken Bedwell
1969 Triumph Vitesse Estate. 2.5L fuel injected motor, 4 speed overdrive, coilover TR6 rear suspension, Nissan LSD diff centre, double wishbone front suspension, GT40 dash & gauges.
Close up of the Vitesse 6 cylinder injected engine
1948 Standard 48A. Owned by Maree & Milton Sudholz
1973 Triumph TR6
1966 Triumph TR4A
1974 Triumph Stag owned by Paul Storey
Triumph GT6 MkIII convertible.
1972 Triumph 2500TC estate. Owned by A. Vrolijk
Triumph 2500TC engine. Very tidy.
1975 Triumph Stag
Triumph Stag with original OHC V8 engine
1976 Triumph Dolomite. Owned by Paul Goodsell.
Triumph TR8. Powered by Rover 3500 V8.
1958 Standard Super 10. Powered by 948cc 4 cylinder engine. 4 speed manual. 2nd owner since new and incredibly still running 2nd set of tyres since new. Currently owned by Barrie Nelson.
Triumph Herald 1200
Triumph Herald engine bay
1965 Triumph 4A IRS Sport. Paint Lauren Green. Owned by Mal Miller
1964 Triumph 2000 Saloon Mk1. 2000cc 6 cylinder engine with twin stromberg Zenith carburettors. 4 Speed Syncro gearbox. Finished in British Racing Green. Owned by George Howie.
1968 Triumph Spitfire
Triumph 2500TC Saloon
Triumph TR6 injection
The annual All Ford Day 2011 was held at Bassedean Oval on the 30 October, with a terrific turn out of cars and spectators. Weather was great, everyone was smiling and declare the event a *winner*.
Previous All Ford Days have also been held at the Bassendean Oval, and this location has proved to be ideal for a large event like this. Car parking is also quite good with plenty of parking in the side streets and the nearby shopping centre car park (where I parked).
Entrance fee was $10 for adults which is quite reasonable considering the size of the event, you could easily spend all day admiring the cars and catching up with ford friends, or even haggling a purchase of a classic ford!
There was a wide range of cars on display, from the vintage model A’s to modern BA falcons including cars from Australia, US and UK. Though as much as I like the Aussie muscle cars such as the Falcon GT’s…I really do take a preference to the American Fords of the late 50’s and early 60’s such as the Galaxies and Fairlanes, but most of all.. I love the Thunderbirds!
With so many great cars on the display, it’s difficult to choose which cars to photograph and to present for my review,,however here is ‘small’ selection of cars at the show.
Check the list of many Ford car clubs in attendance below.
And now photos of the All Ford Day 2011!
Mark 4 Crayford Cortina Convertibe. Only 12 of these were made, and this the only one in Australia. Fitted with 2.9L V6 Cosworth engine.
Ford Cortina MK1
Ford Escort Sundowner Panel Van
Ford Zephyr Six
Thames Freighter 800 Pick Up Truck
Ford XE Fairmont ESP. Fitted with 5.8L V8, 4 speed manual. Finished in Monza Red paint.
Black Zephyr Sedan
1968 GT500 Shelby Mustang Convertible. Fitted 428ci V8 police interceptor motor and finished in Sunlit Gold and White paint.
Falcon XY GT Ute
1958 Ford Customline Sedan. Fitted with 272ci Y Block V8, manual transmission & power brakes. Owned by Ian & Grace Steinert.
1964 Fairlane 500 with 289 V8. Splendid
1957 Ford Customline Sedan
1957 Ford Customline Sedan.
1958 Customline Star Model. Fitted with 272ci Y Block V8 and 2 speed Fordomatic auto transmission.
Ford Mainline ute. With 292 Y Block V8.
Ford 1928 Roadster with ’32 grill. Owed by Barry & Sharon Burton of Kalannie. Has 351 Windsor, 4 speed top loader trans and 9 inch diff. 4 wheel discs all round. Very nice!
1964 Ford Thunderbird
1967 XR Falcon 289 V8
The XR Falcon’s interior. Column shift auto, radio, cigarette lighter, speedo, fuel and temperature gauges.
Mr GT’s Ford Freighter pickup
XR Falcon GT
Ford Fairlane 500 Ranchero ute.
An American left hand drive Falcon convertible
1963 Ford Galaxie. 390 V8
Ford XA GT Hardback
1964 Mercury Comet Caliente. C4 Auto, 351 Windsor, 8 3/4 Diff. Owned by the Coleman family.
1955 Ford Sunliner Convertible
1959 Ford Sunliner. Owned by Rod & Helen Ward.
1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Town Sedan. 312 Y Block V8 & 2 speed Auto. Owned by Ian & Helen Nelson.
1963 Ford Fairlane Sports Coupe. With 289 V8 and 4 speed.
Ford XB GT hardtop
1935 Ford V8 Convertible
1959 Ford Thunderbird
1964 Ford Zephyr 6
1960 Ford Zephyr Mk II ‘Lowline’ Sedan
1969 Ford Cortina Mk II 2 door
1977 Ford XC GS coupe. Features 302 Windsor V8, 4 speed manual, GS rally pack, 4 wheel disc brakes, 9″ Diff. Owned by Tom Vlahos.
1967 American Fairlane GT with the 390 V8
Ford F500 Truck
Ford F100 pick up truck
1973 Ford XA GT Sedan
1969 Ford Mustang with the big 428 V8 Cobra Jet and bonnet air scoop
Ford Capri GT 3 litre V6 Super Roo
1964 AC Cobra A98 LeMans. Features a fuel injected 351 Windsor V8, Tremec TKO 500 gearbox, salisbury 3.54 diff, 427 cobra suspension, original girling cobra brakes, 16″ Mk IV Wheels. Body formed and built by the Owner Alan Gibbison.
1965 Ford Thunderbird
1970 Ford Torino 429 V8 Cobra Jet with auto transmission
1970 Mercury Marauder X100
1966 Mustang 289 V8
Ford XW Fairmont V8
Red 1965 T-Bird
The incredible Thunderbird Interior
1966 Ford Galaxie 500 with 390 V8
Ford XP Falcon
1962 Ford Thunderbird ‘RedBird’
XR Fairmont 6 cylinder
4 Wheel Drive XY Falcon Ute
2005 BA Mk II Falcon GT. Boss 5.4L V8 quad cam 372 horsepower.
1955 Ford Thunderbird. Owned by Bert Hayes
1946 51A Super Deluxe. Features Fordor body, 221ci side valve V8, 3 speed manual. Owned by Bill & Jean Screaigh.
Ford Model A 150B Station Wagon
1965 Ford Galaxie 500 Convertible
1930 Model A Ford Murray Body Fordor Sedan. Owned by Peter Sartori who restored it (with help)
1929 Ford Model A named ‘Tonnies’. Owned by Elaine & Peter Gilberthorpe.
Car Park Specials:
Falcon 500 XT Ute. Looks like it being developed slowly from the grill and rims.
XK Falcon ute
Clubs & weblinks at the event:
- Perth Falcons Inc
- XD-XE ESP Owners Club of Australia
- 1949 – 1959 Ford V8 Owners Club of WA
- Ace Ford Club
- Zephyr Zodiac Owners Club of WA
- Ford Rallye Sport Car Club
- Motor Museum of WA
- Falcon GT Club of WA
- Cobra Car of WA
- Fairlane Club of WA
- Mustang Owners Club of WA
- Oceanside Thunderbirds
- Thunderbird Owners Club of Australia
- Mukinbudin Car Club
- Collie Car Club
- FPV Tickford Owners Club of WA
- Model A Restorers Club of WA
- Avon Valley Vintage Vehicle Association
- Toploaders Cruise Club