May 15

MGB 50th Anniversary Day 2012

MGB 50th anniversaryThe 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 Red MGA owned by Peter Hagarty

1959 MGA Green 1600
1959 MGA Green 1600

MGA Twin Cam
The rare Twin Cam MGA

 MGA MkII 1600
MGA MkII 1600

1938 MG SA Tickford
1938 MG SA Tickford Saloon

 1967 MG Midget with 1275cc A series motor
1967 MG Midget Mk III with 1275cc A series motor

MGB GT
MGB GT

1954 MG TF
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
1948 MG TC Midget. With XPAG 1250cc 4 cyl. engine. Owned by Alan DavenPort

1964 MGB Roadster
1964 MGB Roadster. Owned by Betty & Reg McKinley

1972 MGB Black
1972 MGB Black US export version

MG RV8
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
1962 MG Magnette ZC Mark IV automatic

 MG TF
MG TF 1500

MGB's on show
MGB’s lined up on show for the 50th anniversary day.

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Apr 26

Day of the Volkswagen 2011 Western Australia

Day of th Volkwagen 2011The 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'
VW Beetle ‘Chuggabug’. 1968 body on 1971 floor pan. 2332cc engine modified to produce 135HP at the wheels.

 1966 VW Kombi
1966 VW Kombi

1971 VW Kombi Single Cab
1971 VW Kombi single cab pickup

VW Split screen Kombi pickup
VW Split screen Kombi pickup. Check the roof mounted head light.

 VW Beachbuggy
1964 VW Beachbuggy

 Volkswagen Country Buggy
Volkswagen Country Buggy

 VW Country Buggy in light green
Another VW Country Buggy

1963 VW Kombi Split Screen
1963 VW Kombi Split Screen

Kombi Car Cover
A unique Kombi Car Cover

 Volkswagen Syncro 4WD
Volkswagen Transporter Syncro 4WD

1966 VW Kombi Split Screen
1966 VW Kombi Split Screen

1974 Volkswagen Kombi
1974 Volkswagen Kombi

 1968 Volkswagen Beetle
1968 Volkswagen Beetle

Volkswagen Beetle engine
The air cooled Volkswagen Beetle engine 1600cc. Wonderfully simple.

Sexy Black Karman Ghia
Sexy Black Karman Ghia

Karman Ghia
Karman Ghia

Formula Vee - VW powered racers
Formula Vee – VW powered racers

Formula Vee - Regular racing is held at Barbagallo Raceway
Formula Vee – Regular racing is held at Barbagallo Raceway. Check website link below for more info.

1959 Volkswagen Beetle standard.
1959 Volkswagen Beetle standard. Check the white wall tyres and moon hub caps.

Myers Manx SR
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
1973 Manx Beach Buggy. Check the number plate of ‘MAD MANX’

1970 VW Type 3 Fastback 1600TL
1970 VW Type 3 Fastback 1600TL

VW Type 3 Fastback Automatic
VW Type 3 Fastback Automatic

1974 VW Beetle
1974 VW Beetle. Check the funny number plate of ‘DUNGBTL’

1969 VW Beetle with Rolls Royce front grill
1969 VW Beetle with Rolls Royce front grill

VW Kombi interior
The relative sparse VW Kombi interior. Very few gauges on the dash of this classic Kombi from the 1960’s.

VW Country buggy shell for sale
On display and for sale was this Country Buggy shell…

VW Kombi for sale
…and this VW Kombi also for sale.

VW Corrado G60
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
VW Golf Cabriolet

1983 VW Golf GTI Mark 1
1983 VW Golf GTI Mark 1 with 1788cc engine.

 VW Golf mark 3 VR6
VW Golf mark 3 VR6

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Apr 04

All Triumph and Standard Day 2011

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
1957 Triumph TR6 owned by Lyn & Ken Bedwell

1969 Triumph Vitesse Estate
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 engine
Close up of the Vitesse 6 cylinder injected engine

1948 Standard 48A
1948 Standard 48A. Owned by Maree & Milton Sudholz

 1973 Triumph TR6
1973 Triumph TR6

1966 Triumph TR4A
1966 Triumph TR4A

 1974 Triumph Stag
1974 Triumph Stag owned by Paul Storey

Vanguard 6
Vanguard 6

Triumph GT6 MkIII convertible
Triumph GT6 MkIII convertible.

1972 Triumph 2500TC estate
1972 Triumph 2500TC estate. Owned by A. Vrolijk

Triumph 2500TC engine
Triumph 2500TC engine. Very tidy.

1975 Triumph Stag
1975 Triumph Stag

Triumph Stag OHC V8
Triumph Stag with original OHC V8 engine

1976 Triumph Dolomite
1976 Triumph Dolomite. Owned by Paul Goodsell.

 Triumph TR8
Triumph TR8. Powered by Rover 3500 V8.

1958 Standard Super 10
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 1200

Triumph Herald engine bay
Triumph Herald engine bay

1965 Triumph 4A IRS
1965 Triumph 4A IRS Sport. Paint Lauren Green. Owned by Mal Miller

1964 Triumph 2000 Mk1
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
1968 Triumph Spitfire

Triumph 2500TC Saloon
Triumph 2500TC Saloon

Triumph TR6 injection
Triumph TR6 injection

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Mar 29

All Ford Day 2011

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
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 Capri
Ford Capri

 

Ford Cortina MK1
Ford Cortina MK1

 

 Ford Escort Sundowner Panel Van
Ford Escort Sundowner Panel Van

 

 Ford Zephyr Six
Ford Zephyr Six

 

 Thames Freighter Pick Up Truck
Thames Freighter 800 Pick Up Truck

 

 Ford XE Fairmont ESP
Ford XE Fairmont ESP. Fitted with 5.8L V8, 4 speed manual. Finished in Monza Red paint.

 

Zephyr Ute
Zephyr Ute

 

 Black Zephyr Sedan
Black Zephyr Sedan

 

1968 GT500 Shelby Mustang Convertible
1968 GT500 Shelby Mustang Convertible. Fitted 428ci V8 police interceptor motor and finished in Sunlit Gold and White paint.

 

Falcon XY GT Ute
Falcon XY GT Ute

 

1958 Ford Customline
1958 Ford Customline Sedan. Fitted with 272ci Y Block V8, manual transmission & power brakes. Owned by Ian & Grace Steinert.

 

1964 Fairlane 500
1964 Fairlane 500 with 289 V8. Splendid

 

1957 Ford Customline
1957 Ford Customline Sedan

 

1957 Ford Customline Sedan
1957 Ford Customline Sedan.

 

1958 Customline Star Model
1958 Customline Star Model. Fitted with 272ci Y Block V8 and 2 speed Fordomatic auto transmission.

 

 Ford Mainline ute
Ford Mainline ute. With 292 Y Block V8.

 

 Ford 1928 Roadster
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
1964 Ford Thunderbird

 

 1967 XR Falcon
1967 XR Falcon 289 V8

 

XR Falcon interior
The XR Falcon’s interior. Column shift auto, radio, cigarette lighter, speedo, fuel and temperature gauges.

 

Ford Freighter Pickup
Mr GT’s Ford Freighter pickup

 

XR Falcon GT
 XR Falcon GT

 

 Ford Fairlane 500 Ranchero
Ford Fairlane 500 Ranchero ute.

 

American Falcon Convertible
An American left hand drive Falcon convertible

 

1963 Ford Galaxie
1963 Ford Galaxie. 390 V8

 

Ford XA GT Hardback
Ford XA GT Hardback

 

1964 Mercury Comet Caliente
1964 Mercury Comet Caliente. C4 Auto, 351 Windsor, 8 3/4 Diff. Owned by the Coleman family.

 

 1955 Ford Sunliner Convertible
1955 Ford Sunliner Convertible

 

1959 Ford Sunliner
1959 Ford Sunliner. Owned by Rod & Helen Ward.

 

1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Town Sedan
1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Town Sedan. 312 Y Block V8 & 2 speed Auto. Owned by Ian & Helen Nelson.

 

 1963 Ford Fairlane Sports Coupe
1963 Ford Fairlane Sports Coupe. With 289 V8 and 4 speed.

 

Ford XB GT hardback
Ford XB GT hardtop

 

 1935 Ford V8 Convertible
1935 Ford V8 Convertible

 

1959 Ford Thunderbird
1959 Ford Thunderbird

 

1964 Ford Zephyr 6
1964 Ford Zephyr 6

 

1960 Ford Zephyr Mk II Lowline Sedan
1960 Ford Zephyr Mk II ‘Lowline’ Sedan

 

1969 Ford Cortina Mk II 2 door
1969 Ford Cortina Mk II 2 door

 

1977 Ford XC GS coupe
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 Fairlane GT
1967 American Fairlane GT with the 390 V8

 

Ford F500 Truck
Ford F500 Truck

 

Ford F100 pick up truck
Ford F100 pick up truck

 

1973 Ford XA GT Sedan
1973 Ford XA GT Sedan

 

Mercury Cougar
Mercury Cougar

 

1969 Ford Mustang with 428 Cobra Jet
1969 Ford Mustang with the big 428 V8 Cobra Jet and bonnet air scoop

 

Ford Capri V6 Super Roo
Ford Capri GT 3 litre V6 Super Roo

 

1964 AC Cobra A98 LeMans
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
1965 Ford Thunderbird

 

1970 Ford Torino 429 Cobra Jet
1970 Ford Torino 429 V8 Cobra Jet with auto transmission

 

 1970 Mercury Marauder X100
1970 Mercury Marauder X100

 

1966 Mustang
1966 Mustang 289 V8

 

Ford XW Fairmont V8
Ford XW Fairmont V8

 

Red 1965 T-Bird
Red 1965 T-Bird

 

TBird interior
The incredible Thunderbird Interior

 

1966 Ford Galaxie 500
1966 Ford Galaxie 500 with 390 V8

 

Ford XP Falcon
Ford XP Falcon

 

1962 Ford Thunderbird 'RedBird'
1962 Ford Thunderbird ‘RedBird’

 

XR fairmont 6 cylinder
XR Fairmont 6 cylinder

 

Ford GT40
Ford GT40

 

4 Wheel Drive XY Falcon Ute
4 Wheel Drive XY Falcon Ute

 

1959 Thunderbird
1959 Thunderbird

 

2005 BA Falcon GT
2005 BA Mk II Falcon GT. Boss 5.4L V8 quad cam 372 horsepower.

 

1955 Ford Thunderbird
1955 Ford Thunderbird. Owned by Bert Hayes

 

1946 51A Super Deluxe
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
Ford Model A 150B Station Wagon

 

1965 Ford Galaxie 500 Convertible
1965 Ford Galaxie 500 Convertible

 

1930 Model A Ford Murray Body Fordor Sedan
1930 Model A Ford Murray Body Fordor Sedan. Owned by Peter Sartori who restored it (with help)

 

1929 Ford Model A
1929 Ford Model A named ‘Tonnies’. Owned by Elaine & Peter Gilberthorpe.

 

Car Park Specials:

Falcon 500 XT Ute
Falcon 500 XT Ute. Looks like it being developed slowly from the grill and rims.

 

XK Falcon ute
XK Falcon ute

Clubs & weblinks at the event:

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