Jul 07

Austin 1800 Mk II Landcrab Still Cruizin’

Austin 1800 Mk II: It was a pleasure and indeed a surprise to see an old Austin 1800 again. These front wheel drive British cars of the 1960’s were once the economy cars on Aussie roads just as Hyundai’s are now days. But, sadly no more.

For a car that’s over 40 years old, this Austin is still in ok condition. Hydrolastic suspension is evenly pumped up I notice, which is a big issue these cars. Some minor rust in the doors, which is not too bad…otherwise it looks pretty good.

Austin 1800 Mk II Landcrab

Austin 1800 Mk II Landcrab

Austin 1800 Mk II Landcrab

Apr 18

Austin 1300

Austin 1300: An old BMC Austin 1300 from the 1960’s. Surprising to see such an old car still on the road and in relatively good condition….though it looks a little neglected at present. Hope the owner doesn’t let this classic British car be sent to car hell! Caught and shot in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.

Austin 1300 in Malaysia

Austin 1300 in Malaysia

Austin 1300 in Malaysia

Austin 1300 in Malaysia

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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Nov 10

All Austin Day

The Austin Motor Vehicle Club of WA held its ‘All Austin Day’ at Stirling Square Guildford on the 2 October 2011. There was a good turnout of Austin motor vehicles from very early models to the later Leyland varity.

The event location was shared with the Holden Car Club Display Day, which was clever thinking on part of the organisers of both clubs, as this seemed to attract quite a bit of interest in the event as a whole. Certainly members of both clubs were taking a keen interest in each other cars.

The Stirling Square location was a good a selection of venue, although not particularly central, it does provide plenty of easy parking for spectators and facilities such as toilets and food is close by. It’s also a highly visible location, no doubt many people passing by stopped to see both car displays.

Overall, an excellent display.

1927 Austin A7
1927 Austin A7

 

Austin A70
1959 Austin A95. Owned by Trevor Worth. The car was originally purchased from Winterbottom Motor Company in Perth for £1427 (Pounds)

 

 1970 Austin 1800 Mark II Ute
1970 Austin 1800 Mark II Ute.

 

1937 Austin 14 Goodwood
1937 Austin 14/6 Goodwood Saloon. Owners John and Joy Roach.

 

1956 Austin A90 Westminster
1956 Austin A90 Westminster Saloon. Has 2.6 litre ‘C’ series 6 cylinder engine. Owned by Fred Singleton.

 


Austin Princess 1800HL. The car that had to have a boot.

 

1957 Austin Nash Metropolitan
1957 Nash Metropolitan Coupe. Made for the North American market. Owned by Barry Wright.

 

Austin A125 Sheerline
1952 Austin A125 Sheerline. 6 cylinder OHV

 

1952 Austin A30
1952 Austin A30

 

 Austin Lancer
Austin Lancer Series 1. Aussie made Austin with 98% local content.

 

 Austin 1800 Mark I
Austin 1800 Mark 1. Front wheel drive, 1800cc 4 cylinder ‘B’ series engine. Hydrolastic fluid suspension.

 

Austin Six Saloon
Austin Six Saloon

 

1937 Austin 10 Cambridge
1937 Austin 10 Cambridge

 

 1951 Austin A40 Devon
1951 Austin A40 Devon

 

Austin A70
Austin A70

 

Austin Healey 3000 MkIII
Several Austin Healey’s were at the display, including this 3000 MkIII

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