A great display of Chevrolets was held at the Perth Esplanade on 16th October 2011 for the 100 years of Chevrolet anniversary. The event was organised by Chev Club of WA, 55,56,57 Chev Club of WA, Corvettes of WA Car Club and National Corvette Restorers Society.
There was an interesting collection of Chevy’s from vintage Chevy’s of the 20’s & 30’s to the popular 50’s style Bel Air’s and Impala’s and later models from the 70’s and 80’s. Quite a few Camaro’s and stacks of Corvettes made it to the event as well. Also, check out the photo of the only Corvair at the event with the ironically named numbers plates of NADER.
Unfortunately I arrived a little late (got caught up at the nearby French Car Festival) and half way through my photographic session, the Chevy’s took off to Mandurah. However despite this, I still managed to get quite few good Chevy photos.
I have to admit my favourites were the Gold 53 Bel Air, the 1960 2 door Impala and ALL of the 1957 Bel Airs!
This was very well organised event by the 4 clubs, being centrally located and easily accessible ensured there was plenty of spectators. It also coincided well with the the French Car Festival which was held nearby. No doubt many of spectators checked out both shows.
Complete Album of photos here: Brakehorsepower on Facebook.
1953 Chev Bel Air. This one was also on show at the 2011 WA Hot Rod and Street Machine Spectacular. It looks even better out the sun.
1955 Chevy Bel Air 2 Door
1955 4 Door Chevrolet Sedan
1956 Chevrolet 4 door sedan. Very nice with black and pink colour scheme.
Chevrolet 1956 2 Door. Stock standard with white wall tyres
1957 Chevrolet Nomad. Wagon version of the Bel Air.
1958 Chevy Bel Air 2 door. Check the license plate “TOTHELEVY”
1959 Chevrolet Bel Air 4 door sedan.
1960 Chev Impala 2 door Sport Sedan.
1960 Chev Impala 4 door. A front view of the 4 door version.
1960 Chev Bel Air.
1968 Chev 350 Impala 2 door.
Chevy Camaro SS…with a 454 big block I assume from the badge.
1967 RS Camaro
1978 Corvette Stingray
Chevrolet Corvair. This rear engined car, was quite a depature from the typical american styled compacts of the 1960’s. Designed to be a economy car to compete with many of the european imports at the time, it sold reasonably well. That was until Ralph Nader’s book Unsafe At Any Speed condemned the car due to the number accident and law suits the car had been involved in. After that sales declined dramatically.
Corvair engine bay, this is a turbo version. Maybe the spare tyre and battery should been located in the front of the car to assist with the weight distribution?
1939 Chevrolet Coupe
1936 Chevrolet Master Deluxe Sedan. Body by Holden. 6 cyinder engine 208ci.