Feb 09

24 of the best cars at 2014 Big Al’s Poker Run

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

 Valiant VH Charger Six Pack R/T

 Valiant VH Charger Six Pack R/T

2. Pink Fur Mercedes: God hope it doesn’t rain!

Mercedes covered in pink fur Mercedes covered in pink fur Mercedes covered in pink fur

3. 1964 Chevrolet Impala. Praise the lowered!

1964 Chevrolet Impala. 1964 Chevrolet Impala. 1964 Chevrolet Impala.

4. 1960 Dodge Dart

1960 Dodge Dart red 1960 Dodge Dart red 1960 Dodge Dart red

5. 1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible

1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible black 1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible black

6. 1955 Cadillac Convertible

1955 Cadillac Convertible 1955 Cadillac Convertible red

7. 1932 Ford Tudor Hot Rod

1932 Ford Tudor Hot Rod lime green 1932 Ford Tudor Hot Rod lime green

8. 1956 Chevrolet Belair

1956 Chevrolet Belair 1956 Chevrolet Belair

9. 1953 Buick Sedan

1953 Buick Sedan

10. 1959 Chevrolet Impala

1959 Chevrolet Impala 1959 Chevrolet Impala 1959 Chevrolet Impala

11. 1957 Chevrolet Belair

1957 Chevrolet Belair red

12. 1969 Volvo 1800S

1969 Volvo 1800S 1969 Volvo 1800S

13. Pontiac Firebird

Pontiac Firebird

14. Plymouth Fury III

 Plymouth Fury III silver  Plymouth Fury III silver  Plymouth Fury III silver

15. Tank Fairlane

Tank Fairlane

16. Mustang Mach 1

Mustang Mach 1 Mustang Mach 1

17. HQ Holden SS

HQ Holden SS

18. Dodge Challenger

Dodge Challenger Dodge Challenger

19. 1974 Oldsmobile Convertible

1974 Oldsmobile Convertible 1974 Oldsmobile Convertible 1974 Oldsmobile Convertible

20. Chevrolet Corvair Coupe

Chevrolet Corvair Coupe

21. 1973 Leyland P76. Perhaps pink fur would have been better?

1973 Leyland P76 1973 Leyland P76 1973 Leyland P76

22. 1961 Oldsmobile “Bubble Top”

1961 Oldmobile Bubble Top

23. 1960 Chevrolet Impala

1960 Chevrolet Impala purple 1960 Chevrolet Impala purple 1960 Chevrolet Impala purple

24. 1928 Chevrolet

1928 Chevrolet 1928 Chevrolet

Nov 21

Chevrolet 100 Year Anniversary Display & Cruise

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.

The Golden 1953 Chev Bel Air
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 Chevy Bel Air 2 Door

 

1955 Chevy 2 Door Sedan
1955 4 Door Chevrolet Sedan

 

1965 Chevy Bel Air
1956 Chevrolet 4 door sedan. Very nice with black and pink colour scheme.

 

Chevrolet 1956 2 Door
Chevrolet 1956 2 Door. Stock standard with white wall tyres

 

1957 Chevy Nomad
1957 Chevrolet Nomad. Wagon version of the Bel Air.

 

1958 Chevy Bel Air 2 door
1958 Chevy Bel Air 2 door. Check the license plate “TOTHELEVY”

 

1959 Chevrolet Bel Air
1959 Chevrolet Bel Air 4 door sedan.

 

1960 Chev Impala Sport Sedan
1960 Chev Impala 2 door Sport Sedan.

 

1960 Chev Impala 4 door
1960 Chev Impala 4 door. A front view of the 4 door version.

 

1960 Chev Bel Air
1960 Chev Bel Air.

 

1968 Chev Impala
1968 Chev 350 Impala 2 door.

 

 Chev Camaro SS 454
Chevy Camaro SS…with a 454 big block I assume from the badge.

 

1967 RS Camaro
1967 RS Camaro

 

1978 Corvette Stingray
1978 Corvette Stingray

 

1958 Corvette
1958 Corvette

 

Chevrolet Corvair with NADER license plates
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
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
1939 Chevrolet Coupe

 

1938 Chevrolet
1938 Chevrolet

 

 1936 Chevrolet Master Deluxe Sedan
1936 Chevrolet Master Deluxe Sedan. Body by Holden. 6 cyinder engine 208ci.

 

1929 Chevrolet
1929 Chevrolet

 

1927 Chevrolet
1927 Chevrolet

 

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