Nov 09

1976 Mini Moke. Smokin’ hot Moke.

1976 Mini Moke: These fabulous little open top cars were based on the BMC Mini’s and made in Australia (and other parts of the world) during the 60′, 70’s and 80’s. Unfortunately, they are quite rare these days. I finally caught up with this one which has been nicely restored and fitted with comfortable Torana bucket seats.

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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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May 01

Big Al’s Poker Run 2012 – Part 1

Big Al's Poker Run 2012The 2012 Big Al’s Poker Run was on again with cars assembling at the Charles Patterson park, Burswood for the start of the run. Big Al’s is always well worth attending, even if you’re not participating in the run itself, but to checkout the 100’s of great cars rolling up to the event. I’m sure some of the rarer cars only get let out once a year by their owners, and that would be to Big Al’s Poker Run.

Cars were rolling up all morning, and at about 12pm, Charles Patterson park resembled a giant parking lot of classic cars, most of them being V8…a most amazing sight really!

Weather was pleasant albeit slightly hot and facilities such as food and toilets were readily available. Location of the event was central, and access was easy along Great Eastern Highway with plenty of parking for visitors. This would have to be one of the largest and best organised car events held each year in Perth.

Being a large event I took so many photo’s I’ve decided to split the coverage of Big Al’s Poker Run into 3 parts.

Complete album of photos from Big Al’s Poker Run 2012 on Brakehorsepower Classic Parked Cars Facebook page.

The photos of 2012 Big Al’s Poker Run:

1957 Chevrolet 4 door fuel injected
1957 Chevrolet 4 door fuel injected

 

Red interior of the '57 Chev
Red interior of the ’57 Chev

 

 South African Chevrolet SS
South African Chevrolet SS. Built for the South African market by Holden, based on the Monaro. Quite rare to see one of these here in Australia.

 

South African Chevrolet SS rear view
South African Chevrolet SS rear view

 

Interior of the South African Chevrolet SS
Interior of the South African Chevrolet SS

 

Holden HT Monaro with 186S motor
Holden HT Monaro with 186S motor

 

1966 American Fairlane GTA
1966 American Fairlane GTA

 

 

1927 Pontiac Sports Roadster
1927 Pontiac Sports Roadster

 

1968 VF Valiant convertible
1968 VF Valiant Regal convertible

 

1964 Chevrolet Corvette
1964 Chevrolet Corvette

 

1964 Corvette interior
1964 Corvette interior

 

Chev Camaro SS 396
Chev Camaro SS 396

 

1968 Dodge Charger R/T
1968 Dodge Charger R/T

 

Holden HQ GTS 350
Holden HQ GTS 350

 

Holden HQ GTS interior
Holden HQ GTS interior

 

1970 Pontiac GTO
1970 Pontiac GTO convertible

 

1961 EK Holden
1961 EK Holden

 

This EK is fitted with a later Red motor with twin stromberg carbies
This EK is fitted with a later Red motor with twin stromberg carbies

 

Holden HK Monaro 327
Holden HK Monaro 327

 

Interior of the HK monaro
Interior of the HK Monaro

 

The mighty Chevy 327 V8 in the Monaro
The mighty Chevy 327 V8 in the Monaro

 

The HK's front 327 V8 badge
The HK’s front 327 V8 badge

 

 Holden HT Premier 5 litre V8
Holden HT Premier 5 litre V8

 

Ford XC Falcon 5.8 litre
Ford XC Falcon 5.8 litre

 

1959 Chevrolet BelAir
1959 Chevrolet Bel Air

 

1958 Chevrolet Impala
1958 Chevrolet Impala Coupe

 

1958 Chevy Impala engine
1958 Chevy Impala engine

 

1965 Chevrolet Malibu SS
1965 Chevrolet Malibu SS

 

1974 Ford Thunderbird
1974(?)  Ford Thunderbird

 

Leyland P76
Leyland P76

 

Leyland P76
Leyland P76

 

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Dec 11

Salvo’s Christmas Hamper Car Show 2011

This car show was presented by the Australian Street Rod Federation and Salvation Army as part of the Salvo’s Christmas hamper appeal at the Cannington Greyhounds Station Street carpark on 23 October 2011. The venue of Cannington Greyhounds carpark was certainly not the most visually appealing, however the quality of vehicles in attendance was surprisingly good.

Entry for spectators was a gold coin donation, whilst those displaying their cars made a donation of non perishable food. All proceeds going to charity.

The venue itself was certainly not central, thus this show would appeal to many of the south of the river car enthusiasts. The show had an impromptu feel about it but was otherwise well organised, with some food available such as a sausage sizzle and drinks. Also there were toilets albeit located some distance away at the the Cannington hall. Plenty of spectator parking was available in and outside the venue.

As mentioned above, the quality of the vehicles at this show were of a high standard, in particular I liked the light blue ’57 Chev, the ’53 Cadillac and the Dodge Charger R/T.

A good show, and hope it returns for next year.

The photos:

1956 Chevrolet  Bel Air
1956 Chevrolet  Bel Air

 

1956 Ford Ranch Wagon
1956 Ford Ranch Wagon

 

 1948 Mercury Eight
1948 Mercury Eight

 

1957 Chevy Sports Coupe
1957 Chevy Bel Air Sports Coupe

 

1957 Chevy Sports Coupe Rear
1957 Chevy Bel Air Sports Coupe rear view

 

1957 Chevy Fuel Injection Badge
1957 Chevy Fuel Injection Badge

 

1960 Chevy Impala
1960 Chevy Impala

 

Shannons Insurance
Shannons Insurance was there. As always, they get along to nearly all the car shows I’ve been to.

 

1929 Dodge DA Sedan
1929 Dodge DA Sedan owned by Glen Soltoggio.

 

1953 Cadillac
1953 Cadillac

 

1953 Cadillac
1953 Cadillac – Front view.

 

1967 Ford Galaxie Convertable
1967 Ford Galaxie Convertible

 

Lotus Excel SE
Lotus Excel SE

 

 Ford Mustang GT350
Ford Mustang GT350

 

Ford F500 Truck
Ford F500 Truck

 

 Dodge Charger R/T
Dodge Charger R/T

 

 Holden LX Torana SS Hatchback
Holden LX Torana SS Hatchback

 

1973 Leyland Mini Clubman
1973 Leyland Mini Clubman. 1100cc and twin carbies.

 

 1969 Plymouth Barracuda Convertible
1969 Plymouth Barracuda Convertible

 

Corvette Stingray
Corvette Stingray

 

Pontiac Firebird
Pontiac Firebird “moonshine”

 

1937 Ford Truck
1937 Ford Truck powered by Henry’s finest flathead V8

 

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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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