Leyland Mini Clubman Van: With many Mini vans either written off or rusted out, it’s rare to see a going Mini van on the road today. I hope this one gets its restoration job finished.
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.
The 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 MGA Green 1600
The rare Twin Cam MGA
MGA MkII 1600
1938 MG SA Tickford Saloon
1967 MG Midget Mk III with 1275cc A series motor
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. With XPAG 1250cc 4 cyl. engine. Owned by Alan DavenPort
1964 MGB Roadster. Owned by Betty & Reg McKinley
1972 MGB Black US export version
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 Mark IV automatic
MG TF 1500
MGB’s lined up on show for the 50th anniversary day.
The 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
Red interior of the ’57 Chev
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
Interior of the South African Chevrolet SS
Holden HT Monaro with 186S motor
1966 American Fairlane GTA
1927 Pontiac Sports Roadster
1968 VF Valiant Regal convertible
1964 Chevrolet Corvette
1964 Corvette interior
Chev Camaro SS 396
1968 Dodge Charger R/T
Holden HQ GTS 350
Holden HQ GTS interior
1970 Pontiac GTO convertible
1961 EK Holden
This EK is fitted with a later Red motor with twin stromberg carbies
Holden HK Monaro 327
Interior of the HK Monaro
The mighty Chevy 327 V8 in the Monaro
The HK’s front 327 V8 badge
Holden HT Premier 5 litre V8
Ford XC Falcon 5.8 litre
1959 Chevrolet Bel Air
1958 Chevrolet Impala Coupe
1958 Chevy Impala engine
1965 Chevrolet Malibu SS
1974(?) Ford Thunderbird
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.
1956 Chevrolet Bel Air
1956 Ford Ranch Wagon
1948 Mercury Eight
1957 Chevy Bel Air Sports Coupe
1957 Chevy Bel Air Sports Coupe rear view
1957 Chevy Fuel Injection Badge
1960 Chevy Impala
Shannons Insurance was there. As always, they get along to nearly all the car shows I’ve been to.
1929 Dodge DA Sedan owned by Glen Soltoggio.
1953 Cadillac – Front view.
1967 Ford Galaxie Convertible
Lotus Excel SE
Ford Mustang GT350
Ford F500 Truck
Holden LX Torana SS Hatchback
1973 Leyland Mini Clubman. 1100cc and twin carbies.
Pontiac Firebird “moonshine”
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
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.
1937 Austin 14/6 Goodwood Saloon. Owners John and Joy Roach.
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 Nash Metropolitan Coupe. Made for the North American market. Owned by Barry Wright.
1952 Austin A125 Sheerline. 6 cylinder OHV
1952 Austin A30
Austin Lancer Series 1. Aussie made Austin with 98% local content.
Austin 1800 Mark 1. Front wheel drive, 1800cc 4 cylinder ‘B’ series engine. Hydrolastic fluid suspension.
Austin Six Saloon
1937 Austin 10 Cambridge
1951 Austin A40 Devon
Several Austin Healey’s were at the display, including this 3000 MkIII
- Austin Motor Vehicle Club of WA
- All Austin Day 2011 Complete Album of Photos (Brakehorsepower on Facebook)