As part of the 2011 Targa West Rally, the Perth super stage at Langley Park saw a display of interesting historic racing cars and cars from other car clubs which was combined with the rally event on Sunday 28 August. Amongst the car clubs there were: Vintage Sports Car Club of WA, HSV Owners Club of WA, WA Toyota Car Club, Street Car Racing Association of WA & Triumph Sports Owners Association of WA.
Overall this was a very well organised and planned event by Targa West with a well-chosen central location that was quite accessible. In addition, it had plenty of facilities such as food and toilets provided for the spectators and competitors. Best of all, entry was free!
Vintage Sports Car Club of WA Car Exhibits
1927 San Sebastian Salmson “Bartlett Special” Race Car. Raced at Brooklands, England in 1932 and was brought to WA in 1935. Raced in the Around the Houses in Albany in 1936, the Victory Grand Prix in 1946, Airforce Flying 50 in 1948 at Caversham race track. Last raced in Narrogin in 1954. Owned by the MacKintosh family since 1939. Restored by Bruce & Barry Mackintosh.
A replica of the 1928 Buick as raced by Eric Armstrong at Lake Perkolilli (near Kalgoorlie). Unfortunately it couldn’t reach the magic 100mph to qualify for the Australian Championship at the 1928 event but did it compete in the Open Handicap race with an average speed of 75mph.
1928 Model A Ford. This model A is a replica of the vehicle raced by Ossie Cranston in the early 1930’s in Western Australia. Like many other race drivers at the time in Western Australia, Cranston was car dealer who’s racing exploits was an effective way of promoting his car dealerships. This car was nicknamed ‘Cactus’ and featured in many early hillclimb and racing events. The car was retired in 1932, and Ossie Cranston moved up to a more powerful Ford V8. Cranston retired from racing in 1937. This replica was built by Jack, Rodney and Graeme Cocks.
1929 Triumph Super 7 as driven by Eric Armstrong, the first president of the WA Sporting Car Club.
1935 Lagonda Rapier. Raced at Lake Perkolilli.
Triumph Sports Owners Association of WA Display – 50th Birthday of the TR4
Triumph TR4 Silver.
1965 Triumph TR4A IRS Sports in Laurel Green
Triumph Stag in Brown
Triumph 2500 MkII Green
Triumph Herald Estate
HSV Owners Club of WA
Holden VC Commodore HDT
1984 Holden VH Commodore SS Group 3
WA Toyota Car Club
Toyota Celica Hardtop Coupe
Toyota Celica Liftback
Toyota Crown Station Wagon