1927 Pontiac Sports Roadster: From Big Al’s Poker Run 2013…This vintage Pontiac has been restored to ‘better than new’ condition. It’s an Australian assembled Ponty, and is numbered 31 out of a total of only 42 produced.
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”
Yes, it’s a funny name for a car show but the name actually spells C.A.R.S (Classic & Awesome Rides Show).
The show was organised by the Monaro Car Club of WA and held at the Trinity Playing Fields, Waterford on 23 October 2011. Interestingly, it was open to any car club to display their vehicles at this show, and there was a good line up of Fords, Dodges, Holden and Chevy’s from other clubs at this event. It was generally dominated by American and Aussie muscle cars with an emphasis on Holdens and Chevy’s though I did see a VW Beetle.
The show was reasonably centrally located… in Waterford, albeit biased to South of the River, with plenty of easy parking on side streets and inside the venue also. Food and drink was available with a host of vendors selling related items and lots of toilets if you needed to go.
I’d consider this, one of the better organised car shows of the year, even with $10 admission fee, this was well worth attending and excellent value. I found the venue to be quite pleasant with grassed lawns and shady trees, with the cars well laid out for easy inspection and photography.
Check out the list of car clubs at end of this post that made the event.
I’ll definately be back next year for the 2012 show!
Check the full album of photo’s of this event on Brakehorsepower Classic Parked Cars Facebook page.
And now…the photo’s you’ve been waiting for:
Dodge Challenger R/T
Lincoln Continental Mark V
1959 ‘Tank’ Ford Fairlane 500
1966 Chevrolet Caprice with 396 Turbo Jet V8
1950 Mercury Coupe
‘GMHTOY’ Holden Torana owned by Gary Tishler. Colour is Ice Violet Pearl.
1969 Holden HT Premier with 186 6 cylinder motor
1971 Holden HQ GTS
Holden HZ Sandman
1957 Chevrolet 2 Door Pillarless
1972 Chevelle SS
2002 Holden HSV Y series Maloo Ute. Generation III 5.7 V8 @ 384HP.
1956 Chevy Bel Air Coupe
1957 Chevy Bel Air
Holden EJ Panel Van
1988 Chevy Silverado pick up truck
Holden HQ GTS 2 Door
Holden HK Monaro 327
1970 Holden HG Brougham. Built in Adelaide in July 1970 and sold by Shacks Holden Fremantle. Current mileage is only 118,500 and still the has original paintwork, upholstery and unrestored engine.
1975 Holden Torana SLR5000 LH Model
Holden EJ Premier
‘Crewzin’ 1971 Custom Dodge Phoenix. Features Candy Cherry Black paint work, 383ci big block V8, 727 Touqueflyte transmission, with 2500 high stall converter, 9 inch diff, windowless doors (what if it rains?), moulder rear bumper and custom scoop.
1956 Pink & Black Chevrolet Bel Air