Holden HZ Premier: I describe this HZ as a delicious work of art. A feast for the eyes. The owner has told me it features a Chevy LS donk which seems like an excellent choice. Now that’s a spicy meatball indeed.
The Western Australian branch of the Vauxhall Owners Club held a display of vehicles at Manners Hill Park, Peppermint Grove on the 25 September. This display included a wide range of Vauxhall cars ranging from the 1920’s to the 1970’s with some of Vauxhall’s classic models well represented.
Though not exactly a central location for a car show, it certainly was an interesting one, with some of Perth’s (and Australia’s) most exclusive real estate nearby, and if anything, the view to the Swan River was stunning. Parking was easy and there were some facilities quite close such as a coffee shop and toilets which was pleasing.
The event was quite well organised and I was pleased to see nearly all cars had a written description including the year, model, engine type and other information which was very helpful for those who are non Vauxhall literate.
Nice work Vauxhall Owners Club, thanks for a great display!
On with the show…
1955 Vauxhall Velox ‘E’ Model
Vauxhall Velox ‘L’ series. Owners Laurie and Daphne Batters.
1936 Vauxhall DX 14/6 4 Door Tourer. 6 cylinder OHV 1781cc. Owner Cliff Hodgson.
1933 Vauxhall VX Tourer. 6 Cylinder OHV 3189cc. Owned by Rod and Barb Colson. Restored by Bill and Glen Cardno Queensland.
Vauxhall Victor Deluxe F Series. Stylish looking…almost a hint of 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air
Vauxhall Victor FBD. Owned by Eric and Doris Fairs
Vauxhall Victor FB Estate. 4 Cylinder 1508cc.
Vauxhall Viva HA. 4 cylinder OHV 1057cc. Owned by Rene and Celine Chaperon.
1974 Vauxhall Viva HC 2 door. 1256cc 4 cylinder OHV. Owner by Bob and Katrina Boucher.
1976 Vauxhall VX 2300 GLS.4 cylinder 2300cc. Owned by Pat and Les Power.
Vauxhall Cresta PADX sedan. 2651cc 6 cylinder. Owned by Jim and Jill Maskell.
1961 Vauxhall Velox PA 6 Cylinder. Owners Les and Pat Power
1965 Bedford J2 3 ton table tray truck. These were used by the PMG (the fore-runner to Australia Post) and many other industries for delivery.
1957 Vauxhall Velox E series Utiliy. 2275cc 6 cylinder. Owned by Rod and Barbara Colson.
1947 Vauxhall Wyvern Caleche. 4 Cylinder 35HP. Top speed of 62mph (101kph)
1954 Vauxhall E Velox Vagabond. Owned by Dave and Sue Churn.
1927 Vauxhall 20/60 ‘R’ Model. Owner by Bob and Kay Flemming.
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