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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Apr 19

Porsche Club Concours D’Elegance 2011

The Porsche Club of Western Australia held its annual Concours D’Elegance at Sir James Mitchell Park South Perth on November 27 2011.Porsche Club Concours D’Elegance 2011

There was great range of vehicles on display and some interesting models from the 1950’s which are rarely seen. As usual, the 911 models dominated the display but I was surprised to learn how many variations there were to this classic long running model. Early model 911’s were relatively uncomplicated compared to later models, though the body shape remained much the same for many years.

Location for the event was was chosen. For exhibitors and spectators, South Perth is centrally located and parking was easy for spectators. Facilities such as food, drink and toilets were available close by.

Overall a good show, hope to see it again in 2012.

The photos of the event:

1992 Porsche 964 RS
1992 Porsche 964 RS

 

Porsche 944
Porsche 944

 

1983 Porsche 911 SC
1983 Porsche 911 SC

 

Porsche 911 with whale tail
 Porsche 911 SC with ‘whale tail’ rear spoiler

 

2007 Porsche 987 Boxster
2007 Porsche 987 Boxster

 

Porsche 928 S2
Porsche 928 S2

 

Porsche911 Speedster
Porsche 911 Speedster (light weight). Decked out for racing. Twin plug 3.6 litre motor with Motec management system. Super cup gearbox & diff. Multiplate competition clutch.

 

 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera
1987 Porsche 911 Carrera

 

1988 Porsche 911 Carrera CS
1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Club Sport (CS). Model M637. A special light weight model with high performance engine. Only 340 were made of this model. Top speed of 240kph, engine output is 245HP and weight is 1180kg.

 

1968 Porsche 912
1968 Porsche 912. Owned by Jason Matz

 

Porsche 550 Spyder
Porsche 550 Spyder. The car famously associated with James Dean, and his tragic death. Designed by Ferdinand Porsche in 1953 as the factory’s first racing car.

 

Porsche 550 Spyder engine
Porsche 550 Spyder engine.

 

Porsche 356 Speedster
Porsche 356 Speedster

 

 1958 Porsche 356A Cabriolet
1958 Porsche 356A Cabriolet

 

 Porsche 356 Super 90
Porsche 356 Super 90

 

 1960 Porsche 356B
1960 Porsche 356B T5 Body

 

Porsche 365B rear view
Porsche 365B rear view

 

1970 Porsche 911
1970 Porsche 911

 

 1991 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 (964)
1991 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 (964)

 

Porsche 928S
Porsche 928S

 

Porsche Cayenne
Porsche Cayenne

 

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Apr 13

Fiat Lancia Day 2011

The Fiat Lancia Club of WA held its annual Fiat Lancia Day 2011 on 27 November Sunday at the Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge. There was an amazing turn out of around 70 cars making this one of the best displays for the club.

The location was fabulous, and I think this is an improvement over previous years venues of the parks in Burswood. Certainly this location attracted a greater number of onlookers and those passing by from the nearby art gallery and state library. Congratulation to the club on such great show this year.

Being centrally located, all facilities such as toilets and shops were close by. Parking and access to the event was also good, Sunday morning being fairly quiet in the city.

There was good range cars on display, from the vintage Lancia Lambda and Fiat 501 to modern vehicles. The most interesting for me was the those from the 1970’s especially the Fiat 124 Sport, my favourite model (actually many people’s favourite so it seems).

I present the photos of 2011 Fiat Lancia car day…

1968 Lancia Fulvia GT Berlina
1968 Lancia Fulvia GT Berlina. Owned by Betty & Merv Concanen

 

1972 Lancia Fulvia S3 Coupe
1972 Lancia Fulvia S3 Coupe

 

1967 Lancia Flavia Milleotto
1967 Lancia Flavia Milleotto. Owned by Betty & Merv Concanen

 

1946 FIAT Topolino
1946 FIAT Topolino

 

1937 FIAT Topolino Street Rod
1937 FIAT Topolino Street Rod fitted with a Lexus Quad Cam V8. Owned by Kevin Prendergast.

 

1969 FIAT 500F
1969 FIAT 500F

 

 1961 FIAT500D
1961 FIAT500D

 

1980 FIAT X1/9
1980 FIAT X1/9. 1300cc 4 cylinder, 4 speed. Owned by Tony Webb.

 

FIAT 124 Sport Spider
FIAT 124 Sport Spider

 

1949 FIAT 1500E
1949 FIAT 1500E. Features a 6 cylinder engine and 4 speed gearbox.

 

1925 FIAT 501
1925 FIAT 501. Restored from a wreck over period of 30 years by Glen Phillips.

 

Lancia Lambda
Lancia Lambda

 

1953 FIAT Millicento 1100 103
1953 FIAT Millicento 1100 103. Owned by Glen Phillips.

 

Lancia Scorpion
Lancia Scorpion

 

Lancia Delta Integrale HF 16V
Lancia Delta Integrale HF 16V

 

1972 FIAT Abarth 124 Sport Spider Rally
1972 FIAT Abarth 124 Sport Spider Rally. Owned by P. Bevis.

 

1970 FIAT 128
1970 FIAT 128. Owned by David Hey.

 

FIAT 124 Sport 1800 CC
1975 FIAT 124 Sport 1800 CC. Owned by Tony Lucente.

 

FIAT 124 Sport twin cam engine
FIAT 124 Sport twin cam engine

 

1963 FIAT 1100D
1963 FIAT 1100D

 

1982 FIAT Panda
1982 FIAT Panda. Owned by Rob Nagel.

 

FIAT 128 3P Coupe
FIAT 128 3P Coupe

 

1971 Lancia Stratos
1971 Lancia Stratos. Owned by Marc Drexel.

 

 FIAT 124 Sport CC
FIAT 124 Sport CC. 1800cc twin cam.

 

1975 FIAT 127
1975 FIAT 127

 

FIAT 124 Sport BC
FIAT 124 Sport BC. 1600cc DOHC engine. 5 Speed transmission.

 

FIAT 124 Sport BC rear view
FIAT 124 Sport BC rear view

 

 FIAT 124 wagon
FIAT 124 wagon

 

FIAT 131 2000/TC Climatizzata
FIAT 131 2000/TC Climatizzata

 

 FIAT 124 Pininfarina 2000 spider
FIAT 124 Pininfarina 2000 spider

 

 FIAT Dino 2400
FIAT Dino 2400

 

Side view of the black FIAT Dino 2400
Side view of the black FIAT Dino 2400. Left hand drive also I notice.

 

Lancia Trevi Volumex
Lancia Trevi Volumex

 

1972 FIAT 125T
1972 FIAT 125T. A special 125 imported into New Zealand for the Benson & Hedges 500 race. The 125T featured a modified & more powerful engine along with stiffer suspension.

 

1973 FIAT 130 Coupe
1973 FIAT 130 Coupe. Owned by Tony Nuozzi

 

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Apr 07

Jaguar Club Concours & Car Show 2011

jaguar show & concours 2011The Jaguar Car Club of WA held its annual 2011 Concours & Car Show at Houghtons Winery, Middle Swan on 9 November. The event was held in conjunction with the 175 years anniversary celebration for local winery, Houghtons, so this ensured at good crowd.

Location was pleasure, with plenty of facilities available and parking was breeze with the top paddock open and made available for car parking.

There was a good turn out of old and new Jaguars from XK’s to XJ’s and E types aplenty.

The photos!

1971 Jaguar E Type Series 3 Open Two Seater
1971 Jaguar E Type Series 3 Open Two Seater. Features a 5.3 litre V12 SOHC engine developing 250BHP @ 6000rpm. 4 x 2inch SU’s, 4 speed gearbox, independent front & rear suspension. Maximum speed 145mph or 233kph. Only 1871 series 3 RHD roadsters were built. This one was manufactured on 1 Oct 1971 with chassis number 1S1085 painted in Regency Red with Cinnamon interior. The E type can accelerate from 0 to 145mph in one gear alone(4th gear).

 

1967 E Type Jaguar
1967 E Type Jaguar

 

1950 Jaguar XK120 Roadster
1950 Jaguar XK120 Roadster. Rescued and restored by owners Geoff & Denyce Hender.

 

1958 Jaguar XK150
1958 Jaguar XK150. Owned by Ben & Lee Meyers.

 

 1958 Jaguar XK150 DHC-SE
1958 Jaguar XK150 DHC-SE. Owned by Ian & Corrie Maitland.

 

1936 Jaguar
1936 Jaguar

 

Daimler 250 V8
Daimler 250 V8

 

 Jaguar mark 2 3.8 litre
Jaguar mark 2 3.8 litre

 

 1948 Jaguar Mark IV
1948 Jaguar Mark IV. Owned by Alan Davenport.

 

 1954 Jaguar Mark VII Saloon
1954 Jaguar Mark VII Saloon

 

 Byfield Jaguar SS Tourer
Byfield Jaguar SS Tourer. An amazing custom built Jaguar by Cliff Byfield (pictured next to the car)

 

Jaguar XK140
Jaguar XK140

 

Jaguar E Type V12
Jaguar E Type V12

 

Jaguar XJ-SC 3.6 litre
Jaguar XJ-SC 3.6 litre

 

Jaguar XJ Series 3
Jaguar XJ Series 3

 

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Apr 02

Brockwell Memorial Run 2011

The annual Brockwell Memorial Run is not exactly a car show, but it’s a run or rally as the name suggests and a tribute to the late Maurice Brockwell who was a collector of fine motor vehicles and an active member in the Perth motoring community for a long time.Cadillacs lined up for Maurice Brockwell Run 2011

The run entails entrants meeting up at the at the Cannington Civic Centre car park for starting, then proceeding up the coast finally ending at the Motor Museum, Whiteman Park.

Though the event was open to virtually anyone with a car who wished to enter the run, most of the cars I noticed were ‘classic vehicles’ which was great to see. Many gawkers checking the iron here, including me! I managed to take these photos of the participating cars before they took off.

Proceeds of the event go towards supporting the Motor Museum of WA

Date: Sunday 13 November 2011

1948 Buick Eight
1948 Buick Eight

 

1940 Oldsmobile
1940 Oldsmobile

 

1930 Chrysler Series 66 Sedan
1930 Chrysler Series 66 Sedan. 6 cylinder sidevalve producing 75HP. 3 speed manual transmission. Hydraulic brakes on all 4 wheels.

 

 Indian Motorcycle
Indian Motorcycle

 

Austin Seven
Austin Seven

 

Holden 48-215 (FX)
Holden 48-215 (FX)

 

 1974 Lotus Europa Special
1974 Lotus Europa Special

 

1968 Morris Traveller
1968 Morris Traveller

 

Ford Thunderbird
Ford Thunderbird

 

LX Torana SL/R 5000
LX Torana SL/R 5000

 

1959 Studebaker Lark
1959 Studebaker Lark

 

 Hillman Minx
Hillman Minx

 

1953 Ford Customline
1953 Ford Customline

 

Fordson Utility
Fordson Utility

 

1938 Plymouth
1938 Plymouth Super Deluxe

 

 Rolls Royce Phantom V
Rolls Royce Phantom V

 

1959 Cadillac
1959 Cadillac

 

 1958 Cadillac
1958 Cadillac

 

 1963 Cadillac Deville Convertible
1963 Cadillac Deville Convertible

 

Studebaker Lark VIII
Studebaker Lark VIII

 

1960 Cadillac
 1960 Cadillac

 

 1965-chevrolet-impala
1965 Chevy Impala coupe

 

 Lancia Lambda
Lancia Lambda (2nd series?)

 


1950 Studebaker Champion

 

Rambler Hornet
Rambler Hornet

 

1931 Ford 'Vicky'
1931 Ford ‘Vicky’

 

 FX & FJ Holdens
FX & FJ Holdens

 

Chrysler 300B
Chrysler 300B

 

 1967 VC Valiant V8
1967 VC Valiant V8

 

Rover 3500 P6
Rover 3500 P6 Series 2

 

Mini Moke
Mini Moke

 

VG Valiant Hardtop
VG Valiant hardtop

 

Standard Super 10
Standard Super 10

 

Studebaker Hawk Gran Turismo
Studebaker Hawk Gran Turismo

 

 Studebaker Lark Station Wagon
Studebaker Lark Station Wagon

 

VK Valiant
VK Valiant 6 cylinder

 

 1935 Ford Coupe
1935 Ford Coupe

 

Humber Super Snipe
Humber Super Snipe

 

Shelby Mustang
Shelby Mustang

 

 Torana LX  SL/R 5000
Torana LX  SL/R 5000

 

Chevrolet El Camino SS Ute
1985 Chevrolet El Camino SS Ute

 

1934 Rolls Royce
1934 Rolls Royce

 

Toyota Celica Liftback
Toyota Celica Liftback

 

Chevrolet Chevelle SS396 Hardtop Coupe
Chevrolet Chevelle SS396 Hardtop Coupe

 

1955 Cadillac
1955 Cadillac Coupe DeVille

 

1963 Studebaker Avanti
1963 Studebaker Avanti

 

Chrysler Imperial
Chrysler Imperial

 

Car Park Specials:

Vintage Bentley Tourer
Vintage Bentley Tourer (exact model & year unknown)

 

1958 Plymouth Belvedere 2 door hardtop
1958 Plymouth Belvedere 4 door hardtop (pillarless)

 

1958 Plymouth Belvedere 4 door hardtop - rear view
1958 Plymouth Belvedere 4 door hardtop – rear view

 

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Nov 16

French Car Festival

French Car FestivalThe French Car Festival was on again at the Supreme Court Gardens in Perth on 16 October 2011. Weather was fantastic and there was an excellent turn out of vehicles. The main French marques were all well represented including Citroen, Renault and Peugeot.

There was a surprise late arrival of some rather interesting vintage French vehicles such the 1935 Bugatti 57TT, 1924 Amilcar, and a 1926 Citroen B12.

The location was excellent, being centrally located in Perth CBD it was easy to get to… parking was a little expensive at the nearby car park but acceptable. The event date was also well coordinated with another car show event nearby, The Chevrolet 100 year Anniversary, at the Esplanade.

All facitilies were available with food and drink vendors and public toilets closeby. To top it all off, the view of Swan River was brilliant.

Most cars were well documented which was pleasing to see, as my knowledge of some of the more obscure French cars is not the best. Certainly it was good to see some of the Citroen D Special’s again, as these distinctive models are little seen these days.

Simca Car Club

Simca Vedette Beaulieu
Simca Vedette Beaulieu. V8 powered

 

Simca Vedette Versailles
Simca Vedette Versailles

 

Simca flathead V8 egine Aquillon
Simca flathead V8 ‘Aquillon’ engine. This small V8 engine was derived the from the classic Ford flat head V8 who owned simca at the time. It has a capacity of 2351cc and fed by a 2 barrel Zenith-Stromberg 32NX carburetor and produced 75 to 84 HP

 

1963 Simca Aronde
1963 Simca Aronde P60 model. Powered by a 1.3L 4 cylinder engine.

 

 Peugeot Car Club of Western Australia

Peugeot 403
Peugeot 403

 

1966 Peugeot 404 Owner Trish Torpy
1966 Peugeot 404 Owner Trish Torpy

 

1970 Peugeot 404 owned by Gordon Hort
1970 Peugeot 404 owned by Gordon Hort

 

1985 Peugeot 205 GTi
1985 Peugeot 205 GTi 1600cc owned by Brian Eyre

 

 Peugeot 504
1978 Peugeot 504. Owned by Sam Ervin

 

Citroen Pallas CX2400
Citroen Pallas CX2400

 

Citroen D Special rear view
Citroen D Special rear view

 

Citroen-D Special engine bay
Citroen-D Special engine bay. Yes that’s the spare tyre in the engine bay!

 

1963 Citroen D Special
1963 Citroen D Special

 

Citroen SM
Citroen SM. A high performance Citroen with a V6 Maserati engine.

 

1948 Citroen Traction Avant Light 15
1948 Citroen Traction Avant Light 15. ‘Traction Avant’ is french for front wheel drive. These Citroens were the worlds first front wheel drive & monocoque construction car to be massed produced.

 

 1986 Citroen 2CV
1986 Citroen 2CV. Featuring a horizontally opposed, air cooled 2 cylinder 602cc engine. Owned by the Guerini family.

 

 1962 Renault R4L
1962 Renault R4L. Features a 845cc 4 cylinder engine with a top speed of 108Kph. Owned by Sam and Joan Brown.

 

1976 Renault R12 Gordini replica
1976 Renault R12 Gordini replica

 

1964 Renault R8
1964 Renault R8

 

1959 Renault 4CV
1959 Renault 4CV. Owned by Peter Olsen.

 

 Renault Alpine A110
Renault Alpine A110. Rear engined sports car made by Alpine and powered by a Renault engine.

 

 Renault 10 S Sports
Renault 10 S Sports. Rear engined 1108cc 4 cylinder engine producing 54BHP.

 

 1964 Renault Caravelle
1964 Renault Caravelle Convertible

 

1965 Renault Caravelle Hardtop
1965 Renault Caravelle Hardtop. From the information sheet:

Type: R1133 fixed Hardtop coupe
Engine: In-line 4 water cooled rear 1108cc push rod 54bhp
Trans: Four speed manual
Brakes: Front and rear disc
Suspension: 4 Wheel Independant
Max speed: 143Kph

Remarks: First produced as a ‘Floride’ in 1959 with Dauphine-Gordini mechanicals. Replaced with R8 -R10 mechanicals in 1962. Styled by ‘Frua’ of Italy and first prototypes were made by ‘Ghia’ of Italy. This vehicle is in original condition and has never been restored.

 

Renault 8 Gordini
Renault 8 Gordini.

 

 Bugatti Type 57TT front view
1935 Bugatti Type 57TT. 3257cc inline ‘straight’ 8 engine with DOHC. This is the only factory body in existence which was factory converted from Ventroux coach for the 1935 Ulster TT race.

 

Bugatti Type 57TT side view
Bugatti Type 57TT side view. The car is surprisingly long. The Bugatti is still under restoration, but quite nice that the owner has brought it out for public display. Plenty at the rear for when you take it shopping.

 

 Bugatti Type 57TT Mechanical brakes
Bugatti Type 57TT mechanical drum brakes.

From the notes about this Bugatti TT:

“History
Driven by Earl Howe in the 1935 Ulster TT achieving third-place with the second fastest time at an average of 79.92mph the vehicle was then used for personal transport by Bugatti’s number one driver, Jean Pierre Wimelle. It was then sold to Perre Levegh(Bouillon) and driven to 8th place in the 1937 Marseilles Grand Prix

It was then bought by a Frenchman who shipped the car to the UK where he lapped the Brooklands racetrack at over 122 mph (195kph).

It was brought to Western Australia by Duncan Ord in 1938 who raced the car in 1939 for the Pingelly Grand Prix with the fastest time.

The vehicle also gained fastest time at Albany in the same year, as well as a lap record in Applecross and set a lap record Caversham. It was on this day at Caversham that the vehicle experienced an unfortunate accident on the racetrack.

It was then sold to Geoff Phillips and then onto Phill Hind who shortened the chassis and fitted a different body.

It changed hands again, this time to David Van Dal and then in 1957 it was purchased by the present owner, James Krajancich.

This is the only factory bodied TT car in existence. Two were specially built as TT’s by the factory. The other car’s original Stilvio body was replaced, another motor fitted and then sold as a production car.”

 

Amilcar C4 1924
1924 Amilcar C4. Owned by Frank & Pam Selley.

 

1926 Citroen B12
1926 Citroen B12. Driven to Victoria and then back to Perth…phew!

 

 1903 DeDion Bouton Type R
1903 DeDion Bouton Type R. Owned by Ray & Angie Selley.

This De Dion was first found in 1940 in a chicken house in North Adelaide. The body was missing and many parts had been taken off. After several restoration attempts by different owners, the car made it’s way to Perth, where the present owner has spent the last 7 years restoring it.

DeDion Bouton single cylinder engine
The DeDion Bouton’s tiny single cylinder engine.

 

 De Dion identification badge
The De Dion’s metal identification badge plates.

 

DeDion gear change levers
The De Dion’s gear change levers (I think?)

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Nov 11

Holden Car Club of WA Show & Shine Day

Holden Show & Shine DayThe Holden Car Club of WA held its Show & Shine Day at Stirling Square Guildford on 2 October 2011. A good selection of Holdens from the 1950’s models to the late 1970’s were on show from FJ’s to Kingswoods and Monaro’s.

The venue was shared with the All Austin Day, which I mentioned in the previous post as being clever thinking on part of both clubs.

The members of the Holden Car Club appear to have an emphasis on older, restored and original models rather than modified. I also noted an absence of early model of Commodores, not sure why this as I thought VB, VC and VH models would certainly be applicable and considering they are becoming rarer these days.

A great show by the Holden Club otherwise…

Holden EH Premier
Holden EH Premier. Check the gold Premier badge, 179 flag and door handle scratch plates. oh and chrome exhaust extension.

 

Holden HT Monaro GTS
Holden HT Monaro GTS with Chevy 350 V8

 

Holden HX LE Monaro
The rare Holden HX LE Monaro coupe.

 

Holden HR
Holden HR with 186ci motor

 

 1979 Holden HZ Statesman SLE
1979 Holden HZ Statesman SLE

 

 Holden HK Premier
Holden HK Premier. Check out those rear wheel spats.

 

1961 Holden EK Station Wagon
1961 Holden EK Station Wagon

 

1956 Holden FJ ute
1956 Holden FJ ute

 

1956 FJ Holden Standard Sedan
1956 FJ Holden Standard Sedan. 138ci 6 cylinder ‘Grey’ motor and 3 speed manual transmission.

 

Holden HJ Sandman
Holden HJ Sandman. The surfers panel van.

 

 Holden Torana A9X
Holden Torana A9X

 

Holden HQ 350 GTS
Holden HQ 350 GTS

 

Holden EJ Special
Holden EJ Special

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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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Nov 05

WA Vauxhall Owners Club Display Day

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             1955 Vauxhall Velox ‘E’ Model

 

Vauxhall Velox 'L' series       Vauxhall Velox ‘L’ series. Owners Laurie and Daphne Batters.

 

1936 Vauxhall DX 4 Door Tourer             1936 Vauxhall DX 14/6  4 Door Tourer. 6 cylinder OHV 1781cc. Owner Cliff Hodgson.

 

1933 Vauxhall VX Tourer             1933 Vauxhall VX Tourer. 6 Cylinder OHV 3189cc. Owned by Rod and Barb Colson. Restored by Bill and Glen Cardno Queensland.

 

Vauxhall Victor Deluxe       Vauxhall Victor Deluxe F Series. Stylish looking…almost a hint of 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air

 

Vauxhall Victor FBD       Vauxhall Victor FBD. Owned by Eric and Doris Fairs

 

 Vauxhall Victor FB Estate      Vauxhall Victor FB Estate. 4 Cylinder 1508cc.

 

Vauxhall Viva HA       Vauxhall Viva HA. 4 cylinder OHV 1057cc. Owned by Rene and Celine Chaperon.

 

Vauxhall Viva HC 2 door             1974 Vauxhall Viva HC 2 door. 1256cc 4 cylinder OHV. Owner by Bob and Katrina Boucher.

 

Vauxhall VX 2300 GLS             1976 Vauxhall VX 2300 GLS.4 cylinder 2300cc. Owned by Pat and Les Power.

 

Vauxhall Cresta PADX sedan       Vauxhall Cresta PADX sedan. 2651cc 6 cylinder. Owned by Jim and Jill Maskell.

 

 1961 Vauxhall Velox PA            1961 Vauxhall Velox PA 6 Cylinder. Owners Les and Pat Power

 

 1965 Bedford J2 Truck            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.

 

Vauxhall Velox E-Utility1957             1957 Vauxhall Velox E series Utiliy. 2275cc 6 cylinder. Owned by Rod and Barbara Colson.

 

 1947 Vauxhall Wyvern Caleche            1947 Vauxhall Wyvern Caleche. 4 Cylinder 35HP. Top speed of 62mph (101kph)

 

1954 Vauxhall E Velox Vagabond             1954 Vauxhall E Velox Vagabond. Owned by Dave and Sue Churn.

 

1927 Vauxhall 20/60 'R' Model             1927 Vauxhall 20/60 ‘R’ Model. Owner by Bob and Kay Flemming.

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Nov 02

Targa West Rally Car Display Langley Park

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             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.

 

 1928 Buick Replica                  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 Cactus             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             1929 Triumph Super 7 as driven by Eric Armstrong, the first president of the WA Sporting Car Club.

 

1935 Lagonda Rapier             1935 Lagonda Rapier. Raced at Lake Perkolilli.

 

Triumph Sports Owners Association of WA Display – 50th Birthday of the TR4

Triumph TR4 Silver        Triumph TR4 Silver.

 

Triumph TR4A             1965 Triumph TR4A IRS Sports in Laurel Green

 

Triumph TR3        Triumph TR3

 

Triumph GT6        Triumph GT6

 

Triumph Stag Brown        Triumph Stag in Brown

 

Triumph Dolomite         Triumph Dolomite

 

 Triumph 2500 MkII Green        Triumph 2500 MkII Green

 

Triumph Herald Estate        Triumph Herald Estate

 

HSV Owners Club of WA

Holden VC Commodore HDT          Holden VC Commodore HDT

 

Holden VH Commodore SS             1984 Holden VH Commodore SS Group 3

 

WA Toyota Car Club

Toyota Celica Hardtop Coupe          Toyota Celica Hardtop Coupe

 

Toyota Celica Liftback          Toyota Celica Liftback

 

Toyota Crown Station Wagon          Toyota Crown Station Wagon

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