Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Classic Motoring Calendar, Perth 2020 Reprise!


After three months, Western Australia has emerged from the Covid lockdown. Motoring events that were cancelled or postponed are now being rescheduled. As events come back online, I'll post them up here. The events listed below have been, or are in the process of being scheduled. It is possible that some events may be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, so please check with the event coordinators closer to the date.

Sunday 12th July 2020 - Classic Cars and Coffee
Business School Carpark, Hackett Drive, UWA
https://www.classiccarsandcoffee.com/

Sunday 16th August 2020 - Classic Cars and Coffee
Business School Carpark, Hackett Drive, UWA
https://www.classiccarsandcoffee.com/

Sunday 20th September 2020 - Classic Cars and Coffee
Business School Carpark, Hackett Drive, UWA
https://www.classiccarsandcoffee.com/

Sunday 27th September 2020 - French Car Festival

Details to come

Sunday 4th October 2020 - Rotary Club of Como Car Show
Details to come
http://comorotary.org/como-rotary-car-show/

Sunday 11th October 2020 - Classic Cars and Coffee
Business School Carpark, Hackett Drive, UWA
https://www.classiccarsandcoffee.com/

Sunday 11th October 2020 - Brockwell Classic Run


Sunday 1st November 2020 - Italian Car Day
Details to come

Sunday 15th November 2020 - Classic Cars and Coffee
Business School Carpark, Hackett Drive, UWA
https://www.classiccarsandcoffee.com/

Sunday 29th November 2020 - Celebration of the Motorcar
Details to come.
https://celebration.org.au/

Sunday 27 December 2020 - Classic Cars and Coffee
Business School Carpark, Hackett Drive, UWA
https://www.classiccarsandcoffee.com/


Past events and cancelled events

Saturday 4th January 2020 - EH Holden Club Sunset at Herne Hill

The EH Car Club of Western Australia is hosting an event open to all types of Cars and Bikes. It will be a family friendly event showcasing all types of Vehicles and a relaxing evening with a great Sunset over the Vineyards and Wineries in the Beautiful Swan Valley. The event is called Sunset 2020 at Herne Hill on Saturday 4th January 2020 at 4pm till 8pm. There will be an entry of $10 per display vehicle. Swan Athletic Club McDonald Street, Herne Hill

Sunday 12th January 2020 - Ride for Australia Bush Fire Appeal

In light of this year's terrible bushfires, West Coast Garage has organized a fund raising ride. Meet at Munchies carpark in Fremantle, 2 Beach Street at 10am. $20 per bike or car. Follow on the Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/events/434114700800763/
Donations and tickets through Go Fund Me https://www.gofundme.com/f/westcoast-ride-for-australia-bush-fire-appeal

Sunday 19th January 2020 - Classic Cars and Coffee

Business School Carpark, Hackett Drive, UWA https://www.classiccarsandcoffee.com/
Photos from the day: https://heinkelscooter.blogspot.com/2020/01/classic-cars-and-coffee-january-2020.html

Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th February 2020 - Big Boys Toys


Sunday 16th February 2020 - Classic Cars and Coffee

Business School Carpark, Hackett Drive, UWA https://www.classiccarsandcoffee.com/

Sunday 16th February 2020 - Northam Vintage Swap Meet

https://www.northam.wa.gov.au/events/northam-vintage-swap-meet/1276/4

Monday 2nd March 2020 - VCC Display Day

Part of the North Perth Community Fair.

Saturday 7th March 2020 - Electrikhana Perth

Electrikhana is Australia’s longest running electric vehicle expo and test-drive day. Run by the WA branch of the Australian Electric Vehicle Association, Electrikhana is your chance to get in or hop on, and test-drive or ride the latest electric vehicle offerings. The event is part of the City of Canning’s Changing Your World Conference and Fair. Test-drives will be run from 10 am to 3 pm.
https://www.thefifthestate.com.au/events/electrikhana-2020/

Sunday 8th March 2020 - Shannons Classic Car Show

The biggest classic motoring event on the Perth calendar went off like a firecracker! It was a hugely successful event. classiccarshow.com.au/

Sunday 15th March 2020 - Classic Cars and Coffee

Business School Carpark, Hackett Drive, UWA https://www.classiccarsandcoffee.com/

Sunday 15th March 2020 - Charger Club Super Cruise

http://www.chargerclubofwa.asn.au/

IMPORTANT UPDATES - Corona Virus shut downs

The Australian Government announced on 13 March 2020 that, in order to stop the spread of the corona virus, public events attracting over 500 people, would be banned from Monday 16th March 2020. For many event organizers, this has resulted in the voluntary postponement of events. Consequently, all events after this date should be regarded as cancelled or postponed until further notice. If in doubt, please check with the organizers.


Sunday 22nd March 2020 - Centenary Motorcycle Display and Swap Meet (cancelled)

This year the annual motorcycle show and swap meet is open to anyone with a motorcycle manufactured over 25 years ago. 22 March 2020 at the Cannington Showgrounds, cnr Albany H'Way and Station St. The event has been cancelled for the time being. https://www.facebook.com/vmccwa

Saturday 28th March 2020 - Brookton Old Time Motor Show (cancelled)

http://www.otms.org.au/

Sunday 5th April 2020 - French Car Festival(postponed)

As you’d be very aware, the Coronavirus is wreaking havoc on events (and everything else) around the world. The French Car Festival was scheduled for April 5th, which is clearly unworkable now.

The intention is not to cancel the event, but to postpone it – with the last Sunday in September being the date we’re aiming for.

I’m in negotiations with Leederville Connect and the relevant authorities with a view to running French Car Festival 2020 on that date. I will keep you in the loop as this progresses and make an announcement for circulating to club members soon.
Regards,
Paul Blank
Event Director
https://www.facebook.com/events/754539778369390/

Sunday 12th April 2020 - All Australian Car Day (cancelled)

It is with great regret that we announce the cancellation of the All Australian Car Day 2020 which was scheduled to be held in Waroona on Sunday the 12th April. After discussion with The Shire of Waroona and our major sponsor ALCOA, we are heeding advice from the Federal Government and Health Department with their recommendation to cancel events that attract visitors over 500 people.
https://www.facebook.com/allaustraliancarday/

Sunday 19th April 2020 - Classic Cars and Coffee
Business School Carpark, Hackett Drive, UWA
https://www.classiccarsandcoffee.com/

Sunday 19th April 2020 - York Motorcycle Festival

https://www.yorkmotorcyclefestival.com.au/

Sunday 19th April 2020 - Curtin Radio Classic Car Spectacular (cancelled)

https://www.facebook.com/events/371173820496901/

Sunday 17th May 2020 - Classic Cars and Coffee
Business School Carpark, Hackett Drive, UWA
https://www.classiccarsandcoffee.com/

Sunday 31st May 2020 - Distinguished Gentleman's Drive

Sadly, the inaugural Distinguished Gentleman's Drive has been deferred to next year. Follow on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/gentlemansdrive/

Sunday 28th June 2020 - Classic Cars and Coffee
Business School Carpark, Hackett Drive, UWA
https://www.classiccarsandcoffee.com/

Sunday 15th November 2020 - GM Owners Day - Cancelled

Friday, May 29, 2020

Car Collection of HSH Prince of Monaco


The Principality of Monaco occupies a small rocky cove on the southern coast of France, very close to the border with Italy. It's ruled by the Grimaldi family and is basically a tax haven. Synonymous with luxury, it's a playground for the rich and famous and, despite its small size, it a popular tourist destination.

Prince Rannier III was a keen motoring enthusiast and maintained a collection of the family's personal vehicles and vehicles he had collected. This collection is on public display at Les Terrasses de Fontvieille MC 98000 MONACO and is open seven days a week, except over Christmas. For more information about the museum, check their website here: http://www.mtcc.mc

Monaco is, of course, the home of the Monaco Grand Prix, a race that has been running through Monte Carlo's steep and tightly winding streets since 1929.

1959 Renault Floride that was owned by Princess Grace of Monaco

Family car - Singer

Family car - 1958 Peugeot 203

Family car - Citroen DS

Family cars - Citroen Traction Avant and General Motors Jeep

Citroen Traction Avant

1943 Weasel that was used in the French Polar Expedition

Citroen



Family car - Renault 750 4CV

Family car - Citroen 2CV

1927 Rolls-Royce Type 20

Bedellia cycle car

The tandem seating Bedellia's were popular in racing.

The Rolls Royce collection.

Pioneering vehicles - 1905 De Dion Bouton

Rumper motorcycle. Rumpler were a German company that built a small number of cars and motorcycles as well as aircraft. Their most famous vehicle was the 1928 streamlined Tropfenwagen.

1901 Panhard and Levassor. P and L pioneered front engine placement and rear wheel drive.

Rochet Schneider

1911 Renault AX

1912 Napier

Bellanger Tevres

Citroen Type C

Renault Torpedo

French vintage car collection

1948 Delahaye 135 MS



1948 Delahaye



1927 Rosengart



1938 Simca, which was a French built version of a Fiat. In Germany, they were sold as NSU-Fiat.

NSU Sports Prinz

1960 BMW Isetta

Mercedes-Benz saloons

Austin taxi. The open passenger compartment was used for luggage.

Family car - Nash



Overview of the collection.

Monaco's Grand Casino.

The Prince's Car Museum is well worth a visit. There is an interesting mix of vehicles, pleasantly arranged. It's an easy half hour to appreciate the collection.