Sunday, October 28, 2012

Classic events in Perth in November 2012

November in Perth and summer is here, along with a couple of interesting classic events.

Italian Car Day
Sunday 4th November 2012 -10am to 3pm Mulberry On Swan, Caversham

See and enjoy the finest in Italian automotive excellence, including Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Lancia, De Tomaso, Ducati, Moto Guzzi, Lambretta, Vespa and much more in the beautiful grounds of Mulberry on Swan amongst the vineyards of the Swan Valley. See over 200 classic vehicles... vintage and new.
Entry: Adults $10, Kids under 16 free. Plenty of parking inside the grounds.
Enjoy pasta in the cafe and licensed bar or try the sausage sizzle. Genuine Italian style gelati and fresh coffee also available.

All funds raised go to Rotary Community projects, including the Ruah Centre in Northbridge. The event is held with the cooperation and kind support of Perth's combined Italian car clubs as well as a host of sponsors.

Maurice Brockwell Port to Whiteman Classic Car Run
Sunday 11 November 2012 - commencing at 9am at South Beach Fremantle

This year’s Maurice Brockwell Classic Car Run will commence from a new starting point at Wilson Park, South Terrace, South Fremantle as a Festival of Fremantle event.

As in previous years, vehicles will assemble for display between 8.30am and 10.30am. They will then make their way though the streets of Fremantle before continuing on to Whiteman Park via prominent beach suburbs for maximum exposure.

An entry fee of $10.00 for each vehicle will include free entry for two persons to the Whiteman Park Motor Museum on the day. All proceeds from the run will go towards ensuring that the Museum continues to provide the best display of historic and classic vehicles in WA.

This is one of the premier events on the classic car calendar and not one to be missed.
Update - photos from the event

Scooter Display for the 50th Anniversary of the Perth Commonwealth Games
Friday 23rd November 2012 - 6-9pm

The Town of Cambridge is looking for vintage scooter owners to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Perth Empire and Commonwealth Games (1962) by putting on a display of scooters and possibly doing a 'victory lap' around the athletic track.

2nd Blue Haze Ride
Sunday 25th November 2012 - meet 10am at Burswood Car Park

Get your strokers ready for the 2nd Blue Haze Ride on Sunday 25th November 2012.
This is a free event but you must register so we can cater for the event. If you would like to only display your hardware, please register and we'll send you an info pack. Open to all 2 stroke powered motorcycles, regardless of make or model.

Event Timetable
10-11am - meet at Burswood Park Carpark, Resort Drive, Burswood.
11am-1pm - ride approx 150km with a fuel stop halfway
1-2pm - Mount Helena Tavern (900 Keane St) static bike display

Photos from the event:

Day of the Volkswagen
2nd December 2012 from 9.30am Taylors Reserve, South Perth

The Shannons Day of the Volkswagen is the biggest show of the year in the WA Volkswagen Calendar. Each year it is held on the first Sunday in December - for 2012 that is the 2nd December. We thank Shannons Insurance for their continued support and sponsorship of this event for over 10 years now.

The Shannons Day of the Volkswagen is open to both members and the public, to show their VW's or to come along and have a look. It is not restricted to VW branded vehicles, as all vehicles belonging to the VW family (Karmann Ghia, Audi, and Skoda to name a few) are welcome!

The Shannons Day of the Volkswagen has moved to Taylor Reserve (adjacent to McCallum Park). A shorter show will see gates open from 9:30am to 11:00am for entry with the show running from 11:00am to approx. 3.00pm on the day. Trophy presentations commence 2:00pm, at the conclusion of which gates will re-open for exiting. Gates locked for the safety of all patrons at the show.

Vehicle entry is $10, while the public can come have a look for free. There will be a Show and Shine, a new vehicle display, a swap meet and a show bag for the first 100 cars through the gate. The day will include kids activities and of course refreshments - a coffee van, sausage sizzle, and ice cream van. So come along and help make the Shannons Day of the Volkswagen in WA the best in the country!

Photos from the day -

Celebration of the Motorcar
Sunday 16 December 2012 from 10am to 3.30pm Cottesloe Civic Centre

Western Australia's finest exhibition of classic, prestige and exotic cars returns to its original home, the beautiful grounds of the Cottesloe Civic centre, December 16th 2012. First held in 1993, the Celebration of the Motorcar featured the creme de la creme of Perth's cars - displayed in the most beautiful setting. This will be recaptured this December when the finest and most stylish cars are displayed once again in the name of charity fundraising. Open from 10.30am-3.30pm, live classical music and refreshments will feature all day.

Some of the marques featured include Rolls-Royce, Porsche, Lamborghini, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Bentley, Ferrari, Jaguar, BMW, De Tomaso, Morgan, Cadillac, Aston Martin, Facel Vega, Lancia, and 3 Tatras, the most ever seen in one place in Western Australia.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

French Car Day, Perth 2012

French Car Day was held in Perth on Sunday 21st October 2012 at Supreme Court Gardens in Perth.
Renault R8s

A Renault 4, which was in production from 1961 to 1993, and Peter's CV4 (46-61)

A pair of sleek Renault Alpine A110s.
Renault Caravelle, manufactured between 1958 and 68.
I've always loved the Citroen DS and I'd not say no to an early model.
My mother told me I'd never be allowed home again if I bought one!
The wonderful Citroen Traction Avant.  The Traction Avant was one of the
first cars to use front wheel drive (after DKW).  Traction Avants were in
production from 1934 to 1957 when they were replaced by the DS.  
This beautiful Traction Avant limosine was imported from Europe.
Notice the gear lever mountered in the dashboard like early DKWs.
The ubiquitous Citroen CV2 was first designed in the late 1930s. Some early models, called the TPV were built during the prewar years. In 1948 production started again and continued, with few changes right through to 1990.
A very handsome CV2 convertible
A very lonely SIMCA Vedette (1954-61). 
A Peugeot 403 (1955-1962) and Peugeot 404 Super Luxe
A marvellous Bugatti racer
This gorgeous 1924 Amilcar is regular attendee at vintage events.
I came across this 1925 Amilcar in Fremantle about a year
ago.  I was riding the Ariel, saw it parked on the roadside
and stopped to take some pictures.  When I was done I
surprised to find the Amilcar's owners were standing by the
Ariel admiring it.  We all had a very good chat.
Another rare French bird - a 1926 Salmson Val Series 6 Tourer.
1906 De Dion Bouton