Sunday, November 29, 2015
Saturday, November 28, 2015
Thursday, November 26, 2015
To all the people who helped out in different capacities in putting together Celebration of the Motorcar - a big THANK YOU, from myself and Wheels for Hope. In spite of a 35 degree day, we had a wonderful show – and as so many people commented, an amazing array of cars.
For a show report and photos, see the link http://celebration.org.au/wa-next-show/
Although I didn't have a car in this year's celebration of the motorcar I did have the privilege of helping set up. It meant an early start (after a late night) but it was worth it. I took the Tatra as my transport. When I left around 10.30 there was quite a crowd admiring it in the car park.
A Jensen Interceptor
In the French section - a Facel Vega and Renault Alpine A310
Facel Vega - these Chrysler-engined French cars were more expensive than a Rolls-Royce in the 1960s.
VW powered Puma
Puma were a Brazilian sportscar manufacturer. The body is of fibreglass mounted over a VW chassis and engine. They were originally mounted over a DKW chassis and engine but when DKW-Vemag was purchased by Volkswagen in 1967, the supply of DKW engines and chassis came to an end. http://wj2d.100megsdns.com/home.html
The Puma and Robert Wagner's Corvette
The cars beginning to arrive. A Studebaker Silver Hawk leading
Magnificently restored Cadillac
1930 Fraser-Nash Ulster roadster
Jaguar mid-engined racer replica
Two Studebaker Silver-Hawks and a Corvette in the American section
The Bentley section is quiet first thing in the morning.
1958 Corvette originally owned by Hollywood stars Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood
French Panhard PL17
Powered by an 800cc two-cylinder boxer engine, these lightweight sedans performed exceeding well in rallying
A rare Ford Consul Capri. The Capri was a stop gap British Ford model between the Consul and Corsair between 1961 and 1964. This example is in completely original, unrestored condition.
Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Citroen DS
Four lovely DS were on display
This 1930 Fraser Nash Ulster is the sole surviving ex-factory racer in the world
Alvis series IV
A selection of classic Alvis. The car on the right is the 1936 Alvis Charlesworth Drophead, which won the award for the best pre-war non-sportscar category.
Alvis and Jensen
The winner of the pre-war sportscar category was this lovely 1935 MG NB Roadster
Marcos Martina sportscar. The car features a fibreglass body over a wood frame - an unusual combination of old and new technology http://www.marcoscars.net/models.htm
People's choice winner - 2014 McLaren MP4-12C 50th Anniversary. It just shows people have no taste.
1963 Ferrari 250 GTE - the best looking Ferrari ever made in my book - paired with a sleek 1973 Ferrari Dino 246GT
Ferrari section is filled
Working on the Rolls, James
Renault-Alpine A110 and Renault Dino Spider
Bentley Super 8
1922 Bentley supercharger that won the first Le Mans 24-Hour race
A row of 3 TVR sportscars. http://www.tvr-car-club.co.uk/about_tvr.asp
Jaguar C type replica
Jaguar D type replica
Piaggio Ape as the mascot of the new Garage Journal magazine http://www.thegaragejournal.com.au/magazine/