Sunday, November 29, 2015

1932 DKW Sonderklasse 4=8

1954 DKW Sonderklasse brochure

1953 DKW Meisterklasse brochure

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Celebration of the Motorcar, Perth 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

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.

Renault-Alpine A310

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.

The Puma and Robert Wagner's Corvette

The cars beginning to arrive. A Studebaker Silver Hawk leading

TVR sportscar.

Another TVR

Magnificently restored Cadillac

Porsche 356

1930 Fraser-Nash Ulster roadster

Aston-Martin DB4


Jaguar mid-engined racer replica

Ferrari section

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

Rolls-Royce section

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

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

Citroen CX


Cadillac row

1950 Oldsmobile

Porsche 356s


Bentley Super 8


1922 Bentley supercharger that won the first Le Mans 24-Hour race

A row of 3 TVR sportscars.

Mercedes-Benz 300SL


Jaguar C type replica

Jaguar D type replica


Piaggio Ape as the mascot of the new Garage Journal magazine

Jaguar section