Wednesday, November 23, 2016
The 2016 show expanded to include an additional display area within the beautiful grounds of the Cottesloe Civic Centre. The Vintage Sports Car Club presented a special feature display of historic racing cars dating back 100 years to celebrate their club’s 30th Anniversary. A 100 Years of BMW display was another feature this year.
A record 170 cars, including very rare cars such as Lamborghini, Bentley, Porsche, Rolls-Royce, Jaguar, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Aston Martin, Ferrari and more… In excess of $35 million worth, with several cars coming from the eastern states this year.
Renault row led by the very first Renault Type A
Renault Grand Prix replica
1899 Renault Type A. This revolutionary car from the dawn of the motoring era introduced the concept of the differential and gearbox. This car one of only 150 Type A's built and has just completed a two year restoration.
Modern and classic Ford Mustang
View down on the Renault row
Two British Marcos sports cars. Marcos used the a fibreglass body mounted over a traditional ash wood frame. http://www.marcos-eng.com/
TVR is another small British sportscar maker. http://tvr.co.uk/
1936 Alvis 4.3 Charlesworth coupe
50th anniversary limited edition McLaren. This car was the people's choice winner last year/
What's better than a Fiat Multipla? Two Fiat Multiplas!!
Robert Wagner and Natalie Woods' Corvette
Packard Hawk, which is pretty much a rebadged Studebaker Hawk.
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II with a coach-built body by Roger Fry. This car was debuted at the show and received the people's choice award.
Celebrating 100 years of BMW.
BMW Australia had intended to display a pre-war BMW 327 at the show but it wasn't running on the day. The display instead featured BMWs post-war range. This is a 1973 BMW 200Z wagon.
1972 BMW 3.0 CSL
The star of the BMW show in my opinion is this 1959 BMW 300 Isetta. After the war BMW found there was no market for their big cars and the whole automobile division was basically shut down. BMW rebuilt its fortune on its motorcycle range before moving into microcars. The Isetta was originally built by the Italian refrigerator company, Iso, but they struggled with capacity issues. BMW built the Isetta under license and turned it into a success.
1922 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost limousine
A duo of MGs
Rolls Royce section
1938 Rolls Royce 25/30 Sedanca de Ville
The Vintage Sports Car Club display www.vsccwa.com.au
1935 'Bartlett Special.' Based on a 1927 Salmson
Ford based custom
Jaguar XJ section
This is THE Le Mans winning Bentley of 1923. After winning the race it returned to England, was eventually sold and its record breaking history forgotten. The car was turned into station wagon and then left as a derelict in a shed in the UK. It was eventually purchased by Peter Briggs in 1989, restored and is now on display at the York Motor Museum.
Citroen DS and Facel Vega
1953 Porsche 356 and Porsche 911s
For more details, check the website: https://celebration.org.au/wa-next-show/
The National Technical Museum, Prague hosted an exhibition about the Italian Grand Prix driver, Tazio Nuvolari between June and September 2016. The exhibition was built around photos that Nuvolari had taken during his racing years.
Nuvolari started his career in motorcycle racing
A Bugatti like the one Nuvolari drove in the 1934 Monte Carlo rally. Behind the car is a photo of Nuvolari in an Auto-Union Type C and an Alfa Romeo.
Nuvolari and his Alfa Romeo
Throwing an Auto Union around the track in 1936
During one Grand Prix race for the Auto Union team Nuvolari hit a stag that ran out in front of his car. The stag was killed but Nuvolari managed to keep his car on the road. After the race he had the stag butchered and served to the team. Here he poses with the head.
One of Nuvolari's photographs of his Auto Union team mate, Bernd Rosemeyer. Rosemeyer was tragically killed attempting to break the world speed record in a streamlined Auto Union like this in 1938.
Nuvolari posing with another Alfa Romeo
1934 MG B
Auto Union overalls
Nuvolari's red leather racing helmet
One of Nuvolari's photos. Boys posing with a DKW
Nuvolari's widow, Carolina, photographed after his untimely death in 1953. In his obituary he was declared the greatest driver of past, present and future.
For more information about his life and career: http://en.espnf1.com/f1/motorsport/story/170759.html