Friday, March 30, 2018

Shannon's Classic Car Show Report 2018

Here are some of the photos I took on the day. Unfortunately I was so busy during the day that I really didn't get good photos of everything. Lots more photos can be found on the Facebook event page I've also included a couple of photos from other people with appropriate notation.

The Motor Museum Holden's marks the beginning of the queue, which would be steady all day.

The combined displays by the Corvette Club and National Corvette Restorers greeted visitors.

Caretta Caravans

Viva Photography Balcatta

Kitty's Kisses cosmetics

Belle Classic Limousines

Perth Soapbox Racers Club

Vintage Wireless and Gramophone Club

eBikers electric bicycles

America West

Richards Tyrepower - one of our event sponsors.

Richards are a supplier of vintage and classic tyre styles

The Bus Preservation Society put on a magnificent display of four buses.

1951 Guy Arab Mk III 101 and 1962 Leyland Royal Tiger Worldmaster 452 ex MTT.

1949 Leyland Tiger OPS 4/1 Tow Wagon 4.

1949 Leyland Tiger Metro 81

The buses drew big crowds all day

Riley Club

Vauxhall Club


English Ford Club and Vauxhall Club

Austin Motor Club

Austin military ambulance

Model A Ford Restorers Club

The Model A Club put on a great display of 45 cars to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Model A
Some of the cars were projects or barn finds, which added interest to the display.

Historic Commercial Vehicle Club

This 1966 Toyota Stout is a rare survivor. The car still sports the company's original logo, Toyopet.

A ring of VW kombis. It was a welcome return of the VW Club of WA to the Classic Car Show. The club had not participated in the show for several years.

Celebrating the 80h anniversary of the Volkswagen Beetle was this 1952 VW Kafer Standard Export model restored to outstandingly original condition.

The car was part of a shipment to the British colony of Rhodesia in 1952.

Buick Club

Buick Club

Queues for food

Targa West Rally display

Targa West

Cadillac-La Salle

The Cadillac-La Salle Club had a premium spot under cover

These beasts needed extra space

Fiat-Lancia Club

Here I am working with the excellent team from of Kalamunda Community Radio KCR 102.5fm.

I think this is one of the most iconic photos of the day from Chris Karapetkoff of the Rotary Car Club of WA.

The Monaro Club had a prime position in front of the grandstand. They put on an excellent display.

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Holden Monaro

Holden Monaro display

We placed the Holden Torana GTR XU1 club next to the Monaros.

Holden Torana GTR-XU1

Austin-Healey Owners Club

The little Austin-Healey - the Sprite

Great to see seven Leyland P76s on display. The car has an unfortunate and undeserved reputation as a lemon.

Jensen Owners Club

The Australian Electric Vehicle Association were a newcomer to the show and put on a fine display of Teslas and other electric vehicles.  This Tesla drew a huge crowd who watched it automatically open its doors and turn on automated features.

The Vintage Sports Car Club debuted this 1966 Caversham sportscar at the show. The Caversham was a locally built kit racecar. This is the only survivor of the dozen or so made.

Ford Thunderbird

1972 Javelin

Sportscar Builders Association

Sportscar Builders

The Chevrolet Club

The Holden Club of WA

HSV Owners Club

FPV-Tickford Club

Lamborghini Club of WA were a late but popular RSVP

Triumph Car Club

MG Club

Rover Club

Landrover Mob

Jaguar Club

FB-EK Holden Club

Ford Club

Ford Customline

A fine display by the EH Holden Club of WA

There was quite a turnout of these iconic Australian cars.

A real blast from my past - a Datsun Bluebird. My first car was a 1968 Datsun Bluebird, the model prior to this one. It was a great little car with Japanese reliability and European styling.

The Patron Beverage Co with their Citroen H Van did a roaring trade.

The tables and umbrellas provided welcome relief for exhibitors and visitors

French and Fantastic

Two lovely Citroen Traction Avants

The Traction Avants

Renault 4CV

The trio of 4CVs and the Swedish built Fuldamobil

Two BMW Isettas - note how different they are in body and fittings

Part of SIVA's microcar display. We pulled out all the stops and probably got the largest number of microcars together in Western Australia.

The Fuldamobil and Renault 4CV

Diahatsu Jet. It's probably a surprise to many people how rare these small commercials really are. Most were used, abused and then thrown away. Survivors are very rare.

Scooter row - here is a Heinkel Tourist, Lambretta LD, Puch Alpine and another Lambretta.

Fiat Multipla


Heinkel-Trojan and the Messerschmitts. A definite crowd favourite.

A Czechoslovakian Velorex. These were the budget car of Czechoslovakia - a Jawa motorcycle engine in a metal cage with leatherette bodywork pinned on with press-studs.

We had 4 Messerschmitts on display

Two of the three Heinkels and a Piaggio Ape


Another crowd favourite - the Delorean

Volvo Club - led by the Volvo 544

Volvo Amazons and sports

Renault 17 and NSU Prinz 1000

More of the micocars


Porsche 356 C

DKW F94 3=6

One of the Lancia's slipping away at the end of the show

Simca Aronde ducks out of the SIVA display

Things quietening down at the end