Sunday, August 25, 2019

Classic Cars and Coffee 25th August 2019

After weeks of rain, storms and freezing weather, the sun came out over the weekend and with it came Classic Cars and Coffee. And come they did - by 11am the entire carpark was filled and the organisers were forced to turn cars away.

Due the City to Surf fun run in the morning, the start time was pushed back to 10.30am, which works much better for me. Who wants to be up early on a Sunday?

Lovely Mercedes-Benz SL300 coupe. I don't recall seeing this one at earlier shows.

A good turnout of Jaguar's

There were about half a dozen Jaguar E-Type's in attendance.

Lovely Porsche sportster draws a crowd.

WA Classic Scooter club members attended.

The excellent Patron coffee van.

Stunning Volkswagen Type 2 utility.

Shannons Insurance are now a sponsor of the event.

Volkswagen Karmann Ghia lowlight.

1959 Oldsmobil. This stunning car was rightly a crowd favourite.

Skoda Octavia. A real rarity in Perth.

US Ford Fairlane

EH Holden ute

1973 Renault Alpine A110

A strong turnout from the rear-engine Renault crew. They're regular attendees.

Renault 10. This is a newcomer to the show.

Terrific car show weather.

Bibendum from Richard's Tyrepower says "Hi!"

Two nice VW combi's.

Dodge Ambulance. My dad worked for years for St George and at one of the stations he worked in there was an old Dodge ambulance parked in the back shed, covered in decades of dust. I badgered him for years to buy it for me. He never did of course, and who knows what happened to it. Maybe it's this one. Great to see that someone has preserved it in its original livery. There is a sign on the back door stating this is a historic vehicle and not an active service ambulance - for the idiots.


Chevrolet Impala. A regular show attendee.

A newcomer to the show and a car I have been eagerly waiting to see. This is a 1965 Saab 96 GT Grand Sport, the real GT, not a replica. This car was painstakingly restored in Sweden. It's new owner purchased it from Australia, sight unseen, after a lengthy search. He then traveled to Sweden to pick up the car, attended a number of Saab rallys and then shipped it home.

The Saab 96GT is powered by a three cylinder 850cc two stroke engine, fed by a triple carburetor. Oil is injected into the crankcase via a separate oil chamber and pump - no petroil for this baby!

Cadillac Eldorado.

Ford Capri

An unmolested Holden Torana Mk 1.

Holden Gemini and a Lancia

Volvo row. The is always a good, regular Volvo crowd at the show.

Datsun 240Z

VW coffee van

Land Rover Mk 1


VW oval window Beetle.

Fargo van and Volkswagen

Dog on the tucker bag!

Another Fargo van


A vintage caravan! 

Organiser Paul Blank and myself chatting towards the end. Thanks Tony Wong for the shot!

The next show is on Sunday 22nd September 2019