The weather was spectacular for the September Classic Cars and Coffee and the event was extremely well attended. It was actually struggle finding somewhere to park!
Best of British - Mini and Bentley
A very fine pair.
Another English legend - Jensen
And more - 1960 Daimler and Alvis
A real English rarity - Bristol 411. Apparently this car was owned by the Sultan of Selangor.
Cadillac and Mustang
Volkswagen Type 3 and Beetle
Renault Alpine GTA
Lovely pair - Mercedes-Benz 190SLR and Austin-Healey
Alfa-Romeo Gulietta Spider
1949 Morgan Plus 4
Rolls-Royce Phantom III - spectacular!
Porsche 356 coupe
The Mercedes-Benz 190SLR slips out
Iconic 1955 Ford Thunderbird
1943 VW Kubelwagen
Another fine Austin Seven
Citroen H van
Daisy had squeeze onto the footpath
Next event is on Sunday 15th November 2020
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Monday, October 5, 2020
The annual Rotary Club of Como car show held in South Perth is one of my favourite events on the classic car calendar. It's an easy going show, with a pleasant vibe and it always draws an interesting variety of vehicles.
I attended with my new club, The KBG, which caters to interesting and unusual two, three and four wheeled vehicles. A feature of our display this year was four classic Czechoslovakian vehicles. More on that later! Let's take a walk through the highlights of this year's show.
The Vauxhall Club had a good turnout. 1959 Mk II Ford Zephyr
Vauxhalls, including a camper version
Riley and Jaguar XK
Alfa Romeo Club turnout
Fiat Multipla. I hear there are at least four in Perth now.
The stunning aluminum bodied Jaguar XK racer
1958 Ford Thunderbird
While US Fords of this period were all big engines and fins, English Ford were producing the A40.
A couple more unmolested Holden FXs
Chevrolet Corvette Mk 1 and Mk 2. Pioneers of fibreglass bodywork
Holden FX and some Englanders
The Rotary Club show is a major event for the Jaguar Club. They probably made up a third of the entries.
1920s British - 1926 Austin 7 Baby for the budget market, and a Bentley 8 for the gentleman.
Motoring royalty - a fine pair of Rollers.
Replica 1936 Mercedes-Benz
This Mercedes-Benz Adenauer limousine was voted 'best in show' two years ago.
The KBG's eclectic display covers a wide variety. An Alfa-Romeo, Citroen CX, Tatras....
1975 Tatra T603
The Tatras from the rear. My Tatraplan is powered by a 2 litre flat four. The T603 has a 2.8 litre V8.
1967 Skoda Octavia
1957 Volvo TP21 radio command car and 1942 VW Kubelwagen
The Kubelwagen and Velorex
For the Czechs who could not afford a Skoda or an East German Trabant but wanted more than a Jawa motorcycle, you could buy a Velorex. Originally built as an invalid carriage, the Velorex was build around a steel tube frame, covered in leatherette, powered by a 350cc twin cylinder Jawa motorcycle engine. Although originally a budget motoring solution they are now highly desirable and a good example commands high dollars.
John and Steve dress the part
Citroen Traction Avant
Citroen Traction Avants
The KBG stays to the end
With many other cars gone we can get a good view of the Volvo. These were built for the Swedish Army as command and radio cars. Powered by a 6 cylinder 3.6 litre engine and given very high clearance for rough offroading. Only 720 were built between 1945 and 1957. I had never seen this vehicle before - and nor had the military vehicle enthusiasts. The Rotary Club show always brings out something new....
The Renaults hold the line
Jaguar sidles by....
Then a Renault 4CV