Monday, June 28, 2021

Classic Motoring Calendar 2021

Sunday 25 July 2021 - Classic Cars and Coffee

Fingers crossed for good weather. It's been a bit wet of late.

Sunday 22nd August 2021 - Classic Cars and Coffee

Like Classic Cars and Coffee but with a French theme. Free entry.

Saturday 18th-Sunday 19th September 2021 - York Motor Show

The annual two day York Motor Show is on again. Pop in for a day or stay the weekend. Last year's show was huge! Remember to check out the excellent York Motor Museum.

Sunday 26th September 2021 - Orient Express

The annual event for Japanese car fans. 11am at the Chidlow Tavern.

Sunday 26th September 2021 - Great Southern Classic Car Show

The Great Southern Classic Car Show is once again hosting its Annual Car Show on Sunday, 26 September 2021. Our inaugural Great Southern Classic Car Show attracted over 4000 spectators. Check out our website to see photos/video from last year when we were able to exhibit more than 120 vehicles and 50 motorbikes - and our Facebook page -

Venue: Strickland Street, Denmark
Entry Fee: Gold Coin Donation
Entrants Fee: $20 Classic Cars/$10 Motorbikes

Bring the whole family along and enjoy this fun day with us. There will be live entertainment, Rock’n’Roll Dancers, Food, Raffles, Prizes, Stall Holders and our local shops and eateries will be open on the day.

You are welcome to display or tell us the history and restoration process of your vehicle/machine (i.e., before and after photos)

We appreciate your support and we look forward to seeing you in Denmark. We suggest to book well in advance to secure your accommodation. It is recommended that you register your interest early as we are anticipating an influx of bookings.

For any further information on the show, please contact our Chairperson, Clem Williams on mob. 0419 441647 or email:

Sunday 3 October 2021 - All Ford Day

Sunday 31 October 2021 - German Car Day

Early notice -

Past events

Saturday 2nd January 2021 - Sunset at Herne Hill Car Show

Hosted by the EH Holden club but open to cars and bikes of all varieties.

Sunday 24th January 2021 - Classic Cars and Coffee

Classic Cars and Coffee kicks off again on Sunday 24th January 2021. See the flyer for other dates in 2021.

Sunday 21st February 2021 - Avon Valley Vintage Association Swap Meet

Sunday 21st February 2021 - Classic Cars and Coffee (cancelled due to snap Covid lockdown)

Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th February 2021 - Big Boys Toys (was rescheduled due to snap Covid lockdown)

A two day extravaganza -

Sunday 14th March 2021 - Classic Cars and Coffee

Sunday 21st March 2021 - Old Iron Classic Motorcycle Show

The Old Iron display and swap meet was cancelled in 2020, but will be back again better than ever in 2021. Details are online here -

Sunday 11th April 2021 - Curtin Radio Classic Car Spectacular

Curtin Radio Classic Car Spectacular returns on Sunday 11th April 2021. Unfortunately this event was rained out by unseasonable rainstorms.

Sunday 11th April 2021 - York Motorcycle Festival

Sunday 11th April 2021 - All Australian Car Show Waroona

Sunday 18th April 2021 - Classic Car Show

Perth's mega classic car event returns to Ascot Racecourse on Sunday 18th April 2021. This year there will be a special display of "Australian Made" vehicles. My photos and write up of the event -

Sunday 25th April 2021 - Classic Cars and Coffee

This event was cancelled due to a snap lockdown.

Monday 26th April 2021 - 1st Annual Bunbury-Geographe Motor Museum Show and Shine.

The new motor museum in Bunbury is doing a great job supporting the classic motoring community

Sunday 16th May 2021 - British Car Day

Sunday 23rd May 2021 - Classic Cars and Coffee

Sunday 23rd May 2021 - Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride

Sunday 20 June 2021 - Classic Cars and Coffee

Sunday, June 13, 2021

New project - 1954 Berini M13 and BSA Bicycle

Because I like nothing more than having many projects on the go at the same time, I've picked up a Berini M13 autocycle motor, mounted on a 1930s BSA bicycle. 

The BSA is in very good condition and only needs a little clean up. I have decided however to replace the racing handle bars as I find it quite uncomfortable to be leaning forward while riding. I'm also going to fit hand brakes as the rear brake really doesn't provide enough stopping power.

I tried turning the racing bars around to get a feel for a more comfortable riding position.

Now the Berini. Autocycles were a popular accessory appearing in the 1920s that enabled a simple bicycle to become powered. DKW made its name originally with the 'Das Klein Wunder' Hifsmotor, a clip on bicycle engine in 1919. The DKW Hifsmotor was clipped over the rear wheel and provided its drive through a belt to the wheel hub.

I mention the DKW Hilfsmotor as the Berini M13 is it's cousin. In the chaos of the post-war period, one of DKW's motorcycle engineers, Bernhard Neumann, arrived in Holland in 1948 looking for work with a set of DKW motorcycle plans in his pocket. In partnership with two Dutch engineers, he developed a new version of the Hilfsmotor, but after trials they decided to simplify the engine and make it front mounted. This became the 32cc Berini M13.

The engine is extremely simple. It is mounted to the bicycle frame and is suspended slightly above the front wheel by a spring loaded lever. With the ignition switched on, fuel in the egg-shaped petrol tank, the rider simply pedals along as normal and when the appropriate speed is reach, the engine is dropped down into contact with the wheel, and friction from on the roller drive on the wheel fires the engine and you chug away at a blistering 10-15 kph.

Something else to keep me busy! 

Dutch Berini club