Motor show to be a treat for dads
With Father’s Day coming up this weekend, what better way to celebrate than to surround your dad with motors of all shapes and sizes.
The Karratha Bikers Association’s annual motor show is being held at Hampton Oval in Dampier on September 6, from 10am to 4pm.
Organiser Steve Adamson said the motor show was ultimately about raising money for the community.
“We have tried to get all the nice cars hidden around town down to the oval so owners can show their pride and joy off, whether that is a bike, car, fourby or truck,” he said.
“It is certainly a big event … with probably a couple of thousand people coming down to check out the cars and stalls.
“This is a great opportunity for the family to take dad out for the day to look at all the vehicles he wished he had himself.”
Mr Adamson confirmed there would be a car with its bonnet open, so men could stand around pointing and pretending they knew what they were talking about.
Awards will be presented across 22 categories, ranging from classic cars to modern motorbikes and big rigs.
The crowd-favourite lost fathers’ tent will be present.
Stallholders include the likes of the Nickol Bay Speedway and the Karratha Go Kart Club.
Meanwhile, down on the beach, the Port Walcott Surf Lifesaving Club will be holding its first event.
Port Walcott SLS spokesman Chris Putland said the fun day was all about introducing kids and parents to what the club was all about.
“We will have some fun activities for the kids and some very unique surf activities for the parents out there too,” he said.
“Surf lifesaving is not just a sport; it is education about life saving skills.
“The day will be a chance for everyone getting involved and anyone else interested to meet for the first time.”
Mr Putland said a “very special” event would be held for the dads.
Plenty of motorbikes, cars and fourbies are expected to be on display at the Karratha Bikers Association’s motor show.