Families flock to third annual expo
Fathers from across the Pilbara came to Dampier last weekend to point at engine bays and act like they knew what they were talking about.
The Karratha Bikers Associations’ third annual motor show featured a smorgasbord of polished classics, souped-up V8s, motorbikes of all makes and even a few tough old off-roaders.
While many actually did know their stuff when it came to discussing carbies and big blocks, the Pilbara News suspected numerous gatherings of dads under car bonnets was purely down to men proving their manliness.
Event organiser Steve Adamson said it was interesting to see how many rides came out of hiding.
“We had a lot of community support and a good amount of entrants, so it was a very successful day,” he said.
Among the noteworthy rides was a vintage AJS Big Port, a oneof-a-kind Mustang Mach 1 and an old F100 truck with the slogan “not all men are stupid, some are still single” plastered on the back.
Jad Vidler’s 2014 Harley Davidson Breakout won the people’s choice award for best motorbike and best American bike while a 1971 Holden HG Monaro saw Greg Myers get the nod for the people’s choice best car in show.
Shaun Wigley and daughters Astyn, 10, and Jaeda, 8, appreciate an immaculate engine bay at the Karratha Bikers Association’s annual motor show in Dampier last weekend.