Fam­i­lies flock to third an­nual expo

Pilbara News - - Front Page - ■ Tom Zaun­mayr

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.

Pic­ture: Tom Zaun­mayr

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.

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