ENOUGH CHROME TO DAZ­ZLE CAR LOVERS

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Driveway - Robert Buys

Pic­tures: Sanja Ak­samija WHEEL nuts, col­lec­tors, re­stor­ers, Av­gas snif­fers and ap­pre­ci­a­tors of fine ve­hi­cles were all at the an­nual Cel­e­bra­tion of the Mo­tor­car at Cottes­loe Civic Cen­tre last week­end.

The event, run by Au­to­mo­tive Events Man­age­ments Paul Blank, is one of Aus­tralia’s most so­phis­ti­cated and is ar­ranged in groups of mar­ques show­cas­ing the prized pos­ses­sions of many of Perth’s prom­i­nent col­lec­tors.

There were brands from years gone by like Alpine, Panhard and Stude­baker, plus con- tem­po­rary clas­sics like McLaren.

A good turnout of ex­quis­ite early Cadil­lacs had enough chrome to see the en­tire show in mir­rored re­verse.

Jaguar had a good wide va­ri­ety of rep­re­sen­ta­tion and early model big cats never tire the eyes with lines from E Types, XK SS, XK 120s and a pro­to­type recre­ation of a one-off LeMans ef­fort called the X13.

It is the 60th year of the Citroen DS and there were a few lovely ex­am­ples to ad­mire.

Also near the en­trance was a stun­ning Porsche 911 out­law

of Daniel and Joe Ric­cia­rdo.

Pre­war Sports:

Pre­war Non-Sports: 1936 Alvis Charlesworth Drop­head – Peter Gra­ham

Mod­ern Sports: 1973 Fer­rari Dino 246GT – Joe Ric­cia­rdo

Mod­ern Non-Sports: 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabrio – John Bond

This year’s ben­e­fi­ciary was Wheels Of Hope, a not-for-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion that do­nates wheel­chairs and mo­bil­ity units to those who can’t af­ford them.

Clas­sic Corvettes pro­vided some US mus­cle at the Cel­e­bra­tion of the Mo­tor­car at Cottes­loe Civic Cen­tre last week­end.

Win­ning cars were:

1935 MG NB Road­ster – Mary-Ann and Ken Ste­wart-Richard­son A per­fect Panhard PL17.

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