ENOUGH CHROME TO DAZZLE CAR LOVERS
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 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.