Clas­sic cars on show

Southern Gazette (Victoria Park) - - Front Page -

Clas­sic cars will be driven out of dusty garages and into the spot­light at the Ro­tary Club of Como's an­nual Clas­sic Car Show. Wal­ter Hunter shows fel­low club mem­bers Don Stevens and Bill Kirkham his 1958 Jaguar XK 150S.

THE Ro­tary Club of Como is bring­ing clas­sic cars out of garages and into the spot­light.

The club’s an­nual Clas­sic Car Show is tak­ing place at Wes­ley Col­lege on Oc­to­ber 2.

Mem­ber Wal­ter Hunter said the car show was his “baby” along with fel­low mem­bers Don Stevens and Bill Kirkham.

“We are the peo­ple who are driv­ing it. The idea was to get clas­sic cars that are hid­ing in garages out in the open,” he said.

“I’m a lover of Jaguars, in­clud­ing my 1958 Jaguar XK150S, which has been to­tally re­stored.

“The bot­tom line is that Jaguars are very good clas­sic cars; they have good bod­ies, en­gines and steer­ing and they can keep up with mod­ern cars.”

Mr Hunter said the clas­sic cars that would make an ap­pear­ance at the show in­cluded As­ton Martin, MG and Bent­ley ve­hi­cles.

“I like restor­ing cars be­cause you get a sense of achieve­ment and there is ca­ma­raderie as other guys come over to help out,” he said.

“We get fam­i­lies com­ing to the show, peo­ple with an in­ter­est in cars and kids who think it’s great be­cause they’ve never seen cars like this.

“We’ve had about 1200 peo­ple to the event in the past and the money for the event goes to in­ter­na­tional char­i­ties and lo­cal groups such as Ngala.”

Mr Hunter said they ex­pected about 200 ve­hi­cles to be on show and peo­ple were in­vited to bring their clas­sic car on the day.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son­mu­ni­ d459800

From left: Wal­ter Hunter, Don Stevens and Bill Kirkham with a Jaguar Se­ries 3 V12 Road­ster.

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