Western Suburbs Weekly - - Driveway -

MORE than 150 of the world’s finest cars, new, clas­sic, vet­eran and vin­tage, will be on show at the Cottes­loe Civic Centre on Sun­day, November 27, at the Cel­e­bra­tion of the Mo­tor­car.

Or­gan­ised by Paul Blank, the an­nual event sup­ports the Wheels of Hope char­ity.

This year will also fea­ture a spe­cial his­toric rac­ing car dis­play for the Vin­tage Sports Car Club of WA’s 30th an­niver­sary, plus 100 years of BMW, and there will be the tra­di­tional live clas­si­cal mu­sic, food and drink.

There will be many cars on dis­play for the first time in Aus­tralia, among them a 1934 Rolls-Royce Phan­tom Con­ti­nen­tal, a Vig­nale-bod­ied Fiat Sa­man­tha, a just-ar­rived Za­gato Alfa SZ Il Mostro and one of the world’s old­est Re­naults.

The stately Rolls has quite a history.

Orig­i­nally a 4-door saloon, it ended up in Cal­i­for­nia in the 1950s where it was later con­verted to a mo­bile crane in a wrecker’s yard.

It was dis­man­tled in the 1970s and stored in a ware­house for the next 30 years.

In 2005 it went to Switzer­land for restora­tion, but the owner gave up and the car ended up in Aus­tralia in 2007, where it has since un­der­gone a full restora­tion with new body by local coach­builder Roger Fry and Sons.

Film fans might spot the 1953 Cadil­lac El­do­rado which starred in with Kevin Bacon and Re­nee Zell­weger, and other stun­ners will in­clude a va­ri­ety of su­per­cars and ex­otics from Porsche, Fer­rari, Bent­ley, Lam­borgh­ini, Rolls-Royce, AMG, BMW and dozens more.

Gates open at 10.30am.

This just-re­stored and re­bod­ied 1934 Rolls-Royce Phan­tom will make its first pub­lic ap­pear­ance at the Cel­e­bra­tion of the Mo­tor­car.

This Fer­rari F40 will be among the cars on show.

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