BEST SHOW OF YEAR
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.