If you’re one of the many people who find machines on four wheels absolutely irresistible, you’ll want to know about when, where and how you can get your fix!
So, get out your diaries and make a note of these four fun events on the ‘car’lendar that motor enthusiasts (and their friends and families of course) can enjoy in and around Perth.
Gingin British Car Day
What could be more fun than the largest display of British cars in WA, live music, model boats on the water, local crafts and fresh produce stalls, Devonshire teas, English pork pies, kids’ entertainment, picnic spots and more – all in a friendly, relaxed environment in a beautiful outdoor setting? If comments on the Gingin British Car Day’s Facebook page are anything to go by, it certainly is one of the best car events in the whole of Australia and a fabulous day out for the whole family. And, at only an hour from Perth, getting up close and personal with the best of British cars is as easy as (pork) pie!
When: 21 May 2017
Where: Granville Park, Weld Street Gingin
The Model Off-Road Buggy Club (MORBC)
The 1/8th scale buggy racers on show here may be small in stature, but they sure make up for it in power and performance. If you’re interested in finding out more about racing model buggies, including Truggies, Monster Trucks and 1/10 scale IC off-roaders, then pop along to Whiteman Park on the second and fourth Sunday of each month where a friendly Model Off-Road Buggy Club (MORBC) member will be delighted to help. The club members recently upgraded the track and facilities (just next to the State Model Aircraft Centre) into what many say is the best RC off-road track in Australia.
When: second and fourth Sunday of each month, plus Wednesdays from 5pm during (Nov – March)
Where: Whiteman Park (If heading north, take Keith Maine Centre entry off Beechboro Road)
For more information and to see their race/event calendar, visit www.mobc.org.au
Perth Hot Rods
If you’re a true car enthusiast, you’ll know exactly what li’l deuce coupès, hiboy roadsters,fat-fendered Fords, Chevys and Corvettes are – so you’ll be looking out for the Perth Hot Rods display when it rolls into town towards the end of 2017! Fittingly, the venue chosen by the Goodfellas Hot Rod Club to showcase their fine vintage models is another equally impressive historical icon, the Yanchep Hotel which is the perfect place for the whole family to enjoy a great day. Past events have attracted over 4 000 visitors, which goes to show just how popular these glamorous and beautifully presented vintages are. There’s no charge to see the cars and to enjoy the loads of free activities, stalls and entertainment, but remember that regular entry fees to the Yanchep National park apply.
When: Sometime towards the end of 2017
For more information, contact Yanchep National Park on 08 9303 7759
Classic Car Show
Now here’s an unmissable motoring event for anyone who loves anything to do with wheels! The Classic Car Show presented by the Council of Motoring Clubs of Western Australia and Shannons Insurance is arguably the biggest collection of historic vehicles in WA with the show attracting around a thousand immaculate classic vehicles and over 20 000 spectators each year.
With over 60 car clubs represented, there are all types of makes and models on display plus trucks, buses and motorcycles from the early 1900s through to the latest offerings. And in the unlikely event that you’ll be looking for something more, there’ll be a huge range of kids’ activities, trade exhibitors, live music, craft stalls and other attractions to keep the whole family busy. You can even visit the Motor Museum of WA, Revolutions and the Tractor Museum, so make a date, pack a picnic and come on down to the beautiful Mussell Pool area in Whiteman Park.
When: April 2017
Where: Whiteman Park
These events are all put on by people who love cars for those who love cars – and if you fall into that category, you’ll also want to know about who the best people are to contact if your favourite set of wheels needs a windscreen repair! Perth company, Autoscreens, is a trusted family-owned and run company which offers fast, efficient on-site windscreen repair and replacement – all done by a repairer who holds the highest qualifications in the industry. For more information or to book an appointment, please contact Jason on 0400 200 086 or visit www.perthwindscreenrepairs.com.au.