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#1 Repco22

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 07:35

A very popular annual event was held yesterday at the Waroona showground. The little dairy/ag. town is about 115 kms south of Perth. There must have been between two and three hundred cars on show. Jaguar was the strongest marque with, I would guess, about three dozen, ranging from a Mk V through numerous E-Types to a new, supercharged 4-door. I'm not familiar with it but that's what it said on the hubcap! The little caravan behind the Bedford truck was nicely displayed. Note meatsafe and gramophone.
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The GT40 replica looked good and was apparently from a Queensland maker.
Pics-R Waller.

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#2 eldougo

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 08:24

That sure looks like a good day out at Waroona ,nice pics we saw a caravan like that one at the NRMA motorfest this year in Sydney.

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 09:26

That sure looks like a good day out at Waroona ,nice pics we saw a caravan like that one at the NRMA motorfest this year in Sydney.

Yes, a great day Doug, :wave: and a very pleasant venue. Next year the show is being moved, not for the better I fear, to the Pinjarra Trotting Track. Here are some more pics from yesterday;


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Posted 24 October 2011 - 13:53

Always look at GT40's as American but ....

#5 Terry Walker

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 14:02

GT40s? Manufactured in beautiful downtown Slough!



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Posted 25 October 2011 - 11:17

Lovely pictures Rod. Put me a lot in mind of the annual Bromley Motoring Pageant in south London usually on the same weekend as Le Mans.
It is a 300+ acre common land park vast expanse of green area you would have no idea you were so close to central London.
Literally tens of thousands of cars there a quite amazing sight.
Quality looks very high in Waroona. Early 20s Standard and a Star. Good collection of pre and early post war Fords too. Nice mix of all types of car and age.

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 11:35

Lovely pictures Rod. Put me a lot in mind of the annual Bromley Motoring Pageant in south London usually on the same weekend as Le Mans.
It is a 300+ acre common land park vast expanse of green area you would have no idea you were so close to central London.
Literally tens of thousands of cars there a quite amazing sight.
Quality looks very high in Waroona. Early 20s Standard and a Star. Good collection of pre and early post war Fords too. Nice mix of all types of car and age.

A small show by your standards Richard but enjoyable. Only one or two local Waroona cars. Most would have come down from Perth etc.

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 13:01

Quite a few come up from Collie, Bunbury and down in the wheatbelt and so on, who don't fancy the extra 100 miles to the Gingin show, so I try to get to both events every year. This year I was working - that day I was punting a Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud 3 at a wedding.

(Waroona is 60 or so miles south of Perth; Gingin, the senior British Car Day venue, is about the same distance north of Perth. It makes a big difference driving home afterwards.)

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 17:53

Interesting stuff. Thanks for the photos. I enjoyed them. Even the dark clouds looked authentically English :)

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 22:36

Lovely old cars, makes me wish I'd never sold my '63 VX-4/90.

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 07:50

This Star at Waroona reminds me of a Western Australian link;
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The late Ted Lisle was the grandson [or was he great grandson?] of the Star company's founder, Edward Lisle. Ex RAF Vulcan pilot Ted and his family migrated to Perth in 1964 and brought out a Mini Cooper S, joining the successful 'Team Reimann' along with Mike Tighe [Elfin Catalina] and Owen Stringer [Cortina]. Ted later drove the O'Sullivan Lola T70 on a few occasions including co-driving in a Surfers' Paradise '12 Hour'. I'm told he later acquired a Star but it's interesting that after associations with the earliest of motor cars, through Vulcan jet bombers, and racing cars, an aspiration on retirement in the hills of Mundaring was to have a well-trained donkey that could haul him home after pub closing time as he 'rested' in the cart. :drunk:

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 09:21


Hey Rod it seems you didn't get as far as the Austins. So i will put some up starting with my lovely original 40,000 mile A40 Devon.




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Posted 27 October 2011 - 09:25

A70 Hampshire.




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Posted 27 October 2011 - 09:28

A 1934 Austin 10.




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Posted 27 October 2011 - 09:33

This A40 Tourer has done about 7 trips across the Nullabour for Austins over Australia events, You will notice it has wire wheels and several other modifications.





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Posted 27 October 2011 - 09:38

One of several non British cars that were invited a quite original FJ Holden.




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Posted 27 October 2011 - 09:41

Oldsmobile.




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Posted 27 October 2011 - 10:14

My Dad had a Somerset in the mid 50s

There is a club for everything now

http://psimmonds.org.uk/


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Posted 27 October 2011 - 11:02

Hey Rod it seems you didn't get as far as the Austins. So i will put some up starting with my lovely original 40,000 mile A40 Devon.




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I did so Ken and you took my picture! That's me with panama hat, sitting under the tree. Sorry we didn't see you. Saw your nice A40 though. The father of one of our party had a Nash Metropolitan in NZ when she was a kid. To her delight there was one at the show so we had to camp beside it for lunch.
Richard, in Ken's pic of the Austin 10 there is also a Sheerline in a strange colour. My dad had a black one in 1952-- must have been fairly new. There used to be a lot of brumbies in the bush on the coastal strip south of Perth. One night when Dad was coming home from Fremantle a brumby crossed in front of him, knocking in one of those lovely big headlamps. He had to wait a while for a replacement as they were not stocked in Perth.

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 11:16

There is a funny story attatched to the Sheerline, Trevor who owns it now actually owned it many years ago in New Zealand and
did not know it was the same car when he bought it about 4 years ago and while checking the import papers he recognised it by
checking the serial numbers and discovered it was his old car.





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Posted 27 October 2011 - 11:20


The Metropolitan is one of 4 in the state, Barry who owns this one also has a hardtop version.



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Posted 27 October 2011 - 13:30

The Metropolitan is one of 4 in the state, Barry who owns this one also has a hardtop version.



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There's that bloke in the panama scoffing sangers with the fair Jean.
This Metropolitan is sans boot, a la Mk 1 Sprite but apparently boots were an option.

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 14:30

Brumby that is a word I have never heard before I had to look it up.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brumby

A free running feral horse in Australia.

Nearest thing we have in Britain would be Exmoor Ponies that are wild and fend for themselves wild on the moor.

Those Austin Sheerlines and later Princesses were BMC's answer to a Rolls Royce on a lesser budget here they were most commonly used as wedding in white and funeral in black cars

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 23:33

Sorry Rod i didn't even notice you sitting there. I even got my wife in that shot. The hardtop version may have a boot lid as the owner
drove it to AOA this year and he was fairly loaded down, i cant say i have noticed.

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 23:37

A Hillman Californian.



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Posted 27 October 2011 - 23:43

Morgan Aeromax, this passed us on the way down it looked very futureistic.



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