WA 2018 Show

REPORT – Sunday November 25th, 2018

Overview Cadillacs, Jags

A brilliant event with the most exceptional array of cars… 2018’s Celebration of the Motorcar provided the style, glamour and prestige that only such wonderful cars can ensure.

A big Thank You to the exhibitors, who took a punt on the weather holding off (which it didn’t) and displaying so many tremendous cars. Thanks also to the vendors, dealers media, volunteers, plus the crowds of visitors who came through the gate. The show had a great atmosphere.

Several cars made their debut at the show – a magnificent 1931 Cadillac V16 was finished on the Friday before the show, a beautiful 1934 Rolls-Royce coupe was completed on the Saturday morning. And a special Bentley Coupe arrived in WA on the Tuesday.

There were so many highlight cars with great stories… a 1961 Corvette which has had the same owner for 50 years. The oldest Renault in private hands in the world. The first Bentley ever to race at the Le Mans 24-Hours. The first and only Porsche GT3 RS Mkll in WA. The first RHD Lamborghini Jalpa built. The only Morgan Aeromax delivered new in Australia. The last Aston Martin DBS V8 made. The unique Byfield Jaguar supercar. The first new Alpine A110 in WA…

And sole examples in WA or Australia of many cars: Theophele Schneider, Tatra T600, Packard Hawk, Renault Sport Spider, Porsche 930 Slantnose, Alpine A310 V6, Aston Martin Virage, Jurinek 928 Convertible, Alvis TE21, Renault Clio V6, Ferrari 599 GTO, Lancia Integrale Finale and many others.

It’s 25 years since the first Celebration of the Motorcar was held, and the first time there has been a drop of rain… But there was plenty of sunshine the rest of the day and the displays looked magnificent.

Charity beneficiary Wheels for Hope provided manpower, planning assistance and some of the charity auction items. Simon McGrath conducted the auction very successfully. The musical trio entertained and food and drinks enjoyed by all.

Award winners were:

The Peter & Robin Briggs Award – Classic Sports Car Class – 1934 MG NA – Alan Herring

MG Herring

The Automotive Events Management Award – Classic Non-Sports Car Class – 1931 Cadillac V16 Sports Phaeton – Ross Morgan

Cadillac V16 in sun

The Classic Cars & Coffee Award – Modern Sports Car Class – 2018 McLaren 720S – Adrian Watson

McLaren 720S front

The Wheels for Hope Award – Modern Non-Sports Car Class – 1976 Aston Martin DBS V8 – Wayne Gregson

Aston DBS V8

The Quartermaine Travel People’s Choice Award – 2018 McLaren 720S – Adrian Watson

McLaren 720S rear

Next year’s date is November 24 – mark it in your diaries…

Photo Gallery below:

Photos above by Paul Blank. Photos below courtesy Tim Barrington Photography

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