WA Photo Gallery 2014

Details and photos of the 2014 show are below.

COTM14 Jaguar E-Type COTM14 Cadillacs

Mercedes-McLaren SLR  Alvis DHC

McLaren 50th Anniversary  Lamborghini Countach

More photos below

2014 Event Report

What an amazing day… the comments from everyone were tremendously positive throughout the day and afterwards.

With a capacity 130 cars on show and perfect weather, the whole place had an atmosphere like no other car event in Perth.

Celebration of the Motorcar brought some amazing cars out of the woodwork, many of which had never been shown before in public. Who knew there was a Giocattolo V8 supercar in Perth – let alone two of them? We had some very recent arrivals displayed – a Lamborghini Countach which had arrived in WA four days before the show – the Riley Sprite TT which had come fourth outright in the 1935 Le Mans race seen for the first time – a V16 Cadillac 2-Passenger Coupe (one of six built) fresh for its exhaustive restoration – the first McLaren 650S Spider delivered in Australia… the list of superstar cars was long.

A 1958 Corvette first owned by Hollywood star Robert Wagner made its Australian debut at the show, and not far away was a glamorous 1963 Imperial Crown Convertible originally owned by the Emir of Kuwait. A Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud lll which was delivered new to the Governor of South Australia also featured.

Interesting cars were also displayed by some of Perth’s leading car dealerships, including the first showing of the new AMG Mercedes C-Class and a Lamborghini Aventador 720 in striking metallic yellow. New Bentleys and Porsches made interesting comparisons to the classic examples of the marques displayed opposite.

A dealer’s black Mercedes-McLaren SLR, the first one in the state and recently arrived also got a great deal of attention.

Even the trade displays had very attractive cars on their stands – like a RUF Porsche 930 Turbo, a Lamborghini Gallardo and a Ferrari 458 Italia and a striking Lincoln Zephyr V12.

Among the older cars of interest were a splendid 1924 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost tourer and the 1922 Bentley which was the very first of the marque to compete at the Le Mans 24-Hour race, in the inaugural year of the event – where it set the lap record. A factory competition 1933 MG K3 which competed when new in many well-known events around the world with famous drivers drew admiring looks.

A special feature display celebrated 100 years of Maserati, with some very glamorous examples of the famous Italian marque displayed.

Some spectacular Ferraris drew a lot of attention, including a Daytona Coupe, the only examples of a 599 GTO and 575 Superamerica in the state and many people’s favourite supercar, a dramatic F40.

The only McLaren MP12C 50th Anniversary in the southern hemisphere was seen by the public for the first time at Celebration of the Motorcar.

A dramatic black Plymouth Prowler, with its huge chrome wheels drew an enormous amount of attention, especially among the younger visitors to the show. A pair of rare Jensen CV8 Coupes from the 1960s surprised many visitors who didn’t know of any in the state and an unusual Bristol 603 which had recently arrived from England proved fascinating for many.

Event Director Paul Blank said afterwards, “With classical music being performed, excellent catering, an entertaining charity auction and awards presentations during the day, the event worked exceptionally well – and charity beneficiary Wheels for Hope was extremely pleased with the event.”

He said “Our award winners were very happy to be selected, with cars winning not for condition or quality of restoration, but for the style they exuded.”

Winners were:

Classic Sports Car – The Peter & Robyn Briggs Award – In recognition of their tremendous involvement in the collectors’ car scene over many years.

1935 Riley Sprite TT – Jim Runciman

Riley Sprite TT

Classic Non-Sports Car – The Automotive Events Management Award

1939 Cadillac V16 2-Passenger Coupe – Ross Morgan

Cadillac V16

Modern Sports Car – The Clockwork Print Award

1985 Lamborghini Countach 5000QV – Danny Meneghello

 Lamborghini Countach

Classic Non-Sports Car – The Wheels for Hope Award

1998 Bentley Continental R Coupe – Richard Erskine

Bentley Continental R

The People’s Choice Trophy – The Shannons Award

A hearty Thank You to all the event’s supporters, volunteers, exhibitors, sponsors and visitors.  There are some exciting plans developing for next year. Looking forward to November 22nd 2015…

Porsche 911S Giocattolo

McLaren 650S Spider COTM14 Westpoint Star

Aston Martin DB4 Rolls-Royce P3 1938

Cadillac Seville 1959 Shannons Lincoln Zephyr

 Jaguar XK DHC  Car Stereo Shop

Ferrari Testarossa Jensen CV8 pair

Porsche line-up  Mercedes AMG C63

Rolls-Royce Camargue  Chrysler 300F

Celebration of the Motorcar Maserati Sebring

Yeo Luxury Jaguar SS100

Rolls-Royce Corniche  Porsche 997 and 356s

Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost 1925 Ferrari F40

Bristol 603 Plymouth Prowler

Jaguar Mk2 Corvette 1963

Audi Quattro Ferrari BB512

La Salle 1930 Jaguar XJS Eventer

De Lorean and Messerschmitt Porsche 930 SE

Lotus Elite COTM14 Stallion

Jaguar F-Type Citroen DS Convertible

Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake Lamborghini Superleggera

 Lancia Flaminia Ferrari Daytona

Jaguar SS100  Mercedes 220SE

Jaguar XK150 COTM14 Lamborghini Jalpa

Corvette 1957 Jaguar XK120

Bentley Arnage T Swissvax Perth

 MG K3 Ferrari 575 Superamerica

Jaguar E-Type  COTM14 Porsche 356s

Mercedes 600 Bentley Franay

Rolls-Royce Wraith 1939 Maserati Sebring

Aston V8 Vantage Rolls-Royce Cloud lll

Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Aston Martin Rapide

Iso Grifo Imperial Crown Convertible

Tatra T600 COTM14 Ferraris 3 rear

Maserati Gransport COTM14 Cadillacs 2 rear

Ferrari TR512 Maserati Indy

Renault Sport Spider Bentley Continental Convertible

Bentley Continental Convertible Lotus Elise

COTM14 Maserati line-up Porsche 996

Mercedes 190SL Rolls-Royce Cloud lll

COTM14 Saab rear Porsche 356 Notchback

Ferrari 360 F1 COTM14 Bentley S1

Mercedes C63 AMG Black Series COTM14 Lower Lawn general view

Maserati 222E Mercedes CL600 AMG

Mercedes 280SL COTM14 Aston DB7

Aston Vanquish S Bentley Turbo R

Mercedes 350SLCOTM14 Maserati GranCabrio

COTM14 Jaguar XJS line Mercedes 560SEC

Maserati Karif COTM14 Maserati Quattroporte 2005

Corvette 1958 Aston DB2/4

Cadillac 1961 COTM14 Aston DB9

Ferrari 599 GTO Mercedes 250SL

Aston Lagonda Giocattolo blue

Lancia Integrale Finale Maserati Quattroporte 1

COTM14 Cadillac SedanetteJaguar XK140

Jensen CV8 COTM14 Chellingworth Bentleys

Star attractions included:

  • The first McLaren 650S Spider in Australia, shown for the first time
  • A 1939 Cadillac V16 2-Passenger Coupe, one of just six made
  • The 1958 Corvette which Hollywood actor Robert Wagner owned from new
  • The only McLaren MP-12C 50th Anniversary in the Southern Hemisphere, which had never been exhibited before
  • The only Ferrari 599 GTO in WA
  • The Riley TT Sprite which came fourth outright in the 1935 Le Mans 24-Hour race, being shown for the first time
  • The first Mercedes-McLaren SLR to arrive in Western Australia.
  • A dramatic Lamborghini Aventadors
  • Remarkably, two Australian-made Giocattolo V8 supercars
  • The sole Ferrari 575 Superamerica in Western Australia
  • A Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud which was delivered new to the Governor of South Australia
  • A rare 1963 Chrysler Imperial Crown Convertible which was first owned by the Emir of Kuwait
  • The first Bristol 603 in the state, which has recently arrived
  • An Aston Martin DB2/4 imported in 1955 for racing in the South Pacific Sports Car Championship
  • One of just two running Tatra Tatraplan sedans in Australia
  • A De Lorean DMC-12, famous as the ‘Back to the Future’ car
  • A pair of rare Jensen CV8s
  • An MG K3 ex-factory competition car that competed new in the Mille Miglia
  • The 3-litre Bentley that competed in the very first Le Mans 24-Hour race and set the lap record
  • A stylish Mercedes AMG SLS with gullwing doors
  • A rare 1930 Cadillac LaSalle Town Sedan
  • The first display of the new Mercedes AMG C63

2014 Sponsors City of Cottesloe, Clockwork Printing, Shannons, AEM, Chellingworth Motors, The Ultimate Grand Prix Experience, Yeo Motors, Swissvax, Stallion Products Australia, Diesel Motors, Westpoint Star, Southpoint Star

WA F40

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