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Celebration of the Motorcar 2016. What an exceptional day! A wonderful venue, atmosphere and very impressive cars.
We had 170 spectacular cars on show, including one new display area, featuring a historic racing car display for the VSCC 30th Anniversary which included a rare Bugatti Type 57, Lola, the Bartlett Special Salmson and more.
The 100 Years of BMW display had some marvellous cars, from a tiny Isetta bubble car through a unique Z1 Roadster to the latest Alpina and i8.
Many very rare cars were enjoyed by visitors. Lamborghini, Bentley, Porsche, Rolls-Royce, Jaguar, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Aston Martin, Ferrari and more… In excess of $35million worth of cars were displayed. Some cars came from the eastern states this year.
Award winners were:
The Peter & Robin Briggs Award – Classic Sports
1934 MG NA – Al Herring
The Automotive Events Management Award – Classic Non-Sports
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom ll Continental DHC – Roger Fry
The Clockwork Print Award – Modern Sports
1985 Lamborghini Countach 5000QV – Danny Meneghello
The Wheels for Hope Award – Modern Non-Sports
1959 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible – George Sain
People’s Choice Award
This has never been so close… The winner, by one vote, second by just three votes from third.
1st: 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom ll Continental DHC – Roger Fry
2nd: 1990 Ferrari F40
3rd: 1899 Renault Type A
The Charity Auction took place at 1.00pm in conjunction with the presentation of awards. Auctioneer Simon McGrath helped get excellent prices for these items:
- A Classic Supercar ride experience in your choice of a Ferrari F40 or Lamborghini Countach (both cars will be at the show).
- A professional photo session and your car featuring in an article in The Garage Journal magazine.
- A Swissvax car detailing – Premium exterior detail plus upgrade to Crystal Rock.
- An autographed portrait donated by Formula 1 driver Daniel Ricciardo.
- A pair of genuine Mercedes-Benz large format poster prints donated by Universal Traders.
A big Thank You to the traders and sponsors involved:
Some quotes from email messages received after the show: “The event just gets better and better. I’ll be there next year…!”; “I usually don’t attend the same car shows every year due to seeing the same cars etc, but we really enjoyed today’s event as much as last years with the different and fantastic lineup of cars. Well done and look forward to seeing what you line up at next years show.”; “It was a brilliant day, my kids loved it. I hope the fund raising went well”; “Thoroughly enjoyed the day.”; “An excellent show yesterday.”
New cars at the show included examples of Bentley, Lamborghini, Rolls-Royce, Porsche, Ferrari, BMW, etc. The latest Mercedes-AMG C43 Cabriolet made its WA debut at the show among a special AMG display.
PHOTO GALLERY All photos copyright AEM 2016