Eclectic classics shine at Motoring Expo

| 5 Oct 2018
Classic & Sports Car – Eclectic classics shine at Motoring Expo

The joy of a classic car show is never quite knowing what you'll see and in this regard, last Sunday's ninth annual ‘Motoring Expo’ delivered in spades.

Once again blessed with sunny weather, the park surrounding the Australian Motorlife Museum at Kembla Grange, NSW, was crowded with the usual diverse mix of veteran, vintage and classic cars and ’bikes, including this year’s oldest, a 1907 Schacht Motor Buggy.

Alan Miller’s High-Wheeler, made in Cincinnati, Ohio, was a trophy winner as was Reg Schwarze for his 1923 Alfa Romeo RLN (above).

Others who scooped gongs were Jack Croft for his newly restored Porsche green ’68 Triumph Spitfire, John Jenkins and his 1946 DeSoto Coupe, the 1964 Volvo P1800 of Russell Arnold and David Cawthorn’s 1964 Renault Caravelle.

Yet more winners were a ’38 Ford, a ’71 Falcon XY GT and a Firebird TransAm in honour of the recently departed Burt Reynolds. The People’s Choice was awarded to Chris Cassar for his 1956 Ford Victoria Coupe.

Classic & Sports Car – Eclectic classics shine at Motoring Expo
Classic & Sports Car – Eclectic classics shine at Motoring Expo
Classic & Sports Car – Eclectic classics shine at Motoring Expo
Classic & Sports Car – Eclectic classics shine at Motoring Expo
Clockwise from top left: Schacht Motor Buggy was the oldest attendee; David Cawthorn’s Caravelle; ’68 Spitfire; award-winning P1800

The trophies were presented by author and broadcaster Warren Brown, who also gave a talk and film show about his adventures on the Australian version of the Top Gear TV show.

A regular feature of this event is the display by an invited club.

For 2018 it was the turn of the Model T Ford Club NSW who put on a fine show in front of the main entrance.

Members brought 14 models covering all years from Keith Carter’s ’09 to Bob Croft’s ’27 Tudor Sedan, with Harry Power’s fire engine and James Rodriguez’s two Speedsters turning heads in particular.

Scroll down and enjoy more photos from this sun-kissed meeting.

Classic & Sports Car – Eclectic classics shine at Motoring Expo
Classic & Sports Car – Eclectic classics shine at Motoring Expo
Classic & Sports Car – Eclectic classics shine at Motoring Expo
Classic & Sports Car – Eclectic classics shine at Motoring Expo
The Model T Ford Club NSW put on a super display
Classic & Sports Car – Eclectic classics shine at Motoring Expo
Classic & Sports Car – Eclectic classics shine at Motoring Expo
Classic & Sports Car – Eclectic classics shine at Motoring Expo
Top, then bottom left and right: People’s Choice 1956 Ford Victoria Coupe; Firebird TransAm honouring Burt Reynolds; big cats laze in the sun
Classic & Sports Car – Eclectic classics shine at Motoring Expo
Classic & Sports Car – Eclectic classics shine at Motoring Expo
Classic & Sports Car – Eclectic classics shine at Motoring Expo
Classic & Sports Car – Eclectic classics shine at Motoring Expo
Clockwise from top left: ’62 T-bird; 1939 Cadillac 60 Special; 1946 Morris 8 Tourer; ‘The Warilla Kid’ aka a Ford Deuce Coupe
Classic & Sports Car – Eclectic classics shine at Motoring Expo
Classic & Sports Car – Eclectic classics shine at Motoring Expo
Classic & Sports Car – Eclectic classics shine at Motoring Expo
Classic & Sports Car – Eclectic classics shine at Motoring Expo
Clockwise from top left: John Jenkins’ 1946 DeSoto Coupe; ’71 Pantera; visitors could catch a ride on this AEC double decker bus; what's more Aussie than a ute – this is a ’58 Holden