The Festival of Motoring
York, Western Australia, 7th July
My Son (Chris) and myself went to York
for a weekend of Classic Motoring and parade of
We were privileged to be able to drive
some of the cars around as well as work
Specifically I returned the Subaru 360
(1961) back to running order (Details Here)
and this car
Here I am giving the final touches to
the car the day before the parade. Both Chris and
Getting ready to drive out to join the parade.
Driving down the main steet of York.
There was about 600 people there to wave me on.
After the parade we took the 360 down
to the Subaru WRX Owners Club of Western Australia (link)
A supurb Suburu Impreza WRX and the 360.
All lined up in a Row.
If you look closely you can just see the air vent up on the 360 acting as the intercooler vent.
Modern Day Engines.. A lot more than a simple 2 stroke.
Here is my son driving a Honda Sports 800. A very sporty little beast.
A Toyota 850 Sports..
A '74 Lancia Stratos Rally Car
A 58' Cadillac Eldorado (Biaritz).
58' BMW Isetta
The Guy in the passenger seat actually took his driving test in one of these.
A Ford Prefect. My Son is a Hitch Hikers
Guide to the Galaxy fan so he knows now
The Ford Prefect Ute was only ever made in Australia.
An Australian Holden (FJ) Rally Car.
A 1925 Rolls Royce. Both Chris and Myself got taken for trip around the block.
'Travelling in Style'
28' Le Mans Bently. Driving this with the wind in your hair was a experience to remember.
A Ford 58' Mustang
'37 Lagonda LG 45. This car is in extremely good condition.
Another welcome visitor, a 1904 De Dion.
A single cylinder engine.. A 1 pot thumper.
The wood work and leather interior deserve special mention.
Big cars where not the only cars on display.
There was also a nice collection of
Alan Jones's Williams FW07 Formula 1
My Son 'Chris', finally got a picture
of him in a real Formula 1 car.
The York Motor Musuem has many cars (over
100) and here are some pictures of them