Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Super Model Car Sunday

The annual Super Model Car Sunday show was held at the West Coast Street Rod Club's Malaga clubrooms on Sunday July 11th. This years Super Model Car Sunday was the 12th running of the event, with over 800 models entered for the day, as well as trade stands and other entertainment on offer.

AB's Roadster outside Super Model Car Sunday

The first thing most people will notice when they arrive at Super Model Car Sunday is that there is always a good collection of Hot Rods and Kustoms outside the show, and many will spend hours walking around the streets checking out the full size show before they head inside to see the miniatures on display.

Cool Funny Car diorama on display at Super Model Car Sunday

The cars on display inside ranged from crazy custom built cars that could only exist in model form to hot rods, street machines and kustoms and a wide range of exotics as well as a selection of race cars. Also on display were several model trucks, both static and remote controlled. Some local remote control enthusiasts also braved the cold weather to put on displays with their RC trucks and drift cars. Two of my favourite cars on display were the nostalgia style funny cars shown on this page.

The level of detail in the paintwork on this Funny Car is just amazing

If you want to see more photos from Super Model Car Sunday, head on over to the gallery on HighOctanePhotos.com, where there are over 200 more photos waiting for you.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

American Independence Day, In Perth

Last Sunday was American Independence Day (July the 4th, for anyone that didn't already know) and Kate and I went to a local celebration put on by the American Womens Club of Perth. This is an event thats been going on for several years now and gets bigger every year, however it's the first time I've made it down to one. We had a good time, and will most likely go again next year.

Old Glory flying in the famous Fremantle Doctor

The day was held at the Morris Buzzacott Reserve, in Kardinya, and the AWC had organised a small display of American cars and stalls selling hot dogs, American beers and soft drinks. There was also an arcade style basketball stall and a petting zoo. Inside the community centre hall were some stalls selling American snack foods and the extremely popular Krispy Kreme stall. The hall was also the venue for the Pledge of Allegiance and the singing of the National Anthems (both American and Australian).

American cars on display

Back outside again, and a gridiron had been marked out, where my old team, the Claremont Jets, played a scratch match as part of the 'American Sports Demonstration' on the day. A decent crowd lined the sides of the field of play to watch some good old American football.

The Claremont Jets put on a football display for the crowd