Passion in top gear

Roleystone Resident Frank Huber with the 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback.  Picture: Jon Hewson         www.communitypix.com.au   d442406
Roleystone Resident Frank Huber with the 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback. Picture: Jon Hewson        www.communitypix.com.au d442406

Huber and his 1965 Ford Sprint finished in 14th position in the rally after having fuel pump issues earlier in the event.

The 57-year-old racing driver said he would be back for a 10th year.

�All the cars came back, which was the main thing, and every one had a good time,� he said.

Huber, who is the owner of Frank�s Classic Garage in Kelmscott, helped build three of the cars in the rally which race under Frank�s Classic Garage Racing Team.

The rally, which took place from August 13-16, is an annual event where more than 60 cars � from classic Fords to modern day supercars � compete across stages in Perth.

Stages were held everywhere from Toodyay and Wanneroo, to Kalamunda, and finished in the Perth CBD.

The two other members of the Frank�s Classic Garage Racing Team, Kim Stewart in a 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback GT350 and Paul Crute in a 1965 Ford Mustang Coupe, finished fifth and 12th respectively.

�Kim in the 65 Fastback Mustang finished fifth outright in the classic comp with only four seconds in the end that split it,� Huber said.

Huber is a fan of anything with a V8 in it and �caught the bug� a long time ago.

�Started off doing runs around York and then got more competitive into races,� he said.

�Ford is my first passion and anything muscley after that.

�We at Frank�s Classic Garage specialise in Mustangs and anything from the 1960s and 70s.�

The race cars that Huber built runs under a racing licence and therefore cannot be driven on the road.

Instead, when he is not racing, he has a Ford XR8, a 1965 Ford Falcon Coupe and he is doing up a 1965 Falcon Coupe Convertible for the summertime.