Classic car ready to rally against the best

Frank Huber in his 1965 Ford Sprint. Photo: Manolo Photography
Frank Huber in his 1965 Ford Sprint. Photo: Manolo Photography

The annual rally, from August 13 to 16, involves more than 60 cars � from 1960s classics to modern day supercars � competing across stages throughout Perth.

Stages are held in a variety of locations including Wanneroo, Malaga, Whiteman Park, Kalamunda, Toodyay, Lower Chittering, Bullsbrook and Perth City.

Huber will be entering his 1965 Ford Sprint, which is the oldest car in the field.

He said the biggest difference between his classic car and modern cars was the lack of power steering.

�The enjoyment in racing these vehicles is that they are real bare basics, so you have to keep your wits about you and drive the car; that�s half the fun,� he said.

�Vehicles like this are a collector�s item. They aren�t copies, they are the original thing, and the last thing you�d want to do is wreck them on a race track. But that�s the joy of it, just having something different, something that attracts people and they follow it.�

Huber is also involved in building and servicing many other classic vehicles in this year�s event, such as Paul Crute�s 1965 Ford Mustang.

�People who come into my garage seem to catch the Targa bug,� he said. �I�ve been in nine Targa events and the Frank�s Classic Garage team came about five years ago.

�We are expanding to a three car team next year as I�m building a 1967 Ford Mustang and 1968 Camaro for clients who are eager to race.�