THE Classic Car Show is back – but it is moving from Whiteman Park to a new venue.
First held at Kings Park in 1969, it became one of the most iconic WA car events, run at many different venues, and was a feature of Whiteman Park for the past 24 years.
Now it’s entering a new phase, with the 2017 Shannons Classic Car Show set to take place in the leafy surrounds of Ascot Racecourse on Sunday, April 23.
More than 800 vehicles have booked to be displayed, with many car clubs covering a broad spectrum of marques, from vintage Ford Model A Club through to Corvette Clubs, Mini clubs and Falcon GT Club to the Saab, Alfa Romeo and Triumph clubs.
Some, which haven’t exhibited for several years, have been drawn back to the show with the new venue, among them Jaguar, Rolls-Royce and Aston Martin.
The new format has attracted a bigger than usual array of traders, including some specialist new car dealers.
There will be several food, drink and coffee outlets and bands to entertain the crowds.
It will be open from 10am to 3pm. Entry will be $5 for adults and accompanied kids of school age or less are free.
Parking is also free.