Rear Engine Car Show: Fremantle to celebrate the back end of cars

Stef Brayley, Paul Markham, Peter Olson, John Waterhouse and Richard Gordine.           d442913
Stef Brayley, Paul Markham, Peter Olson, John Waterhouse and Richard Gordine.         d442913

CELEBRATE the backwardness of the automotive world when the Rear Engine Car Show rolls into Fremantle this month.

A new event on the automotive calendar, the Special Interest Vehicle Association (SIVA) will show off a collection of cars whose engines are not at the front.

As many as 50 cars are expected, ranging from Volkswagens and early model Porsches to a German Amphicar, a Czech Tatraplan and the Messerschmitt three-wheeler.

SIVA secretary and event co-ordinator Paul Markham said they were hoping the inaugural event would become a mainstay in the calendar for motor enthusiasts.

“A few SIVA club members were at a car show last year and by chance we had four rear-engine cars all parked in a row – and they were all different and all red,” he said.

“One of our guys said, ‘why don’t we put on a display of rear-engine cars?’ and here we are. It’s a good opportunity to see some vehicles you don’t often see.”

The Rear Engine Car Show is on at Kings Square from 10am to 3pm on September 28.

Visit www.fremantlestory.com. au for more information.