ABOUT 300 cars with steel bumpers pulled into a Joondalup carpark on Saturday night for the inaugural Northern Steel show and shine.
The car club held its first monthly meet at Joondalup Square on September 15 and plans to make each event a charity drive.
Organiser Alison Davis said the group gave owners of cars with steel bumpers and older cars, built before 1989, opportunities to meet.
Mrs Davis and her husband Peter own a 1972 Ford Falcon XY GT, which they built from scratch a couple of years ago, and wanted to hold meets “closer to home” so people could show off their own and admire each other’s cars.
“This is the only meet of its kind in the northern suburbs and most of us ‘Steelies’ travel south regularly for car meets,” the Tapping resident said.
“The Telethon buckets felt nice and heavy, though we won’t know what we raised until we return them sealed to Telethon.
“We did manage to raise $400 on the raffle for the night of which part proceeds will go to charity after costs are covered.
“Everyone seems really excited about the meet continuing.
“We will choose a different charity each month and have collection buckets in place.
“We anticipate the meets will go for about two hours depending on the weather and temperature.
“There are many car lovers here in Perth who own cars and come to these meets to just walk around and look at the cars.”
For more information, visit the Northern Steel Cars Facebook page.