Hot rod a head-turner at Perth Speed Fest Motor Show

Tony Fondacaro spent nine years restoring his pride and joy, a 1934 Ford Tudor Hot Rod.Picture: Andrew Ritchie        www.communitypix.com.au   d446403
Tony Fondacaro spent nine years restoring his pride and joy, a 1934 Ford Tudor Hot Rod.Picture: Andrew Ritchie        www.communitypix.com.au d446403

DIANELLA resident Tony Fondacaro has spent years restoring his ⿿pride and joy⿝, a 1934 Ford Tudor Hot Rod that will feature in the Perth Speed Fest Motor Show next month.

The event showcases some of Perth’s rarest and most unique vehicles.

Mr Fondacaro said restoring the car took him nine years to complete.

“I got into building hot rods 15 years ago when I bought a half-finished ute project without my wife knowing,” he said.

“Luckily she came around to the idea quickly because my love of hot rods quickly developed with that first project.”

Mr Fondacaro said he restored the cars for the pure enjoyment of driving them.

He said the car was a hit with the public.

“To me, the car is great to drive,” Mr Fondacaro said.

“The public love it as well and I get many admiring stares and thumbs-up when they see it on the road.

“The car does have a bit of grunt, but I don’t have any interest in racing it.”

Organisers will select about 200 vehicles for inclusion in the Motor Show from a range of eras, from pristine pre-1940s historics to modern supercars, giving the public a great insight into motoring history.

Perth Speed Fest will be held on December 13 at Perth Motorplex.