Classic cars on run

Len Douglas and volunteer Nick Rykers. Picture: Bruce Hunt www.communitypix.com.au d409315
Len Douglas and volunteer Nick Rykers. Picture: Bruce Hunt www.communitypix.com.au d409315

In its 18th year and coinciding with the Fremantle Festival for a second year, the classic car run is named in honour of Maurice Brockwell, who was instrumental in setting up the Motor Museum of WA, in Whiteman Park.

It will cost $10 to enter a classic vehicle and, for a gold coin donation, spectators can view the vehicles at Wilson Park from 8.30am to 10.30am before they make their way through the streets of Fremantle and beachside suburbs before arriving at Whiteman Park about 1pm.

Classic Car Run co-ordinator Len Douglas said Mr Brockwell was the first chairman of a special committee set up to establish the museum.

‘Maurice passed away 11 years ago and, sadly, his wife passed away last month, so this year will have special significance because it will be in memory of both Maurice and Marianne.’

Mr Douglas said Wilson Park was the starting point because of its capacity to cater for the growing number of vehicles taking part each year.

‘Last year, we had more than 220 cars on the run and we are hoping to improve on that this year,’ he said.

‘We hope to double the size of the museum in the next 12 month but we need funds. We don’t receive any government funding.

‘Apart from the curator, there are probably 20 or 30 volunteers who run the museum.

‘We hope we can have more exhibitions and displays as well as a learning centre for young people who want to find out how to restore cars.

Classic Car Run
WHAT: Brockwell Port to Whiteman
Classic Car Run
WHEN: Sunday, November 10
WHERE: From Wilson Park, Fremantle, to Motor
Museum of WA in Whiteman Park.
COST: $10 to enter a classic vehicle. Gold coin donation
to view the vehicles.