Justin’s pride and joy for speed fest motor show

Justin Gan’s custom-built 1978 Porsche.
Justin Gan’s custom-built 1978 Porsche.

A CALL to take part in the Perth Speed Fest Motor Show has resulted in applications from owners of some of Perth’s rarest and most unique vehicles, including a custom-built 1978 Porsche 993 RSR replica owned by Secret Harbour resident Justin Gan.

Built using a Porsche 911 shell, the car sports a light-weight fibreglass and carbon fibre RSR wide-body kit, a 3.6L RS engine, Koni adjustable shock absorbers, a half roll cage and Gonzo exhaust.

“I had been using my daily driver regularly in track days and realised I was rapidly wrecking it by doing so, so I began searching for a retro ’60s-’70s car that I could strip down and set up as a track car,” Mr Gan said.

“After over a year of looking, I found the Porsche. The majority of the modification work had been done and done well.

“The car has been raced in Queensland but I am still trying to track down those details. It’s been to Bathurst at some point too.”

Mr Gan has enjoyed putting the car through its paces at as many track days as he can attend.

“The car is awesome to drive but I am still a relative novice,” he said.

The Perth Speed Fest Motor Show is a chance for motoring enthusiasts such as Mr Gan to show off their vehicles for the public to enjoy.

The show is just one component of the festival, inspired by the UK’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The event will be held on Sunday December 13 at Perth Motorplex, Kwinana.

Tickets through www.perthspeedfest.com.