Flicking through the various magazines and sites I frequent, I came across a poster advertising a casual meet, This event was hosted by FUEL Magazine and I am a big fan of their work.
The location was Fennell St, Port Melbourne.
Conveniently open on the day was Uncle Rocco’s Barber Shop, with its thoroughly classical decor.
This Ford Ranchero was in great condition and warranted some film shots.
The Ford ‘Y’ block sitting right at home in the bay.
So fresh and so clean.
Subtle colour choice with what looks to be a dark green on the Ford Customline.
Some forced induction V8 goodness lay inside this unassuming Holden HK ute. The widened rears may give the game away.
One day I will own a Model A Ford such as this ’31 coupe, Black on black with a subtle roof chop, and not so subtle rake. Until then I will have to just enjoy looking at this.
There were winners everywhere, not excluding this Plymouth Roadrunner.
Stickers are global even as far as having Japanese on a Caddy.
Neil from Primal Garage rode down on his Yamaha SR250 cafe. A fun looking little bike.
Cadillac and fins really go hand in hand. More film shots were required.
62 Series Cadillac on low.
Huge inside and looking very comfortable.
What do we have here.
My research puts this Bentley at around 1929 and a 4 1/2 Litre, making it one classical and classy dame indeed.
The twin SU Carbies and 4L+ capacity made for 110Hp (82kw) in Touring trim and 130hp (97kw) in Racing.
Now if it’s old and English, it’s gonna have leaks. But given her age I think we can let it go.
Mercedes really do have plush and luxurious dialled in.
It was quite a social environment, though not very warm.
The star of the day was this Sprint Car that is actually featured in the current issue of Fuel, which happens to be in the central man’s hand.
After reading the current issue of FUEL, I now know that this particular car has a well known motorsport history.
And though it looks perfect as is, it is actually undergoing a restoration to be its true self again.
A special find on Australian shores is this little Mazda.
With it’s gull-wing doors, the little Mazda was actually built by Suzuki and sold by Mazda under its Autozam brand. Hence the name the Mazda Autozam AZ-1.
The tiny AZ-1 is dwarfed by the already very small AW11 Toyota MR2, giving you an idea of just how tiny the Kei-class car is.
Seen here with it’s Manaray Turbina wheels, the AZ1 is truly a rare beast.
Number #14 to finish off the coverage of the event.
I will definitely be back for future events.
Photos: Nick Drew
Words: Nick Drew