It is with much regret that 2020 Brookton Old Time Motor Show Inc. Committee announce the upcoming show scheduled for Saturday 28th March 2020 has been cancelled due to the prevailing pandemic. The OTMS Committee apologies to everyone concerned with our event, but in light of current circumstanced has no choice. No decision has been made at this stage about when the next Brookton Old Time Motor Show will be held. Thank you for your understanding.
A 1938 Armstrong Siddley Cheetah IX (445 HP) Aircraft Radial Engine, primarily used on training aeroplanes during World War Two, kindly on loan from the RAAFA Aviation Museum in Bull Creek, with the freight to and back donated by museum volunteers. The engine has a propeller attached, and it will be fired-up on several occasions throughout the day, along with some stories from war-time aviation enthusiasts. Although otms spectators are warned that the engine is loud and smelly, and blows a lot of air out the back, it is well worth a look. It will be appropriately barricaded-off between the stationery engines and the tractor machinery displays.
A 1938 Bedford Truck, customised a long time ago to carry shearing teams to the north of WA, now owned by Marc Synnot, kindly on loan from Revolutions Museum in Whiteman Park, with the freight to and back donated by Timm Lange from Tianco Transport.
The vehicle will be fired-up on several occasions throughout the day, along with a documentary video for viewing on a continuous loop.
Some of the old-timers from around the district will have vivid memories and tall tales of this vehicle and the role it played within the shearing fraternity.
Look out for the old truck just near the shearing display (both blade and machine).
Terry completed the restoration of both winnowers over a period of about two years. The first from Walkaway was converted into an engine driven seed cleaner by the previous owners and remains as such. The second Winnower is operated by the crank handle and whilst fully restored and operational, Terry has not attempted to put any material through it due to the age and fragility of the machine.
Terry will be exhibiting this winnower at the Brookton Old Time Motor Show on the 19th March 2016 and hopes one day for Pingelly to have a community display area, where locally restored historical agricultural machinery such as his winnowers can be displayed for all members of the public to enjoy.
In September this year, it will be 10 years since the legendary Peter Brock was tragically killed in a car accident. One of Australia’s most well known and successful motor racing drivers, he was given the nickname of the “King of the Mountain” because of his successes at Mount Panorama, Bathurst.
His 1979 win with co-driver Jim Richards, is perhaps his most famous. In this race he gets pole position, leads for all 163 laps and wins by 6 laps, a record which may never be broken. He also set the lap record on the last lap of the race, a testament to his skill as a driver and the way his team prepared and maintained the car throughout the race.
Steve Harvey from Rockingham, has created a tribute car based on Brock’s 1979 winning vehicle. He has restored an LX Torana hatchback, which he bought as a painted rolling shell in 2014. Harvey explained that as soon as he saw the colour scheme, he knew that creating a tribute car was the right thing to do. “I wanted to pay respect to Peter Brock and Jim Richards and the history that they created in this car”, he said.
Harvey’s passion for Torana’s began young with his first car being a 2 door LJ Torana Coupe. He has owned 8 Toranas during his life, but was most excited when he bought the LX hatchback. Spending every spare moment he had on the project, the restoration only took 12 months to complete and the vehicle now has a 308 All Aussie M21 4 speed motor, with a 9 inch diff, 10 inch hot wires on the back and 8 inch on the front. Harvey said that “it was a blank canvas to work off, the paintwork was already done, but I had all the stickers made to replicate Brock’s car.”
The final touch out of respect for Brock and Richards lap record, is the number plates on Harvey’s tribute car which read “SIX LAPS”.
In September last year, Harvey took his pride and joy across to Toranafest, in Maitland New South Wales. His vehicle was on display with 354 other Toranas and he jokingly admits that he won the award for the “Longest Distance Travelled”. On the day before the show he met with many members of Brock’s racing team as well as some of his family who signed the glove box for him. These included Jim Richards, Brock’s co-driver, Joe Felice, the Manager at HDT at the time, Ian Tate the mechanic, Bev Brock and her son James Brock. Steve was also honoured to have Bev Brock accompany him on a car cruise on the day.
Following this event he headed to Bathurst and along with 20 other classic muscle cars, drove a parade lap on Saturday afternoon before the main event started on the Sunday. Harvey said this was a “tribute to the race drivers of the day and shows people that these cars are still out and about”.
"SIX LAPS" is the rear car in this photo taken at Bathurst in 2015
Harvey is bringing his tribute car to the Brookton Old Time Motor Show on 19 March. This year the show theme is All Things Aussie, with a feature display celebrating the upcoming 50 years of the Holden Torana. The Toranas along with other classic vehicles and machines will be on display but they will also fire up twice throughout the day in order to participate in the grand parade.
When you visit the Brookton Old Time Motor Show, not only are you guaranteed of a great family day out, you are also helping over 40 local community organisations.
How does it work?
The show operates on the day thanks to hundreds of volunteers undertaking a range of different tasks from catering to manning the gates. All of the volunteers record the hours they have worked and nominate a community group they would like to support. After the show, an hourly rate is determined by the committee, along with the volunteer hours payments are then calculated and distributed to the local community groups.
Who are the main beneficiaries?
The volunteer community groups that were the top 10 beneficiaries from the last Brookton Old Time Motor Show were:
What do they do with the money?
These funds are used for the following:
How would these organisations manage without these funds?
Most of the community organisations that benefit from funds from the Brookton Old Time Motor Show would not be able to operate without sourcing these funds elsewhere .
We can only assume that we would go back to the days before the Brookton Old Time Motor show when there was a street/cake stall in the main street nearly every week.
Alternatively vital services would cease to exist or would operate with substandard equipment and facilities.
Your support for the Brookton Old Time Motor Show is very much appreciated by local and surrounding communities. We hope you come along to the next show on the 19th March 2016 and have a fantastic time and at the same time support over 40 volunteer, community groups.
The next Brookton Old Time Motor Show will be held on the 19th March 2016 and as with past shows, we aim to have something to keep the whole family entertained all day.
At the show there will be a large market style marquee for stalls selling local produce, crafts, jams, clothing and giftware as well as local displays of interest to families.
Registrations are now open for businesses and local community groups wishing to secure a site in the Countryman Family Interest Tent.
The show is a community event and the committee with the assistance of local volunteers undertake all the catering arrangements. Hence, independent food vans are generally not required and we request that applications are restricted to market style stall holders wishing to book a site in the Countryman Family Interest Tent.
Please click on the following button further details and an application form.
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