Here a few cars that we stopped to admire at All Ford Day on the weekend. The station wagon above is a 1964 Ford Falcon Squire, and the convertible below is a 1959 Ford Skyline with a retractable hardtop.
We also liked this classic Mustang notchback convertible, complete with a notchback trailer.
We went along to the biennial All Ford Day at Bassendean Oval on Sunday. As usual, there was an impressive turnout of classic Fords on display. We liked this lineup of 1970s Falcon hard top coupes.
Another part of the Bonjour Perth Festival that we enjoyed last weekend was the French car show.
Cars on display included a Citroen Traction Avant (above) and this pair of 2CVs.
And this pair of Alpine A110s, powered by Renault engines. The one on the left was built in 1966, and the one on the right is from 1976.
This 1968 Chev Impala lowrider especially caught our attention at the Petersen Automotive Museum in LA.
It is called “El Muertorider” (the Deathrider) and was inspired by both the Mexican Day of the Dead and western art. The painting on the roof (below) references Da Vinci’s “Vitruvian Man”.
We also enjoyed the display of classic lowriders at the Petersen Automotive Museum, titled “The high art of riding low“. The 1963 Chev Impala above is completely covered in striking paintwork, etched surfaces and chrome – even on hidden parts of the running gear.
The low rider below is titled “Gypsy Rose Pinata” and is actually a very large Mexican pinata.
There is a good collection of Bat vehicles at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, including the 1989 Batmobile above and 2008 Batpod below.
But maybe the most nostalgic is this cutely retro 1966 Yamaha Batcycle.
We were in Los Angeles recently and paid a visit to the Petersen Automotive Museum – billed as “the world’s greatest auto museum”. The impressive collection of car displays includes vehicles from Hollywood movies, including the 1963 Volkswagen Beetle from “Herbie:Fully Loaded” and the 1981 Delorean DMC-12 used in “Back to the Future”.
We also liked this Yamaha motorbike with seating for photographers, which was used to shoot car chase scenes.