BEST IN THE WEST

> THE WA HOT ROD & STREET MACHINE SPECTACULAR CELEBRATED ITS 20TH YEAR WITH A CRACKER OF A SHOW

STORY BORIS VISKOVIC PHOTOS JORDAN LEIST

THIS year the WA Hot Rod & Street Machine Spectacular celebrated two decades of putting on the best indoor car show in the state, and it was a ripper, with a huge variety of cars, all of outstanding quality.

The obvious drawcard was Chris and Colleen Bitmead’s Detroit Autorama-storming XBOSS Falcon, back in Perth for a ‘home ground’ appearance and its first showing on Aussie soil. It was featured on the show artwork and in much of the media blitz leading up to the event – including some coverage from mainstream media – so there’s no doubt it attracted people who wouldn’t have ordinarily attended. With a bit of luck they’ll remember how good the show was and bring along a few of their friends next year.

As always with this particular event, the punters effectively got two shows for the price of one, with another couple of hundred cars on display in the preferred parking area. The weather gods were also (mostly) favourable, with mainly sunny skies right up until the show closed – and then it absolutely pissed down. Hopefully everyone got their perfectly polished prized possessions home safely.

Here are a few of my favourites from inside the hall. s