Car lovers in heaven as Ignition South West fires up

Nicole SalmeriSouth Western Times
Ignition South West Car and Bike Show committee member Brad Rowlandson with his 1965 Ford Falcon which will be one of more than 400 cars in this year’s event.
Camera IconIgnition South West Car and Bike Show committee member Brad Rowlandson with his 1965 Ford Falcon which will be one of more than 400 cars in this year’s event. Credit: Nicole Salmeri

It will be automotive heaven at Australind on Sunday for the South West Ignition Car and Bike Show.

Ignition committee member Brad Rowlandson said car entries were coming from as far as Kalgoorlie for the event.

“A lot of the cars are coming down from Perth, Albany, Narrogin, Kalgoorlie and of course a lot from the South West,” Mr Rowlandson said.

“Last year we got just under 4000 spectators and just under 400 cars and this will be the second year of having it at this venue so we are hoping to get even more than last year.”

The event will donate ticket sales to Little Sparks which helps South West families with sick children cover the cost of transport, treatment and equipment.

“The event has been happening for the past few years and the money raised will go into our chosen charity Little Sparks,” Mr Rowlandson said.

Mr Rowlandson said there would be various varieties of cars on display at the event including his 1965 Ford Falcon XP.

“There’s going to be motorbikes and cars from across all years and my Ford Falcon here will also be in the show,” he said.

“There will also be motorbike displays from a freestyle group, food vans, markets stalls and kids’ activities.

“People can register their car right up until the day as they come in the gate.”

The show is from 10am to 3pm at Leschenault Recreation Park.

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