Wamboin Community Association

Wheels of Wamboin

Wheels of Wamboin

Wheels of Wamboin is an annual event that provides a broad canvas of motoring & mechanical displays – limited only by the imagination. The event has been very well received by the community and 2023 marked its 10th anniversary.

As per previous years there will be a trophy for people’s choice on the day.

Event Coordinator

Peter Evans    Ph: 0427 699 118

The 2019 Event

The 2018 Event

The 2017 Event

Article published in the May issue of the Whisper, 2013

Wamboin Wheeling

On a cool April Home Produce Market morning over fifty current and sleeping beauties made it to the Wamboin Hall on Saturday for the inaugural Wheels of Wamboin. The WCA Committee was absolutely ecstatic with the turn out as we only expected around 15 vehicles. With this much interes t we will definitely look at making it an annual event.

The overall idea was to encourage owners to dust off the old cars, bikes, trucks and tractors from out of the shed for a display day. An enormous variety turned up, from a Model T to a brand new XK R Jaguar and even two TEA Massey Fergusons along with a Malvern Star dragster bike. All up we had nearly 100 years of all types of motoring history. Jaguars were well represented on the day with a 1950’s XK120, a XJ, a XK and the beautiful 2012 XKR convertible which attracted a lot of drool with its supercharged V8 and jaw dropping sleek lines. The British cars continued with a Morris Minor, a mini, a pre-war Triumph undergoing restoration, an Aston Martin DBS, a Rolls Royce Corniche Drophead Convertible, a spectacular 1926 12/50 Alvis with an aluminium ducks back body, a red 1950 Riley RMD drop head coupe and the car voted People’s Choice, a superb 19 55 Swallow Doretti. The Swallow is only 1 of 276 cars ever made and presented immaculately. I guess the British can also claim the two grey Massey Ferguson TEA’s on display as well.

The Europeans made a strong showing with a Beetle, a Porsche, several mint Mercedes Benz’s, a BMW, a Renault Meganne RS265, Audi TT convertible, a nice red Lancia HPE and a Citroën Traction Avant. The Americans presented with a beautiful Ford Model T, three Ford Mustangs with a 67 coupe, a very original 68 390GT fastback, a very nice new Shelby GT500 convertible. A hot bright yellow Camaro, a number of Plymouth Belvederes joined the line up with a hard to miss red 56 F100 step side pickup (perfect for running Wamboin moonshine).

Our home grown cars included a nice 2 door Monaro, a couple of XC GXL’s, an daily driver Escort, a Chrysler Centura, and an outstanding Chrysler Royal which had a period perfect and mint caravan attached. This bought back holiday memories to many in the crowd as kids on the family holiday. A number of early Holden’s included a HD and a FB sedan along with a Vauxhall Velox and even a LTD hearse.

The home built Lotus 7’s ensured long conversations with the builders (and dreamers) and hot rods were represented with a nicely rodded Model T pickup and sedan. The variety included a couple of Harley Davidson bikes and a superb Yamaha 125 road bike (have not seen one since I was a kid) with a swap meet table for motorbike parts.

Overall it was a fantastic day and the event drew a crowd of enthusiasts and onlookers from the Market Day. Many thanks go to all the owners of the cars on display who made the time and effort to bring their precious machines out for the day. They were enjoyed by all. Look out next year.

Peter Evans