No matter what world you inhabit, we all have our Heroes and Legends.

And the hot rodding world is no different.

For generations, there have been hot rods, dragsters, customs and muscle cars that have powered their way to a legendary status. These are the cars and motorcycles that have made such an impression of ultimate design or performance upon an admiring audience that they are still held in great esteem.

Then there are the people who designed them, built them, raced them and made our lives richer for their efforts. These Heroes and Legends are the people who created the longing within us to follow their example and endeavours and to whom we owe much with respect.

And where would the hot rodding world be without the Heroes and Legends whose cars glided across the silver screen, graced the pages of comic books and entertained us on television. We may not be able to emulate their feats and actions but we can all admire their wheels and dream.

So, in recognition of all of these people and machines, WAHRP has chosen Heroes and Legends as the official show theme for 2018. We have a list of remarkable machines and inspirational people we are planning to have join us in June, along with all of those others who will turn up, some in costume, to be Heroes and Legends as well. What a weekend it’s going to be.

Les A. Smith



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Floorplans released

  After two weeks of hectic planning and modification, the floorplans for the 4 sectional pavilions for this year’s WA Hot Rod & Street Machine Spectacular have been relesed today.  With a record 220 entries, the pavilions are full, so much so that for the first time in the show’s history, some of the entrants […]

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Australia’s Fastest W Model Kenworth

And still they come. Confirmation today that Rob Waters will be joining the ‘Heroes & Legends’ celebrations with his awesome 1977 Kenworth W Series Prospector salt lake racing truck. Featuring the world’s first full custom channelled truck chassis, Rob’s ride is not only long at 9m but features more impressive numbers. Imagine how a set […]

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  Direct from the USA, the famed Mooneyes dragster will be on display at the WA Hot Rod & Street Machine Spectacular as part of a three-stop Australian tour. Originally built in 1959 on a Dragmaster chassis, the dragster was used as a rolling, tyre-smoking business card for Moon Equipment Co. Most well known for […]

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The Fastest Aussie on Earth

Australian Land Speed Record holder Rosco McGlashan is a man in a hurry and he’s at it again. His latest project, Aussie Invader 5R, is nearing completion after a decade of planning and construction with the aim of travelling at over 1000mph, or if you prefer, 1609km/h!   To get there he has created a […]

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