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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Kengo Kimura’s ‘MasterPeace’

One of the highlights of the 2018 Spectacular will be the only Australian appearance of Kengo Kimura’s ’66 Triumph TR6 Trophy called ‘MasterPeace’.  The bike lives up to its name in all its aspects as an outstanding balance of artistic imagination and meticulous construction.  A legendary bike builder in Japan, Kengo started this build with […]

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Wolf in sheep’s clothing, sleeper, Q-ship?

When was the last time you saw a roll bar and venetian blinds in the same car?  Giving just a small clue as to the many surprises waiting to be discovered in Patrick ‘Paddy’ Gill’s ’76 LX Torana Sunbird, be sure to check out what makes this Torana so unique when you visit the 2018 WA […]

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Winning Ways

While there are dozens of awards handed out each year at the show for the various classes of cars; Street Machine, Hot Rod, Competition. Body styles; Coupe, Roadster, Sedan and individual areas of the vehicle; Engine Bay, Interior, Undercarriage, Paint, there is an Overall award given out to the highest point scoring vehicle in each […]

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Superstars of the Show

Since the award’s inception, the WA Hot Rod & Street Machine Spectacular has been a qualifying event for the Meguiar’s Superstars competition. This prestigious award is chosen by Owen Webb, a renowned Aussie street machine builder and Meguiar’s reprentative, who picks his four favourite cars and invites them to compete with cars that have qualified […]

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