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S&S Industries – New Sponsor

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We are please to announce and welcome on board S&S Industries as one of our sponsors for 2022!

S&S Industries are expert leaders in the panel beating and spray paint industry offering high-quality automotive & industrial paint supplies and spray paint equipment for a wide range of automotive & industrial needs.

Established in 1967 as a family run business with Spraysafe added to the company in 1983. SpraySafe is a division of the company that manufacturers spray booths, baking ovens and ventilation systems for the automotive & industrial
markets. Based Midvale, WA with this Australian owned company has a team of over 30 employees ready to assist you with a vast knowledge of all things panel and paint.

S&S Industries is a one stop shop for all your automotive and custom needs for panel and paint. Head to to view there range of products and also give them a follow on facebook

2022’s Show Charity – Care Bags

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The Charity that will benefit  from proceeds of the 2022 WAHRP Inc Show:

Care Bags – because children in Care matter.

A Care bag is a simple yet powerful gesture to Children going into care. It lets them know that they are important.

Children enter care often under traumatic circumstances with little more than the clothes they are wearing.

A Care bag for these children sends a strong, positive message – they Matter, they are valued & people care.

Show MCs Announced – Part 2

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Your MC for the weekend is……

Richie Howletts’ life has revolved around cars and music. After getting involved in cars and car shows from the age of 17, his passion grew. Richie has enjoyed a long career in Motorsport Commentary, which has taken him all around the country, and led to a 15 year career in Commercial Radio and many years as a mobile party DJ.

Richie has been the voice of the Hot Rod and Street Machine Spectacular since it originally began at Claremont Showgrounds, before moving to the Burswood Dome and back to Claremont, Today, Richie still enjoys Motorsport Commentary and promotes is own car events, as well as being a registered Civil Celebrant and Professional Master of Ceremonies.

Show MCs Announced – Part 1

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Your MC for the weekend is……

It’s Bridget Bell, you may know me as commentator at the drags, pit reporter from the race track, host of car meets and fashion parades, or even remember me as one third of the trio that hosted the Hot Rod Show back in 2015.

I am beyond excited to be joining my friend Richie Howlett in delivering this year’s hotly anticipated Hot Rod and Street Machine Spectacular returning to Claremont Showgrounds. I love all things horsepower, craftsman and unique. I don’t want to sound over-square but mostly I love the passion that is required to deliver a truly exceptional build, the quirks, points of difference or sheer power and performance gained through brilliant engineering.

That is my aim this year, to share the stories of the builds, highlight the indeterminate details which may not be immediately apparent. And if that doesn’t work then I am certain we’ll have a blast anyway!

Kickstart 2022 – Custom and Invitational Bikes

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We are back! I know you guys and gals have been busy busy busy the past covid years building all kinds of crazy stuff out there… now it’s time to show it off! Whether it’s a custom or stock build we’d love for you to enter it to the show, get it judged, show it off, chat to peeps, and maybe win a prize! Enter your awesome bike by clicking here –

We’re also after invitational bikes to help showcase all the weird and wonderful types of bikes we all love – from vintage mopeds, classic 70s bikes, old British bikes, early Harleys, to modern custom builds… anything!… drop us a line and let us know what you’ve got –

See you in November!

2020 Show Cancelled

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It is with great sadness that WA Hot Rod Promotions announces the cancellation of the 2020 Hot Rod & Street Machine Spectacular.
The WAHRP Committee have done all within their power to conduct the show within this calendar year but their efforts have been defeated by the unsuitable selection of alternative dates and the unavailability of all three pavilions on the same weekend.
To all of the entrants and traders that have signed up for the 2020 event, there are two options available. The first is to roll-over the entry or vending area to the 2021 show, effectively avoiding any increases in charges or costs planned for 2021. The pavilion and floorplan allocations will also remain the same as requested.
The second option is a full refund of entry fees. To access this option, the entrant or trader must email
There is a degree of uncertainty as to how the remainder of this year will pan out but WAHRP is confident that as a community we will all be in a stronger position to produce a landmark event next year. It gives all involved more time for planning, building and finishing in preparation for a major celebration of our custom car and bike culture in 2021.
Stay engaged and stay healthy.
Les A. Smith

Special Announcement

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In light of today’s announcement from the Australian Government advising against the gathering of more than 500 people as a response to coronavirus fears, WA Hot Rod Promotions has decided to postpone the 24th Hot Rod & Street Machine Spectacular scheduled for 13th-14th June.

WAHRP had been in discussion prior to this announcement and did not come to this decision lightly.  WAHRP is working with the Royal Agricultural Society on rescheduling the show to later in the year and will try to announce details within the next week.

WAHRP is terribly sad to postpone and extends an apology to all those entrants, traders and patrons who were already engaging in the event.  As the provision for public safety is of prime concern, WAHRP will reschedule only once the current risk has been resolved.

2020 Park Automotive Custom Pedal Car & Trike Challenge

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After its amazingly popular launch last year, WAHRP is pleased to announce the return of the ‘The Custom Pedal Car & Trike Challenge’ for 2020.


Sponsored by Park Automotive, you are invited to enter a custom pedal car, tricycle or pull-cart stroller for judging by both a select panel and the general public.


Open to builders of all skill levels, the Challenge serves to promote imaginative creativity and the fun to be enjoyed when building from scratch or modifying an existing pedal car or trike.  Chopped and dropped, custom body mods, custom paint, tuck ‘n’ roll interiors and white walls amongst gassers, roadsters and trikes.  What a gathering!

As for rules, the Challenge has just a few.

  • Brand new pedal cars/trikes must by modified by a minimum of 50% to be eligible.
  • Entries must be submitted to the Koolsville Co-ordinator in the Webster Pavilion, Claremont Showground only on Friday 12thJune 2020 between 9:00am – 9:00pm.
  • Entry fee: $30.

All entries in the Challenge will be displayed in a dedicated, secure section of Koolsville.  The Webster and all show pavilions have 24hr-manned security for the duration of the show.

Proudly sponsored by Park Automotive, a worldwide leader in automotive paint coatings, the Challenge boasts an amazing prize pool.

  • 1stPrize: $500 with Park Automotive Prize Pack
  • Runner-up: Prize Pack by Park Automotive
  • People’s Choice (determined by popular ballot): Prize Pack by Park Automotive

In addition, all entries in the Challenge will be featured on Park Automotive social media with a special feature on the winners also advertised.

To register, simply email your intention to   You’ll receive submission and payment details along with an official entry form to be completed and returned. Entry spaces are limited so get your entry registration in early.

Happy building!

Koolsville’s Kool

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In just two short years since the Webster pavilion was transformed into ‘Koolsville’, the kustom kulture profile of the Spectacular has been enhanced in ways that have left the local kustom community clamouring for more.  WAHRP’s Koolsville Co-ordinator Samantha Treloar has heard their call and in response, has introduced a program of attractions and events for this year’s show that will have fans talking for months.  As well as the hand-chosen display of nostalgic rods, customs and racers, Sam has introduced the Kustom Pedal Car Challenge sponsored by House of Kolor, expanded the Miss Koolsville pageant, allocated space to a ‘40s style whiskey bar and invited a large number of international, national and local artists to contribute works to the first Lowbrow & Kustom Art Auction.  With a collection of exclusive traders and an avenue of tattoo parlours, be prepared to spend a lot of time in Koolsville

‘Speedbox’ Motorex Grand Master

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In the rarified atmosphere of the nation’s top show cars, there are few that achieve nationwide exposure in real time.  Keith Zee’s 1938 Fordson van has not only taken the east coast show scene by storm but is now headed to the west coast to wow the locals at this year’s Spectacular.  And to confirm the rod’s status, it will be on display with its latest prestigious accolade, the 2019 Meguiars’ Motorex Grand Master award.  Top show car constructors are a rare breed and we are honoured to have Keith and Jack with us to share their story of ‘Speedbox’ and no doubt inspire more to push the limits of custom car construction.