If you can get to Claremont today, you'll have the rare opportunity to stand in a room, get caught up in auction fever and spend the kitchen renovation fund on something sensible like an old car.
Countless classic-car auctions have been covered in this column, but very few of them have taken place in WA.
Today, however, Claremont Showground will be the venue for the Perth Classic Car Auction.
The auction was first announced in this column several weeks ago and the organisers say that since then, they have consigned nearly 40 cars for the sale.
Among those on offer is a 1973 Jensen Interceptor, which has been estimated to sell for between $35,000 and $40,000.
For a similar amount of money, you could get into one of three Ferraris on offer, with a 1973 365 GT4 optimistically pegged at $40,000-$45,000.
The other two comprise a 328 GTS ($70,000-$80,000) and an F355 GTS F1 ($125,000-$135,000).
All the lots in the sale can be viewed in the Ellie Eaton Pavilion at Claremont Showground today between 9am and noon, with the auction starting at 12.30pm.
·See Motor Moments for further details.
BROCKWELL RUN HERE AGAIN
The Maurice Brockwell Memorial Run is now one of the staple annual events on the classic-car calendar and this year it is extra special.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of Brockwell's death.
Among his lasting contributions to the WA classic-car movement is his integral help in establishing the WA Motor Museum at Whiteman Park and the concessional licensing system for classic cars in WA.
The organisers of the run have arranged for the cars to gather at Wilson Park in South Fremantle tomorrow, where they will be displayed from 8.30am before departing for the drive up the coast to Whiteman Park at 10.30am.
However, there's also a fun run scheduled to take place tomorrow morning in the heart of Fremantle, which will result in some roads being closed.
Brockwell Run co-ordinator Len Douglas said that while the road closures were expected to be reopened in time for the 10.30am departure from Wilson Park, they were likely to affect those classic-car enthusiasts driving their vehicles to the display from 8.30am.
Participants are therefore asked to take a route to Wilson Park via Hampton and Douro roads and avoid the heart of Fremantle.
Despite the detour, I know which of the runs I'd find more fun.
Perth Classic Car Auction, Claremont Showground.
Phone 0407 193 699 or visit perthclassiccarauction.com.au.
Perth International Historic Challenge, 1962 Australian Grand Prix 50th Anniversary event, Barbagallo Raceway.
Maurice Brockwell Memorial Run, Port to Whiteman classic car event, display 8.30am-10.30am at Wilson Park, South Fremantle.
Phone 9249 9457.
WA Country Builders Great Southern 500, Perth, York and Albany. Phone 0448 211 411 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Narrogin Revheads Weekend, 20th Anniversary event. Visit narroginrevheads.com.au or phone 0428 288 511.Send event details to email@example.com