The SAAB club WA event for November was our annual Maurice Brockwell Classic Car Run from Wesley College South Perth to the Motor Museum Whiteman Park.
Even though the motor car is only a century old, it has spurred the passion of many people. Today, the old car movement is thriving all over the world.
One of the leaders of the movement in Western Australia was second-generation hotelier Maurice Brockwell who served for 30 years in many different capacities. Brockwell was not afraid to put the case for historic motoring to the government in the strongest terms. He was instrumental in introducing concessional licensing for collector’s cars in WA and in the establishment of the Motor Museum of Western Australia at Whiteman Park.
During the WA Inc. era, he campaigned strongly against the sell-off of the Percy Markham Collection of historic cars by the State Government.
Most years the SAAB Car Club of WA participate in the run where we are able to catch up with members of other car clubs and make new acquaintances in the car club community.
We assembled at Wesley College oval from 8:30 am and left at 10:30 am for a 66Km planned route to Whiteman Park to visit the now much enlarged Motor Museum.