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Veteran and Classic Car Club members amaze Flinders Park Primary School Students with 100-year-old cars

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Pauline Hume and Jenny Cherry.
Camera IconPauline Hume and Jenny Cherry. Credit: Josiah McMeekin

Flinders Park Primary School students got a hands-on historical experience all about cars courtesy of the Veteran and Classic Car Club of WA on Tuesday.

Dressed in period-appropriate clothing, VCCC members lined up 22 vintage cars on the school’s oval.

The oldest car rolled off the production line in 1905 making it 119, while the “newest” model of the bunch was 113, taking to the roads in 1911.

The event was fully interactive, much to the students delight, as they were able to climb into the cars, sit behind the wheel or in the passenger seats and in some cars, even honk the horn.

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Each car had a small ballot box, where students could drop a token they had been given to vote on their favourite car, with the winner being announced and receiving a small prize at a VCCC meeting in the near future.

Show-stealer Charlie got plenty of votes.
Camera IconShow-stealer Charlie got plenty of votes. Credit: Josiah McMeekin
Julian McNeil and Jane McNeil.
Camera IconJulian McNeil and Jane McNeil. Credit: Josiah McMeekin
Casper Cox, 6.
Camera IconCasper Cox, 6. Credit: Josiah McMeekin
Isla Flavel, 7, Hazel Reynolds, 7, Anika Garrigan, 5 and Julie Simpfendorfer.
Camera IconIsla Flavel, 7, Hazel Reynolds, 7, Anika Garrigan, 5 and Julie Simpfendorfer. Credit: Josiah McMeekin
Jeff Blyth with a vintage motorcycle.
Camera IconJeff Blyth with a vintage motorcycle. Credit: Josiah McMeekin
Jos Henley, Rose Earle and Frank Selley.
Camera IconJos Henley, Rose Earle and Frank Selley. Credit: Josiah McMeekin
Maurice McGregor with the VCC1.
Camera IconMaurice McGregor with the VCC1. Credit: Josiah McMeekin
Bill Dixon of the Veterans Car Club.
Camera IconBill Dixon of the Veterans Car Club. Credit: Josiah McMeekin
Michael Rock, Kit Jolly, 8, James Powell, 8, and Fintan Kinsella, 9.
Camera IconMichael Rock, Kit Jolly, 8, James Powell, 8, and Fintan Kinsella, 9. Credit: Josiah McMeekin

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