HUNDREDS of car lovers in Blacktown can travel back in time to 1927 at a display of old cars in Riverstone on February 3.
They can feast their eyes on cars of yesteryear including a Ford Prefect, Chevrolet Pickup, Pontiac, Austin, Humber Super Snipe, Falcon, Cadillac, El Dorado, Mercury Montago convertible, Bill Blass Lincoln and the oldest Volkswagen registered in Australia.
The cars will be displayed at the Riverstone Museum Open Day at Garfields Road East from 11am to 3pm on February 3.
They belong to 33 members of Hawkesbury Historical Car Club which was established more than 10 years ago by Bob Cooper of Maraylya and some like-minded friends.
Members of the club are now aged 40 to 81 and live in Hawkesbury, Rooty Hill, Blacktown, Kellyville and Newcastle.
Mr Cooper has four historic cars, including a 1948 Australian-built Pontiac that will be displayed on the day.
He estimated his Pontiac, complete with original body, engine and seating to be worth about $30,000.
‘‘I loved cars from a young age and started collecting them as a hobby, then old cars later for restoration because they have character,’’ Mr Cooper said.
Club registrar Gary Richmond said he took about four years to restore his Chevrolet Pickup but didn’t want to say how much it cost.
‘‘The price is whatever one is prepared to pay,’’ he said.
Member Allan Smith, who is restoring a 1962 Ford Thunderbird Roadster, also has a Cadillac El Dorado, Mercury convertible and a Lincoln.
He said some people would consider their cars as toys.
‘‘Our club is a meeting place for people and their wives who love historical cars,’’ he said.
‘‘It holds four events a month like last week’s run to Springwood,’’ he said.
The club is not seeking more members but residents can join their events by contacting Bob Cooper on 0409226681 or 45736465.
View a gallery of images of historic cars here: http://www.rhsgnews.com.au/story/1244077/classic-car-show/?cs=1754.