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Big Al's Poker Run Charity Event - WA's Biggest Custom Car Show & Cruise Event

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by Gary Brown (subscribe)
I am a freelance writer and photographer from Sydney who has now had five books published on fishing. I also write for the NSW Fishing Monthly, Visit the Shire, Fisho App & Tackle Tactics. I also like to travel and experience new things to do.
Check out all the cool Hot Rods Big Al's Poker Run
It's a fun family event for owners of hot rods to show off their pre 1948 custom cars, trucks, pickups, classic and special interest vehicles to anyone who wants to come along.

Image courtesy of Big Al's Poker Run.

There will also be the Vintage Collective Markets with over 60 stalls of 50's to 70's fashion, household and garage items, plus there will be around 15 coffee, food and ice-cream stalls for you wander about.

Maybe you find that suitcase you were looking for. Image courtesy of the Vintage Collective Markets in WA.

You will never know what you may find at the markets. Image courtesy of the Vintage Collective Markets in WA.

But it doesn't stop there!

There will also be a Show n Shine event with celebrity judging from 10am to 4pm, the Big Al's Poker Run from 4pm where you can go on a treasure hunt in your car where you will hopefully end up at the event.

You will also be able to attend an evening event with a bar, prize giving and the opportunity to socialise with other Hot Rod lovers and twilight cruise on the following Wednesday night starting at 6pm and open to all car owners who booked into Big Al's Poker Run for 2016.

The Big Al's Annual Poker Run event (now in its 36th year) is back for 2016 and will be held on Saturday 13th February 2016 at Perry Lakes Reserve, Floreat in Perth WA and if that's not enough, there will be live rock and roll music from the Roadmasters.

This event is sure to keep both young and old entertained all day long.

For those of you that didn't get along to last year's event you sure did miss out on seeing heaps of excellently restored hot rods and to give you a small insight into the quality of these hot rods I have listed below some of the winners from 2015.

They are as follows:

AWARD: Top Hot Rod Closed (Pre'48)
ENTRY #: 136
VEHICLE: 1928 A Model Ford deliver van

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AWARD: 2nd Hot Rod Closed (Pre '48)
ENTRY #: 033
VEHICLE: Red Ford 1933 Tudor
ENTRANT/OWNER: Tony Fondacaro

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AWARD: Top Street Machine (Pre '65)
ENTRY #: 118
VEHICLE: 1961 Lincoln Continental

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AWARD: 2nd Pickup
ENTRY #: 160
VEHICLE: 1987 Chev Silverado
ENTRANT/OWNER: Andy Weatherburn

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AWARD: Top Hot Rod Overall
ENTRY #: 047
VEHICLE: 1932 Ford Coupe
ENTRANT/OWNER: Dominic Schiavoni

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AWARD: Top Convertible
ENTRY #: 23
VEHICLE: 1960 Ford Thunderbird
ENTRANT/OWNER: Mario Azzopardi

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AWARD:Top Commercial
ENTRY #: 63
VEHICLE: 1947 International KB5

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AWARD: Top Truck
ENTRY #: 216
VEHICLE: 1957 Diamond T
ENTRANT/OWNER: Greg Stampalia

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For all the 2015 winners you can click here for the results.

Now that this has got your interest and you would like to either enter your own hot rod into this great event or you would just like to attend and droll over these magnificent vehicles how do you go about it.

To enter before 2nd February at 11pm at a cost of $50 per vehicle click here.

If you miss the deadline you can also enter on the day for a cost of $60 per vehicle.

5 per person entry fee to the grounds.

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Historic cars are welcome. Image courtesy of Big Al's Poker Run

Over the past 5 years this event has raise $46,000.00 for a charity called Wheels For Hope where they assist WA families with disabilities who do not have suitable transport to access critical medical and remedial care, education and community activities.

In 2016 Big A's Poker Run will help raise some of the much need funds to help support Uni Camp for Kids where they continue to achieve their aim of providing camps and picnics for emotionally, socially, and/or financially underprivileged children.

So bring your rod, bring your family, bring your friends and make it a day at WA's Biggest Car Show & Cruise event of 2016.
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Why? Check out all the cool Hot Rods
When: Gates open at 10am
Phone: 0414551928
Where: Perry Lakes Reserve
Cost: $5 Entry fee to the ground per person. Check out the web site for entry costs to display a hot rod.
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