2011 Big Al’s Poker Run

Another Big Year for Big Al’s

beautiful red tbird
Ian’s gorgeous flamin’ red ’57 Thunderbird. With back-up truck.
Studibaker with cowboy kid
Now kid, don’t let anyone touch the paintjob!

Each year, the larger-than-life Al organises the car event that is sure to turn out the masses. Raising funds for charity, it’s also a proven incentive for the back-shed tinkering to be finalised, ready for ‘ignition-on’ by February. Apparently, sales of Carnauba wax reach peak around now!

As regular readers know, last year’s talking point was the Cranksters-manned checkpoint at Bridgestone Tyres (for those who came in late, read about it here). But due to certain er, differences of opinion, that was the curtain call for themed checkpoints. And Paul had his heart set on squeezing into Errol Flynn’s tights and puffy shirt this year!!

So, here are some pics from the show-and-shine departure point at the Burswood shore – see the full gallery in our Events page here.

5 Responses to “2011 Big Al’s Poker Run”

  1. Avatar for NEIL SOLBERG NEIL SOLBERG says:

    HI CUZ

    SAW YOU CHATTING AS WE LEFT CHECKPOINT 1. I WAS EXPECTING TO SEE YOU AT A CHECKPOINT DURING THE CRUISE. NOT MUCH ENTHUSIASM AT CHECKPOINTS THIS YEAR. AS USUAL WE GOT A CRAP HAND – BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME. MUCH LONGER CRUISE THIS YEAR MY GT WENT WELL. SAY HI TO THE FAMILY FOR ME.

    SEE YOU AT THE NEXT CAR SHOW

    COUSIN NEIL

  2. Avatar for Bill Bill says:

    Not many T-Birds there this year, but they were quality anyway! I for one would like to see a return of the themed check points, but not if Paul has tighty whiteys on……

    See you all wednesday night on the Mandurah Cruise!

  3. Avatar for Tracy Tracy says:

    OK Bill – promise I won’t let him! But it has been proved that he looks pretty good in a Matador outfit. How does that sound?
    Yes, Wednesday shoulf be terrific (let’s hope the storm threat is revoked!).
    Tracy

  4. Avatar for Paul Paul says:

    Howdy Neil,
    Sorry I missed you (as you saw, I was busy gasbagging to another Tbirder). Pity about the checkpoints – we were told that our (The Cranksters) services weren’t required. Hopefully I’ll see you up at Mundaring for the ‘Cranksters Pipeline Picnic’.
    Cheers, – Paul.

  5. Avatar for Bill Bill says:

    Matador huh? sounds like a lot of bull to me!

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