The Hillman Motor Car Company was registered in 1910, but had started making cars a few years before 1910. Even before that, the founders made sewing machines and bicycles. In 1928 the Humber Company Bought The Hillman Motor Car Company which gave Humber an opportunity to produce smaller cars alongside their larger ones.Chip ‘n Dip Stalletjie
The first Hillmans were available in a 9,7 litre six cylinder or a 6.4 litre 4 cylinder. By modern standards that would have made them “Muscle cars”. The Hillman story gets quite involved with the formation of the Rootes Group which was then made up of four brands – Humber, Sunbeam, Singer and Hillman. Hillman was by far the biggest seller of the four brands.
In 1967 The Chrysler Corporation from America bought out the Rootes Group. Chrysler continued making Hillmans until they dropped the brand in 1987. Chrysler rebadged some models, then sold off some of the names and others going to the Peugeot Group. In the end though, Hillman was a lot less exciting as a brand towards the end of it’s life than it was in its younger days.
The Westrand Car Show is a Classic Car Show. TO QUALIFY FOR ENTRANCE TO A COMPETITIVE CLASS, VEHICLES MUST HAVE BEEN BUILT OR REGISTERED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 1999 OR EARLIER. Only the first 180 QUALIFYING vehicles will receive a commemorative medallion. Any newer vehicle is welcome to be entered as a “non-competitive vehicle” and to be placed on show just because of “the spirit of motoring” and the desire to share the joy that your wheels bring you, with all of the rest of us. See the list of classes below and the entrance form. Remember its a fun day, so don’t take it too seriously.
Non-Competitive vehicles may enter at the gate on the day.
The Westrand Car Show is an alcohol-free event and any person found to have in their possession or to be consuming alcohol will not be admitted and/or will be asked to leave the premises of Dr. Havinga School.2019 – Competition Classes
2019 Show – Enter Your Vehicle
Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n klassieke motorskou. OM TE KWALIFISEER VIR TOEGANG TOT ‘N KOMPETERENDE KLAS, MOET VOERTUIE VIR DIE EERSTE KEER IN 1999 OF VROEËR GEBOU OF GEREGISTREER WORD. Slegs die eerste 180 KWALIFISERENDE voertuie sal ‘n gedenkmedalje ontvang. Enige nuwer voertuig is welkom om as ‘n “nie-mededingende voertuig” ingeskryf te word, en dit net te danke aan” die gees van motor” en die begeerte om die vreugde wat u wiele vir u bring, saam met ons almal te deel. Kyk na die lys van klasse hierbo en die ingangsvorm. Onthou, dis ‘n pret dag moenie dit te ernstig opneem.
Nie-mededingende voertuie mag op die dag by die hek inteken.
Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n alkoholvrye gebeurtenis, en enige persoon wat bevind dat hy in besit is en/of alkohol inneem, sal nie toegelaat word nie en/of gevra sal word om die perseel van die Dr. Havinga skool te verlaat.
IMAGE ATTRIBUTION. Clicking on any of the links will, in most cases, take you to a full screen image.
1931 Hillman Wizard DHC – SG2012 [CC BY 2.0
1936 Hillman Hawk Sports Tourer 3l 6cyl – Steve Glover from Bolton, Lancs., England
1937 Hillman Minx – GTHO CC BY-SA 3.0
1966 Hillman Husky – Charles 01 CC BY-SA 3.0
1967 Hillman Hunter – Charles 01 CC BY-SA 3.0
1971 Hillman Imp – Charles 01 CC BY-SA 3.0