(Photos by Darryl Daniels) – The iconic Willys does not just have that status in America, as this gallery proves. Aussie BangShift reader Darryl Daniels attended the show and sent us about 50 photos of the goings on. There are few things on this Earth cooler than a Willys with a Hemi in it and you’ll see some of that action in this gallery. You’ll also see cars that are far tamer than that and a surprising amount of the 1933-1936 and 1937-1939 models. Most of the hot rod community tend to gravitate to the 1940 and 41 Willys as the defacto model of choice for hot rod building but they are all cool in our book. The 1933-1936 cars were used as gassers pretty extensively as well.
This wasn’t the biggest show of all time, but it was the first running of the Aussie Willys Nationals so we’re sure it will grow and grow from here. There’s certainly something special about the shape and look of the little Willys from back in the gasser era. There was the whole idea of taking a cheap, tin can of a car and making it a hot rod that was so appealing as well. The same still holds true today!
Hit the link to see some Aussie Willys goodness!
Car Show Link: The First Aussie Willys Nationals