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Esperance pair turn farmyard junk into perfect Perkolilli racer

When Esperance mates Kim Seinor and Peter Eardley caught wind of a vintage race in the works on Lake Perkolilli, they knew they had to be part of it.

Large crowds have already made their way out to the dry lake east of Kalgoorlie for the Red Dust Revival, which started yesterday.

Among them were drivers Seinor and Eardley, and their restored Ford Model A.

“It was a bit of a mission,” Seinor said.

“We got a chassis from Northam off a guy Peter knew, and the body work came from an old farmer in Esperance and was laying around in the back paddock.

“We got it together, cut the rust out of it and this is what we have now.”

The duo took the vintage machine for its first lap yesterday, and are champing at the bit to get it back on the circuit over the course of the next few days.

“Being involved in old cars, and Kim being an ex-Kalgoorlie guy, he suggested to me we should build something for the Perkolilli Races,” Eardley said.

“We did three laps this morning, which … was absolutely sensational, a great feeling.

“This obviously has a lot of history, a lot of blood, sweat and beers.

“Australian records were made here too, so it is terrific.”

Seinor and Eardley’s vehicle is among about 100 vintage cars, bikes and aircraft at Lake Perkolilli for the four-day event.

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