The paths of a man and his car sometimes cross several times before they finally align and such was the case for Kevin Saunders and his 1966 XP Falcon.
Motorvation 30, taking place from January 22 to 24, 2016 at Perth Motorplex, will be a much better home for the Falcon than where Saunders found it after originally moving his pride and joy along.
“I owned my Falcon when I was 21 years old and sold it when I bought a house and started a family with my wife at about 25,” he said.
“About 12 or so years later I found the same car, a good friend owned it. It was in very poor condition with a blue heeler living in it and his wife was about turn it into a compost tumbler.”
Saunders couldn’t bear to see his former love in such dire straits.
“About an hour of discussion later I was the owner of a very poor condition XP Falcon,” he said. “But it was all there and my wife was happy for me to take on a project as the 1923 T-Bucket we owned didn’t have enough seats.
“Having my old car back was the start and I am now 53 years old and not allowed to sell it as my two fantastic sons want it to stay in the family.”
A passion for street machines and hot rods is one that requires commitment and Saunders sees it as a lifestyle.
“My car to me is a hobby and it is not a show car as we like to drive it, race it and show it. But it is tidy and has been modified extensively.”
If you’re going to take a look at the Falcon, Saunders recommends checking out the engine bay which has a well detailed and highly modified blown 347ci Windsor which he had freshened up over the Christmas break with new Bullet Billet custom roller cam and AFR 205 Renegade cylinder heads. The car also has a manualised roller C4 auto transmission with new AllFast 4300 billet converter.
“The thing I like the most is the mates I have made over the 33 odd years of being involved in this hobby and when you look around the ACE Ford Club display you will see me with my two sons and mates having a great weekend.
“For Motorvation weekend I just want not to break the car and have a sh*t load of fun.”
For more information about Motorvation, click here.