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Beauties and some beasts.

WEST Coast Rally 12 will rock 'n' roll into town on a tide of automotive nostalgia next week.

And to celebrate the charity event, Bobby soxers Lisa Kennedy and Katrina Noble hitched a ride with three loud and proud hot rods.

Badgers B, a 1932 Ford Model B Roadster built by owner John Bradley, is powered by a 350 Chevy 5.7-litre engine developing 290bhp.

Finished in gleaming candy red paint, the rod, with custom leather trim and electronic dash, regularly features in custom car magazines.

Andy Lamb's 1930 Ford Model A sedan is a product of 10 years of work. In striking sunburst yellow with a supercharged Rover V8 at its heart, the rod packs presence and power.

Dave Wright's Ford five-window is guaranteed to turn heads. Built at Dagenham in 1937, it began life as a saloon but in 1996 was chopped, had an all-modified suspension added and a 5.0-litre Chevy V8 block shoe-horned under the bonnet. Lisa and Katrina added the finishing touch to this beauty and the beast show.

Their nine-strong 1940s and 50s-inspired retro dance troupe, the Kennedy Cupcakes, are a showstopping hit throughout Scotland. West Coast Rally is in its third year and growing fast. It takes place at Eglinton Country Park, Irvine, on Sunday, July 15, starting at 10am.

Organised by West Coast Jaguar and the new, all-marques club AutoScots, the event is in aid of CLIC Sargent, the children's cancer care charity.

Organiser Angus Devoy said: "The variety of vehicles on show is huge, from cars and motorcycles of all makes to trucks and fire appliances.

"Other attractions include military displays, children's amusements, falconry, and trade and food stands."

Pre-booking for exhibitors is closed but further entries will be accepted on the day. Email inquiries should be sent to ed@edmed.demon.co.uk
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Date:Jul 6, 2012
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