Modified cars can often become moving tributes to loved ones and Motorvation 30 will feature several vehicles built as a dedication.
Lauren Youngs’ 1978 Holden HZ one tonner will be a memorial to her father at WA’s biggest street machine festival, which takes place this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Part of an all-girl set of siblings, Youngs said she was the one to take an interest in modifying cars from her Dad and is looking forward to presenting the finished version of the ute.
“My Dad was into cars and with four sisters someone had to follow in his footsteps,” she said. “Unfortunately with losing Dad to cancer in 2014 it has really motivated me to finish her (the ute).”
Youngs said she has kept the modifications subtle.
“I’ve tried to keep her in original condition, even though some changes are making an appearance. The paint colour was so she would look original but with a modern pearl touch.
“I’m on a last minute mission to change a few things on the old girl – new wooden tray, brakes, new plates and some bling engine mods.”
Youngs is keen to get out and enjoy the different machines at Motorvation 30 and is looking forward to wandering the Performance Paddock just like the thousands of spectators due to come through the gates.
“I’m looking forward to seeing what beasts make an appearance for the 30 year anniversary – and getting out there in my old girl and cruising with the club SS8,” she said.