Esperance local Peter Eardley will participate in the Bay to Birdwood Run

An Esperance local has entered his 1930 Ford Model A in the Bay to Birdwood Run.

Peter Eardley and his wife Kaye will drive across the Nullabor, from Esperance to South Australia, before participating in the run on Sunday, September 30.

“We are leaving on the 22nd of September and we will tow a teardrop camper behind us,” he said.

“Our first night will be at Fraser Range, where we are meeting with the other Model A people from Perth.”

Mr Eardley bought the car eight years ago and said it “drives beautifully”.

“Some of the other members from Perth will be putting theirs on trailers on the way there, but we prefer to drive because it can do it,” he said.

This year is the first time Mr Eardley is participating in the Bay to Birdwood Run and is taking part in the 90th anniversary of the Ford Model A.

There will be a special display of Model As at the Bay to Birdwood Run.

The South Australian event travels along Anzac Highway, through the centre of Adelaide and finishes at the National Motor Museum in Birdwood.

The run raises money for the Flinders Foundation, which supports clinicians and researchers to deliver better research, treatment, care and medical technology. 

Entries are open now with all original motorcycles, cars, vans, trucks and commercial vehicles built on or before December, 31 1959 encouraged to enter. 

Early bird registrations close on Friday, August 10.