Fest beach and vintage styles mix

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Sarah IsonBusselton Dunsborough Times

Retro surf culture meets old-fashioned flair at The Sou’West Vintage Fest, running tomorrow from 11am.

Caves House will host the numerous stalls, caravans and marketplaces, while live music, a car show, moustache festival and pin-up girl competition feature throughout the day.

Organisers Jake and Sarah Taylor told the Times the $1 coin donation entry and Hawaiian lei sales will go directly to the Disabled Surfers Association.

Now in its sixth year, the festival is bigger than ever, according to Ms Taylor. “This is the first year we’re holding the Fest at Caves and it’s going to be triple the size it’s ever been,” she said. Beyond the expansive stalls selling apparel, homewares and furniture, the car show was particularly popular in past years.

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Mr Taylor said retro vehicles from all over the State were expected to appear on the day.

“There’ll be hot rods, combis and classic customs,” he said.

The winner of the pin-up girl competition will be announced at 7pm, and the new Ms Sou’West Vintage Fest revealed.

Ms Taylor said the vintage style was inspiring for people across the region with her own business, Red Leopard Photography, focusing mainly on the 50s era look. The pair, who previously lived in southern California, said the festival was the perfect cross-section between the beach culture of the region and vintage style. “Especially considering the surf culture in Yallingup and the character down here, it really just fits,” Ms Taylor said.

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