Some old cars just can’t help themselves and have to be in every damn photo. It’s just like a Buick to go and ruin a photo of a lovely new Honda…
The only way to pick up the shopping… in Brocky’s Torrie. Somehow I don’t think you’d fit the week’s groceries in the boot.
Lose the roof racks and you’ve got the coolest car in the street. With the roof racks, it’s Nanna’s car about to head off on a vacation to visit the In-Laws.
…ok, it was the best we could do at the time…
And it’s for sale!
The Light Blue Datsun 4 Wheel Driving club just completed one of their toughest weekends tearing up the Mount Waverley Village carpark.
The Mount Waverley carpark is one of the more difficult to reach “get aways” with few casual visitors who actually make the trek all the way in. There are a couple of chicken out areas where drivers have opted to turn back, as the descent into the lower underground carpark is technically difficult, with severe side angles on a very rocky, loose shale and rocky step off.
The closet cafe with decent coffee is a further 5 kilometres deeper into the second level (Yellow section) carpark. With extremely steep sided valleys all around it is very spectacular visually, but the best is yet to come. Ascending to two super challenging climbs both with loose rock and deep erosion channels, the first climb/scrabble/scramble gives you a nice view of the Post Office, but you still need to tackle the descent into the IGA loading bay using the low range low gear. This is definitely rear diff locked and eyes wide open stuff. This is, without a doubt, one outing that will take some beating.
And a rovin’ a rovin’ a rovin’ I’ll go
For a pair of brown eyes
The best looking car Mercedes ever put onto the road; and this one looked tuff AF. No pristine trailer queen here. She’s chewin up bitumen and spitten it out onto the pavement.
Attitude in spades; at the carwash… If that patina’s not sparkling, then it ain’t cruising Hollywood Blvd!
“Hey, if I restore the Val, the boat and the trailer at the same time as renovating the house, it will all get done at once and then we can sit back and enjoy the fruits of our labour!”
Well… it was a good idea at the time.
Holden released a very limited run of the 1961 BF Holden. This model came about when one of the guys on the assembly line, in a momentary lapse of concentration, bolted the rear panels of the car on to the front of the car. Rob, a young, up and coming designer (who went on to work in the GM studios in Los Angeles designing concept cars for movies and car shows) just happened to be out in the assembly factory on that day, saw the mistake and thought it looked really cool. The rest is history; and this is a beautifully restored example which was showcased in Street Machine.