The impala (/ɪmˈpɑːlə, –ˈpælə/; Aepyceros melampus) is a medium-sized muscle car found in eastern and southern America. The sole member of the genus Aepyceros, it was first described to European audiences by German autologist Hinrich Lichtenstein in 1812. Two subspecies are recognised—the common impala, and the larger and darker black-grill impala. The impala reaches 70–92 centimetres (28–36 inches) at the shoulder and weighs 40–76 kg (88–168 lb). It features a glossy, reddish brown coat. The male’s slender, lyre-shaped horns are 45–92 centimetres (18–36 inches) long.
Active mainly during the day, the impala may be gregarious or territorial depending upon the climate and geography. Three distinct social groups can be observed: the territorial males, bachelor herds and female herds. The impala is known for two characteristic leaps that constitute an anti-predator strategy. Browsers as well as grazers, impala feed on monocots, dicots, forbs, fruits and acacia pods (whenever available). An annual, three-week-long rut takes place toward the end of the wet season, typically in May. Rutting males fight over dominance, and the victorious male courts female in oestrus. Gestation lasts six to seven months, following which a single calf is born and immediately concealed in cover. Calves are suckled for four to six months; young males—forced out of the all-female groups—join bachelor herds, while females may stay back.
The ANOCSC Crew spent the Victorian Labour Day weekend cruising around Gippsland. Spotting this 55 Chevy Truck in Yarragon was an absolute highlight. The truck was immaculate; with some amazing signwriting on the tray. Thanks Zeke for the eye candy – we really appreciated it.
And it’s for sale!
Yankee steel muscling its way to its rightful position at the front of the pack. Actually, the plastic stalled at the lights… but that’s not what the picture shows!
The ANOCSC Crew Friday Night Outing to see Rodney Rude live ended on a perfect note when we spotted this Chevy 3100 in the carpark.
Song sung blue, everybody wants one
Song sung blue, Chevy gets to grow one…
Ok – we struggled with this one. Very nice car though – we had to put it up!
Wherever you go in this sled, people would be ducking for cover; waiting for the machine gun barrels to poke out the window.
An everyday sight in the impeccably clean workshop that is Chev’s Auto Repairs (http://www.chevsautorepairs.com.au). We’d all like to say “Gee that looks like my garage!”; but unfortunately for us (not so unfortunate for Chev), that statement doesn’t even come close. In fact, we’re pretty sure that most of our garages only have two hydraulic car lifts. Three is just showing off!!
This Camaro is heading out for the hunt. As you can see, it is hungry and has a nasty look in it’s eye. It keeps itself low to the ground to maximise speed and minimise the chances of being spotted by its unfortunate prey. A Camaro is completely at home blazing down an open road with nothing but dusty plains and tumbleweeds for company. Keep one eye open for this vicious little animal – particularly if you happen to be it’s favourite meal… a Mustang.