Location: Manning Valley
Date: May 2014
May 29, 2014. Cars again but this time it's a classic 1920 Dodge
Bros Booklet, a collection of beautiful pen and ink drawings of Dodge cars
in various scenarios plus drawings of the chassis and working parts. The
artwork alone is worth a look.
here for the album.
May 21, 2014. And here we go again... another 50 photos of historic
autos from the first half of the 20th century in everyday situations -
plus a few extras, including shots of a neat 1920s motorhome.
here for the photo album.
May 7, 2014. It was last April that PJ had an altercation with
a power pole out front of this house, which busted the awning casing. My
first instinct was to drive 2 blocks up the road to a canvas repairer to
see if he could salvage it somehow. But I didn't make it. Instead, I turned
into a street, the awning spilled out all over the place, and the flailing
arms damaged two parked cars before I could pull over and park. It made
a helluva racket. Not my day, to say the least! I walked home, rang a bunch
of peeps, but had no luck in getting help until, out of desperation, I
phoned the local Ford dealer (I'm a customer there) and they were kind
enough to send someone out to get me out of trouble. In the middle of all
this, the owners of the damaged cars wondered where the hell I'd disappeared
to and called the cops, who arrived at my front door accusing me of leaving
the scene of an accident. But I managed to sort that out without any more
So then all the insurance followed and got stuffed up in the process
because there are two policies, one for the slide-on camper and one for
the ute. It took a month for the NRMA to unravel the mess and advise me
that I needed to make two claims - one for my awning and another for the
two damaged cars. It was only then that I paid the excess of $650 which
had held up proceedings, not only for me, but also for the owners of the
other two cars.
Then, of course, Easter holidays came along which meant repairs to PJ
had to wait until now - today, in fact. But all's well that ends well,
I suppose. I drove down to Great Lakes Caravans, Nabiac, this morning
and, while the new awning was being attached, wandered around with my Nikon.
Luckily, I spotted a sulphur crested white cockatoo while checking out
the caravans. I was expecting him to fly away at any second until I heard
him say, "Hello, Cocky!" Ah ha! The local pet cocky, or perhaps the establishment's
guard-a-too. In any case, he was happy to let me get a couple of good shots.
Then I doubled back to Nabiac township and did the touristy thing, taking
shots of the village before I headed home back in Taree.
here for the photo album.
May 1, 2014. The bloke who's posting historic photos of autos
in daily situations is at it again.
here for the third photo album.
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