Saturday, January 18, 2014

Have Been Looking and Found One


Over the new years holidays the family jumped in the modern car and took a few days R&R over in the small touristy town of Daylesford which is only about 250kms away.

There are plenty of old-wares and collectable shops that you can get lost in a for a while plus some great cafes dotted up and down the streets so a lovely coffee is never to far away if needed.

I found lots of quirky old items for around our house and some great ideas for future projects in the garden but one thing in particular that stood out for the old Chevy was this small metal trunk for the rear luggage rack, its perfect for a few tools and spares instead of having to store them on the rear floor area.

I came home a gave it a squirt and wipe over with some WD40, yes its always WD40! and then I glued one large piece of 5mm thick black rubber to the underside of it to stop it rattling and moving about on the old uneven metal luggage rack supports and also I still have to raise the number plate a little more to keep the police happy and with the patina and dents included in the price, it certainly suits Monty down to the ground.. Cheers

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Monthly Sunday "Breaky" Car Club Meet - Gippsland


What a great turnout it was again on a lovely Sunday morning, I would think that close to 80 or so classic cars of all makes, models and ages gathered around the public car park in the Warragul town centre from 8am onwards for a few hours of banter and bullshit with the owners and like their cars, the ages of the owners varies a lot which is great to see... A great bunch of blokes!!

Today I laid my eyes on a couple of 1920 Sunbeams, yes big old cars indeed with one soon to get the restoration treatment again after its last 1960's makeover which no doubt will come up a lovely after talking to the new owner.

And the other Sunbeam, well not much to say really except "bloody hell"....

Its originally from New Zealand and comes complete with an aeroplane engine hanging out both sides of it and it sounded just amazing as it "taxied" into the car park and came to a stop and after a quick chat with the owner, I was told that when cruising at legal highway speed which is 100kph the massive engine is just ticking over at 1100rpms... How Nice!!

Saturday, January 11, 2014