Oddball Challenge


Naomi’s Oddball

While I was seeing my friend Phillip off at Launceston Airport I noticed this Austin stuck in the middle of the newsagency and gift shop. It was being used for displaying their goods but I thought it was rather an odd thing to have in there for that purpose. The Austin is a British car and I did wonder why they did not use a Holden instead. Austins were everywhere in the 1960’s when I was growing up and they were a  popular car. This is a very good example of a Austin utility and this one was in good original shape. maybe this car had belonged to one of the business owners years ago.

Author: human59

I came to Australia with my mother and sister Vanda in 1966 from the UK aboard the Sitmar liner Castel Felice. We settled in South Australia I lived in the western suburbs of Adelaide for most of my life. I became very interested in retro items in my twenties. It was always a dream of mine to have an old house and fill it with retro items. I have done it twice now. My main interest is collecting old things. They do not have to be valuable, only interesting. There is something reassuring about old retro items. I have all sorts of things including doll related items. My other interests are my beautiful pets, art and going for drives to who knows where. I also enjoy board games or doing a scenic jig saw puzzle on a wintry afternoon by the fire. My goal is to travel a bit more as there are some places I would love to see

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