Snapshot Sunday:Mercedes Benz

While I was out today with the dogs I spotted a Mercedes Benz parked outside the pub. The pub is one of the best places to find cars because people will go there for a drink or a meal as they serve meals all day long. I found the second one stuffed in someone’s garage sadly in need of some work. I don’t know the years of either model but you can really see the changes in the cars over the years when you compare them.

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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.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge:Colours begining with the Letter B

I decided to go with a car theme for this challenge as I have been taking a lot of pictures of cars lately which are all different colours. Here are some of them.

 

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The Holden Statesman is Brown

 

 

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This Mustang is Blue

 

 

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My Wazza is Burgandy

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This vintage car is British Racing Green

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The Wolseley is a nice shiney black.

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This P T Cruiser is a Brilliant Blue

 

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The old Buick is Battleship Grey.

Classic Cars :Chrysler PT Cruisers

Years ago now when I was shopping at The Port Canal shopping centre in Port Adelaide I saw the usual charity organisations selling raffle tickets with cars as the prize. I often bought one hoping to win a new car because my VK Holden Calais was not getting any younger. On one occasion the prize was a PT Cruiser. As soon as I saw this car I wanted one but they were out of my price range so I just tried to keep my poor old VK going. I bought several raffle tickets but no luck. I eventually forgot all about these cars and later on I got Wazza who I still have.

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Wazza is my AU Ford Falcon.

Over the week end Phillip and I went on a drive to Devonport. We wanted to go to the markets and some of the antique shops as we could not do this while we had the dogs with us. On Saturday we took the dogs to Burnie so Sunday was our day. Once in Devonport we thougtht we ought to get some petrol for the journey back. As we pulled up at the pumps we saw a beautiful blue PT Cruiser. There’s a PT Cruiser I cried. There’s another one said Phillip. There’s some more over there I said getting out of the car. And more over there said Phillip pointing. We were surrounded by PT Cruisers but what was going on? A convention? I grabbed my camera while Phillip fed Wazza. I soon realised these were wrecked PT’s. Phillip came back from paying for the petrol and told me he had spoken to the girl serving in the Caltex servo. A guy here fixes them up to sell she had told him. Wow! I said maybe I can get one one day. How cool would that be. Yes I would still love to be the owner of one of these extremely cool cars. Here are a few snaps I took while we were filling up.

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PT Cruiser for sale

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Line up of wrecked PT Cruisers

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I really liked this one with the flames painted on the side.

More Vintage Cars : Holden and Chrysler

We’ve been on the road with Wazza again over the week end and as usual I’ve been looking for old cars to photograph. I found some good ones but missed out on a couple of good ones because I was in the wrong place at the wrong time. I missed out on a big American car but I did manage to spot an EJ Holden still in original condition, A Hemi Pacer and a Holden Statesman. These three cars were all spotted in Latrobe a town not far from Devonport Tasmania.The EJ Holden was at the Latrobe market and that is the reason why it has hats and other objects on top of it. This car was owned by one of the market stall holders where the other two were found at a tattoo artist’s shop parked in the yard outside. These cars are from the sixties and seventies.

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EJ Holden

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EJ Holden

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Chrysler Hemi Pacer

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Chrysler Hemi Pacer

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Holden Statesman

Wrecked Vintage Cars and Other Vehicles at Willow Court New Norfolk

Willow Court New Norfolk is home to an antique centre and many many wrecked vintage vehicles. Despite the threat of rain I was able to get some photos of most of them. Some had been sold to enthusiasts since my last visit but there were still lots of them there.

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