On Friday I had to go to Hobart to pick up a parcel from a shop just outside the CBD. As I walked back down Campbell Street I noticed that there was some activity around the open roller doors at the fire station. When I saw vintage fire engines, of course, I had to grab my phone and take a few photos.
We do have more modern fire engines for actual firefighting though 🙂
I came across this car in the Hobart suburbs some time ago and never got around to posting it. Years ago my boyfriend at the time took me out to dinner at the Adelaide Casino in one of these. I can’t remember if it was a Mercedes or not but it was fun to go for a ride in one instead of the boring taxi or public transport. We got dressed up and had a fancy dinner in one of the good restaurants and then we played the pokies and I won a hundred bucks which was a fantastic win back in 1995. This one looks to be from the 80s. I’ve taken a few shots of it from different angles. I remember the road being very busy at the time and I had a job to get across as there was no pedestrian crossing. It was equally hard to get back to my car on the other side of the road. What you do just to get a photo!
I haven’t posted any car photos for a bit so here is an MG I spotted in a carpark in Hobart several months ago now. I love the bright orange body. When you see all the drab greys on cars these days it does cheer things up. The colour grey seems to be dominating everywhere you go. Nearly every second car you pass on the road is grey. Every home I view on the Internet is grey. You can not escape grey. This orange MG was a welcome sight. I like to wear grey but I sure am sick of it being in vogue in my surroundings.
Well you don’t get to see too many of these around here. This was parked outside one of the local pubs. I was taking a walk and spotted in the distance. I was so glad I had my camera handy but terribly afraid the owner would come out of the café and drive off before I got the chance to take these pictures. I huffed and puffed as I trotted up the street but a man came outside and approached the car. “Oh no! please don’t go yet” I was begging him silently. I made it to the car (Very obviously since I got these shots) and commented on how nice the car was. It wasn’t the owner at all. He was also admiring the car. I had to laugh since I nearly killed myself trying to get to it before it was driven off in. Anyway today’s car is a Cougar Mercury. I’m guessing this is from the 1970s. It was in very nice condition inside and out.
Todays post for Snapshot Sunday is a vintage car Vanda and I spotted at the casino in Hobart. We had gone there to eat in one of the restaurants as we usually do at Xmas time and try our luck. Sadly Lady Luck was also on holidays and did not help me out with a win that day. Never mind better luck next time. I loved this car however, seen in the car park. This is a Vauxhall. The owners have kept it in wonderful condition and luckily for me I had my camera on me. I would have screamed quite loudly if I had missed the chance of getting photos of this beautiful car.
I wish I could have borrowed it for a couple of hours and gone for a joyride around Sandy Bay with it. For anyone interested I will add a link with info on this car later on so be sure to come back soon.
While I was out walking the dogs last week one hot afternoon I saw this Ford Cortina at the local service station. I hadn’t seen one of these in years. At one time they were everywhere and they were very popular cars. These cars were made from 1962 – 1982. I love the tail lights on these cars. I think they must have been reliable cars too as so many people were driving them around. The steering wheel looks huge doesn’t it?