RDP: Scrap

Seen Better Days

Once they were someone’s pride and joy, now they sit in the scrap metal dealers yard or rusting quietly in a shed or a field.

vintage wrecked car
An old car at the scrap metal dealer near my home.
This old car has seen better days.
Old truck in a field.
Old fire engine in a shed in Geeveston.

Maybe someone will come along and love them again one day.

Car Club Show and Shine

Snapshot Sunday: Fire Engines

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 🙂

Snapshot Sunday: Stretch Merc Limo

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!

Snapshot Sunday: Vintage Car MG

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.

GEDC2976MG 1MG 3

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter W with at least two vowels in the word.

These W photos are all random ones taken on various road trips and holidays or just here at home in Oatlands.

  • Windmill
  • Warehouse
  • Wicker
  • Windjammer
  • Wolseley
  • Weeping Willow
  • Washing Machines

Snapshot Sunday: Vintage Cars Cougar Mercury

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. 

Cougar MercuryCougar Mercury 2