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.

Snapshot Sunday:Spirit of Tasmania

Today we were on the road to Devonport. I got this nice photo of the ferry that travels between Devonport and Melbourne on the mainland.

Here it is berthed at Devonport awaiting departure time.

 

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Spirit of Tasmania Two berthed at Devonport

 

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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Naomi & Wazza on the road with Phillip, Toby and Teddy

Today we took a long drive leaving home around 9:30 am heading for Beaconsfield and Beauty Point on the West Tamar Highway. I took some photos at Both of these places as we stopped to walk the dogs and explore. We had fish and chips at Beauty Point and then headed for the Batman Bridge (nothing to do with superheros). We had a quick stop there as there is a park where you can walk and have a picnic on the banks of the river. Unfortunately there was a horrible smell. We couldn’t decide if it was from the toilets or the cows in nearby fields. We got some water for the dogs and I took some photos of the bridge before we headed to George Town on the East Tamar Highway. At George Town we had a nice walk along the coast. We were lucky enough to see a ship coming in. After that we decided to get a cold drink and head home as it was getting a bit late in the afternoon and we had a three hour drive ahead of us. I hope you all like the photos from our day out.

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Vintage Cars: Morris Major Elite

Today while out for a drive we spotted this Morris Major Elite looking quite abandoned. It looked as if someone had brought it over from South Australia with the intention of restoring it but hadn’t got around to it. The door handles were still nice and shiny while other parts of the car were rusty like the bumper bars. I think it must have been someone’s pride and joy once as it still had the visor and venetian blind in the back. It also had it’s car club badges. It was a shame it was sitting out in all weather. Anyway I was pleased to be able to take a few photos of this car.

 

Bad Photo Monday: Doing things by Halves

I am posting my bad photo for Monday early in case I run out of time tomorrow. Having a visitor and going out more often has enabled me to take more photos in different places but I have not had as much time for posting anything. Today I saw a beautiful vintage car from the 1950’s. I didn’t get a good look at it because I was unaware that it was coming around the corner until Phillip called me when he suddenly spotted it. I was still taking photos of St Lukes. I whirled around and got the camera ready. I managed to frame the car very nicely but my camera has slow shutter speed so I only got half a car. The results were a huge disappointment. I went back to the main street hoping to spot the car parked somewhere but never saw it again.

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