Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Arrivals at Birdwood you may know.

Trevor in the Overland record breaker.
TC in the Alfa.
The Veale Healey or the Vealey Healey as it used to be called.
Fred and Noeline Chapman in the mighty Graham Paige.
This is John Lucas' Packard. It is a 1934 model and I guess it's kinda special because in  1970 it was my wedding car. There's so much room in the back that you can stand up and walk around. It was originally purchased for the Mayor of Nuriootpa. In those days Mayors must have been real toffs. Our local mayor goes to the council chambers in a red Holden ute. Anyway, this car was used used in the film "On The Beach" so we were riding around on the same seats that Ava Gardner and Gregory Peck had parked their bums. We had 2 navy blue Packards for the wedding, the other one had belonged to the Goldner family (remember Goldners' Bloodstock Transport?). A similar one, if not the same one glided up. Lo and behold, it was driven by Ivan Venning. He's had it for a few years.

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