Bits and Pieces from Peter in Australia 2024 Edition #2

Last updated on April 12, 2024

Peter is a “photographic observer” who is living in Australia. Today’s collection of photographs from Peter are some very interesting Bits and Pieces of photos that he has taken in Australia. I like that we get to see how Peter shares his views of the hobby in Australia and here in the US.

Caboolture Show – Some wheels and tracks that Peter has not seen before. The half track is a Bitser “a mongrel” no known historical accuracy. Just a $ pit to have fun with. It is the first halftrack Peter has seen besides White Scout Cars that are aplenty in AU compared to halftracks. The M3 Scout Car (known as the White Scout Car in British Commonwealth service) was an American-produced armored car. The original M3 Scout Car was produced in limited numbers, while the improved M3A1 Scout Car saw wide service during World War II and after.

Peter also found this 1955 Pontiac Star Chief with this great color combination of Firegold and Corsair Tan.

He also found a Ford Falcon UTE I am guessing 1968 era.

Halftrack Modified – Peter thought that this modified halftrack was Pretty Cool eh. This is not one of Peter’s photos but caught his attention.

“Persueado” SURFER JOE. Shows up! It was noisey, rugged, and running a big block, but still a 57 Chevy and Peter just could not resist taking these photos.

Chevrolet UTE – Peter attended Caboolture Village Machinery Show July 2023. While Chevrolet UTE’s are rare to start with. if $ is to be put into one it is usually for a “Hot Rodded” version. This one was modified enough for road use such as tail lights and turn signals. To photograph one in its own setting environment, even better.

Surplus Harley put to use – Peter saw the humor in, If you don’t have a passenger for balance, a full milk can will do. FYI – A milk can weighs 8 pounds, a full milk can weighs 94 pounds.

Show Stopper – Peter came upon this light armored Australian Army Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicle. The Bushmaster is currently in service with the Australian Army,

 The Village Show – Peter is not ready for an Old Geezer mobility rides whatever as of yet. The open late 40s Morris reminds Peter of those older Nash models of the early 1950s.

High Wheel Bike can be tricky!
This solid rubber-tired International truck with crude springs was circa 1916.
Motorized Wheelchair Circa 1946, manufactured by F. D. Walcot, Sydney, Australia.

Peter and I want to thank you for riding along and hope that you enjoyed his latest grouping. Frank