Bits and Pieces from Peter in Australia April 23 Edition

Last updated on August 20, 2023

Peter is a “photographic observer” who is living in Australia. Today’s photographs are a collection of a Car Club’s breakfast meeting. I like this diverse collection that takes a look into the car culture of the North Eastern area of Australia or Queensland.

Peter took these photos near his home in Toorbul, on the Esplanade. Toorbul is about 40 miles north of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It is a fishing area and home of the Toorbul Shorebird Sanctuary. The area attracts tourist and car clubs out for a nice drive and outing in a beautiful setting. The road ends beyond Peter’s home so he can usually photograph them while they are visiting the area or on their way out. This is convenient for Peter as he gets to get good photos of a variety of vehicles. For those of you who want to know what Peter uses for a camera, it is a Nikon P900.

In this group of photos is a British made Marcos Mantula with the luminous paint that Peter was able to capture as it transversed from its green to purple shades in the sunlight. The 1970 Corvette finished in Monza red parked on the street that could be anywhere, but parked on the correct side for LHD in a RHD country.

The 1970 AMC Ambassador is a factory RHD while the 1970 Pontiac Firebird is a tidy professional conversion. The AMC had strong dealer distribution in the AU that included the AMX of which Peter saw a few, but not for many years now. This SST is only the second one he has seen and the only one he was able to photograph. It is nice to see one in such great condition. The Triumph Spitfire looks to be a nice original . The Holden Torana SLR 5000 looks like a handful with the 5.0 liter engine.

Peter felt that the car club had a good turn out and a perfect day to match!

Some members came down to Peters place for photo shoot with less distractions. The setting and weather make for almost brochure quality photos. The 1956 Chevy was running 283 cu in. The 1957 Chevy 2 door hardtop was very clean as is the 1963 Ford Thunderbird.

Toyota Celica’s were rare when new but, how many would you find in this condition now. Peter was in aw

Peter and I want to thank you for riding along. Frank