Bits and Pieces from Peter in Australia 2024 Edition #1

Last updated on April 2, 2024

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

Peter felt that the Redondo Beach Ruby’s Friday Night Car Show, never failed at something very different showing up. These two extremely different Cadillac’s appealed to Peter. A 1923 Cadillac V8 Roadster and a 1962 Cadillac Fleetwood Limo 4×4! We still get to see the 1962 Caddy showing up at local car events.

In this photo Peter captured Tina Welch’s Chevelle on the left and Al Peña’s Jaguar on the right.

Peter came across a recent garage storage failure. It took 7 hours to recover the cars with the use of inflation bags to raise the cars and a forklift to remove them. 1969 Mustang, Dodge Charger R/T, and a Ford Mustang II Shelby sedan delivery? Interesting.

Peter saw this 1963 Studebaker Lark Daytona Wagonaire, right hand drive, and thought “when was the last time you saw a manually-retractable sliding rear roof Studebaker?” It is in good shape but it was beginning to rain so Peter had to rush the photos. Peter located the owner to let him know his passenger window was down. These were not taken at a car show but, at the local tip {dump} salvage shop. He has never seen this Lark before or since.

T-Bird migration has come to Toorbul, the home of the Toorbul Bird Sanctuary which is just down the road from where Peter lives. Peter believes the latter hubcaps suit this 1963 Ford Thunderbird.

Peter had sent a couple of photos of a 1955 GMC Carryall used for Civil Defense Rescue that he took in 2013. I featured the Civil Defense carryall back on June 6th, 2023 in a Bits and Pieces from Peter in Australia, Ruby’s at Redondo Beach Special Addition!!!

He has since sent a GM photo of the 37,000,000th vehicle rolling off the assembly line which happens to be a 1957 Chevrolet Panel truck slated for the Civil Defense and 3 photos of a 1959 Chevrolet Panel Truck that showed up at the Caboolture Swap. It is the first one Peter has ever seen. Peter grouped these similar trucks together as a comparison of unique and rarely seen.

Photo compliments of General Motors.

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