Bits and Pieces from Peter in Australia the December 22 Edition

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. I like that we get to see how Peter shares his views of the hobby from Australia.

On Peters travels in Queensland, AU he saw these 2 cars that are usually garaged and rarely seen. He was able to catch a couple of over the fence shots on this day. The 1952 Hudson Hornet looks to be finished in burgundy maroon and corinthian cream. The 1966 Chevrolet Impala is finished in artesian turquoise with a black vinyl top. Both cars appear to be original and retain their original LHD. Peter enjoyed taking these photos in there natural setting giving it the feeling of a flashback in time.

The Chevy Car Club showed up today. The 1968 Chevelle Super Sport finished in regal red was once owned by Harold an old mate of Peters. Peter has not seen the car in twenty years and low and behold there it was this morning. Peter, half expected to see Harold and his wife Dorothy when he saw the car. He did talk to the current owner who recently acquired it and it seems that the car spent most of its time in Sydney since Harold originally sold it. In all those years the car never returned to Melborne, but looked the same as it did when Harold sold it. That made Peter happy.

This 1964 Corvette Convertible is finished in Tuxedo black with a matching interior. The MSRP was $4,037.00 and the production quantity for convertibles was 13,925 units.

This 1969 Corvette Convertible is finished in monza red with a black interior. The MSRP was $4,438.00 and the production quantity for convertibles was 16,663 units.

Peter was at a local car dealer called Road Rage when he saw this 2007 DRB Ford GT40 replica with approximately 2500 Man hours of design and modification carried out by Racecraft Engineering. DRB Sportscars manufacture replicas of the iconic cars and are based in S.E. Queensland, Australia. It is finished in a silver and a blue race stripe. It is powered by a 630 hp, 363 cu in Cleveland built by Russell Jones Engines mated to a Porsche G50 five speed manual transmission. Slowing this beast down are Alcon disc brakes both front and rear. They had a price reduction from $295,000.00 to $275,000.00. I think that it is AU$. Two DRB Ford GT40 replicas were on Bring a Trailer and were bit to under $80,000.00 US.

Peter happened to be at a car dealer when the purchaser picked up this original 1962 Ford Thunderbird that is finished in rangoon red with a black interior.. It is sporting Kelsey Hayes wheels. The MSRP was $4,321.00 and the production quantity for convertibles was 68,127 units. The LHD, curbside driving, without a RH navigator would make Peter feel uncomfortable. I drive a RHD car here in the US, also curbside, and do not feel uncomfortable at all.

Weird Electrics. It looks to me from the No Through Road sign that these 2 drove past Peter’s Gallery and he was able to grab a couple of quick shots. According to Peter both are converted to electrics. What I think Peter meant by “Weird” is that they are not Volkswagens?

The blue and white is a Suzuki Carry mini-me micro-van modded to Look Like Mini-VW which is a Japanese kei van or 軽自動車, “light automobile / van” classification. This is not an uncommon mod from what I understand.

The red and white one really has me confused. It looks like it could be used for a amusement park tour van. But, it has the looks of a 1910s Touring car with a VW van snout, OMG? The rest of the cars attributes are mimicking that of the 1910 touring cars of that era. The top, the interior, the brass, minus the radiator, that includes the windshield frame, the acetylene style headlights, acetylene generator, horn, and wheel hubs. Cars of that era did not have front bumpers. Let’s leave it at interesting.

Thank you for riding along. Frank