Bits and Pieces from Peter In Australia November 21 Edition

Last updated on October 28, 2022

Peter is a “photographic observer” who is now 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 at a week-end Military Vehicle Show. Enjoy and G day mates.

The conversion from civilian into military vehicles are rare survivors and more utilitarian in Australia. They were used as staff car like vehicles during WWII. Most are from US military. The Australian Government would and did consigned private cars, trucks, and tractors for military use. The post war Holden UTE would be a factory order. There were few ordered and less that survived. Colors, bonnet {hood} number position and units assigned are alway’s in debate. Australian made Mopar UTEs are really rare.

As Perter’s coincidences go. Before Peter was at this military vehicles show he saw the white sedan on the street and caught this photo. Then at the show this freshly painted sedan the same make and model with suicide doors and split rear window, but not the same tail lights. I found that the front passenger doors of both vehicles interesting since they both did not latch properly.

Peter saw this Command Car at the show. It came from New Guinea and Peter was overwhelmed by the sheer size and its pure “brute beauty” of the beast. It is for sale at $60,000.00 AU only, To quote Peter “damn my garage is not big enough!!!

Peter thought it was interesting to see the limited variety of bike’s on show. “USA, USA, USA, & WLA.”

The dessert long range recon Jeep and the Stuart tank were as the show stoppers for Peter.

Thanks Peter for sharing your photos and your coincidences. Thanks for riding along. Frank