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2 months 2 weeks ago #251239 by asw120
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Ripper photo, Rokwiz. My first car was an EK wagon that I built form bits as a teenager. I reckon yours has the same dark grey and silver seats. Mine was light green with a white roof, though.

Jarrod.


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2 months 2 weeks ago #251242 by Mrsmackpaul
A big thank you to roKWiz and Lang

A shock to me of how good things once were

The Princess and I got a picnic basket and all the stuff in it as a wedding present

We wore it out, how simple life once was

Paul

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2 months 2 weeks ago #251247 by PDU
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Hay Plains, 1947 Ford V8, nearly 60 years ago, around midnight, sleepy driver sat up on the roof with my feet on the bonnet searching for a radio station with a good ol' transistor radio . . .


. . . eventually it burst into life with the ABC call sign signalling midnight (and news time) a regular tune that still lives to this day!  
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2 months 2 weeks ago #251252 by cobbadog
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I was placed on the rear parcel shelf a few times in Dads old fawn Prefect

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2 months 2 weeks ago #251257 by roKWiz
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Ta everyone.  Still like to travel this section of old road when working in NSW and is usually the most relaxing way to get to Gosford Quarries at the top of Calga climb. 

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1 month 1 week ago #251749 by Standen
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I remember my father telling me about some of the tight bends over the Bulahdelah mountains, probably talking 1950's, and the timber jinkers needing two bites to get around them.
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1 month 1 week ago #251754 by overnite
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What was once part of the Ampol truck stop at Calga.
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1 month 1 week ago #251755 by cobbadog
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You can still travell over the Bulladelah mountain today. That road from memory since 1963 was windy but not too bad to drive. The real challenge was tge very okd Pacific hwy which went up the Buckets Way then swung around to Garven then down the cliff face of hair pin bends into Bulladelah. Even now fun to drive down.

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1 month 1 week ago #251756 by wee-allis
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I remember my father telling me about some of the tight bends over the Bulahdelah mountains, probably talking 1950's, and the timber jinkers needing two bites to get around them.



Back in the '70s when the highway used to go over Bulahdelah mountain I was travelling from Gosford to Macksville with the family. As I had just done a heavy, full week at work, I had the bride share the driving and it happed that she was at the helm on the mountain while I had a snooze.

I woke up just as we were going down the north side of the hill only to be told, " I was coming up the mountain behind a big semi who was going slow and you know that really tight left hand bend, well he went right over onto the other side of the road to let me get passed on the left."

Bloody glad I didn't wake up halfway through the manouver.
 
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