A little off topic, but just sorting through some old books & came across this which I thought the forum would find interesting!!.
In another life as a manager & had a copy of The Toyota Way which offered some key management principles, Inside the book was a loose sheet from the Toyota CEO at the time Max Yasuda (2013).
His letter sums up our manufacturing demise, let's hope we learn something from this if we ever get back to serious manufacturing again!
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This was found out near Coonabarabran. It was a small private dealership. So many people have asked to buy it only to be refused by the elderly owner who is in a home. I think it would have looked good hanging over Bongo too but it was never going to happen.
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Coopernook, The Centre of our Universe.
Back in the late 60s,there was a know all pommy at work who announced he was going to drive his Hillman station wagon to Adelaide for his holidays ,with wife ,kids ,dog and cat.......he did it ,via the Birdsville Track.
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.......and not forgetting Lang's cross country adventure in the family Hillman described by him so well so many threads ago.
Exactly, It's amazing how many old two Wheel Drive cars got to drive Places back Then. ...That Everyone Today tries & tell you You Need a Four Wheel Dive & heap of gear. that would have got laughed at back in the 50's 7 60's..(or even earlier)
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Because those that matter...
And those that mind....
don't matter." -
Not so far off topic........the Hillmans and other Rootes cars were assembled here by a company called LNC Industries.....LNC also set up a factory to make VWs here ,and the Australian VWs were said to be better made than the German ones..........LNC were ripped apart by asset strippers in the 1980s depression.