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    LMFAO, One of the best posts I've seen in a long time, great work, love it.

     

     

    Thanks 4Vforever. I wouldn't say our cars are gigantic, but they certainly ain't a .....Minnow......tada.gif

    No worries, really was a good chuckle after another crap day of work. Also about that car in the shot, shouldn't really "Skipper" over the fact that it doesn't have a proper "Ginger" interior either !!!

     

     

    Ha, good one! I must Profess, this car probably emits a Thirsty Howl in Third to keep its owner Merry An' cheerful....

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  2. ...well, I dunno about being compared to a boat, but I do think that our cars are just perfect for a three hour tour, a three hour tour...

     

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    LMFAO, One of the best posts I've seen in a long time, great work, love it.

     

     

    Thanks 4Vforever. I wouldn't say our cars are gigantic, but they certainly ain't a .....Minnow......tada.gif

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  4. Greg, after seeing what you pay I won't complain about my rego costs again. This is what I paid for my stang a few months ago down here in Victoria:

     

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    While I consider the $270 rego fee pretty high, it's not a killer.

     

    The $343 TAC charge covers the personal injury side of things in the event that myself or someone else is injured by my actions. I'm reasonably happy with this price considering it's there to cover the costs of injury to myself or others in the unfortunate event of a vehicular mishap. Worth noting that being a country resident I pay less for this insurance than someone who would live in a metropolitan environment.

     

    The $34 insurance duty? Well that's just a bit of a trick to raise more revenue. With 4.5 million cars registered in Victoria this barely perceptible sneaky little charge nets VicRoads a cool $153 million dollars a year !

     

    edit: I could pay only $140 total per year for Victorian "club rego", but that would limit me to only 90 days driving per year, a log book, a set of red club license plates which I don't really like the look of, and I'm also a bit of an unsociable bugger who couldn't be bothered becoming a compulsory club member (present 7173 company excluded of course :P )

  5. ^^Awesome. Every Kid thought they had their own milk bar you do and you don't even have to round up old coke bottles to cash in sweet

     

    Thanks Luke, I remember in the seventies nicking returnable bottles from the East Bendigo Scout Hall bottle dump and taking them to the nearest shop to trade for bags of mixed lollies!

     

    wow...really awesome Brett!

     

    Thanks jhawk!

     

    Brett...... The MillkBar? Wow! Just WOW!!!!

     

    Thanks Mike, I guess that means you reckon my building skills are adequate! :cool:

  6. My harmless vice is fed by nostalgia for familiar icons from the period of my youth - the nineteen-seventies and early eighties.

     

    As a kid one of the best things to do was to go for a ride on the pushy (bike) to the local Milk Bar (shop) to get a bag of mixed lollies, soft drink or ice-cream (and for the bad kids - cigarettes). In small country towns a Milk Bar would also sometimes sell petrol from a petrol bowser (gas pump) located out the front of the shop. For non-Australian readers, a Milk Bar is not a shop that serves glasses of milk over a bar, it would be more like the equivalent of a small Mom and Pop store in the US, selling confectionery, ciggies, bread, milk, newspapers, soft drinks etc.

     

    In Australia in the seventies there were Milk Bar's everywhere, but in modern times the rise of the petrol station convenience store has wiped out eighty percent of the Milk Bar's.

     

    In a fit of nostalgia, using a great little PC design program called "Google Sketchup" to create the rough plan, I built a Milk Bar in my back yard - well, sort of. In actual fact I built the front of a Milk Bar only, with a porch from which I can sit on and drink a cold coke in the shade :)

     

    It's a work-in-progress still and requires some landscaping to be finished at the front, but it's come out pretty good so far. I plan to grow tall bushes behind the side picket fences so that when the bushes are tall enough they will block the view of the side fence of my property and give more of an illusion that there is a whole building there, not just the front of one :P

     

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    ...and following with this theme I've amassed a small collection of soft drink bottles from the sixties and seventies that make a colourful display:

     

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    Finally, here's another fight of nostalgic fantasy, I designed and built myself an arcade machine emulator which plays every single arcade game that I played as a kid! smiley_pacman_by_xmlpfimloverx-d6qb2vp.gif

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  7. My first car in 1984 at age 18 was this 74 Celica.

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    Three years later I decided to man up a little though and bought this right hand drive Mach 1 as my second car, thought I did keep the Celica for a few years after to use as my daily driver.

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  8. But, more importantly, what does 'toey' mean and where does the word come from? This was the subject of a rather long discussion on another forum with no resolution even with the input of several members from down your way.

     

    Toey to me has always meant something to the effect of "ready and rearing for action at a split-seconds notice". I've always associated the term with boxing, where contestants a constantly on the move on their toes ready to strike. In a car I see toey as meaning the car has a higher than anticipated response (i.e. peppier) to a particular driving input action (acceleration, steering etc.)

  9. No mustangs but have 2 GT Falcons from Australia, some parts are similar and we all run blue blood!

     

    Well seeing that us Aussies have liberated thousands of Mustangs from the US, I s'pose it's only fair that you can take a few Falcon's in return... ::thumb::

     

    What have you got? XT, XR, XY, XA, XB? Hardtops or sedans? We need pictures NOW!! :D

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