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Journeys : April May 2009
before I got it pointed the right way again. Then we were on the straight, and I now knew that whatever it was asked to do, this car would do it immediately. I was in fifth gear going into the sweeper, foot flat to the floor – but once it began to squirm I held a steady speed rather than continuing to accelerate. Which was just as well, as I had now arrived at the braking area for the left-hander at the end. (Continuing to accelerate, if you’re interested, would have taken me to 6th gear and 310 km/h – and to Launceston Airport across country.) This left leads into a faster double left onto the pit straight, and we hit the rev limiter in third going over the start line. I was starting to feel comfortable, as I knew the car could go faster than I could drive it, so I went deeper into the braking areas on the flying lap, and held it flat in fifth for a little longer. The result of my allegedly untimed lap was a time 21 seconds faster than I had managed in my own car – identical, in fact, to the time the organisers set for Greg. Mind you, the Porsche has a 3.6-litre twin-cam flat six, which is about four times the size of mine, with maybe eight times the power. Part of me wants to drive it again. I think it’s the part that used to get me up on tables at parties… Sticky utes Putting Tassie towns on the map T he classic Aussie utility has been highlighted by Australia Post as one of several shining examples of Australian ingenuity in the new ‘Inventive Australia’ stamp issue, which features great local inventions including the Esky, the wine cask, the Hills Hoist, Speedos, zinc cream, the B&D Roll-a-Door and the Victa rotary lawnmower, as well as our own ‘beaut ute’. Australian artist Stuart McLachlan has drawn on his own experiences of growing up in suburban Adelaide to depict these inventions in a typical Australian backyard. Roches Beach Living an excellent lifestyle There’s something new on the Eastern Shore of Hobart that will change the way you feel about retirement. Roches Beach Living is a lifestyle community that includes excellent facilities. Your state of the art town house will be surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens in a secure environment with 24 hour Emergency response service. The two and three bedroom town houses are architecturally designed to suit your lifestyle. Roches Beach Living is a unique opportunity for you to secure a home and quality of life in this outstanding and secure facility. Call John Crane to inspect. Free call 1800 246 418 www.thriveliving.com.au April / May 09 29 A high-tech, high-powered mapping vehicle has put Branxholm, Derby, Herrick, Pioneer and Boobyalla on the map. These Tasmanian towns, among others, are some of the inclusions that Whereis, Australia’s local mapping expert, will soon be adding to its extensive navigation map database of Australian cities, towns, landmarks and roads. The Whereis 4WD, which has a large circular GPS receiver on the roof, attracted attention as it passed through towns in Tasmania, mapping roads and landmarks so that locals and visitors alike have access to the most up-to-date information on Tasmania in their GPS devices. Stages 1, 2 & 3 sold out STAGE 4 NOW AVAILABLE
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