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Journeys : October November 2009
You should consider whether the product is right for you and read the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) before making any decisions about Tasplan. Please call 1800 005 166 to obtain a copy of the Tasplan PDS. Tasplan Ltd: ABN 13 009 563 062, AFS Licence No. 235391, RSE Licence No. L0000680. Tasplan Super: RSE No. R1000924. Call 1800 005 166 today. Tassie's largest profits-to-members industry super fund. ...your natural choice for super in Tasmania. 81919 Tasplan... Find an innovative solution to the dilemma of a certain farmer's wife and what do you get? An Aussie motoring icon, of course. It started in Victoria in 1932, when a far mer's wife hankered for a vehicle that could deliver her to church on Sunday and cart livestock to market on Monday. No such vehicle existed -- so she wrote to Ford Australia. Soon after wards, young Ford engineer Lewis Brandt designed and championed the concept of a combined passenger and load-carrying motor vehicle. He took a 1933 model coupe, added an open-top rear cargo bay and strengthened the chassis enough for it to car ry a substantial load. The vehicle soon went into production and the first Ford Coupe Utility rolled off the production line in 1934. The Australian ute was hugely inspirational in the motoring industry throughout the world, with many manufacturers of popular cars producing a coupe utility derived from the original Aussie model. Today, few things in Australian motoring folklore are more blokey than a ute -- especially if it has a roo bar, spotties, a fair splattering of mud and some stickers, preferably RM Williams and Jack Daniels. In South Africa they call them a 'bakkie', in Egypt a 'half truck' and in Israel a 'tender'. The closest thing in the USA is a pickup tr uck but they differ significantly because the cargo area is almost always The great Aussie ute Paul Granston Holden VE ute Life on the move October / November 09 22
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