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Journeys : October November 2009
Tyres, Services & Wheels* 10% OFF Receive 10% off the purchase of any Dunlop, Goodyear or Sava passenger, 4WD or Light Truck tyres.* Receive 10% off the purchase of any car or 4WD wheel alignment.* Receive 10% off any Tyre & Wheel Package (must include 4 tyres & 4 wheels).* If you are in the market for tyres & wheels call in and see the experts at Beaurepaires. RACT Members receive 10% off most products and services with our newly released Member discount plan. *Discount off best negotiated price, not available in conjunction with any other offer. Who you can turn to for great RACT Member offers. If you find a car, we can make it move quicker. You can get the loan you want quicker with an RACT CAR Loan. Most approvals come through within 24 hours and there are no ongoing fees. Ask about competitive rates and further discounts for members. In the late 1960s, my mate Brendan Moore and I used to spend summer holidays camping at St Helens. We'd often hitch-hike there and back, guitars strapped to our r ucksacks. It was the Beatles era -- we knew all the chords to Penny Lane and most of the harmonies in Strawber ry Fields Forever -- and in an odd quirk of adolescent fancy, we imagined we could put on perfect John Lennon accents. As we hitched, we'd try our Liverpudlean lingo on unsuspecting drivers, including on one occasion (I blush to remember this) the Premier of Tasmania, the late Eric Reece, whom I approached while he and Mrs Reece were enjoying Devonshire teas in the Campbell Tow n Roadhouse and asked, in what I thought was purest Mersey-side, for a lift south. The response to this bare-faced cheek was not the abr upt refusal it deserved. Instead, he cleared his bowls gear from the back seat, helped us put our packs in the boot and drove us to Hobart in his Mercedes, giving his pretend Pommie passengers a knowledgeable and interesting commentary on the heritage of the colonial villages along the highway. St Helens is still a wonderful place to pitch a tent; but these days there's much more to the tow n. It's the hub of the far north-east coast and home port to commercial fishing boats as well as charter vessels that can take you to catch a flathead in Georges Accent on the North East Chris Viney Angasi In Tasmania today October / November 09 40
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