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Journeys : Dec Jan 2010
To fnd out more call RACT on 13 27 22 or visit www.ract.com.au ncluding fees & charges apply. Full details of this offer are available on application. B&E Ltd. ABN 32 087 652 088 AFS licence No. 236870 RACT has partnered with Tasmanian fnancial institution B&E Personal Banking to deliver you a great home loan deal. As an RACT member you will pay no application fee on any B&E home loan, saving you up to $650! So let RACT and B&E help you get your dream home without the drama ... or an application fee! Dream home without the drama Home Loan application fee Early automobiles were, in essence, motorised carriages, minus the horse. Their wooden spoked wheels were straight from the days of the horse and cart, with the bodies also built almost entirely of wood (often by a traditional coachbuilder) and painted in a livery more akin to their horse-draw n predeces sors. These automobiles were difficult to start and to drive -- and almost as difficult to stop. But rapidly- evolving technology soon began to make the automobile a more useful and practical machine to ow n. Cars became more enjoyable to drive and provided the opportunity for a plea sa nt day out. Early motorists were not apt to venture far from home but even these short outings rarely passed without incident, thanks mainly to the primitive state of the roads, stray animals and errant pedestrians. Ow ning a car provided the opportunity to dress up and to get equipped for touring -- goggles, gloves and all manner of specialised headgear became essential items of apparel to ward off dirt and inclement weather. For a family to justify the expense of purchasing a car, the vehicle needed to be used all year round and the 1930s saw the family saloon take over from the widespread open-topped automobile. The boot was originally designed to carry spare parts and tools rather than luggage, but with the holidaymaker in mind, manufacturers now began equipping their cars with more commodious boots. Since cars were slower and the road network less developed, journeys were longer -- so taking along your ow n food and drink supplies was all part of the adventure of early motoring. Many motorists bought matching lunch and tea baskets crafted from leather and silver. Others employed the ser vices of lux ury shops that hired out fine cutlery and The vanishing art of motoring Paul Granston December 09 / January 10 28
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