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Journeys : Feb March 2010
Member in focus Eddie Roberts is a physiotherapist and hobby farmer who lives near Somerset with his wife Gabrielle and sons, Monty (12) and Frankie (7). He has been a RACT member since 2005. Photo and interviews Kelly Madden Why did you join the RACT? We transferred our membership from Queensland when we moved. We wanted to have the peace of mind on the road. I wouldn't be without it, for someone with no mechanical know-how. What's the most memorable time you've been helped by being part of the RACT? The most memorable, because it was so embarrassing, was once when I couldn't start the car. When they came, it tur ned out to be dirty battery ter minals. He just wiped it off and it started, so it was pretty embarrassing. Tell me about your current car. Our family car is a silvery-grey Subar u Forester. We bought it new in 2006 and it is the best car I have ever driven. I like the safety of the road-holding, being an all-wheel drive. It is a ripper of a car. Do you have any stickers on your car? The only stickers we have are a National Parks Pass and a GKR Karate one. I've just started doing karate. What is your biggest motoring gripe? When people are not driving to the condition s. For example, when you've had a few weeks of fine weather and then you get a sprinkle of rain and people don't drive to the slippery conditions. After the family photos, what is your most precious material possession? It has to be my chainsaw. I love chainsawing and splitting wood, that's my hobby. We have a wood fire so I use the chainsaw a few times a week, all year round. What is your most memorable holiday moment? It was probably when we had an audience with the Pope on a visit to Italy. When he walked onto the stage it was an unforgettable moment. What about your most exotic holiday destination? Petra, the rose-red city in Jordan built in 100BC by the Nabataeans. Unbelievable beauty, it is listed as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Where do you plan to spend your next holiday? We are going over to the East Coast near St Helens and renting a house. It will be a bushwalking, fishing sort of holiday. As a part of the program, Rosetta High School hosted a Road Safety Expo for grade 10 students in the northern suburbs The expo was coordinated by Bill Pregnell and included participants from the SES, Tasmania Police, Tasmania Fire Service, RACT, Hobart Tr uck Spares, Radcliff's Storage and Removalists, Josh Smith Racing, Motors, Bob Jane T Mart (Derwent Park), Post Vintage Cars and Moonah Rotary, as well as Tasmanian and local government representatives. Admiring one of the post-vintage cars Checking under the bonnet of a Nisssan 350 Z Students gather for the rescue demonstration as SES volunteers do their thing In our community 15 February / March 10
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