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Journeys : Feb March 2010
6446 1960 – a time g were novel enough to be featured in a new car advertisement and Fer ris car radios could be bought at Coogans for £5. Motor News Jour neys has been delving into our files to see what we covered in our Febr uary 1960 issue of what was then called Tasmanian Motor News and was printed on standard newsprint, the same as our daily newspapers. The motoring news of Febr uary 50 years ago included the headline ‘Speed limits to be set on open road'. The article stated 50 years ago in f p see the introduction of legislation to impose a maximum speed limit of 60mph for motor cars on open roads in Tasmania.' Another article introduced highway numbering in Tasmania: 'A highway route- numbering system is now being introduced by the Public Works Department on highways and main roads throughout Tasmania.' ‘Br abham’s appearance will give Longford a tremendous lift' was another Tasmanian Motor News headline: ‘Although the Longford Motor Racing Association haven't won the right to host the Australian Grand Prix -- it g y y attracted world attention by arranging for the reigning world champion, Jack Brabham, to have his first race in his own country since winning the title.' New cars under review included a vehicle called the Lloyd Hartnett. The review summed it up as a small car, but fast and economic. In contrast, the Vau xhall Velox was described in the advertising blurb as Vauxhall’s big ‘six’ – the ad crowed ‘It's really something to own a Vau xhall!' The just-released Holden FB met with 'a mixed reception', while the Goggomobil February / March 10 38
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