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Journeys : Apr May 2011
Australia,” said the RACT’s General Manager at the time, Denis Nation. Motor News also predicted a bumper year for new car sales in 1985, as new pollution laws would come into effect the following year. Catalytic conver ters would be installed in all new cars, raising the price by $200. Motor News reported that new car buyers would bring for ward their buying intentions to avoid the added cost. America’s Cup hero John Bertrand brought his family to Tasmania for a week’s touring in a caravan. He told Motor News he had a marvellous time, but elsewhere in the stor y admitted to spending a night at Wrest Point “to treat the family to a bit of comfort.” Also making news in Tasmania was a young man who had just received his P-plates through the R ACT dr iving school. Patrick Patterson was a Jamaican fast bowler brought to Tasmania by the Cascade Brewery Pty Ltd. In 1985, TAA – today’s Jetstar – introduced a new concept: “Only TA A has Rain-check: Which means if rain spoils your next TAA holiday, we’ll give you another one free. It’s the first guarantee of its kind in Australian travel.” Halcyon days! No frustrated queues at airport security and no computer ised reser vation systems to crash and regularly leave thousands stranded around Australia ... Michael Lack recently reached a milestone of 15 years as an RACT patrolman. Based in Launceston, his strangest call-out was to rescue an R ACT member who had locked himself in his bathroom. “He was pleased to see me, but it’s definitely not a standard service!” Mike says. Craig Millington (right), R ACT Manager Roadside Assistance, congratulated Mike on his 15 years of providing our members ‘ help when they need it most’. Mike’s milestone Life on the move April / May 2011 23 Every Tasmanian has a unique sense of style. No matter what your passion, find the right fit for you and your car in the TasPlates collection. Tailor your plate to show what you love about your life. Visit www.tasplates.com or call 1300 787 060. COMPLETE YOUR LOOK. 0049 MY STYLE. MY PLATE.
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