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Journeys : Apr May 2012
Ford’s Project Blackwood led to the 1979 release of the XD Falcon. Smaller and lighter than the earlier XC, it featured sharper angles in the bodywork than the preceding model. www.topgear.com.au We have a beautifully-detailed Trax model in the bold Burnt Orange colour to give away. To enter, write your contact details on the back of an envelope and mail to Falcon GL, RACT Marketing, GPO Box 2271, Hobart 7000. Entries close 7 May. Winners Explore Craig Douglas, Ranelagh Holden Eric Price, Primrose Sands Quick Win Laur ie Brow n, Scamander Flint Street Lynette Gough, Lindisfarne Alexander Okenyo, Mount Lloyd Julie Arnott, Granton Coastal Cruising Phillip Bromley, Prospect Vale Bookshelf Les Kelly, Youngtown Gregor y Foster, Romaine Roslyn Walsh, Howrah Prize Pot Penny Garnsworthy, Riverside Kevin McGuire, West Hobart Helen Barkus, West Hobart Kayaking Merlene Woolley, Claremont Life on the move 36 April / May 2012 PANEL BEATING SPRAY PAINTING Two pack spray and bake booth CHASSIS WORK Measure and alignment system from Finland 107 Mornington Road Mornington Telephone 6244 4732 Facsimile 6244 3845 Head this way Lindy George After many years of nurturing, I thought the worst of my parenting days were over – that was until my eldest daughter became a learner-driver. Now, in between the professional lessons, every spare moment I have (and there aren’t that many to start with) is spent in the passenger seat as the supervising driver. Back in our day, learning to drive seemed so much easier – for everyone! Fewer cars on the road, fewer obstacles and of course not nearly as many distractions. There were no log books recording those countless hours of torture. Nor were there abusive drivers who seem to forget that they were once learners! So for parents (in between working) and for our children (in between school and/or work) clocking up the required hours of drive time can take months ... and months! And when finally our offspring are considered expert enough for the L2 test, you hope for everyone’s sake that they’ll pass. But, from all reports, they are consistently failing – for not using their heads! There’s this wonderful thing between our head and shoulders called a neck. It enables us to move our head in all manner of directions. But our driving instructors tell us that many lear ners are neglecting to do the all-important ‘head check’ to scan surrounding traffic, check mirrors and be aware of what is happening around them. So, if you’re the supervising driver – make sure your learner is doing the head check. And if you’re the learner – you have a head, so use it! PhotoLindyGeorge
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