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OSFW – Aussie Origins

March 18, 2009

In continuance from yesterday’s post, I thought I would do another Country of Origin selection, this time dealing with some of OS’s member’s rides selections from over the ditch.  Again, as with the American category.  There’s not a massive amount of these on oldschool.  I think the main reason for this is that NZ is well catered for, club wise, for these vehicles and so most end up on other forums.  Generally the yokel, one-eyed, incest type forums who think that anything Japanese or European is inferior because it doesn’t have a pushrod V8 in it.  Not all the time of course and not everyone with those cars is like that.  As is the case with the society though, the loud minority makes their presence felt more times than the majority.  I digress!  Onto the cars;

1971 Chrysler Valiant

1971 Chrysler Valiant

This fine specimen of a Valiant was only purchased by OS member ‘lowrota’ quite recently.  It’s been kept in damn good shape and the VG is by far one of my favourites.  I think it’s the parklamps in the top of the front fenders that does it for me.



Burt Munro’s a bit of a favourite New Zealander of mine. Not really recognised too heavily as one of our great achievers, as most motorsport types rarely are (you’re meant to play a barbaric form of grab-ass to be ‘cool’ here, thus, rugby union ‘stars’ are, sadly, our children’s heros). (more…)