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Random # 50: Fiat 850 (Proper Look)

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Regular readers might remember way back to Random # 32:  Fiat 850 (https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=7165367970551834236#editor/target=post;postID=6986456422775080403;onPublishedMenu=overview;onClosedMenu=overview;postNum=28;src=postname),featuring a tantalising glimpse of this striking early model Fiat 850.  This time UMPH got lucky, having come across the same car in Sandy Bay, allowing him to get up close and to record its very funky restoration.  What a wee little ripper!  (Apologies to fans of the Gogomobile ad.)










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Classic Car Run, Wednesday the 14th of September, 2016

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UMPH has been on Wayne Goninon's classic car-related email list for a bit over a year now, the only problem being that work commitments almost never permit him to attend the enthusiasts' monthly countryside drives.  However, he found himself with a rare mid-week day off and was very pleased to be able to attend September's event.

A sunny, mild morning saw maybe fifteen or so cars and their owners meet at the Rivulet Cafe, Anglesea Street, South Hobart, for coffee and then head out to the Tasmania Golf Club for lunch.  The route took them over the Tasman Bridge, through to Cambridge, Richmond and Sorell, before travelling over the causeways to the club.  








Lunch was a very enjoyable affair, with a choice of scallops, salt 'n' pepper squid or chicken breast, followed by either apple and rhubarb crumble or creme brulee.  Compliments to the chef.



It had been UMPH's intention to photograph as many of the participants' excellent cars as possible.  However, he enjoyed…

Random # 49: HT Monaro

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UMPH is reasonably confident that this gorgeous Holden Monaro - also spotted on Queensland's Sunshine Coast - is an HT series, making it the model that preceded the HG featured in Random # 17 (https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=7165367970551834236#editor/target=post;postID=2776787918666470792;onPublishedMenu=overview;onClosedMenu=overview;postNum=40;src=postname ).  That being so, it would have been manufactured in either 1969 or 1970.








This particular car departed slightly from original, featuring a centre bonnet-scoop, a metallic double racing stripe in deep grey and after-market alloy wheels (with fatter versions on the rear).  It may not suit purists' tastes but for UMPH's money, it looked great!



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