Random # 101: Mazda 1300
Waves of 1970s nostalgia washed over UMPH at the sight of this absolutely lovely Mazda 1300 sedan, photographed in Elizabeth Street, North Hobart, on a late summer's day.
UMPH has fond memories of his grandmother's 1300, in exactly the same colour and featuring identical interior trim, and the time the poor old dear did a burn-out entering an intersection in some particularly heavy traffic.
UMPH would like to point out that Grandma was not a hoon; the road was wet and slippery, the car was running cheese cutter cross-plies and she was mortified (what if one of the other bowling ladies had seen her?!).
However, UMPH, his brother and cousins were delighted - street-cred to Grandma!!
The particular car seen here couldn't have been in much better nick; the paint, chrome and interior were very nearly flawless, and even the hubcaps were original and unmarked.
So here's to the 1970s, burn-outs and bowling ladies, and to whoever it is that's keeping this fabulous car looking so good.
U M P H
All iPhone images.