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CMI Parliament House Lawns Display Now Back On! / Gratuitous Excuse to Post More Photos.

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UMPH ran into Norm this morning, happily drinking coffee at his Elizabeth Street outdoor office.  He said that since the last Classics by the Beach post (4th of October this year), Club Motori Italia had reinstated its annual Parliament House lawns display.







Therefore, the info provided in that last Classics post is now incorrect, although it was accurate at the time of going to press (it was taken from CMI's own Facebook page).  So, please be advised that the event is going ahead on the morning of Saturday the 28th of October, 2017.








Not only is the Parliament House lawns display back on, it's going to be combined with a showing of Lancias that will be touring the state and, possibly, a number of Triumph sports cars, too.  That's a real bonus!  So if you were ever thinking of attending, UMPH reckons this should be more than enough to seal the deal!



Hope to see you there!  It's going to be testicoli del cane!!  




U M P H

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Random # 164: Chevrolet Truck

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Like the Glimmer Man's Fargo (http://uppermiddlepetrolhead.blogspot.com.au/2017/05/random-127-glimar-mans-fargo-truck.html), this very cool Chev truck has been around Hobart for many, many years and is still a fairly common sight in and around the city.  It's no toy, eitherclearly still being used to do what it was originally built to do:  lug big, heavy stuff.













U M P H
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Final Touches: The Dashboard Doctor Challenge, Part IV.

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Readers may remember the saga that Parts I, II and III of The Dashboard Doctor Challenge recounted as UMPH tried, in vain, to replace the vinyl dash-pad of his 1975 Galant hardtop.  Part III ended with a perfectly restored dash-pad sitting, unused, as it had shrunk and, no matter what he tried, it simply couldn't be made to fit. 


A plan was hatched to cut the dash-pad in half, which would permit it to be fitted over the left and right sides of the metal base, and to cover the resultant central gap with a vinyl cover with a twin GT stripe motif.  UMPH drew up a template, took it to Steve Davey of Classic Automotive and Marine Trimming (33 St Aubyn Square, Moonah - Ph: 6273 3043 / 0417 535 035), chose two nicely textured marine-grade vinyls - one red and one black - and specified contrast stitching to complete the look.

The result, seen in the images above and below, was exactly what UMPH had envisaged.  The cover was sewn with built-in piping on one end to lock under the metal panel …