9.19am, Wednesday 23rd January, The Clocktower, Yalumba, Angaston, Barossa Valley, SA
Morning folks, sorry I’ve been off the air, but now that we’re back at work full time and into the swing of things, should be back to having a chat with you every day. We just had a tremendous weekend where the town of Tanunda was invaded by almost 300 hot rods for the annual Valley Hot Rodders ‘Cruise On’ . The main street was closed on Saturday afternoon and lined either side with shiny bright cars from the 1930s to the 1980s of all persuasions – muscle, chrome laden, cut down, chopped, lowered, polished, lifted – but all of them very much loved by their owners. There was a wooden dance floor set up on the street in front of the Tanunda hotel where a rockabilly band belted out tunes till the wee hours and it was wall to wall dancers in everything from Bobby sox to leather!
I’m very lucky to have to top work ute (for those of you not from Australia ‘ute’ is short for utility vehicle, basically a truck cab and a tray behind. They’re called pickups in the USA, but in Australia, a ‘pickup’ is something completely different…….let’s leave it at that! ) which is your Toyota Hilux 4 wheel drive. Lovely! As you can see here when we went up to the Northern Territory – alongside the Dog Fence just north of the opal mining town of Coober Pedy, pretty much in the middle of nowhere.
But after walking up and down the Tanunda main street last Saturday night, I reckon I might need a new work ute, and I found some really good options. See what you think, I reckon I’d look good in any of them actually