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Motoring Down Under

Motoring Down Under

As happens at this time of the year almost every year, I am writing this from Australia. My mode of transport in Melbourne when I have to go and visit friends in the suburbs, is either a Mazda 6 or Hyundai Getz. The Mazda lives in the garage of my daughter’s house and is usually used about once in two weeks! The Getz on the other hand lives out on the street and gets used most days of the week. The Australian-spec Getz is a 1600. One would think that being a tiny three door hatch with a 1600 engine, it would simply fly… but not so. It’s an automatic, and a three-speed old style hydraulic automatic at that. So it’s not quick off the mark, and tends to rev its guts out when you want to overtake and put your foot down – say at 60km/h!

While in Sydney, I visited the “Gosford Classic Car Museum” which is one of the top 5 largest privately owned car museum in the world, and the largest in Australia and the Southern Hemisphere! The museum houses over 400 cars and motorbikes valued at approximately $70 million. I drooled at the more than 20 Ferraris, the Lamborghinis, Rolls Royces and indeed the Holdens and many more “garden” varieties of cars which are rarely if ever seen anywhere on the roads these days. I got lots of photos, and will do a feature in the May Issue of the magazine.

So in this Issue our guys drove the brilliant Audi Q5, the competitively priced Hyundai Creta and the last of the line VW Beetle. We also have all there is to know from the world of motoring and more in this Issue to keep you up-to-date, enthralled and indeed informed.

So sit back, relax, and absorb it all! We definitely enjoyed putting it together – and I’m certain you will love it too.