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Drivers hit with $37.3b road bill

THE Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien, says it’s a slap in the face that Gippslanders are stuck with poor roads such as the South Gippsland, Strzelecki and Hyland Highways while Daniel Andrews forces them to pay for his West Gate Tunnel deal.

Huge stockfeed truck comes to grief

A FULLY-laden, B Double grain truck, delivering for a Leongatha stockfeed firm, tipped over on Bena-Kongwak Road on Monday this week, at approximately 11.30am. The incident happened 200 metres south of the Fitzgeralds Road intersection, on the crest of hill outside Haw’s front gate.

All vehicles great and small at Show ‘n’ Shine

THE Leongatha Show ‘n’ Shine on Sunday, March 3 will show you something you’ve never seen before – it always does. Who could forget the supercharged beer keg pulling donuts around the velodrome! This year will throw up more surprises. Ray Pearson’s Harley Davidson

King of Phillip Island

• I love my car IT’S fairly original. And by ‘fairly’, Zac Lewis means his 1970 Holden HT Kingswood has the original paint job. “There’s a bit near the door that’s been fixed up, but other than that, it’s all original,” the Phillip Islander

Gear Head Sunday returns to Toora

GEAR heads get ready as the South Coast Show and Shine returns to rev up the Toora Recreation Reserve this Sunday, February 24. Now in its fourth year, the popular event features a huge array of cars, trucks, bikes and farm machinery on display,

All the classics at Phillip Island

THE 2019 Phillip Island Classic ‘Festival of Motor Sport’ on March 8–10 will feature some of UK’s top historic race cars including the 1964 ex-Salvadori Cooper-Maserati T61P in which Roy Salvadori chased Bruce McLaren to the chequered flag at Silverstone on May 1964. Also

Show time in Leongatha

AFTER a string of immensely successful years, the Leongatha Show ‘n’ Shine has become a staple of the local culture, consistently managing to entertain vast hordes of car enthusiasts and will be hosted again by the Rotary Club of Leongatha this year on Sunday,

Classic still going strong

IT goes pretty hard. You could even drive to Sydney in Greg Fenby’s 1967 Chevrolet with a 383 Stroker engine. “She goes well. You just can’t buy parts for them anymore, except for minor things,” the Cape Paterson resident said at the recent Wonthaggi

Tyrepower dealer of the year

TYREPOWER Wonthaggi has taken home the award for region A Dealer of the Year 2018 at the recent Tyrepower awards ceremony. Kris and Melanie Baker were thrilled to accept the award for the second time in the Wonthaggi dealership’s 13-year history. “We are so

Keith enjoys a tour

I love my car SO CLEAN you can see your reflection in the panels – Keith Lawson takes good care of his 1956 Morris Minor Tourer. The Cape Woolamai resident has owned the car for more than a decade. “I went for my driving

Only one in the state

I love my car THEY only made 20 of these, says Wonthaggi’s Garry Bolding. He’s talking about the 1997 Holden HSV VS Series II Manta Wagon that Garry recently purchased for his son. “This is the only one in Victoria and there’s only about

Ford Raptor coming soon to Leongatha

LEONGATHA Ford is preparing for the launch of the highly anticipated Ford Ranger Raptor truck, the first arriving at the dealership very soon. The Raptor is a high-end off-road performance vehicle based on the popular Ranger series of trucks and has been reengineered from

For the love of cars

AFTER a long day fishing in the Bass Strait, Graeme Wagland would return home and be up ‘till midnight working in his garage. That was a typical day before he retired. Now he’s spending the entire day in his San Remo garage, moving from
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