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Albert motoring along at 90

ALBERT Klun celebrated his 90th birthday with a family dinner at Wonthaggi Club on May 3. He is photographed with his great grandson Travis Donohue who turned four on the same day. Their cake was a 1934 Ford Coupe to celebrate Albert’s lifelong passion

Attention to detail pays off

CPK McLaren MotorBody is a 2018 Finalist in the Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce VACC Industry Awards. The Leongatha-based business was also back to back finalists in 2016 and 2017. CPK McLaren MotorBody, at its refurbished and expended facility at 17-19 Roughead Street, is

Team effort to clean up roads

THE strong wind weather event on Sunday afternoon caused chaos on roads throughout South Gippsland with countless number of trees blown onto roads. Police and SES were aided by numerous local farmers and other residents who assisted with chainsaws or with dragging trees off

The biggest show (and shine) of all

THE 2018 edition of the Rotary Club of Leongatha’s Show ‘n’ Shine and Swap Meet was the biggest ever. It was a fitting finale for John O’Connor who’s led the organisation of the event from the outset, and will hand the role to Lindsay

Dom’s Torana geared up for Show ‘n’ Shine

THE Rotary Club of Leongatha’s Show ‘n’ Shine and Swap Meet provides a stage for local car enthusiasts to proudly display their pride and joy. Dom D’Agostino will bring along his 1975 LX Hatchback Torana to the event on Sunday, March 4 at the

Leongatha dealerships in new hands

THE new owner of some of Leongatha’s most recognised car dealerships is on a mission to set a new benchmark in motoring in South Gippsland. Warren Stewart, who has taken over the Knights and Westaway dealerships, said customers will be the biggest beneficiaries in

Rea torques his way around it

THREE-time defending WorldSBK champion Jonathan Rea believes the new technical rules introduced for the 2018 season won’t make a huge difference to the speed of his Kawasaki ZX-10RR. He is finalising preparations for the Yamaha Finance-backed season opener at Phillip Island this weekend, February

Shining example of community spirit

THE organisers of the 5th annual Wonthaggi Automotive Show and Shine Swap Meet on Sunday, January 28, the Wonthaggi Power Football Netball Club would be the first to acknowledge that the weather for their big annual event recently was just a little too good.

Less talk, more action on roads

PROPOSED changes to Phillip Island Road through both San Remo and Newhaven have generated much discussion among locals, many of whom are clearly not happy with the options put forward by VicRoads. Bass MP Brian Paynter said he has met with many local people

School’s back, so slow down

AS THE new school year gets underway, local police will be targeting drivers failing to adhere to the speed limits of 40km/h in school zones at specified times. Operation ‘Schools Back’ kicked off on February 1 where an increase in police presence around schools

Hoon pays a heavy price for burnouts

A P-PLATER is now without his car after police seized it under Anti-Hoon Laws. The 20 year old driver performed a series of burn-outs in Korumburra last Wednesday evening, leaving unsightly marks on the main street. Unfortunately for him, it was in front of

Banking on safe drivers

THE Inverloch & District Community Bendigo Bank continues to drive change through investing locally in driver education, road safety training and mentoring locally disadvantaged young people. The bank has announced a further $2500 funding for the L2P Learner Driver Mentor Program coordinated through the

Hot rods and hot people at Wonthaggi’s Show’n’Shine

THERE’S no doubt that the Wonthaggi Show and Shine was weather-affected last Sunday as temperatures soared towards the 40 degree mark. But there were some great cars, bikes, a tank and other vehicles to look at all the same and none better than a
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