YOUR STORY: Cars of yesteryear all style and class
LOOKING at all the old cars at the Emu Park car display made me realise how much unnecessary expensive gadgetry that is stuffed into today's cars, making it impossible for owners to work on their cars.
When you lift the bonnet to do a repair or service on today's car all the average person can do is shake their heads and slam the bonnet down and take it to a dealership, which is what all this gadgetry is designed for.
It does not make the car run any better than the EHs, XPs, Minis, Valiants, Fords etc and today's cars don't last as long as the old cars.
The older cars could easily be recognised and they had class. New cars nearly all look the same.
With the old cars, if you had to, you could stand in the engine bay and work on the motor, but you are flat out slipping a cigarette paper in and around the engine bay of the new cars.
Years ago you could just about buy parts for Holden and Ford at the local Chinese grocery shop.
At the display I saw a beautiful EH all done up. I tried to swap my 2010 Camry for the EH and when you see this EH you can understand why the owner baulked at the offer.