A Life In Cars

The life story of Dickie Sutherland


Holden FE Ute

FE UTE 1959 First cars and lack of money,  Bobby, my cousin had left Nailsworth Technical school to join the Army, as an Apprentice Electrician,

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Soapbox car 8 Bobby Gardiner
Soap Box Cars

Racing at Victor Harbour

I remember racing in a spectacular Soap Box event at Victor Harbour.  It seemed like there were hundreds of Soapbox Racers attending, of all types and styles. 

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Cars influence on leisure in the 50’s

The car influenced leisure time by permitting South Australians to participate in more leisure activities, new activities such as Surfing, Car Trials, with more activities to do than previous generations. This was reflected by the steady decline in attendance at major football and cricket fixtures in the period from the 1950s: the decline was even sharper when attendance was calculated as a proportion of the rapidly increasing population

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