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From the Land of the Rising Sun

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"I'm turning Japanese, I think I'm turning Japanese, I really think so!"  Or so sang British 1980's one-hit winders The Vapors.

UMPH may not exactly be turning Japanese but he has a particular penchant for 1970s Mitsubishis, Datsuns, Toyotas and Mazdas, especially in coupe form!  Here are a few of his favourites photographed over the last few years ...
























Car Enthusiasts' Drive and Lunch, 15th of November, 2017

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Wayne G's monthly car enthusiasts' drives are a permanent fixture on the Hobart classic car calendar.  The format's pretty simple:  Wayne sends out an email advising of the date of the intended drive, which always begins around 11:00 am on a Wednesday and leaves from the C3 church in Anglesea Street, South Hobart (UMPH's pretty sure the event's totally secular, though!).  
On the day, participants meet, coffee is consumed (sometimes cake, too) and a route guide and map is provided.  Thereafter, an orderly convoy leaves the church, en route to a pre-arranged lunch venue, usually within 45 minutes' drive of Hobart.
This month's drive culminated in a very pleasant lunch at the Lauderdale Tavern, having wound its way over the Tasman Bridge, onto the East Derwent Highway, along the famed Grass Tree Hill Road (a favourite Targa stage), into Richmond Road, and through Seven Mile Beach and Acton.  The cars - Porsches, MGs, MX5s, an Austin Healey, a Fiat, a Mercedes a…