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Author: Larry O'Toole
Source: Graffiti
Type: Book
ISBN: ISBN: 9780949398994
Price: $39.95
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Probably Australia’s most incredible motoring story; 7,000 miles in a taxi From Bass Strait to the Timor Sea…and return!

In 1930 Ada Beal, Lil Wilmot and Eileen Glenny, from Lorne in Victoria, longed to see the red centre and wilds of Australia but, being respectable ladies, thought it improper to make that journey alone. So they engaged Motor Service Provider, Charlie Heard, to carry them on this daring outback adventure – in his taxi!

Charlie drove the three intrepid ladies in his Hudson from Lorne, up through the red centre to Darwin, through real frontier towns like Coober Pedy and Oodnatta and more. Then, back down to Victoria via Brisbane and Sydney!

A real outback adventure before made roads existed outside the main cities – a trip just over 7000 miles and almost three months!

Magically, 78 years later, Charlie’s grandchildren re-created the trip, again in a 1928 Essex! And now respected Australian automotive author, Larry O’Toole, brings those amazing stories to life in this unmissable book supported with many dozens of incredible original photos. It is produced in two parts; the initial adventure as experienced by Charlie Heard and his passengers and, the re-creation of the trip by Charlie’s grandchildren in 2008 and recorded in a diary by Ron Heard.

This book is an absolute must, not only for all motoring enthusiasts, but also anyone who loves a great Australian yarn of human endeavour and times-lost.

Beautifully presented, with hard cover and glossy dustcover. Very affordably priced at just $39.95

Author Larry O’Toole is publisher of Australian Street Rodding magazine since 1977 and numerous hot rodding books.

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