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Tom ~ scumdog is on the road to Timaru to a S&S. Here is what he had to say and the pic he sent.

"Hi folks, Stopped in Dunedin for a coffee from the ubiquitous Maccas! Couldn't find another handy coffee place. 120 miles from here to Timaru. Cheers from a sunny Dunedin, which is the 'Edinburgh of the South'. Tom"
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Old 11-18-2017, 10:45 AM
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Here are some more comments and pix from Tom ~ scumdog on his way to the Timarua S&S.

"Hi all, We had a cruise this afternoon to various workshops and private garages. This stop was at Geraldine Auto Restoration (from memory!). The workmanship was A1 as Yellowbird can attest when I FaceTimed him. This photo was taken outside the workshop with the attention getting sedan perched on top of the 'dunny' - down-under speak for toilet! It's been a long time since I've seen bodywork and paint to the standard this firm produces. Our sleep tonight will not be enhance by the National get-together of 'boy-racers' (what you Stateside guys call 'tuners') in Timaru! Saw one other Thunderbird, a Flairbird. It was at a supermarket and I haven't seen it since.. Hopefully the S&S tomorrow will produce more Thunderbirds! Tom"

"Lunch today! Hi Guys, I must have been in a bad reception area and the e-mail I tried to send with this picture disappeared! Anyway, here is Christine at a picnic spot at Glenavy, north of Oamaru and 35miles from Timaru. We had a light lunch here before heading north. Its 10:25pm and I'm hitting the hay, catch y'all tomorrow. Tom"

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Tom ~ scumdog, has arrived at Timarua and here are some comments on what he has seen so far and a few more pix, including a '59 and a '64 Tbird.

"Hi Ray, I eventually found a couple of Thunderbirds, the black '64 was driven all over USA by the current owner before it was shipped to NZ. Hence the licence plate and the line around the body with place names of towns they passed through. The picture of the interior of the '57 Chev will have the Chev guys in the US scratching their head - (a) it's on the right hand end of the dash and Edsel(b) it's a '56 dash! That's what we got in NZ back then - left-overs tacked together. My '63 Galaxies had the speedo set up from a '59 Edsel and was right-hand drive!
More later... Tom"

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Here are more comments from Tom ~ scumdog, and two more pix from Timarua S&S.

"Hi Ray, Last two pics from the Timaru S&S, first one is a NZ-made 'Ranchero,' - once was a '65 Fairlane four-door, last pic needs no explanation and is for Dave Dares enjoyment! Regards, Tom."
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Tom great pixs and an unusual vision on the 65 Galaxie Rancharo
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Tom great pixs and an unusual vision on the 65 Galaxie Rancharo
Quite a few American and English cars used to be cute down into 'utes' way back years ago, Pontiac Laurentians, Ford Anglian etc. (mainly due to a relative shortage of utes at the time)

Now Japanese utes are readily available this doesn't happen so often.
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(mainly due to a relative shortage of utes at the time)

Tom by definition what does " UTES " mean?
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(mainly due to a relative shortage of utes at the time)

Tom by definition what does " UTES " mean?
'Ute' is short for utility, a name/description that in the early days was applied to any pick-up truck based on a car body/frame I.e Ranchero type vehicles, F100s etc were still known as pick-ups back then however I have noticed over the last 20 years or more the title ute gets applied (manly by younger ones!) to anything other than a full sized truck.
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Tom thanks for the explanation and now I am in the know
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Here is the latest posting from Tom ~ scumdog, and pic.

"Hi all, Here's Christine at 'the big fruit' at Cromwell - Leonard has seen them. We have ridden to Cromwell to meet some Buell riders then we all will ride back down river to Roxburgh for a Buell owners 'shindig' over the weekend, Cheers from NZ"

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