Waitaki Herald : August 6th 2014
18 WAITAKI HERALD, AUGUST 6, 2014 ADVERTISING FEATURE 6223115AA AutoZone AutoZone If you damage someone’s car do the decent thing, eh? By GRAHAM KEEP There is nothing more annoying than returning to your parked car to find fresh damage and no indication of who did it. The culprit has damaged your pride and joy and has not even had the decency to leave a note, something • Exhaust Repairs • Radiator Sales & Servicing • Rim Straightening & Repairs • Stainless Steel & Alloy Welding • Tube Supplies & Bending • Light Engineering • Plastic Welding Versatile: The idea for the ute came from an Aussie farmer’s wife who wanted a vehicle for church on Sundays and hauling stuff on work days. that makes them an inconsiderate dipstick. Adding to the damage you will also be told by your insurer that you are in the gun for an excess and will lose no claim bonus. If you damage someone’s property, do the decent thing and own up to it and be a nice considerate dipstick. Whither the ute? By GRAHAM KEEP (KEEPIE) 6222421AA 30 Ribble Street, Oamaru • 434 8777 Ford versus Holden: The Falcon ute competed with Holden and Chrysler for years with their respective Commodore and Valiant-based trucks. CARS FOR SALE Subaru Imprezza 2003 5 Speed .......... $6,995 Toyota Camry Sedan 1995 ................ $2,000 Toyota Corolla Auto .........................$1,795 Toyota Celica Auto.......................... $1,600 Toyota Caldina Wagon 1994 .............. $2,500 Toyota Estima 8 Seater OBO .............. $2,500 1 MEEK STREET, OAMARU 6222274AA PH (03) 433 1444 • FAX (03) 433 1888 www.smashpalace.org.nz Winter is Here! Don’t get caught out i Wint battery prob ba • Heaterseaters & Demisters • Qua • All Al Auto • S uto Lighting for ery problems & starting faultsults & emisters • Quality Batteries & Fittingit ng atteries & hting for Cars,ars, Tra errailers, Trucks • Sttartter motors a d A ternator R pai s • T • Wirini rucks, Tra ractors & g & Maintenance checks • Car alarms & Aircon on ors & Mor ore. er motors and Alternator Repairrs • Trailer Fler Fittings & L gh • W ring & Maintenance checks • Car a arms & A ings & Liightts For all your motoring needs CRAIG MACKAY Auto orld Workshop • FREE Battery Check • Antifreeze • Warrant of Fitness for your car, caravan or trailer • General motoring repairs • Farm servicing Phone 434 7543 (next door to New World) 74 Wansbeck St CRAIGMACKA AutoworldWorkshop Unlike four-wheel-drives such as Hiluxes which originated from light trucks or military four-wheeldrives, utes originated from saloon cars and the idea came from an Aussie farmer’s wife who apparently said that she wanted a vehicle for church on Sunday that could be used to pick up a pig on Monday. The Ford motor factory in Australia came to the N rescue with the Ford ute, which is basically a cut down Ford Falcon fitted with a well deck. Of course Ford Australia’s main competitor Holden had to take up the challenge and the Holden ute was also born. Since then both companies have produced utes as a model of their most popular large family saloons. In Ford’s case this has continued to be Falcon utes with the Holden ute now being a cut down Holden Commodore. The British motor industry appears to have tried competing but Morris 1000 utes and Morris Marina utes were never going to be a serious threat to the Aussie manufacturers. With manufacturing of both Ford and Holden supposedly coming to an end in Australia in a few years, it will be interesting to see what happens to these two utes that are so much part of motoring in New Zealand. ew Zealand always claims the right for inventing the pavlova, but we do have to hand the Aussies the invention of the ute. t get caught out in the cold with & s is Here! BANKBANKS See u the cold with ti AU AUTO ELECTRICAL 2010 LTD See us for the l 24 HRS 24 HRS PH (03) 434 6 3) 434 6695 41 HUMBER ST O MAR HUMBER ST,, OAMARU r the lot! 6223392AA 6223382AA No Muff Too Tuff!
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