The purpose of this Blog

This blog is to detail my 43 years (1973 - 2016) with a 1928 Chevrolet tourer, affectionately called "The Red Chev".

The acquisition, restoration, improvements and my experiences over the years are covered in as much detail as I can remember.

Some of the later postings include car club outings and other vintage car items that I hope will be of interest to people.

If you have the time, scroll back to where it all began in 1973 and follow the journey so far.

Thanks for dropping by.

Regards Ray Dean

See my new section "The Red Chev - Repairs, Improvements, Maintenance and Technical Details" located on the left hand side of the screen.


Thursday, May 3, 2012

The Don's Red Chev Tourer

From the website of Veteran & Vintage Chevrolet Association of Australia (Qld)

Don Bradman "the Don" 1908 - 2001

On Wednesday, February 28, 2001 "The Advertiser" published a supplement with highlights of Don Bradman's brilliant career - included was this photograph. 

The preamble read "General Motors presented him with the Don Bradman Special, a red Chevrolet roadster in honour of his deeds during the 1930 tour of England. 

While Australians generally applauded the idea of the gift, it transpired that singling out Bradman for reward resulted in further unfair and unwarranted criticisms". The caption refers to period photographs of the don's mother Emily, his fiancee Jessie Menzies and tennis greats Jean Wilson & R.V. Thomas.

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