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

Old Cars in the Aussie Bush

Some are too far gone, some are border line, and a few that could be reborn with some TLC.

One thing is for certain, they would have all earned their keep in the Aussie outback. Most probably driven into the ground with little maintenance in the last few years of their life.


  1. I always look like a sad sack whenever I see these old cars dumped and rusting in junkyards like these. They should've been modified, or restored so at the very least they can be immortalized at museums or in vintage car shows. Oh well, I can't question the owners of these cars, as their parts are very hard to find (and if there, they’re expensive), much less replace.

  2. Yup, Carry! They should've been restored to their original state. If only these cars have their own life, I would feel sorry for them. They can still be very useful in many ways, but not in a state like this.