Caption- "Driver and passengers standing beside a touring car, Brisbane, ca. 1925"
Caption- "Car travelling along winding road, Armidale, New South Wales, 1923"
Caption- "Hauling cars up to Edward's Hut, Barrington Tops - Barrington Tops"
Caption- "Motor & General Engineers in Guernsey shed - Scone, NSW"
Even back then, the guys we call mechanics, you call engineers. Here a guy might call himself an MD, Doctor of Motors, but never an engineer. Do you have a job title, Mechanic?
Motor Mechanics are the old skool blokes that can engineer, fix, repair and fabricate, today the younger generation are called
'Automotive Service Technicians'
Glorified part fitters, change oil, that's about all they are taught to do.
Yes, we have a job title Mechanic over here.
The sign in the photo refers to the company not individuals, if this makes sense.
In Australia a mechanic is trade qualified (attended a technical college) whereas an engineer has a tertiary degree (studied at University). Neither qualification is a guarantee of competence. I believe that this is the same as in the US.
It is great to see these photos.
Pic #1 I'd like to see other pics of that body. It has a flat style fire wall and windshield but some type of touring back half. Do you know how made it?
Bob, the body on the first car is indeed very interesting. If my eyes are not deceiving me it looks like there is a very short tray, with flared sides, at the back, and a suitcase is carried in it. Does that make it a dual cab pickup?
The top has 5 bows, like some of the larger, more expensive cars. I wonder if the body of an earlier car of indeterminate make has been adapted to a model T chassis.
There would appear to be no access to the rear seats from the drivers side due to the location of the spare tyre.
Certainly looks like a one off to me.
Allan from down under.
Looking at those great pics raises a couple of questions-
1st car- is the bonnet 2 colours or is it just a relection?
3rd pic- is the second car a Chev?
Its hood looks wider than the whole car and then some :-)
Keep the pics coming Dane.
Manuel in Oz