Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Uglyworld #398 - Thumbs Up For The Monaro

It's good to know that I'm not the only one who loves taking the Monaro out for a drive, the rumble off of that huge 5.7 litre V8 engine is a sound to behold and it doesn't half turn heads on the roads of mainland Europe (as it was never released in europe outside of the UK after being imported in semi-limited numbers from Australia). Wage is a massive fan of the Monaro and always has a grin from one side of his face to the other when he gets to sit in the co-pilots chair, today was no different to this - huge smile, while Wage, Ox and Yoya lay snoring on the back seats.

One of his favourite parts of being in the Monaro on the autobahn is the number of people who stare at the car trying to work out what the hell it is and why the noise off of it is so cool, when people look or stare he just looks back with a huge smile on his face waving (he especially likes waving to all the kids who see him and get all excited in the back of their parents car).

He's adopted the name Mireille uses for the Monaro, i.e. "the tank" and can often be found out rubbing the nostrils on the bonnet lovingly and talking to the car as if it was real. I tried one time to get him out of doing this, but he said that would simply hurt "the tanks" feelings so I just leave him to it these days.

When we finally arrived home he asked if there was time for a quick photograph of him beside the Vauxhall sign on the steering wheel, he even took his hat off for the shot so I know he was DEADLY serious!

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