Exchange Student

John Gill

Thought this may be of interest to fellow readers. We were travelling in France at the end of August this year and, arriving at our hotel to my surprise a red HSV GTS Maloo ute was parked before us.

The bus happened to have a few Aussies on it, so with all the smartphones out, it went viral. It was right-hand drive, with British plates. It put a lovely, expensive Bentley well and truly in the shade. Love the mag.

Innit lovely spotting an Orstralian car among the high-brow elegance of the European motoring landscape? All those memories of what makes our cars so great come flooding back. Who needs engineering bravado, NVH supremacy, emissions regulations and benchmark crash testing anyway?

Historian Not Hoarder