It’s no secret Miss C’s Boy loves cars … he has three, and he works as a fitter and turner at his dad’s workshop which specialises in high performance cars. Definitely a petrol head (Aussie slang for car loving) family given his four brothers have also passed through the dad’s workshop and emerged as fitter and turners.
The rivalry in Australia amongst car aficionados is Ford or our home grown Holden. My family are Ford fans … my brother Mr J is a big petrol head too. But the Boy is a Holden fan ... and this is his beloved HJ Kingswood.
It's painted in matt black with black leather seats, and enamelled red wheels. Very stylish. The Boy’s also modified the Kingswood from a three on the tree (three gear column shift) to a four on the floor (four speed floor shift).
And a close up of those wheels ... lovely red wheels.
Because his cars are modified, each of them is very hard to drive. And after many years of driving with power steering and power assisted brakes I’m not much interested in trying … especially after driving a three on the tree Kingswood in the 1980s with the worst turning circle of any car I’ve ever driven.
For more royal redness ... check out Mary over at Work of the Poet.