Despite being the sort of person who inspires mechanics to cackle wickedly and clap their hands together in greedy enthusiasm the minute I walk into a workshop, in 2000 I worked on a motoring show. I was assigned the ‘On the Move’ oddballs, like Tractor collectors, model railway enthusiasts and Balsa Battleship nerds.
The best line I have ever drawn out of an interviewee comes from the first of these stories: [about wife] ‘But she can’t say a real lot, she does collect dolls and chainsaws’.
Tractor Man, Port Arthur, Tasmania
The Last Fine, Parking Officer
Parliament House Mail Train
Big Love, Newman Mining Trucks
Crash Test Family, Autoliv
Stuntman Clarrie Jones
Tanks Training Exercise, Darwin
Loudest Car Stereo Competition, Autosalon
Bobcat Ballet, Adelaide
Balsa Battleships, Canberra