Carefree cruising

Robert Trompetter being towed from Franz Josef to Cromwell. Photos: Mark Price
Robert Trompetter being towed from Franz Josef to Cromwell. Photos: Mark Price
Mr Leggett’s Austin is pictured coming out of the native forest north of Makarora.
Mr Leggett’s Austin is pictured coming out of the native forest north of Makarora.
Mr Trompetter is pictured at right with Mr Jones.
Mr Trompetter is pictured at right with Mr Jones.

Robert Trompetter, of Dunedin, enjoyed a tow all the way from Franz Josef to Cromwell yesterday when his little Austin 7 started to make some engine noises that he did not like.

This 1930s model is one of his family of eight ‘‘baby Austins’’, and despite having no protection against the weather, had been a perfect vehicle for a Dunedin to Dunedin road trip, including an Austin 7 rally in Hokitika.

T Mr Trompetter was accompanied by fellow enthusiasts Robbie Jones and Doug Leggett.

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