Your say June 2018

RoyalAuto magazine

Judy and Sylvia

Anzac Day thanks
Beautiful Bright
Olympic past
Plastic problem
RA bouquet
Cycle solution
Indicator irritation
Left out lighthouse


Anzac Day thanks

Heartfelt thanks to RACV and its wonderful volunteer drivers who cared for us on Anzac Day. At 8am my son and I were picked up by Judy (pictured right with Sylvia) and driven in the march. I’m ex-Women’s Australian Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) and at the age of 92 had never marched before. I waved out the window of the car to the crowds who clapped and cheered, some even shouting “thank you”. To receive such gratitude brought me to tears. Thank you RACV for giving us such a memorable Anzac Day. I hope I am still here next year to experience it all again.

Sylvia, Burwood

Beautiful Bright

A group of us visited Bright in April. The colours, scenery and walks along the river were fabulous.  We found everyone to be extremely friendly, helpful and courteous and our stay on the banks of the Ovens River was great. Also worth a visit are Beechworth, Myrtleford, Wandilogong and other surrounding areas. It was a restful few days and I would recommend it to anyone.  We were very lucky with the weather as it was amazing too. So come on people, give this region a visit instead of always flocking to the seaside.  It is SO worth it.

Carol Wilkinson, Noble Park

Olympic past

I read with interest your article on the 1934 Singer Le Mans (RA May). The Singer Le Mans is the only car in the world to have won an Olympic gold medal. Adolf Hitler introduced car racing to the 1936 Berlin Olympics (with the assumption a German car would win). However, the English car won the multi-day event and, to add insult to injury, the car was driven by Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Haig, a woman! Car racing was subsequently dropped from the Games.

John Nicholls, Mount Waverley

Plastic problem

Why is it necessary for my copy of RoyalAuto to arrive in my letterbox completely encased in plastic? Surely a paper envelope would be more environmentally friendly?

Kath Moorhouse, Sorrento

EDITOR’S NOTE: We wrap RoyalAuto in plastic to ensure the magazine is protected from the outside elements and stays clean and intact but, in order to minimise the impact of plastic on the environment, we use Biowrap, a biodegradeable plastic that breaks down much more quickly (approximately 2-18 months) than non-biodegradeable alternatives. It also doesn’t leave any harmful residue in the environment.

RA bouquet

I have just received my RA (May) and what a cracking edition it is! As usual a mix of very interesting topics, great writing and photography, and excellently produced.  I learn so much about places to visit from RA and often wonder why I bother travelling overseas when there are so many fascinating places within cooee of home in Victoria. Keep up the good work.

Robin Page, Sandringham

Cycle solution

I would encourage those and others who live in Point Cook (RA April) to ride a bike to the train station at Williams Landing. There is a fantastic network of bike trails in your area that can safely get you to the train station without the delay of waiting in traffic or searching for car parking. Considering that the space set aside for parking one car can fit 20 bicycles, maybe the problem is not the lack of car parking at Williams Landing Station, but how people are travelling there.

David Blom, Nunawading

Indicator irritation

I am finding it more difficult to see indicators on most new cars unless viewing them directly from the front. They are extremely difficult to see from the side and when the sun is shining directly on them. I’d be interested to see if anyone else has had similar complaints. My peripheral vision is fine and I only wear glasses for reading so that is not the issue.

Paul Baker, Langwarrin

Left out lighthouse

I was sorry to see that the best lighthouse in Victoria was missed in your article (RA May). Cape Nelson lighthouse near Portland was built at the point where ships travelling across the southern ocean first spotted Australia, and is on the most picturesque coastline, with Bridgewater Bay one side and Nelson Bay the other. But I guess it’s best to keep this secret for the few who are prepared to travel four hours from Melbourne.

Shauna Picard, Kyabram

EDITOR’S NOTE: The beautiful Cape Nelson lighthouse cottages are featured in our online story. Find it on the RoyalAuto page at racv.com.au

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