I just wanted to let you know your magazine is creatively inspiring and I look forward to seeing the beautiful photos of places for me to plan to visit or revisit. I have recycled a collection of your magazines into pieces of artwork and include a picture I created of a lighthouse, which was inspired by your recent article on lighthouses (RA May) and a trip to Queenscliff. Thank you.
Andrea Coombes, Melbourne
A few weeks ago, a long way from home, the transmission in our vehicle failed. We limped into Longreach where we phoned the RACV.
Immediately a mechanic arrived to confirm our predicament and then helped move our caravan to the nearby caravan park and tow our car to the workshop. The mechanic then confirmed the vehicle could not be fixed in Longreach. So, Total Care kicked in.
We are in awe of what we were able to access, and the wonderful support that Phil, our case manager from RACV, offered. We drove a hire car home, had lots of other assistance, and our car and caravan were transported home too.
Jeff and Jill Hobbs, Bridgewater on Loddon
I loved your “10 minutes with Valerie Tang” interview in the October RoyalAuto. So great to see a young Victorian design one of the Art Trams. Congratulations to Valerie, she submitted a great design! I am looking forward to riding on “her” tram.
Mae Chong, Doncaster East
I was delighted to see your article and great photos about Talbot (RA October). I have visited this charming town only once, seven years ago on Easter Sunday, as part of a fact-finding mission about my maternal great, great grandfather William Goodman, who was the publican and owner of the Phoenix Hotel from the 1860s until his death in 1906. It was de-licensed in 1923, but the solid stone building is still standing and clearly visible in your photos of Scandinavian Crescent. A plaque on it records William’s connection.
The most-helpful local historical society was open on the day I visited, and provided numerous documents about William and his significant contribution to the local community. The town sure seems to be experiencing a resurgence, and I definitely intend to make another trip on farmers’ market day.
Stephen Peterson, East St Kilda