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The reader’s let­ter that is judged to be the best in each is­sue will win a Meguiar’s de­tail­ing pack. See­ing

the photo in Out Of Ac­tion ( AMC #81) of Justin Rooke’s John Goss Spe­cial Fal­con, I know just how Justin feels.

I had a sim­i­lar oc­cur­rence with my 1973 HQ GTS Monaro sedan while giv­ing way at a round­about in Georgetown, Tas­ma­nia back in April.

A young learner driver got it wrong while go­ing around, came over the me­dian strip and into the right-hand front of my HQ.

Did I tell the young girl off? No. The dam­age was al­ready done, so there was no point. I just gave her a hug, told her it was all right. She was up­set and felt bad enough as it was.

Luck­ily her grand­fa­ther was in­sured through Shan­nons, who I am with too. The dam­age is nowhere near that done to the Goss XB, but dis­ap­point­ing to have it hap­pen. At least, I was able to drive it home af­ter jack­ing the car up, re­mov­ing the wheel and beat­ing the guard out to clear the wheel.

We had just been to a club bar­beque. Thanks must go out to the mem­bers of the Monaro and GM Club of Tas­ma­nia mem­bers for their help, es­pe­cially, Robert from Georgetown, who went home and came back with a trol­ley-jack and some ham­mers to ef­fect quick re­pairs.

See be­fore and af­ter photos. It does not look like much dam­age, but was a hard enough hit to move the front over 10 to 20mm and jam the bon­net to pre­vent it from be­ing opened.

Just wait­ing for re­pairs. It has been

One good turn...

hard to find a good orig­i­nal guard. ED: Great at­ti­tude, Kerry. Be­cause one good turn de­serves another, a Meguiar’s de­tail­ing pack will no doubt come in handy when your GTS is back from the panel shop. Meguiar’s has also pro­vided a car care kit for JGS owner Justin. We hope he gets to use it on his re­paired JGS soon.

Kerry Poyn­ton Tas­ma­nia

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