THERE literally was far too much to do in this region over the Easter break – from the Gilgandra tractor pull, the speedway titles, Bodangora drags, Burrendong Fishing Classic, Toyota Nationals, Stations of the Cross, the new lion’s pride exhibit at the zoo, reunions, anniversaries and celebrations, and so much more.
I’m meant to be covering all these things but it’s difficult just to know about, and remember, all that’s going on.
One thing I did notice was the enterprising way in which some savvy locals cashed in, or tried to, on some of these events.
Out the front of a farm between Dubbo and Wellington was a fishing boat with a ‘for sale’ sign on it, no doubt that would have attracted far more interest this weekend than would normally be the case, with hundreds of keen anglers driving past on their way to the Burrendong Classic fishing comp.
On the road into Dubbo, lined up amongst a few other cars for sale, was a sleek black Toyota Celica.
I pulled up to take a pic and was amazed at the price, just $2500 for a sports car that in its heyday would have been sporting a $25,000 price tag second-hand.
This seller was obviously hoping the people coming to town for the Toyota Nationals would have seen it, so I’m sure the grapevine would have been working overtime.
It’s amazing how many ancillary opportunities these major tourist events can create.
This boat and Toyota Celica for sale were both well positioned for prospective buyers over the Easter break.