We’d be lost without Hugh and Cate

Herald Sun - Motoring - - Paul Gover -

IT’S good to see that motoring is not just about doom-and-gloom sales re­sults. Things are tough at the mo­ment but there is al­ways time for a gig­gle, even if it’s just at the lat­est mo­tor show dream ma­chines to be un­veiled in Paris in a cou­ple of weeks.

UBD also gave us a chuckle this week with some back­ground on the lat­est edi­tion of its Mel­bourne street di­rec­tory, start­ing with the news Vic­to­ria’s heart­land has grown twice as fast as Syd­ney in the past five years. We’ve also learned there are 900 new streets and two new sub­urbs, South Wharf and Wil­liams Land­ing.

But UBD knows driv­ing has its haz­ards and so asked peo­ple who they would most like to be sit­ting along­side if they were lost.

The win­ners? No prizes for guess­ing Hugh Jack­man and Cate Blanchett. And which is the bet­ter sex for nav­i­ga­tion du­ties? Even though men pre­fer to drive, the sur­vey says men, by a 57-43 per cent mar­gin.

As for the best mu­sic driv­ing without a new UBD — short­hand for lost — the top choices were You Drive Me Crazy by Brit­ney Spears, Road to Nowhere by Talk­ing Heads and the ev­er­green On the Road Again by Wil­lie Nel­son.

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