Wake up Mustang!
MAJOR line-up changes for the Wiggles should lead to other changes, too. The group’s Big Red Car is too slow and dull for fast-paced modern toddlers, who expect a little drama from children’s stage shows.
I propose that the Big Red Car be immediately replaced by the original Big Red Car of Australian motor racing, Allan Moffat’s scarlet 1969 TransAmmustang.
Part of the superb Bowden’s Own historic car collection at Buderim in Queensland, the Moffat Ford holds several clear advantages:
The Mustang’s unmuffled, Weber-carbed 5.0-litre V8 should Wake Up Jeff— and everyone else within a 4km radius— in a microsecond.
Leaf-spring rear suspension combined with 490 horsepower guarantees authentic wiggles every time you exit a curve.
Just like the Wiggles, Moffat’s Mustang is a seasoned international campaigner, having thrilled crowds in the US, Australia, New Zealand and Britain.
The Mustang may be old, but Dorothy is a dinosaur. Kids don’t seem to mind.
Of course, there may also be one or two disadvantages:
Under-fives are easily frightened by loud noises. Ear plugs should probably be provided.
A Detroit Locker diff makes tight on-stage corners a problem. The Wiggles had better learn how to spin-turn.
If a rival children’s group signs up Bob Jane’s Camaro, it will be kiddie Armageddon.
On balance, however, an irresistible case is made. Time is up for the old Big Red Car, soon to be signing autographs at a local tip. Roll out the Mustang and watch those children swoon.
THE Chinese symbol for good luck is apparently a blue and white propeller. According to reports this week, the fortunate Chinese auto market will soon greet an excellent newbmw not available in other countries. Called THEBMWX1 Qi Gai Ban, the name translates as Beggar’s Edition because this version of Beemer’s baby-sized wagon is stripped down to the basics. No automatic option.