Car chase con­tin­ues

Kyabram Free Press - - NEWS -

THE hunt goes on for Kyabram’s world first minia­ture car.

Af­ter last week’s up­date in the Free Press for­mer Kyabramite Gill (Gjalt) Steen­dam has had more feed­back from those who re­mem­ber the car well.

It was built for Gill’s brother Jackie by their fa­ther Jasper in 1959 and is claimed to be the first 24-volt sys­tem pow­ered ve­hi­cle in the world and a fore­run­ner to the mo­torised scoot­ers of to­day that many peo­ple use to get about on.

Gill still be­lieves the car may be in the Goul­burn Valley area af­ter it was passed onto Shep­par­ton man Rus­sell Hunt af­ter Jackie lost his bat­tle with a rare form of mus­cu­lar dys­tro­phy in 1963.

‘‘I know Rus­sell (Hunt) handed it on to another dis­abled kid in the Shep­par­ton area af­ter he had it so we just have to find out who that kid was and we’ll be a lot closer to find­ing it,’’ Gill said.

Given it’s a world first Gill wants to do­nate the car, if it’s still about, to the town of Kyabram as a spe­cial gift.

Any­one who might lead to the find­ing of the car can phone Gill on 0407 327 047 or email jen­

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