Great artist rendering of the Ansair/Ansett Clipper inside the back cover of #410.
I am old enough to remember these coaches in revenue ser v ice, continued until the mid – late 1960s.
The Ansair Clipper in Australia helped establish our emerging postwar tourist industr y that we know now and also laid the foundations of our long distance coach routes, without which, many small regional centres could not sur v ive.
Some remain in ser vice as mobile homes and museum pieces.
Many have been retrofitted with 6V 53 2-stroke Detroit Diesel engines.
Should the opportunity ever eventuate to hear and see one of these old coaches at highway speed and full noise, it will be an experience that will never be forgotten.
Thanks for a great magazine, always entertaining and informative.
Mac Carter Townsville
ED: UC’s Rob Blackbourn is on the same page about the aural splendor of the Ansair coach at full noise, Mac.