Easter fun

Dubbo Photo News - - 7 Days • Analysis Of The Week’s News -

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.

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