Born NE England, left at 6 months old mid 1945 & lived in Toronto Canada till 1949, then 13 years in Melb Australia, in 1962 returned to NE England, returning to Melb Aus in 1974.
Qualified as a Civil Engineer late 60's worked overseas a lot, Canada 3 times, USA, SA, Greece, France, Qatar, Korea. as well as all over the UK.
In Australia the 1950's family cars were 3 Rovers, 2 Jaguars (Mk7 & 9), 1 Wolseley 6/99. 1960/'s UK cars Ford, Jag Mk2, Merc 300SEL.
Personnel cars in 60's and 70's as "Cars Owned above", in Aus from 1974 to 2016, employed in Water Supply Operations had around 30 Australian made company cars averaging over 45.000klm per annum, including a Leyland P76, Holden's, Falcons, & Mitsubushi's, including all makes top of range models.
Family cars in that time Chrysler Valiant, Triumph, several Jaguars, Toyota Crown, various Mits 6 cylinder models, beast car was definitely the 2001 Mits Verada Xi, their top of range model, followed by a 1997 Ford Fairmont Ghia.
Daughter worked for VW in Wolfsburg, and GMH in Melbourne, as well as for GM USA Development group. Son was involved in planes now works for a major European tyre manufacturer. So the kids caught the auto bug early. My daughters first car in 1996 was a concour Dolomite Sprint with LSD her choice! she now has a VGC 1966 Mk2 Spitfire.
I first joined a Triumph Car Club in 1974 the "Triumph Car Club of Victoria" (TCCV), I've held most exec positions, including Pres 5 times, in 2015 along with numerous other friends I moved on to small new Triumph club the "Triumph Enthusiasts Guild" (TEG),
I've been a member of the TSSC since around 2004/5 and whilst on holiday in the UK attended the annual TSSC show at Stafford in 2007 and visited the clubrooms at the same time, very impressed and we should be proud of the clubs achievements..