Paddock bomb

Unregistered old bomb (crappy vehicle) parked just inside the farm gate and driven by the kid/s to/from the school bus run. A familiar sight along rural roads in Oz.
So interesting Marnie! It tells us just how big the farm must be that they need a ride to the gate! The kids learn to drive early then? Lol!
posted November 23rd, 2017  
@pamknowler All these farms would be fairly big being broad-acre cropping country. It was 5 miles/8 Km from the house to the mailbox/road where I lived for 20 years. Yes, bush kids learn to drive (on the farm) early, both my kids were driving by the top end of primary school, and driving crappy vehicles with dodgy brakes, odd gears etc etc. One ute had no reverse gear so if you drove too close to a gate that opened your way you had to push the ute backwards. Certainly focussed the mind.
posted November 23rd, 2017  
Yep farm kids learn drivi ng skills early and are ready for the road when they dre old enough..
posted November 23rd, 2017  
@julzmaioro Absolutely right. By the time my two got to licence time all they had to learn was city driving, merging at 100 on freeways etc. And as you'd know they'd got some of the silly stuff out of their systems.
posted November 23rd, 2017  
some of us learned to drive in paddock bombs...badly
posted November 23rd, 2017  
A must for farm kids no doubt.
posted November 23rd, 2017  
Looks like a Beaver Island car! Just missing the layer of dust.
posted November 23rd, 2017  
@graemestevens My first attempt, aged 10, was in a fair-dinkum WW2 jeep on a property belonging to a friend of Dad's. Total sum of instructions after starting engine, a pencil sketch of the gears on the dashboard and strict orders, 'if you can't stop, hit anything but the bull'.
posted November 23rd, 2017  
@onewing Absolutely, quite a crucial skill for all sorts of reasons.
posted November 23rd, 2017  
@taffy Nah, plenty dusty, I just amped up the saturation in the post.
posted November 23rd, 2017  
Great idea!!
posted November 23rd, 2017  
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