Once upon a time…..

…. in a time when there were less speed-maniacs from Cape Town and Gauteng on the rural roads of South Africa, Frikkie and his wife Riana, so goes the story and South Africans are good story-tellers, drove in leisurely pace their Sunday afternoon ride through the country-side. The car was old, rattling and shaking a bit on the dirt roads but still moving forwards until …… somewhere in nowhere ….. the engine-block fell. The couple was almost home. Optimist as Frikkie has always been he said to his wife “No problem which can’t be fixed” and both tried to lift the engine in place again. But alas, it didn’t work out that way. They left the car after an emotional farewell and taking the registration plates off. The car is still there where they left it minus useful spare parts. These spare parts were taken out overnight and that is also typical South African.

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3COMMENTS
  • sethsnap

    Wow, great shots. I love seeing old things like this.

    • Green Cathedral of South Africa

      Oh… guy… Ohio is very inspirational; from old Amish charts to rusty cars and other vehicles in gardens, etc. Drove near Jonestown once along a house with 5 cars in a row in the driveway along the house. The bumper of the roadworthy one was the borderline of the property; the one in the back was overgrown and thoroughly rusted. That was in 1998. Love Ohio!!! Did you know that in a small village East of Cleveland a woodworker lives/lived who handcarved all the wooden horses for Disneyland?

      • sethsnap

        I did not know that! Wow.

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