Home' The Mt Barker Courier : The Courier - 2016-02-10 Contents The latest instalment in the
Mad Max movie franchise, Fury
Road, will screen outdoors at
the National Motor Museum in
Birdwood on Saturday.
The iconic road movie -- the
fourth in the series -- will screen
at dusk on the museum's grounds.
Museum director Paul Rees
said the event was the venue's
first ever outdoor screening.
"The museum at dusk is a
special place and we thought it
was about time we showed this
side of the museum off," he said.
"We are converting our
courtyard into an outdoor cinema
and we'll have a Fringe vibe with
cool beats by DJ Pablito playing
until the movie starts and special
guests talking about Australian
road movies and the role that
Mad Max plays in this popular
Movie night at the museum
By Genevieve Cooper
Peter Templer of Oakbank loves the style
and reliability of his 1926 Vauxhall but for
his young relative Archie Harper, it's all
about the old-fashion honk of the horn.
Such is the wide appeal of the "upmarket"
motor car that the make is one of the feature
exhibits at this year's Power of the Past at
Mt Barker on March 5 and 6.
Run by the Adelaide Hills Motor Restorers
Club for more than 30 years, the Power of the
Past is an event that showcases the engines,
machinery and equipment of a bygone era.
Besides Vauxhall cars, visitors to the two-
day event at the Mt Barker oval will be
able to see other feature exhibits including
Nuffield tractors, Bedford commercials, Norton
motorcycles and Villiers small engines -- which
used to power everyday items such as water
pumps and dairy farm separators.
Mr Templer can remember his mother's
washing machine being run by a Villiers engine
when his parents lived in the NT in the 1950s,
in a town without electricity.
"It was interesting because you had to kick it
to start it," he said.
As a tribute to the Tour Down Under
professional cycling event, Power of the Past
organisers are also running a display of pre-
To date they are expecting to show a bicycle
from the 1890s, a double-sized Penny-farthing
and bikes from the '30s and '50s.
A large range of restored engines is a staple
of the event and visitors can see working
demonstrations of machinery, including old
hay baling and chaff cutting equipment. Away
from the sheds and into the homes, exhibitors
will be showing household items from the past
such as washing machines, irons and kerosene
Vintage clothing and jewellery will be on
show with some items available for sale.
A swap meet for motor enthusiasts will be
held on the Sunday morning of the event from
As the vice-president of the club and with
organising duties to attend to, Mr Templer will
only be bringing his Vauxhall to the Power of
the Past, leaving his 1918 Scripps-Booth and
his 1938 Plymouth at home.
He bought the Vauxhall in 2003 from a club
colleague who owned the vehicle for 47 years
after buying it as a wedding present for his
The car's first owner was believed to have
been the Anglican Archbishop of Adelaide.
"They were a more upmarket vehicle, a fair
bit dearer to buy than a Chev or a Ford of the
same era," Mr Templer said.
"I like them because they're not a bad
"I had the car shipped to Canberra, where I
was living at the time when I bought it, and
when I moved back to Adelaide I drove it back
and it only took me two days.
"It's a nice cruising car."
Adelaide Hills Motor Restorers Club vice-president Peter Templer will be showing his 1926 Vauxhall
at this year's Power of the Past. The vehicle received repeated honks of approval from a young relative,
Archie Harper, 19 months of Woodside.
WHAT: Power of the Past
WHERE: Mt Barker Oval
WHEN: March 5--6
Take a ride back in time
"Or they had to leave
Christmas lunch to respond
to a fire outside Balhannah on
Christmas Day this year.
"They then responded again
on New Year's Eve to the fire at
Mosquito Hill, near Currency
"Children and families have
to deal with these unexpected
disruptions all the time.
"... One of the families
whose house was threatened
near Balhannah were so
appreciative they organised a
table and publicised it through
their business website."
Mr Bamford said the dinner
was able to raise enough
money for some "extras" that
were not part of standard CFS
Each of the nine brigades in
the East Torrens CFS Group
now has tablet computers for
their main fire truck.
The tablets allow firefighters
to access satellite imagery
to more accurately identify
the terrain of the area they
are working in and the exact
nature of structures, whether
they are sheds or houses, to
better prioritise their efforts.
"It makes it safer for us,
especially when outside our
local patch and in the dark
where you can't see landmarks,
and after a fire often they
are burnt out anyway," Mr
"The tablet shows us at all
times where we are and shows
the track of how we got there.
"At night when off road it
is very easy to get lost and
when you don't know the area
the risk of driving off a steep
incline is always present."
Fundraiser all white on the night
From page 8
More than 380 people attended the Long White Table Dinner to
raise money for the East Torrens CFS Group.
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