|My maternal grandmother's maiden name was Anderson, so I'm guessing R.M.Anderson and his International was my mum's cousin or uncle. The photo was taken in 1940.|
|My mum's father was a carrier and in 1939 took delivery of a brand new Oldsmobile.|
Here it is arriving in the yard previous to having the body/deck fitted.
|My dad came from a farming background and I think this might be him stacking bales on the Chev.|
Well I think it's a Chev. I'm sure they had a Chev and two different models of Morris.
|I remember my dad talking about Vic Grantham and here is his International.|
I'm not sure of the identity of the seated gentleman or the one on top of the load.
|The only brand new car my mum and dad ever owned was this Morris 8, snapped here at Awakino.|
|This is the main street of Masterton in about the 1940s.|
The three bank buildings in a row in the right of the picture are still standing.
This is actually taken from a postcard.
|My granddad's Vauxhall parked up near the door of the Te Kaha Hotel, with another Vauxhall in the foreground and an unidentified bus or service car.|
I believe the Te Kaha Hotel is a very different structure today.
|Granddad's Vauxhall again; this time outside the summit tearooms on the Napier-Taupo road.|
|Another postcard picture.|
Gisborne's main street.
|Previous to Vauxhalls, my granddad had larger American cars. Here is his Oldsmobile in a snowstorm.|