The holidays are over in South Africa.

Heavy traffic on our roads as thousands are returning home.
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We live in a very big country and people travel from far away to have a holiday at the sea. Beaches over here are packed during the holiday seasons and so flights are fully booked by tourists from other countries and the locals all travel back by road.

Now this is a great way to drive around at the ocean and I can only imagine how I would have liked to travel with this in my younger days.
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But I found this baby that was made in my birth year and oh yes, this truck would be ideal to eat up the miles back home.

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Some distances to give you an idea that the visitors have to drive are the following.
From Durban in the KZN province to Johannesburg is only 569 kilometers.
From Cape Town to Johannesburg is 1401 km.
Cape Town to Polokwane is 1713 km.
Cape Town to Beit Bridge is 1938 km.

So yes, it is certainly many hours on the road and I have personally travelled all of these roads.

But, with this motor and the Holley carburetor a long drive will be a cinch.
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Ample space here for a bed and other equipment to hit the long road with. Of course, one would need a canopy for the long trips.
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And then its farewell to the art, the ocean, the hotels, the beach, the fun, and whatever else people do on holiday.
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I remember well that throbbing motor begging for one to step on the gas and this truck can race many modern cars.
But I will never race with it as the slow cruise and hearing the throb of the motor is so much better. No loud screaming noise from the exhausts, but just a silent mile killer machine.
Sadly, we don't make them like this anymore as nowadays everything is false and plastic.

Very similar to life, isn't it?

And That's All Friends.

Photos by Zac Smith-All Rights Reserved.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60HS Bridge camera.

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Wow, thats a great looking red truck!😋

The holiday ended too quickly over there, it seems 😅

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Thanks and yes it is a great paint job.
3 weeks are enough of a holiday period here methinks.

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All photography is unique. Especially the first photography and the last one looked awesome. The vehicle is also very strange and wonderful.

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Thank you and yes, I love African art.
That was one great truck in the old years.

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I guess its tine for everyone to get back into business as we have just a weeek here for holiday to be over

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This truck looks cool, would be a lot of fun driving around with it ... and cleaning it every day 😎
And we are moaning when we have to drive 300 kilometres to our holiday destination. I think 800 kilometres has been the furthest I have driven to a family meeting many years ago.

Hope you're having a great Sunday, Zac 🌞


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Thank you Hannes and if I had a truck like this I will treat it like a baby and clean it every day 🤣

Yep and I have even been on much longer trips my friend. I think Austria is about the size of one of our provinces and we have 5 provinces.

Thank you and my Sunday was okay. I hope that you day was also good.

Cheers and thanks.

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Austria: 575 kilometres long (west-east) and about 294 km wide (south-north) - 83.879 square kilometres 🇦🇹

I have had a lazy Sunday - laying on the couch with my phone most of the time.


!PIZZA and !BEER - sounds like a nice dinner :)
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I made a mistake, as we have 9 provinces. Only the first 2 are smaller than Austria.

Gauteng 18.178 km squared.
Mpumalanga 76.495 km squared.
Natal province is an easy fit as it is 94.361 km squared.
North West province 104.882.
Limpopo province 125'755 km squared.
Free State province 129.825 km squared.
Eastern Cape province 168.966 km squared.
Northern Cape province is, 372.889 km squared.

Our Western Cape province is 129.462 km squared.

A rest is always a good thing my friend.

Cheers and thanks.

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Yep, we are a very small country 😁

... and today was another busy day, the first work day this year 😅


!PIZZA and !BEER - sounds like a nice dinner :)
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Small, but beautiful, neat and well run my friend.

That first day is always something isn't it. Struggling to get the mind into a working gear again and the slowly but surely the same old, same old starts again😉

Cheers and thanks.

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Small, beautiful, neat - yes, but well run - no.

We always think a new year means something new, but it is all the same again.


!PIZZA and !BEER - sounds like a nice dinner :)
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Well let me tell you that it is better managed than over here. But then they say that one cannot compare apples with pears, as Austria is a developed country and SA is a developing country.

You are right, just another round of the same with different numbers 😉

Cheers and thanks.

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Of course you are right, but still they are doing so much wrong just to get more power and money.


Cheers with !BEER and a !PIZZA :)
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It's a gorgeous truck! Did you buy it?
Happy New Year!

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Thank you and no I didn't buy it, as a new friend here restores old cars and trucks.
He has just completed this one and invited us to visit his business next week so that I can take photos of his private collection.

I hope that the new year will also be very kind to you.

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