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{March 23, 2016}   Driving and Teaching went Together.

This article is explanatory towards Driving Skills and what makes a good Teacher/driving and teaching people to master their own skills became my life with a very early start just after age 16,I was very privileged to have had access to the most lucrative world of muscle cars in every colour with most models including many American imports that kids of today only dream of being able to drive this was where I gained much experience on our roads long before holding my road license driving to the shops in a GTHO to collect the groceries and then going on to become Victoria’s youngest Driving Instructress by the age of 23 teaching many kids of the same age–before having left Ford Motor Company in Broadmeadows earlier in 1976 to pursue my career,whilst there I knew that my passion for anything motorised was clear and very strong so whilst my work colleagues would take their tea brakes I often made appointments with the person in charge of any area to walk through the entire plant to understand the total extent of what it took to produce the finished product including the truck section I simply loved being there around cars and cars and more cars for me it was a gratifying experience also discovering my love for Motor Sport and enrolling in a course at Batman Automotive College under a service station attendant hand,I was unable to sign up for the normal 4 year apprenticeship for mechanical as 23 was back then regarded as too old so I chose the other class and therefore,had to list the company name of whom I would be working for but with much experience already up my sleeve I knew I was going to become a driving school teacher so I just picked the first company name that came to mind to complete the course never telling the owner of Stuckey’s tyre service Russell because I didn’t think it would matter as I had already chosen to become a driving instructor,hope you are okay with that Russ as I used to call you.


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Now spending most weekends at a race track somewhere I participated in some club events,went go-karting tried my hand at some Formula Ford and did some track work as an official on the ground and spent many a time in the Bob Jane helicopter riding over my favorite track at Calder Park Raceway I remember when they built the Thunderdome I just wanted to sleep there even if it was just for one night expressing my feelings for the track to Bob Jane’s ex-helicopter pilot John of whom is no longer with us during these times I met a mechanic where we shared a factory together for two and a half years Phil built V8 engines for the Sports Sedan class where I would on occasions help with the preparation and test drive some of them in our street before owners would collect them (they never knew of course) along with teaching people to drive I ran a car-detailing business that grew so quickly it was overwhelming I started with cars that developed into a demand for detailing boats and caravans and had to give it up— through all of those years my credibility to be able to drive anything on wheels repair them and share with others my  training skills to do the same, where the only thing I wanted to talk about was machinery was a craft I practised daily however today because of my personal story and the grief that it caused because of the loss of being able to continue what I loved best at being able to deal with and sort out other people’s weaknesses when it came to driving skills I doubt whether I would ever want to visit a racetrack again or in fact talk about my years spent around motor cars as it brings me much sadness my greatest passion was being part of it and many of my years were devoted to helping Road Accident Trauma Victims undoing their fears and watching them progress on to getting back into a car and on the road once again.





This day at Calder Park Raceway was for a competition I ran for new drivers enrolling to have some fast laps around the track complete with rain bucketing down a familiar sight.




My first run in this little rally car shared by myself and it’s owner on the day saw me win my class and beat the owners time trials by heaps that lead him to sell the car not long after having owned it for around 12 years people could see I had a lot of talent and would offer me their vehicles to race where I never needed to own a car to race myself.








Was never without a smile especially around motor cars out of five brothers I ended up the car enthusiast big time.




That’s me on the left at Corio near Geelong go-kart track where I came in the first three where it was also my first 250 race that  gained me another signature on my treasured cams license the female who signed my license(from Sunbury Go-Karting Association) asked me how long had I been racing because I looked good and was right up with the front-runners I was almost too humble to tell her it was the first time I had raced a 250 go-kart of which had been offered to me at the track along with 4 others to choose from the All Ford Day that I ran in 1992 at the Whittlesea show grounds with no help over 2 days was no different I single-handedly was able to judge all competitors cars 85 of them covering (exterior/interior/engine and at the end of the day was given the opportunity to drive the massive Ford gas-powered truck that Ford Motor Company had sent up from Geelong where I jumped in and asked one question is there anything I need to know and the ethic driver sent with the truck just looked at me in dismay finding it difficult to believe that a female could just bog down and drive this monster of a truck that she had never laid eyes on before and handle it like her own in fact he was so intrigued that when I stopped between the gateway out of two he asked me could I reverse it and go into the other gateway(being able to manoeuvre anything motorised was a natural ability with my training and teaching skills) my reply was they are both the same size gateway’s but I did it anyway just to make sure he did not get over excited on the way back to Geelong as I wanted him to have a safe journey and arrive in one piece for many people from the public to say I had no credibility when it comes down to my craft your litigation would not stand a chance in a courtroom because I know who I am and what I am capable of and that statement is far greater than what most average people can do talking positives Quote-You All Need A Lesson In How To Aquire Some Manors.

These achievements I am very proud of ———-especially back that far to hold just about every road license and having been able to work with them all was such a pleasure










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