Cars, Trucks, 'n More
In colonial days, bullock teams did the bulk of moving heavy goods over long distances. They travelled a speedy 16km (10miles) per day. Seriously, they were responsible for making it possible to start new towns and open up areas to settlers.
It wasn't until roads improved that people got the luxury of riding in coaches such as those run by the famous Cob & Co. in the 1850s. By the 1870 their coaches were travelling 28,000 miles per week. However, the development of railways gradually drove the coaches out of business. Today, the vehicle industry has fully grown and people use vehicles for
many different day to day needs. The industry has created a competitive insurance market as well with organizations such as Captain Compare giving a competitive comparing opportunity to the Australian people promoting the car industry in Australia and giving essential information
How about cars?
By 1917 Australia had about 45,000 motor vehicles travelling on the roads. That amounts to 1 vehicle for every 11,100 persons. That number drops to 1 vehicle for every 2 persons in 1982.
Did you know the ute (utility vehicle) was designed by an Aussie? Fair dinkum. Lewis Bandt at Geelong based his design on the needs of the Australian farmer.
The very first ute rolled off Ford Motor Company's Australian assembly line in 1934 and has been a popular vehicle for farmer and non-farmer alike ever since.
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