DRESSED to match the era: Phil Taylor set for a weekend away with his 1950 MGY and 1938
DRESSED to match the era: Phil Taylor set for a weekend away with his 1950 MGY and 1938 "Slumber Coach" caravan. More than 1,00

Back on road again



Heads are bound to turn when Phil Taylor heads off to an RACQ 100th anniversary rally in Brisbane this Saturday.

He'll be driving his 1950 model MGY car, towing a nearoriginal condition 1938 "teardrop" caravan - one of the oldest caravans on the road in Australia.

The Murwillumbah used car dealer said yesterday the "family" MG had already turned heads at this year's Casino Beef Week Parade and won the "Best British Car' ribbon at the earlier Bonalbo motor show west of Casino.

But the van hasn't been on the road for years.

Mr Taylor first spied the "Slumber Coach", originally sold by HM Hunt Motors Sydney, eight years ago under the owner's Kingscliff house.

"But his wife wouldn't let him sell it because they had their honeymoon in it," Mr Taylor recalled. "Two years later he came to me and explained his wife had died. I bought the van."



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