CARnivale 2017, Sydney Australia

Australia Day 2017 and the annual CARnivale at Parramatta Park in Sydney’s west was the hub to showcase some of Australia’s interesting motor vehicles. Five of Sydney’s J van fleet were on display and as usual provided many smiles and a popular ‘selfie’ backdrop. Stories were told of J vans delivering milk in Canberra back in the fifties. We met an ex-Lucas employee who recalled as an apprentice, “bouncing around” in the back of a Lucas J van in the UK.  He now lives in Oz and travels in greater comfort.
Vans on display:
J/R 4875 Yellow Express – J/R 18124 NRMA – J/R 18853 Sydney Packaging – J/B 41717 Mr C and J/B 46746 Winning Appliances, ex Old Middleton Grain Store J/B.

News in from Australia!

Entrant 084, the Winning Appliances J van won Outstanding Car at Australia’s greatest car event – SummerNats30 in Canberra. Congratulations!  Andrew Slender now has another trophy for this van. The next display is in Sydney on Australia Day, January 26 at CARnivale, Parramatta Park.

Peter Bateman, Canberra
Andrew with trophy Winning-trophy

SummerNats30 – Australia’s biggest Horsepower Party!

Summernats-2017 Summernats-2017'2 Summernats-2017'3Over 2400 entrants with the coolest rides in the country are in Canberra for their annual weekend of FUN!
There are two Morris J vans here this year and the Winning Appliances van driven by Andrew Slender was invited to take part in the Super Cruise through the centre of Canberra. What fun! And there is more to come too.


Welcome to 2017!

May the new year bring health and happiness to owners and enthusiasts worldwide!