After hearing a loud knock on my front door, I opened it to reveal my Daddy standing there.
‘Happy birthday -do you want to go to Eagle?’ he asked.
‘YES!’ I quickly replied, with the biggest smile on my face.
What a lovely surprise! How could I possibly refuse being taken to one of my favourite shops for my birthday?
When we walked through the doors at the Eagle Auto Parts Superstore in Dandenong, my eyes lit up. With the amazing array of performance parts stocked in their showroom and mighty fine Chevrolet, Ford and Mopar crate engines, it felt a little like visiting a toy shop. Of course, there were some pretty sweet cars to perve at too!
It didn’t take us long to make our way to the air cleaner section, where I spied the beauty that I became fixated on since I visited their store last.
‘If that’s what you want, we’ll buy it for your birthday’ my Daddy offered.
“Thank you so much,’ I squealed excitedly, unable to believe how lucky I was for my parents to buy me this amazing air cleaner for my birthday. I was immensely grateful.
Ever since the first time that I laid eyes on the stunning polished aluminum air cleaner from the Holley Vintage Series, I wanted it. Aside from having my name on it in a beautiful retro script, it also has a classically inspired finned design that deserves to be the centerpiece under my bonnet. I also love that the element is made out of red cotton gauze and therefore is reusable, unlike the disposable paper filters. I may not actually have anything to put it on yet, but that will come. I know my priorities, haha! 😉
Eventually we had to leave Eagle, but that was okay because I was meeting with my grandmother for lunch. It was fabulous that Mum also accompanied us. We enjoyed a delicious meal and iced coffee at a local Italian cafe and browsed a nearby shop for vintage treasures.
My luck certainly hadn’t run out, as an exquisite vintage crystal bowl with a lid caught my eye. I thought that it would be perfect for my dressing table as I prefer to stash my pins, cotton buds and other bits and bobs in elegant crystal glass. Hence, I bought it. I also found a few more vintage dishes as well as a beautiful bone china teacup, some rad 80s clip-on earrings and a book about Australia’s manufacturing history, which included some nice photos of ‘Australia’s Own Car’, the Holden. Since I am fond of my early model Holdens, I was very pleased with this score.
After an amazing afternoon with both my mother and grandmother, I decided to attend the cruise night at Mornington. The once-a month gathering organized by Lets Go Cruisin’ is always a good night and a great chance to catch up with some amazing people who share my love for chrome and kustoms. It was definitely the perfect thing to top off my day.
Therefore, my Daddy, brother and I had a great evening there, sipping coffee and admiring the beautiful hot rods, kustoms and classic cars that filled the carpark. Cadillac, my German shepherd puppy came too! Even though it was incredibly windy, we nevertheless had an amazing evening. Sadly I didn’t take my camera with me, but I did capture a couple of snaps on my iPhone towards the end of the evening with what remained of its battery.
I certainly had such a delightful day being spoilt rotten by my family and spending time with them, creating memories that will last a lifetime.
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