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Speaker: What I learned in Class: Should Labour go after the "Bogan Vote"?

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  • andin,

    Probably something to do with attempting bogan while having been to a ‘good school’.

    theres a lot of that going around it seems, in its various forms

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1890 posts Report Reply

  • 81stcolumn,

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    Bogan? You decide:

    On my top ten favourite songs is this - Eddie Cochran’s Somethin’ Else note the gorgeous moment when he out Elvis’s Elvis at 1:31-1:33. Was there ever a better song about cars and girls?

    I did a lot of growing up in a car town where they made Marinas, Maxis and errrm Princesses, I rebuilt one of my own ragtop Triumph in later years. But the car that needs to carry my ashes is one of these. The Vauxhall Viscount 3.3 Straight six, 3 speed GM transmission, electric windows, leather seats, walnut dash, just don’t go round any corners at speed. The old man had a very interesting taste in cars, our model was a ’72 just don’t ask the cost of the spares.

    Long hair? Check

    Leather jackets? Check

    I still have the above in my wardrobe……


    As for music

    There was of course Black Sabbath from Birmingham - where they also built cars.

    Ownership of Deep Purple’s Made in Japan was obligatory, containing one Highway Star.

    Forgotten upstarts? That would be Saxon and their wheels of steel.

    Whatever we were it wasn’t f***ing Chavs - they had yet to be born and Burberry had yet to sell out as a fashion brand.

    Nawthshaw • Since Nov 2006 • 790 posts Report Reply

  • 81stcolumn, in reply to ,

    I should have added that my Nana sent us sheepskin seatcovers from good ole NZ :-)

    Nawthshaw • Since Nov 2006 • 790 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to ,

    Just to remind readers how bogans are cool with queer rockers too.

    So as to the title, “Should Labour go after the Bogan Vote?” I'd suggest yes, yes they should and while I'm at it, they should go after every vote (hard task for any Party). This is the only way we can get rid of National and after Serco, after Charter Schools, after selling our state assets, the manipulation of public opinion, the dishonesty, the complete lack of a moral compass, Bogans are just as important as anyone suffering this current Government. I join all to release their inner Bogan, who are many here, it seems, and say Fuck National and the horsepower they rode in on and claim back our country before it's too late.
    Oh and if anyone has a beef with Labour,may I suggest, advise them personally. Take the power of people to the source. I liked Stephen Judds punishment over his view of Labours behaviour whereby he hit them in the pocket until they do better.

    ETA, I have no idea how that is in reply to Mr Crawford. Ne'er mind

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    The problem with all these Bogons and Westies with those V8 cars is that they are all Torque.
    Boom Boom....

    /coat.

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • 81stcolumn, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

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    Sofie, just for you -

    Nawthshaw • Since Nov 2006 • 790 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to 81stcolumn,

    I rebuilt one of my own ragtop Triumph in later years.

    The Triumph Herald, of the infamously primitive swing axle rear suspension, which sadly nobbled its promise of being a sports car on a bogan budget. Hark the Herald axles swing, as they once said in the trade.

    That Vitesse of your auntie's was still pretty ace though Sofie.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4593 posts Report Reply

  • 81stcolumn, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    Heh they had real special way of getting round corners, self opening doors and choke that could be used as a cruice control.

    Nawthshaw • Since Nov 2006 • 790 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic, in reply to 81stcolumn,

    Heh they had real special way of getting round corners, self opening doors and choke that could be used as a cruice control.

    Q: What's the difference between an Austin Allegro and a Jehovah's Witness?
    A: You can shut the door on a Jehovah's Witness.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5441 posts Report Reply

  • Rich Lock, in reply to ,

    Just to remind readers how bogans are cool with queer rockers too.

    back in the mother countr… • Since Feb 2007 • 2728 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    That Vitesse of your auntie's was still pretty ace though Sofie.

    Grandma's, My Aunty had a Thunderbird :)

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    Grandma's, My Aunty had a Thunderbird :)

    My bad. Aunty didn't live in Christchurch by any chance? When my brother was a Ford apprentice there a woman owner would bring her late 60s T-bird in for service. Because she was such a sedate driver 90% of the necessary decoking could be achieved by a few blatts around the perimeter of Hagley Park. The lads jostled for that job.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4593 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    Aunty didn't live in Christchurch by any chance? When my brother was a Ford apprentice there a woman owner would bring her late 60s T-bird in for service

    Born and raised in CHCH but owned the T bird in Baton Rouge. Gran had the Mustang in her older years in CHCH and an Uncle recently located it still in the South Island. I may try get that one day, for sentimental reasons.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes, in reply to 81stcolumn,

    Was there ever a better song about cars and girls?


    As for the King of Rock and Rill...

    More Middle Class, weekend Hippy than Bogon but doncha just love the eighties production values?.
    ;-)

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    eighties production values

    That Cars and Girls clip appears to feature the rather wonderful Photoing on Car. A curious portrayal of capitalist decadence from Gang of Four era China, it was sold in NZ in the early 70s.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4593 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    Photoing on Car

    Coming to a driveway near you soon.
    Too soon?.
    ;-)

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic, in reply to ,

    Editorial:

    The Sunday Star Times formed in 1994, so that late-1960s/early 1970s jalopy must have been one of the last remaining company cars of its type. Honestly can't tell from the side profile, but it's probably not a Mk1 Escort, Mk2 Cortina or HB Vauxhall Viva. Doubt it's a Holden Special because the coke-bottle hip is too pronounced for it.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5441 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to ,

    Rusterfairings ...
    What a fabulous bunch of photos...
    Chrome on the range!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7950 posts Report Reply

  • Bruce Ward, in reply to Kumara Republic,

    Editorial - Vauxhall I think, probably PB Cresta.

    Nelson • Since Jul 2011 • 33 posts Report Reply

  • Rich of Observationz,

    It wasn't a stock car sponsored by the SST for banger racing or whatever?

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 5550 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to ,

    Ha ha. Thanks for those pics (and captions). That Star Times one is particularly meme-worthy.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to ,

    Pretty sure Ralph is a meth addict.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

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