Malcolm Parnaby

Super rig on show

Local car lovers will have the opportunity to see the Goggomobil when Shannons brings it to the Condobolin Show. The Shannons Super Rig display, is a huge Mercedes semi-trailer that unfolds into an eight metre by eight metre state-of-the-art hospitality, entertainment and information centre. Cont

By Melissa Blewitt

Local car lovers will have the opportunity to see the Goggomobil when Shannons brings it to the Condobolin Show.

The diminutive Goggomobil was catapulted into the limelight after actor Tommy Dysart appeared in a 1990s Yellow Pages television advertisement alongside one.

Mr Dysart played the role of a Scot repairing his small Goggomobil sedan and on the phone trying to find a spare part. “G O G G O, that’s Goggomobil. No, No not the Dart!” were the words that would become famous around Australia.

The Dart will be part of the Shannons’ Super Rig display, a huge Mercedes semi-trailer that unfolds into an eight metre by eight metre state-of-the-art hospitality, entertainment and information centre.

“The 24-metre long rig has a roof-top deck, barbecue facilities and plasma screens, state-of-the-art driving simulators and gaming consoles on board,” Shannons’ Jo Hemming explained.

“People at the Condobolin Show can look through the purpose built rig, especially made for Shannons for motoring enthusiasts, and drive the simulators.

“Thousands of people at other major car shows have visited the rig.”

Condobolin Car Club President Malcolm Parnaby expects the Shannons semi-trailer to be one of the major attractions at next month’s Show.

“There will be plenty of things for people to look at, we’re expecting to see at least 60 classic cars, tractors and motorcycles at the Show,” he stated.

“You don’t have to be a motoring fanatic to visit the Big Rig, it’s something the whole family will enjoy.”

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