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The Northern Territory news Fri 1 Sep 2017

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Title

The Northern Territory news Fri 1 Sep 2017

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NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2017-09-01

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This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.

Language

English

Subject

Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

Publisher name

News Corp Australia

Place of publication

Darwin

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application/pdf

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Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

Copyright owner

News Corp Australia

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https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/272368

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/427670

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04 MOTORING FIND YOUR NEXT CAR ON NTNE01Z01MO - V1 FIND YOUR NEXT CAR ON MOTORING 03 V0 - BCME01Z01MO A U T O B I O G R A P H Y Pro-surfer Sally Fitzgibbons latest set ofwheels is a world away from the trusty people-mover that faithfully carted her and her three brothers from beach to beach on the NSW South Coast. The Land Rover ambassador drives a Discovery, a big step up from the familys Mitsubishi L300 van, which often carried unwanted passengers. It was a little bit rattly and sometimes being in the bush there were a few spiders that used to come out from under the seats, she says. Furry freeloaders aside, family trips to the beach in the van were among her favourite childhood memories. When she was old enough to get her licence, the No. 1 criterion was space. My eldest brother headed overseas and I pretty much inherited his Commodore station wagon because it was the ultimate surf car. It gave me the freedom to go and surf all these great beaches on my own. It was brilliant. The Commodore became an extension of Fitzgibbons bedroom, with boards, wetsuits and other surfing paraphernalia. There was my training gear, joggers, skateboards and surfboards, a wetsuit bucket, she says. Then she became an ambassador for Mini and was given the keys to a Countryman, which was fun to drive but a little small for her needs. The Land Rover hook-up was a bit of a dream scenario, as the size makes life, travel and adventure a breeze. On competition weekends, the Discovery needs to swallow 10-plus surfboards, luggage and other personal items. She is excited about the new Discovery, as it comes with a wristband key fob that she can wear in the surf. You always have to put your keys somewhere when you go for a surf. Id often stash them in the bush and Ive spent countless hours searching for them, she says. Fitzgibbons often forms emotional attachments to her wheels. Work-life for me involves so many different aspects. Ill be going from the beach to a gym to training somewhere and then maybe a function in the city, so theres that definite attachment. Its like the changeroom, the cone of silence and the sleep-mobile when youre parked up and need to catch a couple of winks. Its your own little space in between all these activities youve got going on, she says. Shes rarely in a hurry to get anywhere, as her commute is different to most. She can travel a couple of hours searching for the perfect break or head interstate to the Gold Coasts Snapper Rocks or Bells Beach in Victoria. She sees it as an opportunity for quality time to chill out with friends and family. Shes a stickler for the speed limit, thanks to a rural upbringing where a licence was a necessity. Once you lose your licence there goes your freedom to go surfing, she says. If she ever strikes it super rich, dont expect to see a Ferrari or Lamborghini in the garage. My appetite isnt for super-fast cars. I dont really see the practicality of it. Theres nowhere for my boards, she says. Shed prefer a premium off-road vehicle one that still has the style elements but is practical. And heated seats, for those freezing winter mornings after a surf. Richard Blackburn THIS IS HOW I ROLLED FAMILY MITSUBISHI VAN NEXT CAR COMMODORE LAST CAR COUNTRYMAN SALLY FITZGIBBONS TAKE A BREAK Austral Volkswagen ~Manufacturers campaign driveaway price for new MY17 Polo 66TSI Trendline manual in Cornflour Blue. Options available for an additional cost. While stocks last. Available in conjunction with Volksfest Bonus. Volksfest Bonus is available on selected new and demonstrator MY17 Polo models (excluding Polo GTI). Volksfest bonus may vary between dealerships. ~Vehicles must be sold and delivered by 31 July 2017. Private buyers only. 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