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1929 Ford Tudor This blue baby is owned by Orange local Kathy Skelton. Kathy bought the Ford all the way from Western Australia and has owned it for a year now. Kathy said, “My family and I are Hot-Rodders, we love them.”

5 MINUTES WITH.... Phillip Davies from Amazing Detail

Why did you get into the detailing business? There was a need for good detailers in the Orange area and I’ve put a lot of time and effort into training myself, so I can offer a premium detail service similar to what you can find in Sydney and Melbourne. What’s the main type of work you do for customers? I do a lot of pre-sale details for people wanting to tidy them up to get a better trade-in. Paint correction — removing defects like scratches and swirl marks. And I do interior protection for leather and the plastic trim. I’m

completely mobile, so if there is a power point and a tap and somewhere I can work on it, I’m right to go. What’s the advantage of the ceramic coating you offer over other paint protection products? It’s very hard and superhydrophobic, so water beads and drags the dirt off. Bug splatter and tar doesn’t stick and bond, so your car stays cleaner longer and when it does get dirty it is so much easier to clean. Do have any simple maintenance advice on the best way to keep your paintwork looking good? Don’t wash your car with a sponge — use a microfiber mitt, because it absorbs the dirt into it rather than just

sitting in the pores. If you go up to a car with everything from having the engine of the bike upgraded towheels, bars, covers, saddlebags, fairings, right down to all the little nitty-gritty like your engine covers, grips and so on. There’s a huge range of Harley accessories, so basically every Harley ends up being fairly unique. Are there any services or products you provide that people may not know about? The fact that we do service all makes of bikes. We also have a large range of merchandise, not only Harley, but we have a lot of motocross stock in store as well. That’s something we are finding people haven’t been aware of.

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Available in Twin Turbo Diesel or Turbo Petrol the Volvo XC40 is a true SUV with great ground clearance. Not too big, not too small, it has loads of room inside — very practical and usable space. It is a car with true All-Wheel-Drive capabilities that will suit all demographics that are looking for a 5 seat SUV. And it is packed full of features including

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Orange Cleaning Supplies has also recently added Applied Products to our comprehens suppliers and are now supplying professional Carpet Cleaning products to businesses in surrounds.

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ROADTRIP

Take a punt on a Darling River

ADVENTURE WORDS BY JONATHAN ROE

There is nothing quite like an evening on the banks of the Darling River. With the Milky Way bright overhead and a cosy campfire lighting up the towering rivergums and ghostly Coolabah trees, it is just about as far removed as one can get from the hustle and bustle of urban life. And to truly experience the magic of the Australian bush and the iconic Darling there is no better destination than the village of Louth. Located 100 kilometres southwest of Bourke or 132 kilometres northwest of Cobar, Louth is home to a population of around 30 people and consists of a pub, a school house, scattered houses and fishing huts.

The village once boasted a busy river trade and prior to the railway coming west from Sydney was used as a port to ship ore from the mines in Cobar downriver to the southern capitals. But wool has always been the mainstay of the district and today Louth remains the social hub for the large surrounding sheep stations. Tourism too is a growing industry out west, which means visitors can now choose from a number of wellequipped farm stays. “Trilby Station”, a short drive down river from Louth, has been home to six generations of the Murray family. As well as running sheep and goats, the 320,000 acre property boast two two-

bedroom cabins, a renovated shearers bunkhouse, and powered caravan sites as well as superb riverside camping. Hosts Liz and Gary Murray can provide you with maps to explore the historic property and its abundance of birdlife. They are also happy to point out a few spots to throw in a line and try catch yourself a Yellowbelly or Murray Cod. Just up river from Louth, Garry and Samantha Mooring also offer a great range of camping and accommodation options on “Rose Isle.” Right next to Samantha’s stunning rose garden you’ll find an expanse of green lawn with powered sites for vans or camping, just a stone’s throw from the river. Relax with a cup of tea or a beer in Garry’s unique

camp kitchen featuring a heavy-duty pizza oven made out of an old steam engine firebox. In Louth itself, Shindy’s Inn is a unique outback pub serving simple, tasty meals with walls full of local memorabilia. They also have two self-contained cabins that can sleep six people and plenty of room for vans and campers. Every evening, there is a remarkable sight to be seen in Louth when the setting sun lights up a massive polished granite cross in the local cemetery like a beacon. The monument was erected by the founder of Louth T.A. Matthews to mark the grave of his first wife Mary who died in 1869. It is positioned in such a way that on the anniversary of her death, it shines towards the doorway of their home. Depending on when you go, locals can advise on the best place to see the sunset spectacle. Recently opened to visitors is the magnificent Dunlop Homestead. “Dunlop” once sprawled across a million acres and along with neighbouring “Toorale” was part of the massive sheep empire of Sir Samuel McCaughey. The 1886 homestead and 45-stand shearing shed are constructed from locally quarried sandstone and are splendidly preserved pieces of Australian pastoral history. Dunlop Homestead, 15

kilometres from Louth, is now open to visitors on weekends. When the poet Henry Lawson visited the district in the 1890s, he wrote that Louth was a place that loved a drink, a punt and a party -- a description that certainly still fits today! Every August the population of the village swells to more than 5,000 for the annual Louth Cup. More than just a one-day-event, the Louth Races has grown into a full week of activities in the village. Hundreds of campsites pop up along the river in the days leading up to the race meeting to take part in the annual fishing competition, damper bake off, market day and a truly unusual golf event. Competitors in the Gundabooka Golf Challenge must complete the 9-hole course using just a single club of their choice. The crowd seems to get bigger each year out at Louth, but this year’s races on August 11 should be truly massive as the club is celebrating its 60th race meeting. Louth is about 6.5 hours from Orange by car, via Dubbo and Bourke. The road from Bourke to Louth is largely unsealed but accessible by two-wheel-drives and caravans when not wet. If you are looking for accommodation around race time, it’s vital to book ahead.

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