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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 25. No. 11. 1962

Mac's mobile

Mac's mobile

An old Model A Ford has risen to prominence this year because of a slogan painted on its door. "Prof. Mac's Mobile" is a slogan of strain attempt by a student owner to gain access to Staff parking areas. In many circles the car was thought to be the property of Prof. McKenzie, of Geography Dept. It belongs to Arts student David McGill.

Born in 1929, the car was brought to Wellington from Hastings by; Roger Bosher, a previous owner Mr. Bosher possessed it for five years, and asserts that he has never had to walk home, never has the let him down. Once, however, on the Taupo-Napier road, a big-end broke up. Another was "borrowed" from a nearby Model A and replaced on the roadside. This replacement Is still in place today.

Mr. McGill has enough faith In the Ford to lake it on tour. The old green car was seen at Mt. Maunganui last summer. In previous winters it has been sighted near the lop of the Mt. Ruapehu road.

Prof. Mac's Mobile strikes a blow for student parking difficulties. Car owners rise; and demand more parking facilities.