Chuck a U-ey (verb)
Present tense, Australian vernacular; expression meaning to carry out a U-turn while driving a motor vehicle. Origins go back to the early 1970s.
Australians tend only to add -ey to words describing something they love. And Australians love cars. Aside from the A-to-B solution in a land of sweeping plains and dual carriageways, our cars are nicely parked in our memories. Chuck a U-ey is a pictorial road trip celebrating Australia’s relationship with its four-wheeled friend.
Once again, Tim has partnered with the National Archives of Australia to uncover a treasure trove of evocative images that show our enduring love for automobiles.
"Given our tyrannies of distance, it's no surprise Australians embraced the automobile, but cars have always meant more to us than simply a way to get from A to B. Chuck a U-ey is unashamedly nostalgic, and takes us back to a time before air bags, air conditioning and GPS navigation. It's a love letter to our old Holdens, Fords, Chryslers, VWs... even the Datsun 180B." - Tim Ross
Soft cover - 210mm x 210mm x 8mm - 80 pages.
Written by Tim Ross.
Designed and Printed in Australia on Gadigal Land.