: Kay Dolman with Phil Gander and his 1928 Chrysler, the oldest registered car in Brunswick Heads.
: Kay Dolman with Phil Gander and his 1928 Chrysler, the oldest registered car in Brunswick Heads.

Brunswick to out their record oldies

By SAMANTHA TURNBULL

KAY DOLMAN may be new to Brunswick Heads, but she already knows much more about the town than the usual resident.

When Ms Dolman moved to the area four months ago, she was given the task of compiling the Brunswick Book of Records, which will list 'the oldest of everything' in the town.

"It was scary at first," she said.

"But it's turned out to be the best way to meet people."

The book will be an ongoing project, with the first findings released at the Brunswick Heads Old and Gold Weekend, tomorrow and Sunday.

So far, Ms Dolman has confirmed the town's oldest registered car, a 1928 Chrysler Plymouth, belonging to Phil Gander.

"The car has a bit more history than most," Mr Gander said.

"We found it in Lithgow, and it turned out to be the car that my wife's mother was taken to hospital in when she was pregnant. It's been in 110 weddings and we've driven it all around Australia to help raise more than $800,000 for different charities."

The oldest unregistered car is a 1910 veteran Napier being restored by mechanic Bill Pearce.

Ms Dolman will also announce the oldest man, woman, house and business at 10am on Sunday during a free seniors morning tea in the Housie Shed opposite the Hotel Brunswick.

However, she said the oldest house and business were proving difficult to pin down.

If you know the oldest house, business or person in Brunswick Heads, phone 0407976382.

The Old and Gold Weekend is supported by The Northern Star.



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