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This land of ours is home to some incredible inventors and innovators who have brought their ground-breaking ideas to the world. Discover more about life-changing inventions such as the pacemaker to Aussie classics like Speedo and the Hills Hoist to those gems we didn’t even realise were home-grown concepts. Aussie classics Speedo This brand is[...]


The Kombi Connection

“The Kombis were part of people’s lifestyle,” says Steve Hopkins, who, along with his wife Rhonda has restored dozens of them. “It’s important to keep the Kombi alive so future generations can see what life was like in the 50’s and 60’s,” he adds. In these days of disposable culture where things break down and are thrown away and everything is fast, shiny and new, a restored Kombi is like a slice of perfectly preserved history. It is also a display of true craftsmanship, much like a lovingly restored piece of art.

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