Big Boys' Toys

Blokes and their magnificent obsessions

Scott McGregor
AUD $24.95
Availability: Out of print

From tanks to tugboats, tractors to tricycles - a funny, quirky collection of stories and photos about men and their 'toys'.

Men grow old but they don't always grow up. In fact, often the only difference between men and boys is the size of their toys .

All over the country, in sheds, hangers and harbours, a silent army of dedicated other halves has been tinkering away restoring war horses and work horses, pleasure craft and mean machines to their gleaming and gargantuan former glory.

At last, in Big Boys Toys, these blokes step out into the daylight to be counted, to stand up for what's big and noisy and leaking oil everywhere. Centurion tanks, tug boats, paddle steamers, super tractors, top-fuellers, flying tricycles: you name it, they're fixing it, or painting it, tuning it or replacing the brake pads - once again.

Packed with photos and vital statistics, Big Boys Toys lifts the dust sheet and scrapes back the paint to uncover the whos, the hows and, most mysteriously, the whys, of oversized boys and their magnificent toys.

Author bio:

Born in Orange, NSW, Scott McGregor is a graduate of NIDA who has appeared in countless TV dramas and plays. Most recently he was the DIY presenter on Channel Seven's Better Homes and Gardens and the host of the highly successful series Room for Improvement. Scott writes a weekly DIY column for the Sun-Herald called 'Weekend Workshop', where he responds to readers' questions with advice on how to do various small repair and maintenance jobs around the home. He also is the presenter of the Bunnings Ladies' Nights in NSW. Scott has a passion for trains and for many years owned the famous train buffs' shop Off the Rails.

Category: Humour & Gift
ISBN: 9781741755176
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: Arena
Pub Date: November 2008
Page Extent: 224
Format: Book
Subject: Humour

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