According to Dad (Frank) the Rouse family were about the last in the area to get a car. At the time neighbours, Joe and Stella Storey, had a 1930s 4 cylinder Dodge (we think) with a cloth top; Bill and Rubina Vanstone had an American car, most likely a pre war De Soto, with a gas producer on the back. Dan McMillan had big Ford; Mrs King, who lived on Sinclair Road (as the northern part of Bennett Road used to be known) had a Standard. Dad’s uncle, Frank Weatherhead, who lived on Pitt Road, had an Armstrong Siddley and a 1920s Chev truck. Other cars that Dad remembers from his early years included Norman Kinsella’s 1938 Chev and Mrs Rita Simcock’s late 1940s Chev that she used to deliver the papers and the mail. She later purchased a VW Beetle to do the mail run.
This ad is from the Koo-Wee-Rup Sun of January 15, 1950.