Matching Volvos

There’s something rather touching about this picture by Hovean of matching old Volvos sharing a shed in Darlington in the Perth hills. Two Volvos, looking as safe as a donger wearing two condoms. I was only saying the other day how I had never had a worst from Darlington, Perth’s original artist colony, where a painter might have gone all plein air on on our arses in the 40’s and 50’s. Perhaps even in the nude. Plein air is French for “outside” for those of you who are not Rob Broadfield, (or even David Bromfield).

Hovean says… A great summation of how good it can get in the Perth hills (Darlington). His and her Volvos tail to tail yet discreetly apart.  Nearby a drum of lube, or maybe biodiesel. The knee braces on the carport posts combine with coloured cappings and clipped corners on the roof to suggest a disciplined yet friendly autonomy.

None of which really makes up for the fact that these plonkers have matching Volvos. Great traditional worst Hovean. I love it.

twice the safeyness

twice the safeyness


About The Lazy Aussie

Commended Haiku writer. A lover of The West's Worst. Perth stand-up comedian, photographer and writer.
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36 Responses to Matching Volvos

  1. Richarbl says:

    Aint that sweet, His and Hers shitboxes


  2. GerryW says:

    Thank you TWOP for finally listing my suburb. Do you think the cars are swapped around regularly to ensure even fading of the paint work or could this be a new two tone fashion?


    • I have a friend moving there soon, and I was going to get him to redress the lack of Darlington worsts, but Hovean has filled the gap. Surely for the sake of safety, 2 sheds are called for?


  3. shazza says:

    Sweet nothing. What I see here is a stand off!!
    1 shaded car spot. 2 cars.
    During winter they probably agree to a temporary truce but come summer it’s going to get real ugly.


  4. shazza says:

    Yes Bento that’s just the picture I had i mind.

    I also suspect at some stage last summer they alighted from their respective volvos, taking to hand to hand combat. That large stick on the roof was probably Mrs Safers weapon of choice until Mr Safer desperately wrenched it from her grip and hurled it upwards to prevent imminent carnage.


  5. Frank Calabrese says:

    Speaking of Vehicles, I hope a keen TWOP’er will get a snap of the LIbs “Debt Truck” which Turnbull launched here in Perth ? :-)


  6. Bill O'Slatter says:

    not to mention the Godwin “Retchie” Wretch truck complete with flying emails.


  7. I just got an email from the Ass to Ass Guy, and he approves.


  8. I just got an email from the “Ass to Ass Guy” and he approves of the parking arrangements.


  9. Geoff V says:

    “on on our arses”

    Is this a sort of revving-up sound?

    ON, ON!


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