Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

This Fairlady Turns Heads Because She's Red and Sassy

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

This Fairlady Turns Heads Because She's Red and Sassy

Article excerpt

Jay Leno has one. This writer has long wanted one.

But the local lady with the dashing red Datsun Fairlady is Michelle Begaud, who just happens to be a rare female used car sales licensee.

"My husband Craig bought me this fantastic 1967 Fairlady 1600 in Cooroy while we were driving down to the Sunshine Coast for my first radiation for breast cancer.

"It was three years ago and after treatment in Nambour we drove the new car all over the Sunshine Coast. I just fell in love with it."

Michelle has run Craig's Cars in Tinana for 18 months and uses her jazzy two-seater for her work car as well as for weekend drives "with the roof down" along Hervey Bay's Esplanade.

"It cruises very smoothly at 100kmh and there's plenty of luggage room. It's four-speed with a radio and CD player and extremely comfortable."

Michelle has had her car sales licence for five years and admits times in the business are tough.

"But I do believe being a woman helps. …

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