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    Yep , probably originally were the same name but the Fortitude Valley end was probably excommunicated by the gentry from Spring hill, hence the change from Tce to St. Wickham st Fortitude valley is synonymous with hookers and is a party precinct, a good place for a respectable Reno hugger to stay away from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
    Is Wickham Tce Brisvegas the same as Wickham St Brisvegas? The Ira Berk Renault showroom was opened at 116 Wickham St in 1951.
    You are a mine of information Simon. Please write the book!
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    I used to stay at Punthill appts in Astor terrace Spring Hill when in Brissie. A block away from Wickham.
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    A fair few years ago a lady I was dating insisted we go to the Wickham hotel nightclub for a look, with some trepidation and concern to my good character I agreed to go. Never again, what an eye opener that was..

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    I'd never have doubted your good character....

    My only venture into "the valley", mentioned in an earlier post, was to a locksmith in 1978. No comments about why! I've done a fair bit in Q'ld over the years but I keep quiet about it usually, as you'd judge by my once knowing the Deen brothers....

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    Yes I am most curious for an elaboration.

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    Next time we meet. It's not as racey as I'd perhaps like...

    Are the Deen brothers still knocking things down? Interesting evening though - they loved telling the story of making sure someone saw them near "interesting" buildings like the Breakfast Creek Hotel, just for the fun of it. That would have been late 1980s I guess.
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    Yes they are still at it, probably run by the younger generation now though. I can imaging their presence near any iconic building would create panic.

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    That was their pleasure as I understood it... You can just imagine! Interesting family.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
    Is Wickham Tce Brisvegas the same as Wickham St Brisvegas? The Ira Berk Renault showroom was opened at 116 Wickham St in 1951.
    Ira Berk add from the era.

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    Default A study in chassis design..

    I don't know much about early Renault chassis but this one should have had a transverse rear spring setup shouldnit? On this example there seems to be some sort of outrigger in placed to allow for regular cart springs. Russell and Sebastian can't quite fathom it either.

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    The Lithgow riot and bosses burnt out prized Renault.

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    ...I know exactly how it feels to be burned out, know it well actually.

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