Laserwash automatic car wash review.

As we live in the future it is important to try as many automated things as possible. to misquote Ken Brockman; “I for one welcome our new robot overlords.” one of these is the automatic car wash. Today’s article is purely an attempt for me to justify having paid to go through a car wash.

It is common knowledge that the model tee mini morris car came in any colour so long as it’s black. But why this was so is less well known. It is because the advent of the tire was replacing the shoe as the main mode of human transport. This got shoe shine unions in a right fit and the little orphans demanded something to shine. Hence cars early colour scheme.

“shine your car black guvna!”

Anyway, skip to the future and we have robots to do that for us. I tried one the other week. it was a laserwash 3000 or something, built by skynet purely for my convenience. I don’t know why I like automatic car washes. There is something about those silly big machines that I find appealing. Probably because they’re somewhat futuristic.

That’s probably why I was dissapointed a little with the laserwash. It gave a pretty good flashing lights robo-wash, however there weren’t actual lasers. Pity.

_W

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Small things may actually amuse big mi…No wait. no.

Summernats was on in dear old Canberra the other month, the festival of burnouts and cars with engines bigger than their chassis. Picture the scene.

Now, some history: in nineteen-eighty-something, Suzuki thought it would be a good idea to make a go-cart with a lunch box in lieu of a boot. What they made was the Suzuki Mighty Boy, a “mini truck”. It was about the size of a helpless baby elephant, only without a trunk. It had a ‘tray’ which could, at a stretch, carry up to 30% of the contents of a wallet. It was sold in only two countries, the first being Japan with its megalopolis cities, an environment which favours tiny fuel efficient vehicles for small entrepreneurial businesses. The other country? Australia. God only knows.

It was the cheapest vehicle in Australia at the time because it was sold in toy shops to children. Needless to say, the bogan masses of Australia descended and put turbo V6 engines in them and they became slightly famous … in Australia. So if you see a Hotwheels ute screaming down the highway you’ll know what it might be.

Long live the Mighty Boy.

-W