Monaro saved by the church
Get me to the church on time . . . an elderly Repton man said his prayers yesterday morning as his beloved Monaro headed straight for the entrance of St Augustine's Catholic Church in Coffs Harbour. The 85-year-old had parked the car nearby just before 9.15am Mass, but the vehicle rolled down a slope after he took it out of gear. He went for the handbrake, but he couldn't stop the car from hitting a pillar only 10 metres from the church doors. Neither the man nor his female passenger were injured, but the vehicle had minor damage. The pillar, however, has seen better days.
Photo: CHRIS RIX 06081203A