Event drives powerful memories
|March 3, 2012||to||March 4, 2012|
Of all the spare parts, engines, restored projects and other bits and pieces residing in Hahndorf resident Peter Bernhardt’s shed, the little piece that reflects his home town is one of the most important.
Mr Bernhardt, a semi-retired diesel mechanic, is the proud owner of a Kaesler engine, made by Hahndorf company the Kaesler Brothers c. 1920.
It proudly boasts the nameplate “Ambleside” – the name given to Hahndorf during WW1.
The 3.5hp reliance engine would have once driven a water pump and was found on a property between Bridgewater and Carey Gully.
It was eventually sold to the Adelaide Hills Motor Restorers Club (AHMRC) member by a friend about eight years ago. Mr Bernhardt, who has been a member of the club for more than 25 years, will be among those at Mt Barker oval next month for the annual Power of the Past event.