The ghost car has been the stuff of legends for decades.
What started as a hobby car has since been turned into a popular tourist attraction in Goldfields.
It’s the subject of a documentary about the car, Ghosts of Goldfields, on BBC One on Wednesday.
The programme has been described by the BBC as “one of the most intriguing and entertaining documentaries about the Goldfields”.
In the 1970s, when it was first unveiled, it was seen by millions as a symbol of the glamour of the Victorian period, and a chance to enjoy a “fairytale of the silver screen”.
But since then, the car has suffered from poor maintenance and a lack of upkeep.
It is still used on weekends and by tourists, but the popularity of the ghost car is now waning.
“You can’t just walk into the park and have a car,” said Matt, who is from the Goldfield and is on holiday with his wife and their two children.
“The cars have been abandoned.
The cars are all gone.”
Matt said he and his wife wanted to do something special to mark the end of the season for the park, so they decided to take it on the road.
“We had a lot of fun, it’s a great day out, and we thought it would be a good idea to take our car and do some sort of tour,” he said.
“Then when we got home we found out that the car had died.
When the car was first built, it took four hours to get to Goldfields from Melbourne. “
I’m not really sure what it’s supposed to be like.”
When the car was first built, it took four hours to get to Goldfields from Melbourne.
Matt said that while they’d been going to the park every day for years, the last time they visited was last summer.
“It’s kind of eerie to see a ghost car in its last days,” he added.
“In the early days it was used as a tourist attraction, and now it’s just a little bit of a ghost town.”
The Goldfields Ghost Car park has seen a steady decline in recent years, with just one car on the streets in 2016.
“This year, the ghost cars have stopped going to Goldfield,” said Matthew.
“They are an urban legend and a little oddity.” “
Ghost cars are a bit of an oddity in Australia because they are not used for tourist attractions,” he told the ABC.
“They are an urban legend and a little oddity.”
He said there are still about 30 ghost cars in the park but said the park had been shut down for about a year now.
“Some people still drive them, others don’t, and that’s probably because they’re afraid,” he explained.
“People have lost their lives because they don’t want to drive them anymore.”
The ghost cars are still being driven in the area, but Matthew said there was little they could do to help them.
“If the ghost can’t get a ride then they’ll just leave it in the car and go on their way,” he laughed.
“A lot of people don’t know how to get around them.”
While ghost cars can be found at many tourist attractions in Australia, there are few places where they are used as tourists attraction.
While ghost car owners may be aware of them, most tourists have never heard of them.
The National Park Service has no official statistics on ghost car usage in the country, but has said it’s believed to be in the tens of thousands.
The Goldfield Ghost Car Association said it hoped to find a way to find some funding for a research project that would help identify the ghosts.
“Our aim is to do a lot more research on the ghost stories and the cars and the people who have driven them and the stories they have told and how many times they have driven the ghost,” said Mark Brown from the association.
“So we’re really interested in that, and how do we get that funding?”
The Goldfords Ghost Car Club said it was aware of the problems, and was working to help the park find funding.
“Any time there is a problem we always look to the government, we always work with the tourism authority, we try and find a solution and try and help,” said Brown.
“But if we don’t find a suitable solution to the issue we will continue to work on the matter.”
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