Proud ‘import' never forgotten
WALLY Scott, who was proud to be called a Lockyer Valley import, passed away on February 4 after a two year battle with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
Wally moved to The Lockyer Valley in 1964 after marrying Carol and together with his parents purchased Scott's Transport at Glenore Grove.
Scott's Transport carried Milk, Chaff, Milo and a multitude of farmers produce to the markets and to the Brisbane Wharf.
After the death of Wally's father, Scott's Transport was sold and he and Carol and their four children, Christine, Beverly, Sean and Peter moved to Gatton.
After they moved to Gatton, Wally and Carol's family expanded with the inclusion of Kathryn, Ryan and Madonna.
At the time of the move to Gatton, Wally started Lockyer Wreckers at Glenore Grove with the few hundred dollars Carol had saved prior to her having to give up work at the time of her marriage.
Lockyer Wreckers at Glenore Grove has been around for as long as most people can remember and Wally was known for helping people in need get back on the road.
Wally and Carol also opened an importing business in Brisbane where Wally along with one of his Sydney mates was the first person in Australian to import to Australian Japanese aftermarket parts and to assist in research and development of the manufacture of a larger range of Japanese aftermarket automotive parts.
Wally operated Lockyer Wreckers for as long as his illness would allow him and he transformed the business from an importing and recycling business to a recycling, scrap metal, environmental restoration style of business which is still operating today.
In his early years Wally was heavily involved in the circuit racing style of motorsport and this included racing at the world famous Bathurst 1000 in 1978, 1979, 1980 and 1981.
In later years Wally took pleasure in the simple things in life: his business, being involved with his children, his boys racing there mountain bikes and a daughter racing drag cars, his grandchildren and great-grandchild were his greatest joy.
Over 700 people attended the funeral service held at St Mary's Catholic Church in Gatton to celebrate the life of Wally including the designer and manufacturer of one of his race cars.
He obviously touched a lot of people and will be remembered by many.