Con the Cabbie, Con the Fruiterer or Mr Guihot; we all know him, from his cheerful smile, his humour or his generosity and kindness around town. Even though it may be his last ride, he is definitely not taking the back seat in our small community.
In 1996 Ian bought the fruit shop in Gaskill Street ‘Guihot’s Park View Fruit Market’ to fulfil a family promise to Deb’s late father, that they would continue his Fruit Marketing business.
“We had the fruit shop for about 13 years, it was family oriented and operated but once all the kids left home running the business by ourselves wasn’t the same”, Ian said.
After selling the Fruit Shop he then bought the Canowindra Taxi service to help out all of his old patrons from the fruit shop get around and to also help the Pubs and Clubs comply with new Health and Safety Regulations.
“All the oldies that came into the Fruit Shop said they had to rely on friends and family to drive them around, as we haven’t had a Taxi Service for 18 years”, Ian said.
Ian requires 6 months off due to his shoulder reconstruction, but has already thought of some new things to do after he has fully recovered.
“I would like to help out with the Canowindra Community Plays, I’ve already started writing a script, while I was in hospital recovering from my burn”, Ian chuckled.
Craig Dreyer and his wife Annette are now the proud owners of the Canowindra Taxi.