Sunday, December 4, 2016

Trafalgar Truck Restorers Club Christmas Party 2016

The Trafalgar Truck Restorers Club held their Christmas Party today (December 4, 2016) at the Darnum Public Hall. Here are the historic vehicles which were displayed.


This is Rod Calleja's Mack Cruiseliner and McGrath trailer, and because we like the rig, it's shown below as well.




This is the McGrath trailer in more detail.


And we love an action shot - here's the Mack leaving


And here it is again with our 1973 F86 Volvo


And here's our Volvo


Ian and Susan James' 1977 Toyota Stout


Stan Hamilton's 1946 Maple Leaf


Not sure which is the better photo of Steve Ellis' very original B-model Mack



Ted and Phyllis Bould's Kenworth


Vyn Harris' Kenworth


Eric Shingles' Land Rover


Jeff Shawcroft's International (I think)


Graham Johnston's Dodge - usually immaculate but the grille had an encounter with a magpie on the way down.


Graham and Heather Cameron's 1973 International


Graham and Heather Cameron's Ford Escort van - that's Graham sitting in it.


Ian Benson's Ford Mainline utility


Bob Lee's 1973 Diamond T


John Gramlick's Commer


Graham Young's 1947 Bedford


Finally (and only because I decided to do the trucks in reverse alphabetical order) here is Mike Herbert's 1962 Austin fire engine.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Trucks in Action 2008

I came across my photos taken in 2008 at Trucks in Action at Lardner Park held on February 15 to 17, 2008, so here they are on my blog, nearly nine years after the event! The Trafalgar Truck Restorers Club co-ordinated the historic truck display and there were about 165 historic vehicles, including about 145 trucks and light commercials and 20 assorted other vehicles including an ambulance, a caravan, tractors, bull dozers and buses. Not all the vehicles are here, I clearly wasn't as obsessive about taking a photo of every truck like I am now! It was our first outing for our 1974 1418 Mercedes Benz - it was still red, we hadn't repainted it back to it's original green.


This is Bob Lee's 1937 Diamond T in front of the old garage facade the Truck Club used to own - it's a great display, but I think it is  now at the Gippsland Vehicle Collection at the Maffra Shed.


Here's our 1974 N10 Volvo, bit dusty.



This is our 1974 1418 Mercedes Benz,  we purchased it in June 2007 and did the things that were required to get  a road worthy and then did the whole truck up and made it beautiful  in 2011.



John Patrick's 1970 TK Bedford stock crate, Stan Hamilton's red and black 1946 Maple Leaf, Ian Latham's 1949 Fargo, Bob Lee's 1941 Ford and  a 1934 Fargo


An overview, second from right is the late Graeme Latter's 1954 R180 Inter


An overview


Joe Beaumont's 1942 and 1934 Fords, then Gary O'Keefe's 1972 red Dodge and 1975 green Dodge


F700 Ford, then John Ferguson's 1949 KB6 Inter and his 1948 KB3 Inter, then John Nicholson's blue Scout


1971 Albion winch truck


Atkinson - 1970 model, Gardner engine


Dave Negrin's 1977 Atkinson


Theo Versteden's 1963 Austin


Theo Versteden's 1960 Austin fire truck, 1942 Ford Blitz and a 1963 Austin


The grey truck is an Austin


Max O'Brien's 1969 KM Bedford


Michael Martin's 1973 Bedford


John Fowler's 1965 J5 Bedford


Andrew McIntosh's 1942 Chev Blitz


Brian Dawes 1932 British Chevrolet


Dallas Needham's 1946 Chevrolet


John Gramlick's 1961 Commer, not  a great photo, as you can see our Benz was the real subject of the photo


Ian Lee's 1956 Diamond T


Fred Love's 1971 Diamond REO - great truck - now owned by Rod Calleja - here it is twice.



Terry Malady's Diamond REO - another great truck


Gary O'Keefe's 1975 Dodge


John Fowler's 1947 Dodge


Max Devlin's 1928 Dodge


Ian Latham's 1949 Fargo, Bob Lee's 1941 Ford and then Ian Latham's 1949 Morris Commercial


This is nice - Brendan Malone's 1959 Ford F500


John Denholm's 1979 D-series Ford tipper


A blue Inter, the late Bill O'Halloran's 1975 Dodge, Bill Sedgeman's 1975 F350 Ford


Joe Beaumont's 1942 Ford, 1939 Ford and Gary O'Keefe's 1972 Dodge


Ivan Howard's 1946 GMC


Jim and Delsa Bury's 1947 GMC and Wayne Roots' 1957 Austin fire engine


1932 British Chev, 1963 Austin and a 1926 Chevrolet tray truck also belonging to Theo Versteden


Fred Nuttall's 1944 International KS5


Fred Black's 1970 C1800 International Acco


An International


Ian Latham's 1976 International and Mick Black's B-model Mack and an O-model Bedford on the back


Jason Downs' 1935 International


Wayne Henry's 1967 CD1840 International


Ron Knight's 1976 SAR Kenworth and Ken Stephen's 1969 S2 Kenworth


Bobby Imach's 1984 W-model Kenworth - all the way from Tasmania


Gary Jones 1972 W-model Kenworth


Murray Langford's 1969 W-model Kenworth - all the way from Mt Gambier


This is Murray's 1959 White Mustang towing a 1960 Wolleng float


Gavin Spence's 1969 W-model Kenworth and and Tony Lewellyn's SAR Kenworth


Gavin Piller's 1973 W-model Kenworth from South Australia


And this is Gavin Piller's  1964 B-model Mack


Matt Willis' 1971 F-model Mack and his 1980 Mack all the way from Henty in New South Wales and Jack Apps' 1975 Atkinson


B-model Mack


Jim and Delsa Bury's 1947 Maple Leaf


Graham Cameron's 1943 Lend Lease, the first owner was John Lloyd of Narre Warren and the second owner was Ian pask


Eric Shingle's 1974 1418 Mercedes Benz and again, below.



Michael Martin's 1973 1418 Mercedes Benz


Gary Aitken's 1973 1418 Mercedes Benz


Ian James' 1948 Morris Commercial and 1950 caravan


Robert French's 1964 Peterbilt and Jason Jones' 1982 Mack Superliner


Robert French's 1946 Peterbilt, and shown again below, because I like it



Tony Hackett's 1966 REO


Tony Hackett's 1952 REO and Barry Neilson's 1965 White


Here's Tony Hackett's three REOs (the blue one is a 1957 model) and Barry Neilson's White


Terry Burrow's Thornycroft Amazon Ballast tractor


This is Terry Burrow's 1953 Vulcan with a 4 cylinder Gardner, above and below