Saturday, November 1, 2014

Historic Truck Muster at Alexandra 2014

The Rotary Club at Alexandra held their first Historic Truck Muster at the Show Grounds on Sunday, October 12 2014. John went up in the Volvo with the Freighter trailer and took these photos.

This is our 1976 N10 Volvo and 1976 38ft Freigher trailer.

This White was very nice, we had never seen it before but it's a great looking truck.

Another spiffy truck we hadn't seen before was this Inter, an AB180 owned by Wrights of Heathecote. They had the other Inter, shown below on the back of their Kenworth.

Here's a few overview shots of the whole show, there was a modest turn-up, but it should grow in numbers over the years.

Nice looking B-model Mack

Ted Swishy Beamish's cab-over Kenworth

Two  more Kenworths

Alan Taylor's Transtar

Daryl Lloyd's Acco

Colin Hook's 1980 Inter

Donny McGregor's Ford

Russell Marshall's Ford. Many people arrived on the Saturday and camped overnight, including Russell in his elevated camper.

Jeff Johnston's Ford

Richard Christie - Ford F100

This is a Ford

If there is a truck show in Victoria that Frank La Torre has not taken his Foden to, then I would be very surprised. He supports every show there is and it is always great to see him and his truck.

This is a Fargo. 

Here's three red Dodges - the one above belongs to Jeff Johnston It's a 1929 model.

Graeme Johnston's Dodge

Two blue Dodges - Bill and Pat O'Halloran's above and Brian Dawe's is below.

Steve Camilleri's Commer.

This is a Chevrolet

Robert Johnston's 1948 OL-model Bedford

Adrian Hem's 1964 J-model Bedford

Dave Horne's 1934 British Bedford  - as well known as Frank's Foden; Dave drives many miles each year supporting historic vehicle shows.

Jim Parker's Bedford.

TK model Bedford

Friday, October 31, 2014

Last of the Chrome Bumpers 2014

The Last of the Chrome Bumpers show took place on Sunday, October 5 2014 at Lardner Park in Warragul.  Over 2,000 cars were displayed and about 40 trucks, most of them from the Trafalgar Truck Restorers Club. Here's some pictures from the day.

These are our trucks -our 1974 1418 Benz and our 1976 N10 Volvo

Here they are again

'Molly' a well restored Morris Minor van.

Roger Olsen's 1970 Bedford, first outing on red plates for this truck.

Rob and Carol Tylee's 1957 ex Bendigo Tram work truck. I love this truck.

This is a Chev, don't know who owns it.

Steve Bragg's Chev

Kevin and Jean Oates' 1925 Chev

Ian Chatfield's 1939 Chev

Above and below, John Gramlick's Commer Knocker (1961) and his 1970 Commer van

Des Walker's 1950 Diamond T

Fred Love's 1967 Diamond T

Aldo Marson's 1968 Diamond T - photo doesn't do it justice. Aldo also had his newly restored Esso tanker.

Bob Lee's 1937 Diamond T

Glenn Lancey's 1977 Dodge

Nice pair of Dodges, and shown separately below.

This is Jeff Johnston's 1929 Dodge. He was towing the cute caravan, stacked full of Betty Boop collectibles. 

Graeme Johnston's recently acquired Dodge.

John Fowler's 1939 Dodge

Max Devlin's 1929 Dodge

  Mick De Vries 1953 Federal

This is a Ford tray truck

Jeff Johnston's Ford

Alan Weatherhead's Ford - T model is is? It used to belong to his dad, Graham.

I know, it's not  a truck, but it belongs to John Burley, who is a good member of the Traf Club and the Gippsland Vehicle Collection, so this Humber Hawk gets to feature in this blog.

Pretty ordinary photograph of John Crawford's 1974 Inter

John and Bev Ferguson's 1949 Inter and their Ampol drum display

Colin Hook's 1981 Inter

John Nicholson's 1973 Inter

John Staley's AA151 Inter - another first time outing on red plates

Graham Young's Inter

Geoff East's 1964 Inter

Wayne Henry's Kenworth

Another Kenworth

Vyn Harris' Kenworth

Colin Brown's 1971 Mack

Mick Debenham's 1965 B-model

Steve Ellis' B-model

Les Siddle's 1965 B-model

Stan Hamilton's 1946 Maple Leaf

Ian James' 1948  Morris Commercial and 1950 caravan

A Peretbilt

Tony and Glenys Hackett's 1957 REO

Bill and Pat O'Halloran's Inter. Bill and Pat are HCVC stalwarts.

Ian Blake's Land Rover and, below, are two of Eric Shingles.  They are both members of the Traf Club (as well as the Land Rover Club as you might expect)