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 http://www.gippslandvehiclecollection.org.au/, 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)