Saturday, February 13, 2010

David Calleja Memorial Car Show 2010

We took the Volvo out on Sunday, February 7 to the fifth Annual David Calleja Memorial Car Show at Maddingley Park in Bacchus Marsh. It was a long way from Cora Lynn, but John knew David Calleja from when they were both young truck drivers. They met about 45 years ago when John was working for Fleetways and David subbied for Albert G Sims, as Sims Metal was called then. David passed away in January 2005, aged 59. It is mainly a Car show - there were about 15 cars that had belonged to David Calleja on display, plus other family member’s cars and around five hundred other cars turned up – every thing from the 1920s to the 1950s to modern cars. A small number of trucks were displayed, including two owned by Rod Calleja, David's eldest son.

Rod Calleja's B-model Mack and Diamond REO and our Volvo, same three trucks below in more detail.

This truck was originally owned by McMullen's of Orbost and was named the Gippsland Princess.

The Diamond REO was originally owned by Fred Love of Morwell and is now part of Rod Calleja's collection.

Our Volvo. John had worked this truck at Calleja’s for sixteen years.

Two Fords - a 1920 T-model and Don McGregor's 1960 Ford F500.
Don is the Event's co-ordinator for the Historic Commercial Vehicle Club.

Andrew McIntosh's AB130 Inter.

Joe Zammit's Diamond REO.

A trio of Kenworth's - a W-model, an S2-model and a SAR.

Some of David Calleja's cars, above.

Two of the many other cars displayed, a Ford Edsel, above, and a 1925 K-model Chev, below.

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