This is our Volvo, the only one on display. It's a great looking truck (and I can say that because this is my blog)
I hadn't seen a Republic before, until we visited Merv Brunt's collection at Colac and he had three on display. Click here if you want to see photographs of Merv's Republics.
An Oshkosh. Before I got into old trucks I used to think Oshkosh was just a range of children's clothing, but know I know they are also trucks. Oshkosh first started making trucks in 1917 as the Wisconsin Duplex Auto Company and in 1918 moved to the town of Oshkosh and changed their name to Oshkosh Motor Truck Manufacturing Company. According to their website they are one of the world's leading defence vehicle manufacturers. In case you are wondering the town of Oshkosh was named after Oshkosh the Menominee Chief (1795-1858). The name means "claw" or "nail" or "horny part of foot of beasts or birds".
The only Mercedes Benz on display - a 1418. It looked fantastic. This truck plus our Volvo and the little Citroen van shown in the first post took the European truck count to three.
There were three B-model Macks on show, the one above belongs to Rod Calleja, who also displayed his Diamond REO.
There were four International R190s on show. John has a soft spot for these trucks as the first full-time Interstate truck he ever drove was an R190. He drove it for MacFies. He had driven interstate before this, but on 'relay' where a truck had more one driver, but the R190 was his first truck of his own. John says the R190s were the King of the Road in the early to mid 1960s.
This unrestored Ford attracted a lot of interest. It just shows that restored or unrestored - it doesn't matter, every truck is interesting in it's own way and has a story behind it.
If you want to see the rest of our Clunes photographs (AEC's to Fargo) then click here.