Friday, October 7, 2011

Last of the Chrome Bumpers 2011

The Last of the Chrome Bumpers Show has moved from Cora Lynn to Lardner Park at Warragul, because it just got too big for the Cora Lynn Recreation Reserve. There were a squillion cars there - every make, model etc you could think of - plus a few trucks. Here are some of the truck photos, mainly different ones that I haven't featured in my blog before.

An Austin, above, and a Bedford below. The Bedford is owned by Robert Johnston.

A Chev pick-up and, below, a Dodge pick-up.

A nicely restored fire engine. Photograph by Eric Shingles.

Joe Beaumont's 1942 Ford and 1946 Chev.

1957 AS-120 Inter and Geoff East's AB100 Inter.

Leyland Octopus belonging to Terry Burrows.

Leyland with an angle door cab.

Overview of some of the cars.

1980 911 that is owned by Mercedes Benz – it was restored at great cost by the Adelaide branch, but now resides in Melbourne. Unfortunately it was not taken off the back of the tilt tray that brought it so it wasn’t shown to its full advantage, but despite this, because it's a Benz, I will give you two looks at it.

Our Benz and Eric Shingles 1974 1418. And just to keep Eric happy, below is a picture of Eric's Massey Ferguson tractor.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Rod Calleja's trucks at the Gatton Mack Muster

These are Rod Calleja's three trucks at the Gatton Mack Muster held September 24 & 25, 2011.

1964 B61 model, above. Originally owned by McMullens of Orbost and known as the Gippsland Princess. John can remember it when it was new, it was an absolute show piece. Still is a show piece as it won "Truck of the show".

The recently restored 1984 Superliner, won the "Best working truck" award.

Not a Mack, but a 1971 Diamond Reo, formerly owned by Fred Love of Morwell.

Here they all are on the way up.

HCVC road run to Kinglake

The Historic Commercial Vehicle Club (HCVC) had a road run and "Christmas in August" to Kinglake on August 28, 2011. The weather was great and here are some photographs.

This great photograph was taken by Warwick Bryce, at the top of Mount Slide, corner of Melba Highway and Healesville Road.

That's our Benz - beautiful. Paint job by Robbie at Victorian Truck Painting in Dandenong and 'line and sign' job by Bob Conway.

A bevy of Bedfords - Jim Parker's above, and another one below.

What is a truck display without Dave Horne's British Bedford? Another British Bedford, below.

Another neat little Bedford.

Peter and Tracy Rochow's Chev and Warwick Bryce's Leader.

Stephen Corstorphan's flash Diamond T.

Two blue Dodges, not only alphabetically organised but colour coded as well, that suits my Librarian mind. Above is Brian Dawes and below is Bill & Pat O'Hallorans.

Donny McGregor's International, above, and a Corstorphan Dodge below.

Two red Internationals - Ken Whitworths fire engine, above, and Bruce and Helen Paroissien's below.

Two white Inters - John Wright's (above) and Jarrod Blair's is below.

A Leyland fire truck.

Finally, a White.