Wednesday, February 29, 2012

David Calleja Memorial Car Show & Rally 2012

The David Calleja Memorial Car Show & Rally was held on Sunday, February 5 at Maddingley Park at Bacchus Marsh. As the name suggests it is more of a car show than a truck show but John took the Volvo and the trailer. In spite of the fact that he arrived at 7.50am, he still had trouble getting around the displayed cars to get the rig in, but as an experienced truckie he is used to getting his ‘right of way’ over cars, so they soon moved for him.

Rod Calleja, son of the late David, had his three trucks on display - the 1964 Mack B61 (originally McMullens of Orbost Gippsland Princess), the 1984 Mack Superliner and the 1971 Diamond REO.

Rod Calleja's three trucks and the Volvo.

The 1964 B61.

1984 Superliner.

This is Rod's 1971 Diamond REO, still painted with the name of the previous owner, Fred Love.

How nice is this? Gillespie Earthmoving's 1973 Mack R600 (Flintstone). This was an ex-Calleja and ex-McGlashans of Mildura truck and is beautifully restored.

The Sun delivery truck, a 1955 D-model Bedford and Donny McGregor's International C1800

1948 Bedford.

Above and below, W-model Kenworths.

And finally, leave the best until last, the Volvo and the Freighter Trailer.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Heather,
    I was just wondering if you could point me in the right direction to find the owner of the "Sun delivery truck, a 1955 D-model Bedford" that you included as part of your "David Calleja Memorial Car Show & Rally 2012" post?
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.