These photographs were taken at some recent events in Gippsland - The Last of the Chrome Bumpers at Lardner Park near Warragul on October 7, 2012; the Stratford Historical Society From Horse to Horsepower event at Pine Lodge Recreation Reserve, Stratford on Sunday, October 14 and lastly the Federation Picnic hosted by the Gippsland Vehicle Collection group and held at the Maffra Shed, held on Sunday, October 28, 2012.
Two J-model Bedfords at the Federation Picnic.
Robert Johnston's 1948 Bedford at Last of the Chrome Bumpers.
Graham Young's hay bale loader Bedford, which was on the back of his 1424 Benz, which is shown below.
Taken at Stratford.
Eric Shingle's 1974 1418 Benz - shown at Statford, above, and because it's a Benz, here it is again with his milk tanker at the Federation Picnic.
Ian Chatfield's 1939 Chev at Last of the Chrome Bumpers.
Graeme Johnston's 1960 Commer Knocker and John Gramlick's 1961 Commer Knocker, below at Last of thh Chrome Bumpers.
Bob Lee's 1937 Diamond T.
Andrew Main's two Dodges at Stratford.
Two more Dodges at Stratford - John Mahoney's above and Heather Cameron's below.
Max Devlin's 1928 Dodge at Last of the Chrome Bumpers.
A Dodge at the Federation Picnic.
Stan Hamilton's 1969 Ford at Last of the Chrome Bumpers, towing his 1950 caravan.
Joe Beaumont's 1939 Ford at the Federation Picnic.
Steve Bragg's 1970 C1800 Inter at Stratford.
John Denholm's 1962 AB180 Inter at Last of the Chrome Bumpers and John Ferguson's 1949 KB6 Inter with his great display of Ampol drums, is below.
Stan Hamilton's 1946 Maple Leaf at Last of the Chrome Bumpers.
Two Morris Commercials at Stratford - John Burley's 1949 model is above and the one below is from 1947.
Another green Morris Commercial, 1948 model with a 1950 caravan. Displayed by Ian James at Last of the Chrome bumpers.
Tony and Glenys Hackett's 1957 REO Gold Comet at the Federation Picnic.
Here's our Volvo at the Last of the Chrome Bumpers.
Maffra Bush Fire Brigade Truck at the Federation picnic. Thank you to Linda Barraclough, local historian, for telling me that this is a 1928 Graham Brothers.
Other vehicles at the Federation picnic.
Line up of trucks at Stratford.
Finally - the prize winners in the commercial vehicle category at Last of the Chrome Bumpers. That's Graeme Johnston (Commer Knocker) on the left and John Arnold (our Volvo) on the right.
Photographs: the Federation Picnic photographs were taken by Eric Shingles and all the rest I took.