Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Swamp Run February 24, 2013

The Historic Commercial Vehicle Club and the Trafalgar Truck Restorers Club held a joint run on Sunday, February 24 2013. We started opposite the old General Motors Factory at Dandenong, and travelled down the Princes Highway through to Berwick, up and over the Berwick hill, through to Beaconsfield and Officer, then we turned right, down Cardinia Road to Cardinia, onto Dalmore Road, which is the start of the Koo-Wee-Rup Swamp, onto the South Gippsland Highway. We stopped at the Swamp look-out tower which has great views across to French Island. It is right next to the Main Drain, which was dug to drain the Swamp. Work on the drain started in 1889 and the 16 miles to just south of Bunyip was completed by 1893. After that we went through Koo-Wee-Rup, Bayles and onto our place at Cora Lynn for lunch. Great day!

The view from the Swamp look-out tower. Click on the photos to enlarge them. The green and yellow do-nut van wasn't part of our run!

Below, all the trucks at our place.

Steve Camilleri - Commer Knocker. This model was the last of the Commer Knockers.

Adrian Hem - 1964 J-model Bedford.

Our 1974 1418 Benz.

Eric Shingles - 1974 1418 Benz.

An Amilcar - two views.

The Amilcar - view 2

Another Amilcar. This one is owned by Lynn and Ray O'Halloran and the one shown above this is owned by Lynn's brother, Phillip. Great effort, coming all the way in such little cars!. Amilcars were made in France from 1921 to 1939. According to the book The complete encyclopedia of Motorcars, 1885 to the present, edited by G.N Georgano (Ebury Press, 1968) the Amilcar 'was the most famous and successful of all the sporting voiturettes that proliferated in France after World War One'. A voiturette is a miniature automobile.

Richard Christie - Ford F100.

John Gramlick - 1961 Commer Knocker.

Russell Marshall - 1941 Ford.

John Wright - 1981 International Acco.

Brian Dawes - Dodge

Max Devlin - 1928 Dodge.

Dave Horne - 1934 British Bedford. I did the trip with Dave in this truck.

Graham and Shirley Pollard - Austin 1800. John says they were jokingly called 'land crabs'

Our Volvo - 1976 N10 - the first of the N-series in Australia.

The 'working Volvo' - 2000 NH 12- the last of the N-series in Australia. This is ours as well.

Bill and Pat O'Halloran - 1975 Perkins powered Dodge.

Colin Hook - Transtar, ex U.S Air Force.

Jeff Johnston - F12 Volvo.

Daryl Lloyd - International Acco - all the way from Kinglake.

Graham and Heather Cameron - 1973 Inter D1210.

Wayne Henry - 1967 Cummins powered Inter.

Graeme Johnston - 1960 Commer Knocker.

John Denholm - Ford D-series.

Vyn and Chris  Harris - Kenworth S2.

John and Bev Ferguson - 1948 Inter KB3.

Tony and Glenys Hackett - 1957 REO. All the photos in this post are ones I took, apart from this one, as my photo was out of focus. I 'borrowed' this one from Colin Hooks Facebook page.

Click to enlarge all these photos.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Longwarry Truck Show February 2013

The inaugural Longwarry Football Club Historic Truck Show was held on February 2 and 3, 2013 at the Longwarry Recreation Reserve. It was a great event with a good turn up. Great venue, food was good and it was well run and hopefully it will be back bigger and better next year.  Around 80 trucks came to the event on the two days and I believe that we took a picture of all of them.

Four Atkinsons were on display.

How great is this one?  It created a lot of interest.

Twins. The one above is owned by Dave Negrin and is a 1977 model.

1957 Austin fire truck belonging to Wayne Roots.

J model Bedfords.

Bob Needham's great looking Bedford.

Steve De Longville's J Model.

One of the few tractors on display, a Chamberlain.

Kevin and Jean Oates 1925 Chev, above, and another early model, below.

Graeme Johnston's 1960 Commer.

Steve Camilleri's Commer, above, and John Gramlicks is below.

Sam Capes owns this 1956 De Soto, one of my favourite trucks.

Stephen Corstorphan's 1957 Diamond T.

Aldo Marson displayed his newly restored Diamond T for the first time.

Des and Julie Walker's 1950 Diamond T timber jinker.

Bob Lee's 1937 Diamond T.

Brian Dawe's cute little Dodge.

Peter Lynch's 1952 Dodge.

Glenn Lancey had his 1977 Dodge and on the Loadmaster trailer was a 1922 Tilling Stevens truck, seen below.

Heather Cameron's Dodge.

Andrew and Marion Main own this Dodge.

Graham Cameron's 1971 Dodge.

Max Devlin's 1928 Dodge.

John Fowler displayed his 1947 Dodge.

Richard Christie's F100 Ford.

Darby Belton came all the way from Deniliquin in his F8000 Ford.

Ford fire truck.

O'Farrell's L9000 Ford.

A GMC, above,  and a Humbler Ambulance, below.

Jarrod Blair's 1976 Acco 2150.

  B1210 Inter.

John and Bev Ferguson's 1949 KB6.

John Denholm's 1962 AB180 Inter.

Russell and Brenton Ashley's AA150 Inter, and on the back was a crawler tractor, shown below.

Graham and Heather Cameron's 1973 D1210 Inter.

John Nicholson's International Scout.

S line Inter.

R190 Inters, above and below.

Wayne Henry's 1967 CD1840 Inter.

A very lairy Inter.

SAR Kenworth.

A W-model Kenworth, a great looking truck.

Coote's S2 Kenworth.

Cab over owned by Owen Studd, he also had an old White. 

Another cab over Kenworth.

Two more W models, above and below.

Another SAR Kenworth.

Two Land Rovers   Ian Blake's 1969 Land Rover is on  the right.

Graham Young's 1979 1424 Mercedes, with his 1960 J-model Bedford hay elevator on the back.

Keeping it in the family, his nephew, Eric Shingles came in his 1974 1418 Benz.

Another 1418 Mercedes.

Two views of our 1974 1418 Benz.

Michael Debenham's 1965 B-model Mack.

Colin Brown's R model Mack, and because John liked it so much, here it is again.

A Mack valueliner.

Russell and Brenton Ashley's R model Mack.

John Burley's 1949 Morris Commercial.

Ian James' 1948 Morris Commercial with his 1950 caravan.

Stan Hamilton's 1946 Maple Leaf.


Tony and Glenys Hackett displayed their three REOs. Above is the 1952 F22 Gold Comet.

This is the 1957 F22R Gold comet.

And finishing off the trifecta is the 1966 REO.

A Scania.

This is our 1976 N1025 Volvo with the 1976 Freighter trailer.That's John, above.

Jeff Johnston's 1984 F12 Volvo.

Clarke and Lin Mayze displayed their 1976 White 9000.

Owen Studd came with this White Road Commander.

Finally, here are a few line-ups. Click on them to enlarge.