The Ballarat Branch of the Historic Commercial Vehicle Club (www.hcvc.com.au) put on their 6th Annual Historic Vehicle Show on March 13 2016 at the Clunes Showgrounds. It was, as always, a great show - great ground, great atmosphere, lots of trucks and lots of cars. Here are some photos of most of the trucks which were on display, except for the Dodges, Fords and Internationals. You can see them here.
Warren Harris' AEC, with a Karrier on the back and a little green truck on the Karrier. Fabulous display.
Murray Pope's Albion - how nice is this this? Fantastically nice!
Atkinson tippers - above and below.
Never seen this Atkinson before - looks great here and even better in real life.
Austin in Golden Fleece colours.
Two neat green Austins
Austin tow truck
Red Bedford 1
Red Bedford 2 - Adrian Hems
Red Bedford 3 - S-model
Jim Parker's Bedford and trailer - he collects cans and donates the money to the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
Blitz 2 - Andrew McIntosh
Kevin and Jean Oates' 1925 Chev
Two more Chevs
Graeme Johnston's Commer
Commer - photo does not do it justice - this looked spectacular in real life
Diamond REO - great looking truck
Kenworth - painted in Phillips Transport of Shepparton colours
Kenworth - Shane Grima's - painted in TNT colours
This truck always looks top notch
When I am in charge of the universe - I will ban people from putting large signs like this on the front of their trucks - it ruins the photos.
Ted Beamish's Kenworth
This finishes the Kenworths
Ballarat Tilt Tray Service's Leader
Rod Calleja's B-model - always looks great
Ian Lee's Mack
Fitzpatricks of Charlton Mack Superliner - because I like the truck you see it twice.
R-model Mack - another thing that will be illegal when I run the universe is people sitting in front of their trucks. Sometimes we ask people to move, but this gentleman looked too comfortable to disturb.
R-model Macks, above and below
1976 1418 Mercedes Benz
I don't know what this is - I just have it labelled 'Old truck'
Osh Kosh - only one on display
Peterbilt - also the only one on display
This is a REO
As soon as John saw this, he said, 'Australian Glass Manufacturers used to have some of these' then when we went around to the other side of the truck - there was the name on the door. This is a Scammell.
Russell Marshall's Studebaker
A small Suzuki
1961 Thornycroft Mastiff - superb is the only word for it
This is our 1989 N12 Volvo Intercooler and 1976 Freighter trailer
Graeme Troutbecks FL10 Volvo and F86 Volvo - seen below as well.
Jeff Johnston's Globetrotter