The 5th Annual Longwarry Heritage Truck show was held on February 4 and 5, 2017 at the Recreation Reserve in Longwarry. It was expertly run by the Longwarry Football and Netball Club - the Saturday was a bit hot, but had around 150 vehicles and the Sunday had around 200 vehicles. All in all it was a great weekend. We took a photo of most of the trucks on display and in this post you can see all the Atkinsons, Austins, Bedfords, Chevs, Commers, a De Soto, Diamonds, Dodges, a Foden and Fords. To see the Internationals and Kenworths, click here. To see all the trucks from Leader through the alphabet to Whites, click here.
We'll start the Atkinsons off with Peter Farley's recently acquired project. Peter and his wife, Helen, and the main organisers of the Show.
Dave O'Farrell's work in progress
Neat Atkinson, looks like it's still a working truck.
Mike Herbert's 1962 Austin fire engine.
Wayne Roots' Austin fire engine
Red Fire engine 3
Red fire engine 4
Here's another emergency vehicle - a Humber Ambulance
Theo Versteden displayed this green Austin on the Saturday and on the Sunday, he came in another green Austin, shown below.
Austin in original condition
Bob Needham's very neat 1953 Bedford, it's a real star.
Rob and Carol Tylee's 1957 Bedford
Colin Brown's 1974 KM Bedford
Roger Olsen's 1970 TK Bedford
Graham Young's 1978 TK Bedford
Another Bedford belonging to Graham Young - this is a 1947 model
Graham Young's S-model Bedford
Robert Moore's J-model Bedford
Another J-model Bedford (photo: Eric Shingles)
Kevin and Jean Oates' 1925 Chev - neat looking truck
Ian Chatfield's 1939 Dodge and Jeff Johnston's Dodge
Steve Camilleri's Commer
John Gramlick's 1961 Commer
Sam Capes' De Soto
Des Walker's 1950 Diamond T
Des Walker's other Diamond T
Fred Love's 1967 Diamond T
Aldo Marson's 1968 Diamond T
Malady's Diamond REO
Bob Lee's 1937 Diamond T
Fabulous looking left hand drive Diamond T all the way from South Australia
Bill Aitken's Dodge
Peter Lynch's Dodge
Graham Cameron's 1971 Dodge
Andrew Main's 1964 Dodge
John Heggart's Dodge
Bruce Bluett's Dodge
Max Devlin's 1948 Kew (or is it Cue?) Dodge
John Fowler's 1947 Dodge
Gary and Linda O'Keefe's Dodges
Frank Latorre's Foden
John Denholm's 1979 Ford tipper
Ford Thames Trader
Richard Christie's Ford
Rod Pretty's nice looking Louisville
Dave O'Farrell's Louisville
This was a nice looking truck - shame we couldn't get a picture of it with the bonnet closed. Photo: Eric Shingles.
Joe Beaumont's Ford
Alan Weatherhead (on the right) and his mate in T-model Fords. Alan's truck belonged to his father, Graham, who drove it when he was 17 a bit over 65 years ago.