Mildura's trucking history on show

By: Peter Schlenk, Photography by: Peter Schlenk


Historic truck enthusiasts from Victoria’s Sunraysia district converged on Mildura in April for the Mildura Historical Tractor and Truck Show

Mildura's trucking history on show
Historic trucks were on show at Mildura in April, including Geoff Bate's Mk1 Super-Liner, pictured above right

 

Mildura is generally regarded as one of the sunniest places in Australia, but a little rain on the Friday night helped settle the dust before the Mildura Historical Tractor and Truck Show on the ANZAC Day weekend in April.

Among the most dated displays was a 1925 French MV-1 Renault with a 24.5hp engine which is being restored. This truck featured a sealed-up engine bay, where air could be sucked up and through the radiator that sat behind the engine.

There were trucks that had been converted into motor homes and some that looked like they had been spend the last 20 years sitting under a large tree.

Other exhibits included a couple of Chevs, a KB3 International, a 1951 L160, a Mack Mk1 Super-Liner and a C-Line International.

The truck that turned heads at last year’s event, Richardson Brothers’ W925, made a return appearance.

For the full story and pictorial coverage of Mildura's Historical Tractor and Truck Show, see the June 2014 issue of Owner//Driver magazine. Click here to secure your copy now. 

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