Family affair

By: Peter and Di Schlenk, Photography by: Peter and Di Schlenk


Doria Castlemaine OWD L-R: John, Marco, John, Frank and Giovanni Doria. Doria Castlemaine OWD
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The winner of best rigid at the 2016 Castlemaine Truck Show was the Doria's Dodge

 

The Doria’s operate five trucks full time and have a couple of spares. They had four trucks at the show, the newest being a T404 body truck and the oldest a 34 Dodge.

"We mainly cart fruit and vegies out of the markets and then we do some storage and distribution during the day," the Doria’s explained.

"We start at midnight and after they finish the market work, we distribute to farms."

The T404 was built in the Kenworth factory as a 14-palleter and it has a Cummins ISX 475hp engine.

"It has a bit of character to it! It was actually built for a subby that ran for Toll doing their late freight, running up and down to Sydney.

"From there, it went to Queensland and then to WA before we bought it. It’s a great truck and being so long gives an unbelievable ride, it’s an amazing truck to drive and is comfortable.

"Our colours have always been red but it is too good a condition to paint."

The whole family had come up for the show and they were looking forward to a great weekend.

 

Check out our full coverage of the Castlemaine Truck Show in an upcoming issue of Owner//Driver. Subscribe here

Can't wait? See our Castlemaine Truck Show gallery here.

 

 

 

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