Like father, like son
The winner of best rig over 14 years at the 2016 Castlemaine Truck Show was this T601
On Saturday evening, Paul and Dan Askew were still hard at work polishing their Kenworth T601.
Paul has owned the 601 for four years and had just finished restoring it from top to bottom. He did the chassis, engine, gearboxes and diffs.
"We did the whole lot," Paul says.
"It’s an old truck but we like the style. It’s got a 12-litre Detroit under the bonnet and we do local cartage around Melbourne and off the wharf."
Paul has been driving for 30 years and been an owner-driver for the last six.
This is the second truck that he has bought and it probably won’t be the last with his son Dan mad keen on them.
"He is just waiting to get his licence and then he will be behind the wheel," Paul says.
"This is the third year I have been here. It is a top weekend to come and have a few beers and chill out.
"It’s good to be involved in a great weekend with your mates and have a few drinks and the whole weekend raises money for good causes."
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