Thunder of history to roll through Victoria

American Truck Historical Society on the road from Melbourne to Albury

Ruza Zivkusic-Aftasi | May 7, 2012
Transport history will crawl through Victoria’s towns along the Old Hume Highway as the American Truck Historical Society puts its best old trucks on show.

Up to 100 trucks will travel from Melbourne to Albury this Saturday, with the event open to all historic commercial vehicle clubs, event coordinator Rob French says.

He is calling on anyone with a truck that is older than 25 years to join the crawl and enjoy a stop-over at Winton followed by a dinner in Albury.

French, who owns several of vintage trucks, will be driving his very own 1964 Peterbilt.

"I just love the nostalgia about the old stories and how hard it was and I think the country was built on trucks and we are just part of that," French says.

"Truck drivers have it easy now with air-conditions and newer models don’t have anything to offer other than comfort.

"They’re not a work of art anymore; they’re only built for a purpose and they don’t have any sex appeal."

The journey starts at Campbellfield’s Ford factory, at 8am.

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