Painted workhorse — Paul Patterson's Kenworth


Driver profile from this year's Lights On The Hill is Paul Patterson and his themed Kenworths

Painted workhorse — Paul Patterson's Kenworth
Paul Patterson's Kenworth

Paul Patterson’s Brown and Hurley 75th Diamond edition has only been in the family a couple of months but he’s found time to have a mural put on the back – as he does with a few of his trucks – to celebrate 15 years as a business.

"One of the trucks here is dedicated to [wife] Linda’s dad and [good mate] Chook’s father, they were both Vietnam vets and both in tanks, and the 900 is dedicated to my grandfather," Paul says.

"He drove for Golden Fleece for over 30 years; he was with Golden Fleece when they went from Purple to Golden Fleece and then retired when they changed to Caltex."

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Check out our gallery of all the Lights on the Hill trucks, here


While Paul is a Kenworth man at heart, his fleet is sprinkled with a little bit of everything. Variety, as they say, is the spice of life.

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"I’ve got an Actros, Coronado, Fuso and another Hino and Volvo body trucks but the Fuso Shogun is the one that’s surprised me. I drove it the other day and I was actually really impressed by it."

Back on more important matters, Paul and his crew were deeply affect by the loss of friend Michael Bourke, whose name is one of 55 to go on the memorial wall this year.

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"It’s for my mate Bourkey, he passed away just before Christmas last year in WA and we’re getting his name put on the wall tomorrow. That’s the main reason we’re here, but also to support the other families who’ve lost someone."

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