Ty Williams

Big Rigs - - TRUCKIN’ IN THE TROPICS WITH ALF WILSON -

A 1926 model red Chev truck was pop­u­lar with hun­dreds of men, women and chil­dren when it took them for tours of the old West End ceme­tery in Townsville.

Driven by 21-year-old Ty Williams, the Chev trans­ported 12 peo­ple at a time around the ceme­tery dur­ing the 14th Townsville Her­itage Day cel­e­bra­tions on July 23.

The event was held at West End Park and buried in the ceme­tery are many pioneers of the road trans­port in­dus­try in the city.

“The Chev never missed a beat and ran like a dream. Peo­ple queued up dur­ing the four hours of the event and I lost count of the to­tal num­ber of peo­ple who sat in the back,” Ty said.

The red truck still has its orig­i­nal Chev 4 petrol en­gine and a three speed gear­box.

It used to be a mail truck at out­back Nelia and has been in the Melville fam­ily for three decades and trav­els around North Queens­land pro­vid­ing rides at var­i­ous events.

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