Acca Dacca in­spires this rig

Leeroy’s takes on cus­tom de­sign of the T900 Le­gend

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GIRL’S Got Rhythm.

To most oth­ers it’s the name of an AC/DC song.

But to truck driver Dar­ren Drain, it’s the name of his T900 Le­gend Ken­worth and a trib­ute to his wife.

“It’s truck num­ber 22, which is ap­pro­pri­ate be­cause that’s my wife’s birth­day,” he said.

The truck is still be­ing worked on by Lee at Leeroy’s Truck Stain­less and Fab­ri­ca­tion but has al­ready been painted in Melbourne.

“We did some metal­lic red and orange stripes, (the truck) is straight white with some stripes on it,” Dar­ren said.

“We tried to do an old-school paint job (to re­flect) the era when the truck was re­leased in the early ’90s.”

Lee, from Leeroy’s Truck and Stain­less Fab­ri­ca­tion, said some of the cus­tomi­sa­tion in­cluded a cus­tomised rear tail light, smooth mount mud­guards, 7-inch ex­hausts, alu­minium walk plates, a bumper bar and lights, and other stain­less work all over the truck.

The Le­gend is quite a spe­cial truck – it’s a lim­ited edi­tion with very few made.

As for the rest of Dar­ren’s fleet for his busi­ness, DF and DL Drain Transport, based in Ayr in north Queens­land, the trucks are Ken­worths and Western Stars.

They are gen­eral car­ri­ers ser­vic­ing Queens­land and the south­ern states, in­clud­ing runs any­where from Bris­bane, Sydney, Cairns and Townsville, with odd runs to Mt Isa, Vic­to­ria and Western Aus­tralia.

Girl’s Got Rhythm will slot right in with the oth­ers and be used dur­ing work hours.

Dar­ren’s been in the transport in­dus­try since he was 18, which was when he got his li­cence.

He didn’t come from a truck­ing fam­ily and still asks him­self why he de­cided to go down that path, but he says he wouldn’t change it and en­joys his days.

❝We tried to (re­flect) the era when the truck was re­leased in the early ’90s — Dar­ren Drain

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

AUSSIE ROCK BAND IN­SPIRED: Lee, from Leeroy’s Truck and Stain­less Fab­ri­ca­tion, cus­tomised the T900 Le­gend.

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