Drake un­veils an­niver­sary model

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MY, isn’t she a beauty.

Drake Col­lecta­bles un­veiled its 60th an­niver­sary diecast model dur­ing Drake Trail­ers Aus­tralia’s 60th an­niver­sary open day celebrations in Wa­col.

The model in ques­tion was an award-win­ning Ken­worth C509 truck, with a Drake iconic 2x8 dolly and a 3x8 open drop deck trailer. It was fea­tured in a chrome fin­ish with de­tailed paint­ing.

Drake Col­lecta­bles boss Bruce Hey said the trailer was mod­elled off de­signs from the ’90s.

“It’s some­thing com­pletely dif­fer­ent that we haven’t pro­duced be­fore,” he said.

“We’re known through­out the world for our high­qual­ity repli­cas, we’re pos­si­bly the mar­ket leader, and we wanted to pro­duce some­thing that was dif­fer­ent to what we’ve done be­fore, some­thing that would stand out so peo­ple would no­tice, and I think we’ve achieved this.”

There are 350 mod­els of the an­niver­sary model and each comes with a spe­cial pho­to­graph com­mem­o­rat­ing the an­niver­sary, as well as a Ken­worth and Drake sales brochure, an orig­i­nal 1970s ad­ver­tise­ment, a com­mem­o­ra­tive book­let and in­di­vid­u­ally num­bered com­pli­ance plates made for world­wide dis­tri­bu­tion.

❝ We wanted to pro­duce some­thing that would stand out... and I think we’ve achieved this. — Bruce Hey

PHOTO: KATE DODD

AN­NIVER­SARY MODEL: The 60th an­niver­sary diecast Drake Col­lecta­bles model.

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