In mem­ory of Craig

Deals on Wheels - - Truck Shows -

While most of the trucks on show at Dubbo were bob­tail, there was a sprin­kling of semis, in­clud­ing an In­ter­na­tional R190 owned by David Arm­strong, who ar­rived from Coota­mundra.

“My son Craig and I re­stored the truck,” he says. “It took us three years, from 2010 to 2013. It prob­a­bly wouldn’t be fin­ished if not for him.”

Sadly, Craig passed away last Oc­to­ber and David be­lieves that is why he pushed to get the truck com­pleted.

“Now I’ve got to show it in his mem­ory,” he ex­plains.

David has been to a few shows over the years, and the In­ter­na­tion­als have al­ways been a stand­out as far as he’s con­cerned.

He says the R190 is painted in its orig­i­nal colours of ‘Ka­toomba Blue’. The en­gine is a 175hp Cum­mins with a 10-speed Road Ranger.

“Eigh­teen months ago I pur­chased the trailer and since then have put the gates and tarp on to make it look au­then­tic,” David says.

“I’ve done the Sylvia’s Gap run twice, the Amer­i­can His­tor­i­cal Show at Echuca and did Haul­ing the Hume in 2015.”

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