Show and shine
Robert Hall had two Macks on display at the show – a 1964 B61 Mack known as ‘Granny May’ and a Mack Mk II Superliner named ‘Macknificent’.
Robert is not a truckie but loves trucks. He owns a construction company and the Super-Liner is put to good use hauling machinery.
“It does everything we need,” Robert says of the Super-Liner.
“We used to have trucks on the highway – truck and dogs – but it became too difficult so now we just operate the Super-Liners, and I have restored trucks.”
The B-model is an ex-Tasmanian log truck.
“Friends of mine, Gary and Mark Richardson from Newcastle, owned it previously and restored it for me.
“We did all the timber work on the back and the little back deck, so it’s a little bit different than most. However, being a log truck, you’ve got a very long wheelbase,” he says.
The trucks are painted Ford Mercury silver and the guards on the B-model are painted black.
“The black guards are traditionally American and I just like the fact that it reflects a bit of America where it was made,” Robert says.