Hard worker

Deals on Wheels - - Truck Shows -

Sunny Warby picked up his new B model Mack just over 51 years ago. It was regis­tered on Septem­ber 7, 1965.

“Back when I was a lit­tle fel­low, Anthill Ranger had a dis­play at the show­grounds,” Sunny re­calls. “I was only a kid and saw these in­te­grated cabs and I thought to my­self, ‘I’m go­ing to buy me a Mack one day.’ ”

Sunny says he worked hard back in those days, putting down a third de­posit on the truck and then pay­ing it off over three years.

“I didn’t muck around; I used to work for ev­ery bug­ger,” he says. “I al­ways had a job, but on the week­ends I worked and saved my money. Other blokes would be out hav­ing a good time and I would have a good time work­ing. I loved it.

“I still en­joy what I do, I drive a truck and dog tip­per and I see all these blokes around here that I’ve known for years. Life’s a pic­nic, you know.”

Sunny ini­tially sub­bied to Fridge Mo­bile and later bought his own trailer in 1967. Like his B model, it has been re­stored and re­fur­bished. It was also present at the show.

“Look at the equip­ment around here and, stone the crows, it’s ter­rific,” Sunny ex­claims.

“It’s the ap­pre­ci­a­tion and the ex­cite­ment of the peo­ple as they wan­der around – and you can’t wish for bet­ter.”

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