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.”