Camp­ing overnight

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Al­though Grant Wa­ters drives for Gold Coast-based Rein­ers Trans­port, the Gat­ton Race­course was es­pe­cially close to home.

“I’m just over the creek, about a kilo­me­tre due west,” he ex­plains.

“I just drive down at the end of the week, and then go off to work,” he says. “Some­times I bring the truck home; some­times I just drop it back at the yard.” He mostly hauls car parts and gen­eral up and down the Pa­cific be­tween Bris­bane and Syd­ney.

Grant was driv­ing a 2010 Ken­worth K108, one of nine Rein­ers’ trucks that en­tered the con­voy, which in­cluded three Ar­gosys, a West­ern Star and his boss’s T904. The K108 bore a ban­ner of his Grant’s best mate’s fa­ther John Allen ‘Plattsy’ Platts.

“They’re get­ting a few trucks in here to­day,” he says. “They were still com­ing when we were leav­ing Bundamba.

“It’s a good day for it – it’s still hot, but it doesn’t bite you.”

Grant was joined by his wife, two chil­dren and his par­ents. “We’re camp­ing overnight; we’ve got a lit­tle set-up back there, and the kids will go off with the babysit­ter,” he smiles.

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