Easter pa­rade

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There was lit­tle hes­i­ta­tion when K.S. Easter re­ceived an in­vi­ta­tion to lead the west­bound sec­tion of the Lights On The Hill con­voy on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 1.

Scotty Christoff had the hon­our of driv­ing the lead truck from Bundamba; a Ken­worth T409SAR, one of 13 K.S. Easter trucks in the con­voy and the show­piece of the fleet.

“The 409 is a per­sonal favourite, and Matty Easter loves it,” Scotty says.

“They’ve only got five of the SARs,but this is the best look­ing one. It’s got a lot more bling on it than some of the oth­ers.”

As well as Ken­worths, Easter’s fleet had a num­ber of West­ern Stars and, of course, it’s show-steal­ing FH Volvo with eye-catch­ing flam­ing stal­lion art­work. Scotty how­ever re­mains unim­pressed with the Volvo’s show pony cre­den­tials. “It’s got flashy paint … it’s just on a Volvo,” he grins.

This was Scotty’s sec­ond Lights On The Hill. He ad­mits to be­ing sur­prised at warm wel­come and the wav­ing crowds in last year’s con­voy.

“The me­dia doesn’t al­ways give us a good rap, but it just shows they re­ally do need trucks.

“But it is a good day, it’s just sad that we’re here cel­e­brat­ing peo­ple’s deaths.

“If there was a truck here for ev­ery bloke that got killed, you wouldn’t fit them all in here.”

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