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.”