Col Worthington, an owner-driver, brought his 10 year-old Mitsubishi along to Lights On The Hill, his third time at the event.
“I’m here to just show my respect,” he says.
“My uncle, Tom Ferguson, is on the wall, and my cousin’s husband lost his life the other year as well.”
Col has been in the towing game for around 15 years. Before that he drove a car carrier.
“I’ve been slowly working away at the Mitsubishi over the year,” he says. “I’ve also got a little cradle truck which I do a bit of accident work with.”
Col drove down from Strathpine in Brisbane’s north, joining the convoy at Bundamba. It’s a better option he feels than its previous starting point of the BP Archerfield.
“There wasn’t much room at the BP and you ended up 2km down the road if you got in a bit late.
“At least they’re all lined up there, and away you go,” he says. “It’s a much better setup.”