Show­ing re­spect

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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.”

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