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On Satur­day evening, Paul and Dan Askew were still hard at work pol­ish­ing their Ken­worth T601.

Paul has owned the 601 for four years and had just fin­ished restor­ing it from top to bot­tom. He did the chas­sis, en­gine, gear­boxes and diffs.

“We did the whole lot. It’s an old truck but we like the style. It’s got a 12-litre Detroit un­der the bon­net, and we do lo­cal cartage around Mel­bourne and off the wharf,” he says.

Paul has been driv­ing for 30 years and an owner-driver for the past six. This is the sec­ond truck he has bought and it prob­a­bly won’t be the last, with his son Dan mad keen on them.

“He is just wait­ing to get his li­cence and then he will be be­hind the wheel,” he says.

“This is the third year I have been here. It is a top week­end to come and have a few beers and chill out. It’s good to be in­volved in a great week­end with your mates and have a few drinks and the whole week­end raises money for good causes.”

Above: Paul Askew and his son Dan

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