Best rig over 14 years
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