Dream come true

Deals on Wheels - - Truck Shows -

It had been a dream of Alan McCormack’s to own a B-model, so at an auc­tion five years ago down Co­lac way, he bought the Mack at a clear­ing sale.

“Dad drove trucks in the ‘60s and ‘70s, and a touch into the ‘80s, and has re­cently got back into it, driv­ing milk tankers around Gipp­s­land. He was driv­ing In­ter­na­tion­als and Euro­pean stuff, and Mack was king of the road. He just said to him­self ‘I’m hav­ing a B-model and now he has one,” Rus­sell says.

The McCor­ma­cks have a hobby farm down in Gipp­s­land near War­ragul, and bought the Mack to move bales of hay and the oc­ca­sional trac­tor.

“We take it out for days like to­day and en­joy it. We try to get it out when­ever we can, but it’s a bit rough. There is plenty of power there and it goes well. We added the sleeper as it is a place to put your swags and tents,” he adds.

Rus­sell had been up at Castle­maine the past two years, and there seems to be more gear show­ing up each year in his opin­ion. He likes the new gear, but the old is clas­sic and shows how the coun­try was made.

Left: Rus­sell McCormack with fa­ther Alan

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