Dream come true
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