Le­gends

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Of all the dis­plays at this year’s Bris­bane

Truck Show, none drew greater pas­sion or emo­tion than the first of Ken­worth’s T900 Leg­end se­ries.

Scrolled on the back wall of the sleeper is the sin­gle word ‘Steady’, a sim­ple yet fit­ting epi­taph to Al­lan Stead, a men­tor to many and true leg­end of Ken­worth’s Aus­tralian his­tory.

Re­tired since 2004 and pass­ing away re­cently, ‘Steady’ spent 39 years of re­lent­less, in­domitable de­vo­tion to Ken­worth and its cus­tomers across the length and breadth of Aus­tralia and be­yond.

Mean­time, Ken­worth an­nounced it would open its books for just one day for op­er­a­tors to or­der a lim­ited run of ‘Leg­end’ spe­cials, mark­ing the ven­er­a­ble T900’s re­mark­able re­silience and ap­peal since its launch in 1991.

Yet while there are per­haps many among the Ken­worth faith­ful who would pay hand­somely for this first T900 Leg­end, the like­li­hood is that the show truck will be put on per­ma­nent dis­play in Ken­worth’s ed­i­fice at the Na­tional Road Trans­port Hall of Fame in Alice Springs.

A fit­ting trib­ute to man and ma­chine.

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