Re­turn of the Star

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Shayne Kelly’s 1984 West­ern Star Cheyenne is one of those lost-and-found sto­ries. His fa­ther Ian, who re­tired three years ago, had bought the truck new but sold it a few years later.

“I bought it back about four years ago and re­built it,” Shayne says. “I’ve done about 100,000km in the past two-and-a-bit years.”

Shayne’s busi­ness, Mel­ton-based SDK Trans­port & Lo­gis­tics, also runs a cou­ple of Ken­worth B-dou­bles. The West­ern Star, how­ever, is his hobby horse.

“This is just a play around sort of thing,” he adds.

The truck’s im­pres­sive paintjob and scroll­work, which in­cluded an ac­knowl­edge­ment to his wife Meaghan on the side of the cab, im­pressed the Alexan­dra judges. It was picked up the award for best West­ern Star at the show.

“I try to keep on top of it,” he says. “It makes it a bit eas­ier when the weather’s fine.”

Shayne Kelly’s West­ern Star was a win­ner at Alexan­dra

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