tnt book launch

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Dar­ren Hingston trav­elled from Launce­s­ton, Tas­ma­nia, to launch his new book about TNT at the ARTHC din­ner on Satur­day,

June 9.

He wrote ‘TNT: Any­thing, Any­where, Any­time – Sure We Can’ with René Buron of Canada. The ti­tle is a com­bi­na­tion of slo­gans used by TNT. Dar­ren says René’s con­tri­bu­tion was an­a­lyt­i­cal, “look­ing at the busi­ness side of things”. And Dar­ren wrote about the com­pany’s his­tory.

A pas­sion­ate col­lec­tor of truck­ing mem­o­ra­bilia, Dar­ren has been fas­ci­nated with TNT’s his­tory since his boss, Doug Pa­ton, asked him to re­search the ori­gins of one of the trucks in his fleet – a Ken­worth SAR for­merly owned by Kwika­sair, a divi­sion of TNT. “He bought the truck di­rectly off TNT,” Dar­ren says. “He still owns it, and he’s only the sec­ond owner.”

The quest for in­for­ma­tion about the SAR led Dar­ren to the His­toric Com­mer­cial Ve­hi­cle Club’s on­line fo­rum and Hank’s Truck Fo­rum. Mem­bers helped piece to­gether the his­tory of the SAR and sparked Dar­ren’s ob­ses­sions with TNT. “I got to know René, amongst all th­ese other blokes, and once I started into this TNT thing, we nat­u­rally grav­i­tated to­gether.” They dis­cov­ered they were both writ­ing about TNT. “We thought, ‘Why don’t we com­bine our ef­forts?’” And to­gether they pro­duced ‘TNT: Any­thing, Any­where, Any­time – Sure We Can’.

Books can be or­dered from www.vtc­magazine.net.au.

Above: TNT zealot Dar­ren Hingston launched his book ‘TNT: Any­thing, Any­where, Any­time – Sure We Can’, which he wrote with René Buron

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12 9. Grif­fith’s In­ter­na­tional pulled a Per­fec­tion Milk trailer 10. Mal­colm Brown’s 1976 Peter­bilt 359 with a 350 Cum­mins 11. Dave Chap­man drove a 1980 Ken­worth Aero­dyne. 12. Dick Dun­bar of Syd­ney drove a White 4000 on the Sylvia’s Gap Truck Run

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