Dubbo Truck show:

Mark­ing its 10th year, the Golden Oldies Truck Club at­tracted clas­sic and vin­tage truck and ma­chin­ery own­ers to dis­play their wares at the Dubbo Vin­tage Truck and Trac­tor Show. Peter and Di Sch­lenk write

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Wheel his­tory pre­served

Dubbo’s Golden Oldies Truck Club’s motto is “pre­serv­ing his­tory on big wheels”. And that’s ex­actly what hap­pened on Au­gust 13 when it or­gan­ised the 2016 Dubbo Vin­tage Truck and Trac­tor Show.

It was a big oc­ca­sion, with the club cel­e­brat­ing 10 years in ex­is­tence.

As well as trucks, the show fea­tured a wide va­ri­ety of ma­chin­ery, in­clud­ing vin­tage trucks and trail­ers, vin­tage trac­tors, vin­tage and clas­sic cars, vin­tage mo­tor bikes, sta­tion­ary en­gines and steam trac­tion en­gines.

Brian Mus­grave, head teacher of man­u­fac­tur­ing, en­gi­neer­ing, con­struc­tion and trans­port at TAFE Western Dubbo Col­lege, added an­other au­di­ble di­men­sion to the event with a num­ber of static diesel en­gines, in­clud­ing an old two-stroke Detroit and a V8 Cum­mins.

“We used them as teach­ing aids for many years but their days are over be­cause the old me­chan­i­cal fuel sys­tems have gone,” Brian says.

“I have an elec­tron­i­cally con­trolled V12 that is a cur­rent pro­duc­tion Cater­pil­lar C27 and is used in our cur­rent classes.”

Brian also had an ISX EGR Cum­mins en­gine, used by ap­pren­tices to do in­jec­tor sets, valve sets and all the elec­tronic di­ag­noses.

Not all the dis­plays were vin­tage ve­hi­cles, how­ever.

There were trade dis­plays, new trucks and truck mod­el­ling sup­plies, while the food and bev­er­age ven­dors served up any­thing from ice cream through to sit-down meals.

It all made for a great day out for at­ten­dees, truck and ma­chin­ery own­ers and the Golden Oldies Truck Club mem­bers.

We did it up a bit and now use it as a yard truck.

Above: Andy McKen­zie’s In­ter­na­tional line-up

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