Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Taranaki Trip

We've just had a trip up through Taranaki and the King Country. Here are some of the vehicle photos.
AEC Reliance, ex Wellington City was in the middle of nowhere on the Forgotten World Highway.
Apparently it originally belonged to the "President" of the Republic of Whangamomona.

On an early morning walk in misty rain, I snapped this Volvo climbing out of Te Kuiti....

...and then this MAN with the big XXL cab.

At a lunch stop at Urenui, two elderly gentlemen turned up on an outing, in a Bentley......EACH !
One in this lovely 1955  S1 ....

...and the other in this 1992 Turbo R.

Spotted this 1995 GMC Safari in a yard at Bell Block.

The best photo I could get of this bonneted Scania, as I had to poke my camera lens through netting.

More Symons' Scanias. Cab-overs this time.

Low loader.

I prepared for a good snap of this rig coming out of Symons' yard, but he headed the other way !

A mixture of liveries in Hooker's yard at Bell Block.

2012 Kenworth T408.

2010 Sterling LT9500

Hooker's graveyard.

Old 1999 Freightliner FLC 112..

Volvo FMX, is only a month old, doing a morning unload in the pouring rain at the new BP service station at Moturoa, New Plymouth.
This service station replaces an old wooden service station/garage building.

Ex Christchurch Bristol in a yard near Stratford.

2016 Kenworth T409 tipper heading south through Bulls.

2008 Kenworth K104 parked up in Bulls....

...and a 2009 Freightliner Argosy heading south.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Up and DownI

I have seen Chevy lurking in a neighbours garage a few 100 metres down the road.
Coming home from work the other night it was out on the street, so I had to get a photo.

Wairarapa and Ruahine Areo Club's Tecnam P2002 doing touch-and-goes at Hood Aerodrome.
The Aerodrome was promoted to Masterton Airport a few years ago when we got a regular air service, but these have ceased again.

RNZAF Beechcraft Texan T6-C doing "not quite" touch-and-goes at the same location.
For some reason they don't quite touch the ground, reapplying the power about a meter off the deck.

Had a walk around town on Monday morning while awaiting a wheel alignment on my car.
Snapped this KW laden with logs coming in from the east.


Fulton Hogan Fuso heading north. Note the oversize front tyres. These have a higher load rating than the standard tyres and allow a heavier load on the front axle.

Carter's Isuzu heading north with a load of building trusses .
Last time I was in Wellington I snapped this heavy duty Isuzu used by the Go Wellington bus fleet towing and pushing buses that have suffered mechanical failure.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Movin' On.

I had to share these photos from Rod Simmonds of a replica of a the truck from the Movin' On TV series in the US compared with the NZ replica.
US.

NZ
US


NZ

Apart from a difference in colour the NZ example is a fine effort, assuming the US one is correct to the original.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Wellington and other.

Spent a day in Wellington, as my wife still hasn't fully recovered from her broken ankle and I needed to drive her to an appointment. So here and some photos from Wellington and some local ones as well.
Freightliner parked up by Queen Elizabeth Park in Masterton.

There are always interesting vehicles parked outside Havana Coffee Shop in Wellington.
'55 Buick.

Countdown in Masterton is under-going an extensive refurbish.
Here, a very big mobile crane is about to lift a large structure on to the roof for mounting all the external refrigeration gear.

Vespa for towing.


Hall's DAF pulls out from Countdown after a delivery.

530hp Mercedes appears to be....
....ex Japanese market, by the collection of mirrors on the near side.

Volvo looks like it has been sitting for a few hours, by the sagged air suspension.

Tidy Toledo on the street.

FZR on the back of a ute in Wellington.

A couple of classics in a garage in Wellington, that specializes in Citroen repairs.


New building being erected opposite my workplace.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

From the Overbridge.

Some recent shots from the pedestrian overbridge near the Gray's Road State Highway 1 intersection at Plimmerton.
A "bob-tailing" International S-Line turns from Gray's Rd, to head south.

Big Chill Volvo keeps the hammer down, going north through the green light.

Move-over.
Mercedes-Benz Ambulance with lights ablaze.

2009 Western Star 4864FX slows for the red light...

...and then gets the green after passing under the bridge.

2006 Foden still working hard.

Empty R620 logger heading north, has only been on the road for 7 months.

One year old DAF CF85 appears to be in Halls colours', but doesn't seem to have any signage.

Goodman Fielder Volvo FH540 heading south towards Wellington.

A bit blurry this one.
Hino with a large chassis-mounted crane behind the cab.