Saturday, August 10, 2019

Trucks of Taranaki.

Symons Transport trucks are common in the Taranaki area.
This Scania is an R480 dating from 2010.
Tankers in Symons yard.

Mack Superliner is only about a month old in this photo.

Golden Baby DAF CF85 is from 2012.

2018 Kenworth T610.

I first snapped this Kenworth back in the early 80s, hauling a self-steer trailer full of veges for Turners & Growers and here she is, still going strong, almost 40 years later.

2016 MAN TGS 35.480.

Warner Construction have this 2004 Western Star 4964FX and....

....a 2002 Kenworth K104 alongside a Freightliner C120 from 2004.

Jamieson Recovery at Midhirst, near Stratford have this magnificent Mack Superliner...

....from 1990. Originally a 525 hp V8, it is said to now be punching out close to 600hp.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Paekakariki and Taranaki.

About a month ago we somehow finished up in Paekakariki for lunch.
I've seen this lovely Riley at the British Car Days, but nice to see it out on the road...

....whichever way you look at it.

Earlier in July we spent a few days in Taranaki. The weather wasn't the best, but one of the things we managed to do was visit the Taranaki Aviation, Transport and Technology Museum. Lots of interesting stuff to see, but I have limited my photos to the vehicles.
Chevy truck wasn't immaculate, but still in a very good "used"condition.

Gnats were quite a popular NZ made item on many farms. This one is Honda powered, so will have a reverse gear. The Villiers 2 stroke powered examples, reversed by running the engine backwards.

Standard Vanguard Six was the forerunner to the Triumph 2000.
Alongside is the love it or hate it, Triumph Mayflower.

Lightweight Bedford fire appliance is still in good running condition.

The Standard 10 was a popular little car in its day and certainly an improvement over the Standard 8 which didn't even have a boot lid. Luggage was installed and retrieved by folding down the backrest of the rear seat.

A short drive south of New Plymouth I spotted this early '50s Humber Hawk.....

...and this mid 60s Hillman Super Minx.

A Medley of Motors (2).

A recent purchase from Aliexpress is this 1:24 scale Rolls Royce.
Very well finished at a very reasonable price...
...with all opening doors, bonnet and boot.


A couple of weekends ago we did a quick dash to Tauranga to pick up our "new" car.
During a short stop at Taupo, I saw this mint 1994 Range Rover with boat trailer attached.

Catching up with "rellies" at a cafe in Putaruru, this Daimler was in the car park.
A smart car, but showing some signs of use.....and why wouldn't you use it?

Neat Mini at Lava Glass glass blowing showroom and cafe at Taupo...

....belongs to one of the staff.


Freightliner Argosy parked up for the weekend at Putaruru.

I've snapped this KW at Putaruru previously. This time it was attached to a low loader.
The "Boss" makes arrangements to catch up with the "rellies", with the old and the new behind her.
The '06 Fielder is now showing 191,000kms while the '06 Caldina is only reading 33,000.

A Medley of Motors (1).

Various recent photos from all over.
Nimon Volvo looks very ordinary with its mostly gold livery....
...as opposed to similarly styled Oceania Scania with its two tone paint

Not many of these early Transits around now.
This camper equipped example is at a local garage.

Rolls Royce Silver Ghost was at Hood Aerodrome one day when I popped in to see if there was any action.



Local smash repairer Rob Walker has Oska.
A spruced up Morris van with a modern power plant.


The Life Flight Jetstream 2302 awaiting a patient at Hood.
Another day at Hood I saw this Cessna 210 with Australian registration.
The 210 is Cessna's biggest piston engine single, with six seats, retractable gear and cantilever wings.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Photos from around the District.

Freightliner dropping a load at Moore Wilsons Masterton.

Weekend Mack wash at MacArthy's yard, Masterton.

Western Star at Mauriceville Limeworks.

Freightliner logger parked overnight on Roberts Rd, Masterton.

Old Volvo (with modified grille) near Mangatainoka.

Mack near Tawa, Wellington.



Mack logger at Dannevirke.

Scania, north of Woodville.



Photos from Around Masterton.

Long, furniture carrying Hino at Masterton's Mill's Brothers Furniture Court.


Kenworth: Part of the demolition team associated with renovations at Countdown, last year.

And anothe Kenworth...

...and a Cat.

Kenworth load of posts, in Short St.

KW unloading fuel at BP in Chapel St.

IVECO Stralis in Dixon St.

KW with modified front bumper. Part of cicus team in town.