Sunday, November 3, 2019

Hino Assembly Plant, Carterton.

I was recently lucky enough to be alerted to these great photos, taken by the Wairarapa Times Age, of the Hino truck and bus assembly plant in Carterton. These were taken in August 1977. I have chosen to show all of them, even though some are quite similar, and have adjusted the light, as best I can, to bring out the detail
Close-up of a bus cockpit. The second "gear-lever" is actually a compression release.

Big HH model used the same cab as the smaller models, just jacked up a bit and some filler panels added.
The HH was 6x4, there was also an HE (4x2) with the high cab.









Buses used a mid engine, laying on its side.












Thursday, October 31, 2019

Tui Brewery Mangatainoka Two Wheels Day (2).

He can't count.



High speed entry?
No, just a slow shutter speed.





Retro Triumph sure looks how a bike should look.


Ex Police BMW looks well used.

More bikes outside the gate.

Tui Brewery Two Wheels Day.(1).

The last Sunday in October was Tui Brewery, Mangatainoka's Two Wheels Day. My bike is having some minor maintenance done, so I had to go by car.
Do two Indians make a tribe?

Gold Wing whispers in.






Pretty enough to turn a young lady's head.

Brand new Royal Enfield 650 attracted some attention.


Tararua Rodders' Show 'n' Shine (5)

Yes, there were trucks there too !
Single drive Kenworth K model.

1985 ERF with 370 Cummins.

Spotless 1977 International ACCO.

Another 370 Cummins powered ERF.
This time a 1966 model 6 wheeler.



1976 Bedford KM with 6V-71 Detroit power and a 1987 Mack Superliner with Mack's 16.4 litre V8.

1989 Kenworth K100E.

1977 Kenworth W924
1994 Kenworth T950.

1994 Peterbilt 377A....

....with nasty wheel nut covers.


One I spotted in the main street of Levin while having lunch.
A 1970 Ford Zephyr Mk IV.
Going by its cubic capacity on Carjam, I'm guessing it has 302 V8 power.