Saturday, June 2, 2012

More Trucks from the Archives

Another selection from my collection, taken mostly in the 80s.
NZ Railways Road Services operated this TM Bedford from Masterton.

 1984 Nissan 418JPRs like this one in Conroy Removals livery, had quite revolutionary styling when they first arrived on the NZ market with their curvy cab and large "extra" window in the passenger's door.
Nowadays it looks almost old fashioned.

This International Transtar II is in the colours of Fearon Logging. Kevin Fearon was a fan of Detroit 2 strokes and this rig was fitted with an 8V-71. I always thought the Transtar COE was one of the best looking American COEs of this era, but I feel the white painted bull-bar ruined the effect on this example.
This truck was previously owned by B.Cronin and sign-written with the name "Big Jim".

This F12 Volvo was operated by owner drivers Pat Ihaka and Clint Weinberg, carting fuel for Mobil from their Seaview depot. Seen here unloading  fuel at at Vic's Subaru in Masterton.

Big Fiat in Shell colours at Rimutaka summit.

This International Transtar conventional has the name Adams on the door and, if I remember correctly, was snapped in the far north of the North Island.

Volvo G88s were a handsome purposeful looking beast. Probably one of the last European trucks to use a divided windscreen of flat glass. This one owned by Robert Hill Transport was seen in the Levin area.

An International Fleetstar 2010 of Cronins with a load of grain at Masterton.

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