|These photos are from the Vintage Harvest at Carterton in 2007.|
A Chevrolet pick-up from 1945. A popular lightweight in NZ in their day.
|The 1955 Bedford MD was Masterton's No.1 appliance when I was a young lad.|
|Gleeson's of Pahiatua have this 1973 Mercedes Benz LP1319 named Ernie. |
It also carries the wording "Million Miler" for obvious reasons.
|This 1975 Ford D1618 tractor unit was attached to a two axle low loader.|
|Garrity Brothers of Greytown have a growing collection of old timers, along with their everyday fleet. |
These Austins were very similar to the Bedford of the same era, hence the name Birmingham Bedford.
A 1948 Austin K2.
|This 1969 Commer is Perkins powered. |
As well as the obvious Perkins badge on the grille, the other clue is that TS3 powered models had 4 headlamps
|Garritys bought this Dodge from Sharples Motors in Masterton in 1969.|
They also own a similar model albeit with Detroit power.
|The 1954 Fordson pick-up had a tiny deck space.|
|Another 1969 Commer. Two headlamps should mean this is also Perkins powered.|
However, with restorations, engines and even cabs get swapped about so one can never be sure without a closer look at the mechanical bits.
|Earlier than the above Commer, but still with Perkins power.|
|This similar model definitely had the oddly configured TS3.|
|This 1958 Bedford D2 was a typical example of the farm trucks used in this area around that time.|
Many farm trucks did not do high mileages and it wasn't uncommon to see them still working in the 70s.
Rust often killed them before the engine gave up.