|Here is a pristine example I found elsewhere on the net.|
They were known as the Massey Harris GP and were introduced in 1930.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
|McCormick-Deerings in petrol and diesel variants.|
|From the days when there was no need to rush.|
|International with big bucket.|
|Front view of the 1955 Thames shown in a previous blog.|
|Garrity Brothers' very nice 1937 Chev.|
|1929 Pontiac 6.|
|1925 Chev Superior was earning its keep carting barley to the threshing machine.|
|Clever little Fordson model made from Meccano and in correct colours.|
|The same modeller also scratch built this D8 (?) in about 900 hours....|
|...and this Meccano Farmall, also in correct livery.|
|Carefully restored 1930 Austin seven.|
|In the car park was this awesome 1973 Jensen Interceptor III, with its 7.2 litre V8.|
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
|This single cylinder Marshall just kept idling all day.|
|1926 Ford Model T.|
|Local car collector, Joe Morris, decided to give his 1978 Cadillac an outing.|
|Nearby was this 1976 Chev Impala.|
|Alan also demonstrated his 1:6 scale Cat D11R, which he built himself. Powered by 2 mobility scooter motors, it can perform all the functions of the real thing by radio control.|
Alan is obviously a very talented man.
|Nice bright little Renault tractor.|
|The Burrell traction engine is obviously old technology, |
but it appears the young man on board can't get by without his modern technology.
|Ford Bonus in AA yellow.|
|Another Burrell in centrefield.|
|The fire appliance demonstration turned into a high pressure water fight.|
Monday, February 24, 2014
|This Kenworth has had many dollars spent on her to look this good.|
|Even the rear view is impressive.|
|1976 Mack R686RST with big sleeper box and very small deck.|
|1982 Mercedes Benz 2632 with its mighty V10.|
|Smart old '55 Thames with a load of Massey Harris.|
|The Tatham Twins.|
Mike Tatham's '79 Mack FR712RSTand similar looking '81 Leader A8-3406.
|D series Fords appear to be popular restoration pieces.|
This example, a D1311 from 1972.
|D1314 of 1974 vintage.|
|Neat little 1978 D0912 with 351cid Ford V8 power.|
|From 1986, a Chev C10.|
|To pull an implement, like this complicated looking seed drill, |
you would need a reasonable amount of power up front and....
Sunday, February 23, 2014
The Wairarapa Vintage Machinery Club's Harvst Rally was held in Carterton this weekend. Due to other commitments I could only attend on Saturday afternoon, so missed some of the events. Unfortunately many of the trucks on display went on a run and I didn't see them at all.
|Masson's Bedford RL from the mid 1960s, still gets use when needed.|
|These two restored Bedfords appear to be from the same fleet.|
|"Get outta my way!"|
|A fine selection of agricultural models to buy from The Model Barn.|
|1958 Mercedes Benz 220s looks great in it's period beige.|
|Vic Draper's turbocharged Fordson.|
|The Lanz line.|
|Morris Minor van in suitable signwriting.|
|I don't know what it is, but it's for sale.|
Monday, February 17, 2014
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Here are a few recent snaps of various subjects.
|Last weekend we had a hot rod gathering in town. I didn't get to the official display, partly due to the weather, but I did snap this '48 Chev Fleetmaster Aero Sedan parked on the street.|
|I've snapped one of Satherley's Kenworth before, but I'm sure another pic,with a load on, won't matter.|
This is their 2009 T904.
|This Austin was parked in the yard of our local Holden/Suzuki dealer.|
It's actually the same age as me.
I will not accept comments on which is in better condition!
|Snapped this in the country one day when driving the wheely bin truck.|
|Nice bright IVECO Stralis of The Moving Company.|
Looks quite new, but actually a 2006 model.