Saturday, October 28, 2017

Wairarapa A & P Show.

Here are a few vehicle photos from this weekend's Wairarapa Agricultural and Pastoral Show, held at Clareville, Carterton.
The Mitsubishi Triton Huntaway is a "one-off"custom special developed by Mitsubishi New Zealand, with such features as rear disc brakes, custom leather seating and a suspension lift of some 150mm.

A couple of old boys discussing the pros and cons of the Farmall tractor.

Very nice Bedford.

Light weight (single rear wheels)  Commer Superpoise.

Another Bedford.

Commer in fairly original condition.

Garrity Bros have owned this Dodge from new.

Austin was being used as a billboard to advertise the coming vintage harvest festival in February 2018.

Garrity Bros Chevy.

Nicely presented Leader and Ford in the colours of the now defunct Transpoprt Wairarapa.

Scania and Kenworth transported the stock for shearing and dog handling competitions.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Taranaki Trip

We've just had a trip up through Taranaki and the King Country. Here are some of the vehicle photos.
AEC Reliance, ex Wellington City was in the middle of nowhere on the Forgotten World Highway.
Apparently it originally belonged to the "President" of the Republic of Whangamomona.

On an early morning walk in misty rain, I snapped this Volvo climbing out of Te Kuiti....

...and then this MAN with the big XXL cab.

At a lunch stop at Urenui, two elderly gentlemen turned up on an outing, in a Bentley......EACH !
One in this lovely 1955  S1 ....

...and the other in this 1992 Turbo R.

Spotted this 1995 GMC Safari in a yard at Bell Block.

The best photo I could get of this bonneted Scania, as I had to poke my camera lens through netting.

More Symons' Scanias. Cab-overs this time.

Low loader.

I prepared for a good snap of this rig coming out of Symons' yard, but he headed the other way !

A mixture of liveries in Hooker's yard at Bell Block.

2012 Kenworth T408.

2010 Sterling LT9500

Hooker's graveyard.

Old 1999 Freightliner FLC 112..

Volvo FMX, is only a month old, doing a morning unload in the pouring rain at the new BP service station at Moturoa, New Plymouth.
This service station replaces an old wooden service station/garage building.

Ex Christchurch Bristol in a yard near Stratford.

2016 Kenworth T409 tipper heading south through Bulls.

2008 Kenworth K104 parked up in Bulls....

...and a 2009 Freightliner Argosy heading south.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Up and DownI

I have seen Chevy lurking in a neighbours garage a few 100 metres down the road.
Coming home from work the other night it was out on the street, so I had to get a photo.

Wairarapa and Ruahine Areo Club's Tecnam P2002 doing touch-and-goes at Hood Aerodrome.
The Aerodrome was promoted to Masterton Airport a few years ago when we got a regular air service, but these have ceased again.

RNZAF Beechcraft Texan T6-C doing "not quite" touch-and-goes at the same location.
For some reason they don't quite touch the ground, reapplying the power about a meter off the deck.

Had a walk around town on Monday morning while awaiting a wheel alignment on my car.
Snapped this KW laden with logs coming in from the east.

Fulton Hogan Fuso heading north. Note the oversize front tyres. These have a higher load rating than the standard tyres and allow a heavier load on the front axle.

Carter's Isuzu heading north with a load of building trusses .
Last time I was in Wellington I snapped this heavy duty Isuzu used by the Go Wellington bus fleet towing and pushing buses that have suffered mechanical failure.