As we all know, you only restore a truck for the love of it. A lot of time and hard earned money goes into getting these old girls back to their former glory and if you think that you'll get your money back......well "you're dreaming..".
Golden Oldies founding members Geoff Attwell and Graham Barker are two gentlemen that exemplify this philosophy.
Geoff has a shed full of trucks of all types, red Inters, green Inters, grey Inters........yeah for the Attwell's there is only one brand of truck. This theory stems back to 1928 when Geoff's uncles bought a brand new SPD 124 International that served them well and this lorry is still the pride of the fleet. Geoff is currently building up an AB 180 with a Perkins diesel and 19ft tray, a truck he considers was his most faithful over his long trucking career.
Graham has restored more trucks and cars than I have had hot dinners. From Model A Fords to his beautiful S2 Kenworth. One of the most remarkable projects that Graham has completed is the Mini Mack, a half scale drivable Flintstone Mack primover and trailer built from stratch. The next truck out of the Barker workshop is a full size Flintstone to match the Mini Mack.
You can see these trucks and a whole lot more at the Dubbo Vintage Truck and Tractor show August 11th and 12th at the Dubbo showgrounds.
Till next time happy restoring,
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