the Wheelchock went into meltdown trying to sort the photobucket. Any member live in the northern suburbs of adelaide that can show me how to upload. I'd like to add some more photos - Oshkosh, SAR, Atkinson and even fix up my profile.
....all good overlander .. what has got to be mentioned for people who have never had the opportunity to know about this fantastic, crazy era is that the ''Detroit Devil'' was an otherwise pretty standard sleeper cabover Kenny....raced as a bogie drive ...and apparently occasionally went back to work on the Monday!
...SuperBoss was a purpose built 4X2 single drive drag truck
Great stories guys my old man was mates with Billy I remember seeing the B61 in express freights yard in Footscray in the late seventys when I was a kid in the passenger seat brings back a lot of memories ,I think he later did make it a dedicated drag truck moved the roof spoiler to a frame mounted behind the cab
Hi guys Billy Gordon"s B61 named Mean Machine was Truckin Life rig of the month Volume 5 No 1 September 1981.I still have the magazine and poster from way back then when i was 15 years old.The poster shows it in mostly purple and white with the air foil mounted on a frame on the back.It also shows 8 header pipes coming out the top of the guards where the inspection or service panels would be an awsome looking thing.This B model and others have given me an obssesion with the Mack brand.Cheers P.S i was told a couple of years ago that this truck was still around but was either badly damaged or had been burnt but i could be wrong about that Cheers.
I was sitting at the Creek Road/ Capalaba Road lights early one morning back in the 80's.
A B61 with 8-pipes protruding out the sides of the bonnet took off up the hill, a full loaded semi on the back.
What a racket, how could he sit behind that all day.
Seemed to pull much bigger rpm than most GM's, but perhaps my memory is fading.