Just a thought- I wanted to say THANK YOU to all the forum users. I don't contribute a great deal (except the occasional Frauline, but thats important stuff) but the forum is required reading for me every day, to see what been going on, and what people are doing.
The wealth of information is amazing, so many times I've looked at a topic that I have no interest in, only to find it's quite fascinating, and I end up reading every reply.
The stories, the links from Lang, (how good was the worlds longest flight?) Overlanders pics and brochures which really appeal to me because they take me back to when I was a spotty kid on a bike hoping the truckies would wave at me or toot their horn at me as they drove past... or away with Dad in the truck envious of all the "big rigs" when Dad only had a 1418...the informative stuff on how you make your old banger do it's stuff, Pauly's adventures, it goes on and on, and I can't mention you all
But truthfully it doesn't matter who you are, your info, questions, stories and pics are just great, and I appreciate it.
So thank you, all of you. Keep it up!
Here's a pic for no reason apart from pics are good and it's a shame we all didn't take more ...This was at a clearing sale in manangatang years ago.
Blokes were bidding on it, one of Geelongs more wealthy characters who had pretty much umnlimited money was having a fair bid, but so was old mate in the crowd. It got down to the two of them, and the price was getting up as the crowd went quiet watching these two go at it against each other.. Wealthy character from Geelong was leaning on the truck, he had another bid, looked at the other bloke and said "you're right mate, keep bidding, on you go".. which completely flummoxed the other bloke, who gave up and walked away...
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This Yank would also like to add his THANK YOU!!!! Ever since I participated in the ATHS Down Under Tour in 2015 I have been keenly interested in Australia's great equipment. I especially enjoy Overlander's pictures of trucks in their working clothes.
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I've got to add my thanks to all who n here ... for a few reasons...
Firstly as mentioned above ... I don't post a lot but visit everyday ... To the point where on my phone I usually get only ever have 3 tabs opened ... One for my E mail ...1 for faceless book for "entertainment" ... And one for this forum ...
Secondly ... If it wasn't for members contributing on here my TNT/KW and general transport history would be nothing like it is ... Just check out the Old Kwikasair SARs thread ha ha
You might Laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same
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I too would like to thank all who contribute to the forum. Like Paul, I check it sometimes 6 times a day.
I would like to give a special thank you to Lang, not only for all the research he does to post info on these pages, but on behalf of the community in general for all the work and time he devotes to the many projects out there which he supports. I know we all do our little bit for society, but Lang goes the extra mile for so many causes.
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no mate- pretty sure our well to do mate was a certain Geelong demolition contractor, it's been a while since I've seen him, but he used to get around looking like a homeless dero, but he apparantly he has the most magnificent historic homestead, beautifully restored and presented, down Terang/camperdown way. As well as an incredible collection of tractors, and old stuff generally. So I'd say the old Foden is there amongst the other magic old bits of gear.
Here's a few other pics from the Manangatang clearing sale on the day- this might be 15 years ago?
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