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Old truck photos 02 Jul 2009 14:08 #11147

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I caught up with a nice old fella the other day who I had met some years ago. Typically I was chasing a lead on a Commer which lead me to him and a bit of talk about the old days. His name is Al Richardson and his operation was immaculate. At 72 years old nothing has changed and he still runs a CH Mack carting steel.

He originally drove for Alan Hancock in Sydney steering a new 634 petrol Diamond T and later went on his own with the purchase of a 1958 Commer petrol which he had for about 8 years, obviously the only decent truck he owned ;D

Later he bought a 2nd hand White 3000 and repowered it with a 6/53 GM but that truck was totalled 6 weeks later in a fatality. It was replaced with a brand new White Mustang and McGrath trailer followed by an R200 (6/53 GM), B61 Mack and then a succession of mainly Mack trucks. The following are a few of about 80 photos that Tony Petch has scanned and copied and there is about another 30 photos in Alans photo album that I will copy. Hope you enjoy, let me know if you want more.

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Bruce


Commer 1958 petrol on a "relocation" project with an old Sydney tram


Brand new White Mustang, bought in 1962 for 1000 pound less than list as it was a superseeded model. Ready for its first run


B61 mack, purchased at 12 months old before its respray in his colours


R200 with GM power
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Re: Old truck photos 02 Jul 2009 14:19 #11148

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hi cunning stunt. yes give us more please. great photos. great to hear any stories that go with them too. thanks paul

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Re: Old truck photos 02 Jul 2009 14:26 #11149

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Nice Picks Stunner !!!! ;)

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Re: Old truck photos 02 Jul 2009 14:38 #11150

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Nice Picks Stunner !!!! ;)

Thanks Mont - here are a couple for you.........


This is the first R Model that Al had seen, at (I think) the Sydney Truck Show in 1971. It was black with "Black Beauty" on a sign in front of it. He bought it off the stand and had it repainted, seen here after delivery to him before its first run. I thought it would have been twin sticks but I think he said it was a 5 speed with an overdrive. He had a photo of it at the truck show in the Bulldog Bulletin magazine from the same year. He said that the MACK sign on the roof lit up.


Another R Model, bought new in 1978.
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Re: Old truck photos 02 Jul 2009 15:04 #11151

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Brilliant pics, Bruce. Made my day.
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Re: Old truck photos 02 Jul 2009 17:38 #11152

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wow stunnner that's fantastic, what a paint job, nice back ground scenery ;)

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Re: Old truck photos 02 Jul 2009 18:07 #11153

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thankyou bruce ,they sure a great lot of photos, the R200 is a very early one.
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Re: Old truck photos 02 Jul 2009 18:25 #11154

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I'm glad you guys like them, great to see that someone went to the trouble of catching them in colour. I'll post a heap more tomorrow when I get to work. :)
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Re: Old truck photos 02 Jul 2009 19:09 #11155

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Stunning
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RE:let me know if you want more
Wot a Q:
Haza cat gota tail

Gr8 Pix
Keep m Cuumin

the 'R' model mack looks like light duty
it looks like 34000lb diffs n suspension
LOL

the White Mustang gr8 lookn lorry, we had 2 of m way back in the 50's(as well as w22 n a few3000)
one Must hang twaz a bogie drive n other single
bogie drive twaz a big rig way back when

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Re: Old truck photos 03 Jul 2009 06:14 #11156

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I'll do my best to post a heap of these photos today to give you a good cross section of what he had. These two are of Al's dad (on the right) with his Brockway, about 1930/31. The head on shot shows it brand new with Als Dad sitting on the RHS. Incidentally his father is shown walking along in front of the Commer in the first photo I put up.



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