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    The Late Jack Caldow and his famous Jack of Diamonds loaded with paper rolls at Trafalgar 1981

    etruck, ekawrecker, Blezio, pappa11, and 14 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. atkipete 60 months ago | reply

      Smart looking rig even today.

    2. secret squirrel6 60 months ago | reply

      Thanks Pete yeah mate sure is and was a big banger back then i have shots of it when even earlier than this when he first got it This load is big rolls of paper out of the APM Australian Paper Mill at Morwell in Gippsland and would have been heading for Brisbane He did not believe in Sleepers A true legend

    3. ESPEDGE 60 months ago | reply

      This truck looks great today but theres something about these period shots that make these big rigs look tougher. You just seem to get taken back to when 350hp was BIG power and the trucks, and drivers, put in the real hard yards to get where they were going (not saying its easy today). I love todays trucks but for me the late 70's early/mid 80's were the best. Keep pulling these out Craig, they're awsome, thanks.

    4. secret squirrel6 60 months ago | reply

      Thanks Gary yeah mate i know exactly what your tryinfg to say mate its hard to explain but i know where your coming from its when trucking really was trucking got plenty more to come mate thanks Gary

    5. BORZOPICS [deleted] 60 months ago | reply

      Craig what a beast.. reminds me i saw a old mack in thetruckstop the other day and it had 4 fuel tanks like this one in the pic. they just look so tiny on a large truck LOL. Fuel tanks definitly have gotton a lot larger and flashier!

    6. secret squirrel6 60 months ago | reply

      Thanks Nick yeah mate you are right there its unreal when you look at some of the old tanks they would not have got far and back then there were not too many all nighter open like now LOL thanks Nick

    7. pappa11 59 months ago | reply

      wooooow weeeeeeeee you really have dug into the archives with this one secret this truck looked great as a day cab jack sure could tarp a load interstate in a day cab what a legend long live jack pete dreams

    8. secret squirrel6 59 months ago | reply

      Thanks brother Pappa yeah mate thought you might like this one i was with Jack one day out at the paper mill and to watch him tarp was just magic one minute he was on top then next thing he was around the back then next he was back on top well you get the idea a MAGICIAN thanks brother Pappa sweet pete dreams to you too

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