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Alan Doherty and his Mighty Kenworth seen at Oasis Truck Stop Melbourne in 1989

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  • secret squirrel6 5y

    Thanks Nick yeah this was awesome i loved getting shots at this truck stop plenty of space and lots of great rigs rolling in and out its a pity the new truck stop is not as good its pretty cramped i really miss this oneThanks Nick and thanks Vincent
  • Outlaw 13 5y

    Truckstops , even here they are not what they use to be ! Most of them took out sit down food & replaced it with fastfood , like McDonalds or Subway ! I am thinking the good ol' days will never be the same again ! Oops in my tiny rant I forgot to say Great photo ! LOL !
  • Gloria1207 5y

    Wow this is an oldie great capture
  • redwagon66 5y

    looks like the old days thanks craig havent talked to you for a while
  • pappa11 5y

    another classic outstanding
  • secret squirrel6 5y

    Thanks Don hahaha thats ok mate i agree one hundred percent=Thanks Gloria yeah a blast from the past here mate=Thanks Jerry Gidday mate yeah i have been worried about hope everything ok mate good to hear from you=Thanks Pappa yeah these were great times and loved every bit of it hahah Thanks Pappa=Jerry=Gloria=Don
  • wob2007 5y

    Might have some extra info on this one Craig, Hope im not wrong. Being a Wollongong boy and keen on trucks, the Doherty name is well known up here I believe that when this particular KW came out the model was referred to as a Classic, the first 20 buyers went into a raffle for a Harley. Legend has it that Alan won and to this days is still involved with a Harley Club here in the Gong. Another story from days gone by was that AD also had a double roadtrain running regularly out of Pt Lincoln to the North of WA. Hope we can unearth more info on that, i do recall seeing a p/m (inter i believe) go thru Cann rvr the year Wayne Gardner won at Phillip Island Im keen to learn more if anyone can help.
  • wob2007 5y

    Great shot and part of History, thanks Craig, so glad you got it.
  • secret squirrel6 5y

    Thanks Warren oh right mate wow thats some great info right there im wondering if Joe Hupp might know a bit more on it mate lets hope we can help you out thanks Warren
  • Matt Robinson 5y

    Check out the side of the bonnet! 475 ponies would have been HUGE back then! Used to be a picture of this in the BP Roadhouse in Pinnaroo. Used to love looking at it, first time Ive seen a photo of it since then! Great photo.
  • secret squirrel6 5y

    Thanks Matt oh yeah i did see that wow so they had a photo on the wall there did they did it have this trailer on Sure was a big boy that is still a lot of grunt today let alone back then Me was a lucky boy this day thanks Matt
  • Matt Robinson 5y

    Yeah, Im pretty sure it was this one! I always thought it was a T900 in the photo when I was younger, But I also remember marvelling at the words "Twin turbo" emblazoned on the bonnet! Cant remember what trailer it had on. Had a few good photos in there. When they got rid of them all, my mates dad got him the one of Singletons T900 on a triple. Lucky bugger......
  • secret squirrel6 5y

    Thanks Matt hahah he sure was a lucky bugga yeah right im always thought this was a W-Model hang on when did they start making the T-900s Mmmmmm oh well its a great rig haha thanks Matt
  • Matt Robinson 5y

    Yeah, this ones a W model for sure. Ive been told that the photo in Pinnaroo had to have been this W Model, cos they never fitted the twin turbo Detroits to the T900s. I was young when I used to go through Pinnaroo, so I mustnt have been looking at the picture well enough! haha.
  • secret squirrel6 5y

    Thanks Matt hahah yeah well when i see a classic like this im like a stunned mullet and forget to get all the details hahaha never mind the truck speaks for its self eh thanks Matt great info mate thats appreciated
  • Gary Edgley 5y

    Classic W model, from memory this one, or one just like it, was in one of the major truck shows back when it was new. Awsome to see the big rig.
  • Russell 5y

    Its got an NTC 475 twin turbo "Cummins" not an 892 Detroit...
    cheers.
  • secret squirrel6 5y

    Thanks Gary oh yeah fair dinkum mate god i can just imagine how good that must of looked what a beast she was this truck could carry my gods any day hahaha=Thanks Russell oh right gee thats great Info mate i never got to see him take off he was here on a weekend must of been waiting for Monday to roll around was the feeling i got thanks Heaps for the great Info boys Gary=Russell
  • vanekdarren 4y

    No wonder my Dad used to say "look out here comes a Doherty's truck" Although he was driving a Volvo G88 at the time...so anything would round him up. Was this in later years, its looking a bit rough.
  • secret squirrel6 4y

    Thanks Darren Oh right Im not sure how many miles he had done in this one when I took the shot but was a big truck back then and Your Dad must of had a good realiable truck in the G-89 Thanks Darren
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