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Johnstones Imaculate Commer looks fantastic on Display at Sandown Truck Show in 2011

  • wob2007 3y

    My Dad used to do Syd-Adel in one like this 1950
  • secret squirrel6 PRO 3y

    Thanks Warren=Aaaaah Gee would have been tuff work back then mate I wonder how long a round Trip used to take good ole days eh Warren
  • wob2007 3y

    Will give Dad a call Craig.Get back to you on that.
  • secret squirrel6 PRO 3y

    Ok mate thanks Warren
  • Peter C Francis PRO 3y

    Bloody nice this one,yer my dad used to do Sydney, Brisbane in one of these and i would sleep on the floor with the ropes.great shot mate.
  • wob2007 3y

    Hi Craig, checked with Dad, Syd-Melb return 5 days, Syd- Adel return 10 days. Trucks were not allowed to go into Vic till midnight sunday. They would gather at Albury and there would be a hell of a rush once it was time. Bedfords, Thames Traders and Commers were the big bangers of the era. Another big banger was the Morris Commercial better known as the Morris Comical.Dad said fines were plentiful and he had more than his share.
  • secret squirrel6 PRO 3y

    Thanks Peter=hahahaha Yeah right mate gee this photo might bring back some good memorys or maybe some Painful ones hahaha Nah all good fun days you wouldnt change for anything I reckon we used ride on the back these into town nobody cared gee if you dod that today they would lock you up its Crazy mate=Thanks Warren=Holy caboly mate yeah some of the rules even back then were stupid too I mean all that does is bank up the trucks tell your Dad thanks very much for the great Info Warren it sure is Interesting thats for sure thanks Warren=Peter
  • malcolm 3y

    Dont know if this one has the TS3 motor but i loved the sound of the old Knockers, looks like the red truck beside it maybe a Knocker , did you happen to get a shot of it as well
  • secret squirrel6 PRO 3y

    Thanks Malcom=Not sure whats in her but I think that you would be on the money mate yeah thay sound soooo nice got him on Film I will upload for you soon and yeah got the red one too thanks Malcom
  • MurrayJoe PRO 3y

    wob2007 Thanks for all that great info & memories Warren, I didn't know about not being allowed into Victoria until midnight Sunday, but I heard that they weren't allowed on the road that took you over Razor Back on Sundays, not sure of the exact story there, I think it changed when the freeway opened up from Mittagong. Those times were what a few Vaughan's drivers were doing in the early 80's from Melb to Syd & retn.
  • MurrayJoe PRO 3y

    Greta photo Squirrel, & story from Warren.
  • secret squirrel6 PRO 3y

    Thanks Murray-Joe yeah some great Info thats what we need thanks Boys
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