Australia Day 2013 at Camden

Saturday, 26 January 2013, Australia Day... I thought I was due for a sleep in but the kookaburras decided different. At sun up there must have been a dozen of them all laughing very, very loudly and telling dirty stories.   How do I know they were telling dirty stories? You ask... Well it was the way they all laughed!



The day was not too hot. It was very humid but a slight breeze kept the temperature at a tolerable level. Many WSHTC members were in attendance plus there were a few extra mates. Rod Lovell and Dennis Brooks brought their B61 Macks, Dennis’s mate drove his Cab-over Mack and Dutchy brought his Cab-over Volvo. Todd Williamson was there. New member Bruce Brown went all out with his Toyota truck with an ex-army jeep on the back and a hills hoist with flags flying. Peter Chaseling brought his Chevrolet Suburban and Andy Nash came along, as only Andy can, air-brushed tilt-tray with his NRMA Chev tow truck on the back. Garry Schroder brought his Dodge tray back out of the shed as did Dave West who dusted off his Diamond T. Lofty Richardson’s brought his restored Kenwoth Hy-rise sleeper flat top trailer with farm animals, hay bales and period costumes supporting the Camden Show Society. He also had his Mack, imported from America, converted to right hand drive, with mini moke and modified duel cab Toyota Landcruiser. Leppington Pastoral Company’s beautifully restored 1950’s Austin truck complete with cow and hay bales was also there.

Lofty Richardson was awarded Citizen of the Year by Wollondilly Shire Council for his efforts in promoting and display for the U-Turn the Wheel education program for school pupils learning to drive and sharing the road with heavy vehicles.

It was a great day.



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