custom and classic

CUSTOM AND CLASSIC | Warren Caves joins Jim Ristovichis to celebrate Mack Super-Liner history

Warren Caves joins Jim Ristovichis to celebrate Mack Super-Liner history – Images by Torque It Up Photography To some, trucks are just tools or equipment to carry out a job – random pieces of steel, plastic and material assembled together like a three-dimensional jigsaw puzzle and put to work. For others, they take a place in our hearts and harbour ...

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BURKINSHAWS TRANSPORT of Wagga Wagga | CUSTOM & CLASSIC

Warren Caves focuses on Burkinshaws Transport of Wagga Wagga Words and photography by Warren Caves – Torque it-up Photography Since the first all Australian-built cabover Kenworth, the K125CR, rolled off the production line in 1971, Kenworth K-Series trucks have had a familiar presence on Australian roads. The K104 and K108 models were a product of evolution from earlier variants, and ...

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WALK THE LINE | Custom & Classic – Shane & Debbie Lee of Kelly’s Transport

Warren Caves visits Shane and Debbie Lee of Kelly’s Transport – Images by Torque it Up The venerable Kenworth T908 of Shane and Debbie Lee is our PowerTorque feature truck in this month’s Custom and Classic. If you could transit through time and travel back to 2008, you would be able to view this truck proudly gracing the Kenworth stand ...

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CUSTOM AND CLASSIC – MACK TIME Sunny Warby’s B-Model Mack | REVIEW Custom and Classic Trucks

Mack Time – Sunny Warby’s B-Model Mack (Words by Warren Caves, images by Torque it Up) It’s 1965 and the air is filled with enthusiasm and anticipation. A young 23-year-old Sunny Warby is about to purchase his new truck, but, unbeknown to him at the time, it will still be parked in his shed some 52 years later. Prior to ...

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SKILL AT YOUR SERVICE- NIGHTINGALE TRANSPORT | TRUCK REVIEW

Nightingale Transport is justifiably proud of having the skills base to handle over-dimensional and unusual load configurations where others have moved away from the art of roping and sheeting. Some three years ago, in October 2014, PowerTorque visited Glenn Nightingale of Nightingale Transport to profile how the company had been able to grow its business at a time when other ...

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T950 LEGEND OF LAWRENCE TRANSPORT.

Warren Caves catches up with the T950 Legend of Lawrence Transport When Kenworth Australia decided on releasing the limited-edition T950 Legend, essentially making old new again, I suspect that even their own management team was taken aback a little by the demand. All 75 units sold out within 48 hours of release announcement, in fact they were oversubscribed. A real ...

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CUSTOM & CLASSIC – Tasmanian Furniture Removals | Peterbilt 379

Warren Caves catches up with Tasmanian Furniture Removals and its immaculate Peterbilt 379 Peterbilt Trucks epitomise the American truck styling with classic lines and a long serving look that, as this 379 model shows, has changed little over the years. That commitment to its heritage and the “When you’re on a good thing, stick to it” approach may well play ...

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CUSTOM & CLASSIC – Old 500

Warren Caves focuses on Jeffsann Plant Hire Long before Mack trucks sounded like Volvo’s, and black exhaust stacks were more common than Euro 5 badges, the Mack Super-Liner, among others, epitomised the era of “Super Trucks”. Australia was under the leadership of a beer-swilling prime minister in the form of Bob Hawke, and diesel prices were low enough to ignore ...

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Aladdin’s Caves

Private vehicle collections don’t get much more interesting than this. Words and images by Chris Mullett Occasionally we read of private art collections that consist of rare masterpieces protected for posterity. Kept in air-conditioned vaults, these paintings or sculptures are viewed privately by their owners, rarely loaned to museums for public display. PowerTorque was privileged recently to view a rare ...

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GRAHAM BROWN & DAUGHTER

Based out of Moss Vale in the beautiful Southern Highlands, a short distance south of Sydney, Graham operates a small fleet of six exclusively Kenworth trucks, predominantly towing refrigerated trailers. The fleet colours are Phantom Purple with lighter coloured scrollwork, hauling trailers that are immaculately maintained in gloss white. If you look closely at the signwriting on each truck, the ...

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