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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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JEFFSANN PANT HIRE

Jeffsann Plant Hire was started by Charlie Refalo and his eldest son, Joe. Charlie emigrated from Malta as a young boy and tried his hand at a few different jobs before initiating the beginnings of Jeffsann Plant Hire. Joe’s younger brothers, Laurie and Luke, joined the enterprise in 1988, officially marking the beginnings of Jeffsann Plant Hire. Currently operating a ...

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Custom and Classic

Warren Caves focuses his photographic skills on Graham Brown and Daughter Transport At PowerTorque we pride ourselves on bringing you the latest developments in technology, innovation and new model truck and equipment releases. We also understand that for some, equally as important as payloads, fuel economy and the bottom line, are styling, head-turning looks and a unique presence on the ...

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Daisy’s Grow in Melbourne

A high profile appearance is backed by high levels of customer service for Daisy’s Garden Supplies Neil and Margaret Mulcahy never imagined that back in August 1979, when they started their landscape supplies company, it would grow to be a major force in the Greater Melbourne area. But grow it did, to the point where today the business operates a ...

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