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Rigs of the Week

The Champion Bulldogs | Truck Review – MACK Trucks

Warren Caves visits the Rockhampton tribute to MACK Trucks Everyone needs a hobby, something to fill those idle moments in your life with an interest that inspires you. Some collect stamps or coins, some find solitude in bushwalking or fishing. Then there’s Tony Champion. Tony’s hobby is, well quite frankly, it’s next level. Tony collects and restores Mack Trucks. A ...

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CUSTOM & CLASSIC | Kenworth W924

Warren Caves and Torque it Up Photography relive the nostalgia of Australian trucking. We’ve all done it. Gazed upon something from afar, a house, a car or even a truck and proclaimed, “I’m going to buy that one day”. For most of us that’s about as far as it goes, an object of desire engrained in our memory, a distant ...

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THE SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE – MACK R-700 | CUSTOM & CLASSIC

Warren Caves enjoys some local history and a large dose of nostalgia Childhood memories can hold a special place in the heart − a trusty family dog, a favourite push-bike or matchbox car, or special experiences long held dear. For those with truck-driving fathers, sometimes those experiences come from school holiday adventures riding shotgun with Dad to far-off places. For ...

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FAT388 | The PETERBILT 388 of B & R Stevens Transport | CUSTOM & CLASSIC

 TRANS FAT, Powder Pony Warren Caves discusses the perils (and rewards) of shopping. Images by Torque it Up. You know those times when you go out shopping for an item and bring home something completely different? I usually go out for a loaf of bread and come home with a 57-piece socket set, a six-pack of undies and a slab ...

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LOVING THE LOADSTAR | CUSTOM & CLASSIC-Cooma Sand and Concrete

History and nostalgia play a role today with Cooma Sand and Concrete – Words by Warren Caves, images by Torque it Up. If you started working for Cooma Sand and Concrete today as a driver in the company’s latest truck, you would be treated to such luxuries as a Cummins ISL 9.0-litre, 360 hp diesel engine, matched to an Allison ...

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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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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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