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Spotted last week by PowerTorque on its way to the Mount Isa Rodeo was this Mack in black, which is part of a sponsorship deal between the truck maker and Driza-bone. This week PowerTorque got the opportunity to test drive the stunning truck in stunning Western Queensland to see how the truck performs in its natural environment.

Drizabone and Mack Trucks joined forces this weekend for a unique one-off road trip from Queensland’s south-east to the Mount Isa Mines Rodeo event, featuring none other than retired rugby league legend, Johnathan Thurston. 

The Drizabone ambassador spearheaded the collaboration arriving at Mount Isa’s renowned event in the blacked-out 685hp Mack Super-Liner much to the delight of the crowds.

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Thurston, who was centre stage for the main event on Saturday, was chuffed with the opportunity to be in Mt Isa for the rodeo which brings together the best of the outback. 

“I’ve had an amazing couple of days with my first Mount Isa rodeo experience and equally loved meeting so many locals, thanks to Drizabone and Mack Trucks,” said Johnathan. “What a great Aussie experience arriving at the outback rodeo, in a Mack Super-Liner, head-to-toe in my Drizabone kit. It’s been really enjoyable. 

“It’s an honour to be a part of a collaboration between two legendary Australian brands. They both have such a strong presence in Queensland communities through their products and manufacturing plants, which is great.” 

Drizabone’s Creative Director, Justin O’Shea said the story behind Drizabone and Mack Trucks coming together just ‘made sense’ with two hard-working Australian brands, both customised for the challenging Australian conditions. 

Mack in black

“While our brands are vastly different, they are rich in Australian history and our respective products are built for surviving everything Australia’s big backyard can throw at you be it the outback, hinterland or bush,” said Justin. 

“When the opportunity presented to work together at one of Queensland’s biggest culture and community events in the Mt Isa Rodeo, we jumped at the chance to connect with locals and give something back. 

“Jonathan embodies what our two brands represent so it has worked out perfectly that he could be in Mount Isa.” 

Look out for a test drive of the Mack in black in an upcoming issue of PowerTorque magazine.

Mack in black

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