A family affair at Harden

By: Greg Bush


Adam Webb, his son Jack and long-time mechanic Gary Sherman. Adam Webb, his son Jack and long-time mechanic Gary Sherman. Adam Webb, his son Jack and long-time mechanic Gary Sherman.
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A third-generation owner-driver, his son, and the family’s long-serving mechanic take a day out at the Harden Truck and Tractor Show

 

Adam Webb, a third generation transport operator, brought his 1974 Kenworth – as well as his son Jack and long-time mechanic Gary Sherman – down from Cowra to Harden for the Classic Truck and Tractor Show.

In fact, Gary has been the mechanic for Adam’s father, and his grandfather for 47 years while also holding down a job with Ford.

Adam’s Kenworth is an S2. "A W925 SR they called them, a shorter model that an ordinary W model," he says.

The Kenworth was previously owned by Ampol, hauling fuel tanks.

Adam bought it four years ago, and last year made the trip to Alice Springs for the Road Transport Reunion.

More recently, it was one of around 50 trucks that were on show at the Gnooblas Classic Car Show in Orange.

"My father had three cab-overs in the late ’80s, painted up the same as this," Adam explains. "I’ve spent a fair bit of money on it, painting it up and new brakes."

"It looked good with a brand new stock crate on the back the other day," Gary laughs.

While the S2 is confined to truck shows, Adam recently bought a new rig for his own business Webb Transport, subbing for Thompsons Livestock Transport in Cowra.

 

 

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