Dream fulfilled

By: Peter and Di Schlenk, Photography by: Peter and Di Schlenk


Russell McCormack went to the 2016 Castlemaine Truck Show with his father Alan

Dream fulfilled
Russell McCormack with father Alan.

 

It had been a dream of Alan McCormack to own a B-model, so at an auction five years ago down Colac way, he bought the Mack at a clearing sale.

"Dad drove trucks in the ‘60s and ‘70s and a touch into the ‘80s and has recently got back into it, driving milk tankers around Gippsland," stated Alan's son, Russell.

"He was driving Internationals and European stuff and Mack was king of the road. He just said to himself ‘I’m having a b-model’ and now he has one."

The McCormack’s have a hobby farm down in Gippsland near Warragul and bought the Mack to move bales of hay and the occasional tractor.

"We take it out for days like today and enjoy it," Russell says.

"We try to get it out whenever we can but it’s a bit rough. There is plenty of power there and it goes well.

"We added the sleeper as it is a place to put your swags and tents and it is a bit different."

Russell had been up at Castlemaine the last two years and there seems to be more and more gear showing up each year in his opinion.

He likes the new gear but the old gear is classic and shows how the country was made.

 

See more of our Castlemaine Truck Show coverage in our gallery here.

 

 

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