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350 reasons to go to Dubbo

A TRUCK LOVER’S DREAM: This Atkinson was on display.
A TRUCK LOVER’S DREAM: This Atkinson was on display.

THE weekend of August 11 and 12 saw approximately 350 good reasons - apart from the Dubbo Plains Zoo - to head to Dubbo, New South Wales.

The reasons included Kenworth, Mack, Volvo, White, Peterbilt, Diamond T, REO, Ford, Commer, Dodge, Bedford, Mercedes, Atkinson, Chevrolet, Albion and Federal, with this year an emphasis on International.

There was an operating mini-Mack and mini-Kenworth, and as if that wasn't enough there was a bright orange Morris Minor 1000 which had been converted into a prime mover complete with twin stacks, double axles and a fifth wheel.

As with many other like-minded people from around the country, the fifth biannual Dubbo Vintage Truck and Tractor Show had enough appeal for Sean Denny and three trucking-tragic mates to jump in a car, leaving behind the rain, the chill and the bleakness of southern Victoria, and make the eight-hour trip to this weekend of historical trucking Nirvana.

We plonked the camera in Sean's hands and asked him if he would take a few happy snaps and do a short interview to share with readers of Big Rigs.

Upon his return he handed the camera back and sat down to be interviewed.

Good weekend? "Terrific!"

How did the weather treat you? "Not a cloud in the sky."

Lots of truck brands on display? "All of 'em I reckon."

Get lots of pics? "Yep."

So tell us a bit about the trip. "Show the readers the photos. They say much more about a great show than I ever could."

So with thanks to the man of few words, Sean Denny, here is his take on the Dubbo Vintage Truck Show of 2012.

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