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Truckin’ in the Tropics: Gary Parker

Gary Parker with his pride and joy.
Gary Parker with his pride and joy. Alf Wilson

ONE of the undoubted highlights of Townsville's Heritage Day on May 15 was a 1934 Dodge K32 truck.

It was on display at Townsville's West End Park and is owned by Gary Parker who has lovingly restored it.

"It was my dad's and used to deliver water to Winton and originally was a fuel truck. I got it in 1985," Gary said.

The wonderful Dodge is registered with the Townsville Veteran Vintage and Historic Motor Club.

Gary started restoring it in mid 2009 and finished in September of 2010.

John McLean was one of the many who checked out the Dodge and was highly impressed.

"This is a beautiful old truck and stands out and lots of people have been looking at it," John said.

Mary Small was another who liked the Dodge.

"It must have taken a lot of time to restore and seeing it has been great for me," she said.

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