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Forum: Books, TV, Videos & Magazines 20th January 2013, 09:41
Replies: 6
Views: 2,807
Posted By huppypuppy
Reminds me of the time our school bus got stuck...

Reminds me of the time our school bus got stuck in a cul-de-sac at the end of one of the estates we needed to go down - old cocky (farmer) had to come pull us out with his tractor.....
Forum: Cameras, Photography and Equipment 20th January 2013, 01:00
Replies: 4
Views: 5,146
Posted By huppypuppy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6ptUBdcZh0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6ptUBdcZh0
Forum: Cameras, Photography and Equipment 20th January 2013, 00:58
Replies: 4
Views: 5,146
Posted By huppypuppy
My mate's the master of bling in the heavy...

My mate's the master of bling in the heavy haulage game in Australia - every vehicle and every trailer is blinged to the max! the paint job on one truck alone was A$40,000 - check out...
Forum: Cameras, Photography and Equipment 19th January 2013, 22:55
Replies: 4
Views: 5,146
Posted By huppypuppy
You think that's bad??? Mate of mine spent...

You think that's bad??? Mate of mine spent A$6,500,000 on a brand spankin' new Goldhofer SPMT - that doesn't include the A$432,000 worth of chrome wheels and brand new tyres either!
Forum: Books, TV, Videos & Magazines 13th February 2012, 12:00
Replies: 37
Views: 12,097
Posted By huppypuppy
Re: World's Toughest Trucker

Robert, in answer to your question: some of the roads these fellas travelled are, in a word, crap! Therefore, to be able to traverse them, they need to reduce speed otherwise they're looking for...
Forum: Books, TV, Videos & Magazines 5th April 2011, 20:10
Replies: 7
Views: 4,912
Posted By huppypuppy
Re: The Long Haul Pioneers by Ashley Coghill

UPDATE:
Received it on March 11, 12 days after posting this! Read it from cover to cover and found it quite worth the money I paid - Ashley has done good! Also found Ash on Facebook and added him as...
Forum: Books, TV, Videos & Magazines 28th February 2011, 02:42
Replies: 7
Views: 4,912
Posted By huppypuppy
The Long Haul Pioneers by Ashley Coghill

I am patiently awaiting for my copy of the book mentioned above. I was wondering if anyone has it - I have followed it on BigLorryBlog as Ashley was writing it!

Joe
Forum: Computers & the Internet 17th January 2011, 20:57
Replies: 11
Views: 8,225
Posted By huppypuppy
I vote for this Scania R620 Topline - one of my...

I vote for this Scania R620 Topline - one of my favourite V8 trucks from Scania:
http://www.truckandbusforum.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=9751
Forum: Computers & the Internet 16th January 2011, 19:57
Replies: 11
Views: 8,225
Posted By huppypuppy
What about this 1962 S21 Foden: ...

What about this 1962 S21 Foden:
http://www.truckandbusforum.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=835
Forum: Say Hello 8th January 2011, 07:07
Replies: 26
Views: 8,760
Posted By huppypuppy
Geof, It was shocking - closed both the...

Geof,

It was shocking - closed both the major shopping centres down for a week 3 weeks out from Christmas - it killed a lot of traders' incomes..... but what can ya do???

Joe
Forum: Cameras, Photography and Equipment 6th January 2011, 09:19
Replies: 7
Views: 5,268
Posted By huppypuppy
Another tip is that you could engrave your camera...

Another tip is that you could engrave your camera and accessories with a easily usable identifier, such as a driver's licence number - this is in case they get stolen.... they can be returned to you...
Forum: Cameras, Photography and Equipment 5th January 2011, 06:49
Replies: 9
Views: 5,422
Posted By huppypuppy
Yesterday was a missed opportunity for me!...

Yesterday was a missed opportunity for me! Spotted one of three brand new Kenworth K200's out on the road now - Rodney's Transport Service of Wagga, NSW Australia's one! See...
Forum: Cameras, Photography and Equipment 5th January 2011, 05:54
Replies: 7
Views: 5,268
Posted By huppypuppy
Wink I onnly format my cards if I am having write...

I onnly format my cards if I am having write problems - any other time, I just erase the pics from the card!
Forum: Road Haulage Discussion 3rd January 2011, 10:28
Replies: 1
Views: 2,052
Posted By huppypuppy
Another wonderful and diverse transport blog site...

Another wonderful and diverse transport blog site is http://www.biglorryblog.com

Click on the link above and it will take you there!

Joe
Forum: Transport Cafes - Past & Present 2nd January 2011, 11:11
Replies: 4
Views: 5,593
Posted By huppypuppy
That is a recent acquisition of Dennis Child's...

That is a recent acquisition of Dennis Child's Rotran in South Africa if I recall correctly!

Joe
Forum: Drivers Discussion Forum 2nd January 2011, 11:00
Replies: 14
Views: 4,725
Posted By huppypuppy
Worst gearbox, in my opinion, is Isuzu's MLD7Q 7...

Worst gearbox, in my opinion, is Isuzu's MLD7Q 7 speed as fitted to Aus spec FTR850/900! No syncromesh on 1st but syncro on 2nd to 7th - the best thing Isuzu did was get rid of that box and fit 6...
Forum: Drivers Discussion Forum 2nd January 2011, 10:54
Replies: 3
Views: 1,785
Posted By huppypuppy
In Australia, the law stipulates that if a coach...

In Australia, the law stipulates that if a coach is fitted with seatbelts, whether lap or lap-sash, they must be worn at all times while in the seat with the vehicle in motion. If the police pull the...
Forum: Drivers Discussion Forum 2nd January 2011, 10:48
Replies: 31
Views: 10,976
Posted By huppypuppy
In Australia, flashing lights has three different...

In Australia, flashing lights has three different meanings and I will elaborate on the main ones:

1. It means that someone is approaching a vehicle with their high beam lights on - not only is it...
Forum: Drivers Discussion Forum 2nd January 2011, 10:39
Replies: 6
Views: 2,528
Posted By huppypuppy
The Five Ways roundabout at Goondiwindi,...

The Five Ways roundabout at Goondiwindi, Queensland, Australia is one of the most ridiculous excuses for a roundabout - come in on one road, leave on one of five others!
Forum: Drivers Discussion Forum 2nd January 2011, 10:25
Replies: 3
Views: 1,943
Posted By huppypuppy
If you fellas wanna meet a real life, dinki-di...

If you fellas wanna meet a real life, dinki-di Ice Road Trucker, can I direct you all to http://www.thelisakelly.com - Lisa is an Alaskan who drives the ice roads! Once registered, you can use the...
Forum: Vintage Bus & Coach Discussion 2nd January 2011, 10:19
Replies: 11
Views: 6,060
Posted By huppypuppy
Some Australian buses I would like to see...

Some Australian buses I would like to see preserved are:


Denning DenAir
Mercedes-Benz O305 MkII
Mercedes-Benz O303
Leyland Atlantean
Mercedes-Benz OC-Series - up to OC1621
Forum: Computers & the Internet 2nd January 2011, 09:52
Replies: 11
Views: 8,225
Posted By huppypuppy
One of Neil Fraser's many excellent Fotopic...

One of Neil Fraser's many excellent Fotopic websites - AEC is a sister site to CCMV where Neil posts any AEC pics!

http://www.ccmv.fotopic.net is the CCMV site!

Joe
Forum: Road Haulage Discussion 2nd January 2011, 09:32
Replies: 3
Views: 2,645
Posted By huppypuppy
G-CPTN, The DD-Series is Detroit's new Heavy...

G-CPTN,

The DD-Series is Detroit's new Heavy Duty Engine Platform (HDEP) engine - they expect it to be fitted to Mercedes-Benz, Fuso and all DTNA brands!

It just landed in Oz, fitted to the new...
Forum: Road Haulage Discussion 2nd January 2011, 09:29
Replies: 6
Views: 6,242
Posted By huppypuppy
G-CPTN, The Mack Magnum had Signature power...

G-CPTN,

The Mack Magnum had Signature power only, ranging from 565hp to 580hp in later versions!

Joe
Forum: Road Haulage Discussion 2nd January 2011, 09:25
Replies: 1
Views: 2,140
Posted By huppypuppy
That's a Hammar - available in Oz but not as...

That's a Hammar - available in Oz but not as popular as the Steelbro sideloaders! Here's some pics of sideloaders from Steelbro, NZ's biggest manufacturer of sideload container trailers, and the most...
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