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could do with a greasup !

By annettep38  
Happy birthday Mick!

and thanks to you all for your ongoing support.

this is the old Birdsville AEC mailtruck as seen20 years ago. The one driven by the legendary Tom Kruse.
Actually, this is also for my late friend Neill Frazer, the one admiring the truck. Neill started driving a truck trough Australia in 1935. We travelled together for a longish period, he in his little truck and me in my 4x4. We'd meet very often and chat drink and eat and helped each other out of many troubles. He was 75 then, had had 4 bypasses and still was going strong. Believe me, he taught me a lot!!!

Tags: Transport Truck Rust Mickbee Humour and fun Birdsville Aec Birthrday

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RonnieAG Plus
12 154 119 Scotland
26 Nov 2011 10:25PM
What a fitting image to post for Mick's could not have chosen better. Makes for a marvellous shot.
Jasper87 Plus
12 3.1k 162 England
26 Nov 2011 10:26PM
His legs or the truck? Tongue

EAS 13 1 13 Scotland
26 Nov 2011 10:27PM
My goodness. Lot to be said for rust after all and the way it appears to be holding this challenged machine together!!!Tongue You've certainly captured the details and textures well.

User_Removed 14 26 2 United States
26 Nov 2011 10:37PM
Love the grotty look, Annette! A nice tribute to your friend.
mikemullumby 11 1 3 Australia
26 Nov 2011 10:39PM
Iv'e been everywhere certainly applies here, doesn't it, nicely done Annette.
AnnChown 12 207 1 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2011 10:46PM
That's a serious rust bucket Annette! How can Mick not like this?!
NeilWigan Plus
12 17 16 England
26 Nov 2011 11:50PM
One thing about these Annette you could work on them and modify bits ,today its two computers and three programs .
LexEquine Plus
16 1 20 United States
27 Nov 2011 12:22AM
'Great Shot!' ~ Peter Smile
taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
27 Nov 2011 1:05AM
Superb for Mick--- Love theis rusty old truc k!
cjl47 14 5 3 England
27 Nov 2011 6:29AM
HAT, lol.
gajewski 17 10 9 United States
27 Nov 2011 8:13AM
Great bit of rust and a nice tribute to your friend, Neill -- as well as birthday greeting to Mick.
Maiwand 15 3 73 England
27 Nov 2011 9:07AM
No point in asking if it has passed its MOT test I suppose !!GrinGrinTongueTongue What a fabulous old vehicle.
jonwebber 14 4 1 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2011 9:16AM
A proper birthday picture.
The vehicle seems slightly past its best.
lonely_oryx 14 61 55 England
27 Nov 2011 10:10AM
Looks like my car.Grin
Ayoob 11 Australia
27 Nov 2011 10:14AM
Excellent shot annette,well work..........Grin
Shellio 11 2 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2011 2:54PM
Superb image Annette and a wonderful tribute to your friend who sounded like a great friend indeed.
mikbee 15 3 8 Scotland
27 Nov 2011 4:13PM
An excellent bit of grotty rust here annette !!
Good shot,
and a nice little tribute too !!
27 Nov 2011 9:26PM
Excellent shot Annette,and a lovely tribute to your friend.Well done..Lin
Billyray 14 70 3 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2011 11:55AM
Just had to make this 30 up for the lovely tribute for your late friend.
Glostopcat 16 255 2 England
4 Dec 2011 9:22PM
I bet Mick would love to be behind the wheel of this one
8 Dec 2011 1:41PM
Be great for the school-run!
Great shot. Well done.
danmclean 15 1 Australia
8 Apr 2012 2:42AM
Great shot and fantastic find even although it was a few years ago. This is actualy what was called a Matador, they are old 4X4 trucks used by the British army during the war years as a gun carriage. after the war many were sold off and converted into tow trucks because of their size and power ratio. I used to work for Lowland Scottish bus company at Dunbar, east lothian, they were origonaly past of the Scottish Bus Group which is no more. I have driven the one we used to have and it can be seen on this link, if it works. Great shot and a nice trip down memory lane.

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