Yes, that really was my CB handle when I was a trucker. Yesterday I indulged myself with my passion. I walked around Truckfest with a big grin on my face. I thought I might be a bit sad that I am no longer involved with transport, but as I looked around, met people, chatted, it became quite clear that us oldies have to move on to make room for the fresh new blood coming in to take our place. Nothing lasts forever, there are new experiences to explore. Leave the old life behind but go back now and again for a visit, just to remind ourselves that yes, we did contribute something to society. The job I did was valuable. Everything that we use, consume, borrow, and bought, was transported on a truck at some point.
Oh boy, I have some photo's and videos. Here is me in my new life, Superscrimper, Penny Pincher, and photographer.
Every year I see improvements and updates in new trucks. The drivers who bring their vehicles to the shows are mighty proud to show them off, and so they should be. They get the best paint jobs, they adorn their trucks with lights, and flags, the interiors are customised to perfection.
There are not many of these bull nosed trucks about in this country. It's hard to spot them on the road. Craig is a well established Scottish firm. They do a lot of general haulage.
Here we see a customised truck taken to another level. More pics of these to come on the next posts. The bigger Truckfests have a whole lot more of these fancy paint jobs. The Scottish, the Irish, and the Dutch drivers really go to town on this.
I will get up out of this chair now, and be back later with more trucking posts. Although I was on my feet all day yesterday I don't count that in my walking miles. I need to go a proper walk today. Thanks for popping in. Toodle pip. ilona
Some cracking pics there!ReplyDelete
Yep, and more to come.Delete
Oh what beautiful trucks! My dad loves those programmes with the recovery trucks, and is amazed at how they always find a way to help.ReplyDelete
Recovery drivers are the best of the best. That's why they close roads at the scene of an accident involving large vehicles.Delete
Sounds like you had a lot of fun :)ReplyDelete
Oh I did. Lots of people to chat with.Delete
I can’t imagine doing a truck that bigReplyDelete
I am not sure what you mean by doing a truck.Delete
I commented on the wrong post. It was meant to be on another post of yours. Sorry.Delete
Driving a truck. Not doing a truckDelete
Great photos and sounds like you had a good day out. Love the CB handle. I used to hitch hike a lot when I was younger and often got picked up by lorry drivers. Would have seriously considered lorry driving as a career if I’d been taller. I think I’d have loved life on the road.ReplyDelete
My CB handle certainly made a lot of people smile. One of the agency jobs which I liked was picking up and delivering new vehicles on trade plates. Hitching to where it was kept, delivering it, and hitching back home.Delete
Wow!!! Look at all those paint jobs!! So nice and shiny. I am so glad you enjoyed yourself. I see you in the picture mother!!!! 😊ReplyDelete
They usually take them off the road a week before a show to clean and polish them. Some of them add the accessories just before the show, then remove them before they go back out on the road to work.Delete
It's a great mix for me. The tough heavy trucks and the beautiful artwork. A great combination.Delete