Ossie James's Photo Collection Nov 8, 2012 17:59:03 GMT 12
Post by Dave Homewood on Nov 8, 2012 17:59:03 GMT 12
Today I went out to Karapiro to help the guys set up for Armistice in Cambridge this weekend. I was chatting with my mate Andy Moreland who has the big military vehicle colection at Tauwhare, just north of Cambridge (and also a lot of stuff at Tauranga airport) and we were looking at some of his collection of WWII military vehicles. Seeing some of the trucks I struck me how they were similar to some in Ossie's photos, and so asked him if any of the military vehicle collectors have WWII trucks now that had been used in the 1950's and 60's by topdressers, and he said 'oh hell yeah' and then pointed to one right beside us which when he got it had been rigged up as a spray tanker. So in a way the topdresser guys using cheap surplus trucks has actually saved some of the military vehicle heritage we now see back in original wartime condition it seems.