Yesterday's Workhorses

The National Road Transport Hall of Fame in Alice Springs proudly boasts one of the world's most unique truck collections.

Kurt Johannsen with Bertha just after she was restored in 2005Kurt Johannsen with Bertha just after she was restored in 2005Road pioneer Kurt Johannsen's Diamond-T named "Bertha" has been restored to its original glory by Society members, while Colac-based Merv Brunt donated a number of trucks from his personally-restored private collection. There are also several classic B-model Macks and an ever-expanding variety of vintage trucks, cars, bicycles and motorcycles.

The B-model Mack revoluntionised the road transport industry in Australia. Many old drovers attribute the sheer strength and durability of the Mack for bringing an end to Australia's large cattle droves.



Below is a list of Yesterdays Workhorses by manufacturer (currently being added).

AEC
Bean
Crossley
Diamond REO
Fargo
Freightliner
Hanomag
IVECO
Magirus Deutz
Mercedes Benz
Renault
Saurer
Stewart
Vulcan
Albion
Bedford
DAF
Dodge
Federal
FWD
Hino
Kenworth
MAN
Morris Commercial
Reo
Scammell
Studebaker
Western Star
Atkinson
Brockway
Dennis
Durant
FIAT
GMC
Indiana
Leader
Maple Leaf
Nissan UD
Republic
Scania
Thames
White
Austin
Chevrolet
DeSoto
ERF
Foden
Graham Bros.
International
Leyland
Maudslay
Oshkosh
Rotinoff
Seddon
Thornycroft
Autocar
Commer
Diamond T
Fageol
Ford
Guy
Isuzu
Mack
Max Marmon
Peterbilt
Ruby
Shelvoke and Drewry
Volvo



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