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When the Macks muster they really pull a serious gathering

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April 27, 2018

Mack trucks from all over Australia rolled into the Kyabram Showgrounds last month for the Mack Muster.

RECORDS tumbled as Mack trucks trundled into the Kyabram Showgrounds for the biennial Mack Muster event in March.

A whopping 164 Mack trucks were at the showgrounds over March 17 and 18 — 27 more than the previous record set at the 2016 muster.

“It just keeps growing, and growing, and growing,” Kyabram Vintage Engine and Machinery Restoration Group (KVE & MRG) member Greg Ross said.

“I think we honestly had about 16 trucks at the muster when it was first held so to be having huge numbers like we did this year is a testament to everyone involved in the planning.’’

Mr Ross said the muster was a chance for all lovers of machinery to come together and share a few tips.

“We still learn a lot off the people that are attending, just because we are running the event doesn’t mean we know everything,’’ he said.

The trucks started rolling into the showgrounds on the Wednesday, in preparation for the weekend which was held in conjunction with the Vintage Rally.

“We are quite chuffed that Kyabram gets to host an event like this, it brings a lot of people who are passionate about this sort of thing together,’’ Mr Ross said.

According to Mr Ross, trucks came from all over the country to take part.

“We had seven trucks shipped over from Tasmania which is just a fantastic effort and a mammoth task,’’ he said.

“Other than that trucks came from all over Australia, its dedication to what they love about their trucks.”

Mr Ross was confident the weekend had lived up to the KVE & MRG mission of “prospering the recovery and restoration of our historical past”.

“We wanted to provide the older chaps, or industrial people with the chance to come together and we did that,” he said.

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