Competition – New Zealand‘s favourite truck of the last 50 years, 00s

2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineMay 8, 2020

We‘re chucking the cat amongst the pigeons with some fun during lockdown. Every week we list a bunch of trucks from a specific decade covering the last 50 years. Each time we put a decade up, all you have to do is vote for your favourite, most deserved, contributor to the country‘s freight haulage task.

The decades are coming on a seven-day rotation and so if you‘ve missed one, tuff tomatoes!

A couple of things you need to know before you start:

1. It has nothing to do with when the truck was launched or released, it‘s all about when the truck was at its peak. So, don‘t phone or email with “You put blah blah in the 80s and it was released in 70s…” That‘s got nothing to do with it. It‘s all about the truck‘s glory days.

2. The photos are representative and not necessarily taken in the decade. They‘re just there in case you have no idea what a TK Bedford is, for example.

The trucks have been chosen in the context of fun and banter and any personal grievance arising from a favourite being missed will pretty much be ignored in the happiest way possible.

At the end of the decades we‘ll have a vote-off between the decade winners for the number one spot! We might even try and find the supreme winner for the next Retro Test! That‘d be cool, unless it‘s an E Series ERF, a TK Bedford, or a … yes folks it‘s almost here … Retro Test ‘number 3‘.

So off you go. Vote away, make some comments, and have some fun, but please think before you comment. New Zealand Trucking Media is a family show and the kids are all looking too, especially now. And don’t forget, you can come back each day to vote again!

So, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, for the next week it‘s all about the 2000s!

Ready, settee, GO!