Truckie Profiles

Transporting V8 Supercars across the country

Robert Davis is a friendly truckie who drives a 2020 model 2658 Mercedes Benz Actros, carrying V8 Supercars.

Working for Grove Racing, his job would have to be the envy of many motoring enthusiasts.

Dedicated to ensuring the presentation of the truck is always immaculate, Davis was hard at work polishing it up when I saw him stopped at the BP Cluden Roadhouse in Townsville recently.

About an hour later Davis and numerous others were set to take part in the Transporter Convoy, an event where trucks which carry the V8 Supercars participate in a drive that goes through the streets of Townsville.

“I have been to the Perth and Darwin events before coming here to Townsville and look forward to it,” he said.

Based in the suburb of Pakenham in Victoria, Davis says he likes stopping at the Shell Gilgandra Roadhouse when he is in that part of Australia.

As for bad roads, Davis rates anywhere on the Bruce Highway north of Bowen as being quite challenging.

Outside of his work behind the wheel, Davis enjoys spending time riding his mountain bike and he is a super-fit man.

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