Under clear sunny skies the northern Victorian town of Kyabram has once again played host to the Australian White Truck Muster, with a variety of trucks bearing both the White nameplate, along with a myriad of White-associated brands on show across the weekend of March 18-19.
Since the first White Muster in 2005, the event has become a must-attend event for those who have affiliation with the range of brands that fell under the White Motor Company banner prior to its demise in the US in 1980, which ultimately resulted in the brand name disappearing from Australian roads in favour of Western Star in 1983.
Ray Grima, organiser of the White Truck Muster, and owner of a number of old Whites, was delighted with the turn-out of trucks and people for the 9th running of the event, which was back in 2023 after COVID saw the cancellation of the 2021 event.
“The numbers are up there and there a still a few more coming in…it’s a bloody good roll-up,” he said.
“There are a lot of trucks here that haven’t been here before. It can be an expensive weekend with the cost of fuel and so on, but if it wasn’t for all our exhibitors we wouldn’t have a show.”
Gallery pics below by David Vile:
One of the standout trucks on display, (and taking the honours for the longest-distance travelled to the event) was the beautifully restored Road Boss of Cesare and Silvana Colli, who made their way across the Nullarbor from Perth to attend the event.
The range of White models on display was extensive, from very rare Indiana and 802 models through to the Super Mustangs and 3000 series cab overs from the 1950s through to the 4000/9000 models, Road Commanders and Road Bosses of the 1970s and early 1980s.
Along with the obvious focus on White vehicles, all makes were welcome at Kyabram, and walking around the displays the diversity of trucks was for all to see, ranging from classic Mack B-Models and Super-Liners through to International ACCOs, MANs, Fords and current-day Western Star and Kenworth models.
The event alternates each year with the Kyabram Mack Muster, with the next White Muster scheduled for March 2025.
With more White trucks still out there scattered around Australia no doubt there will be a few more making their way to Kyabram in two years’ time.
For more information check out the White Truck Muster Facebook page.