~ vintage truck RIP – 1940s morris commercial ~

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Just minutes from Angaston our little spot is one small part of the tapestry of vineyards, wineries, cellar doors, farms, villages and towns that make up the Barossa Valley region.

Historically, German settled, the Barossa was established by pioneering hard-working people connected by community, religion, customs and long traditions, many of which exist today.

 

 

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In God we Trust Rust. Quintessential rusty salvation in this old beauty. Took these shots on my way back from a short stroll on Sunday on what was a cold, wet and foggy morning here in the Barossa.

 

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It’s our vintage circa 1940s Morris Commercial truck rusting in peace (RIP) not far from the house.

Her drab green patina, her rusty edges emerging over time, over the long years as she peacefully ages and mellows.

 

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Now retired.  Put to pasture. Peacefully her life moves on. Trucking days long over. Continuing to rest in peace (RIP).

 

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Beautiful rust and cobwebs.

 

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What stories does she keep close to her heart?  What life was she born to and understood?

What grunt work did she do, heavy lifting, hauling and carting? How many times did she get bogged and jacked up?

What long and winding roads did she travel? Over hills and valleys, through vineyards, paddocks.

 

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I took the first image in this post & the four immediately above, in the last couple of springs (Sept/Oct/Nov 2014 and 2015) before we moved the truck to make way for earth works in front of the house. The other pictures above are the truck where it is situated now and since her move.

Just had to include the following images of some old 1940s Morris Commercials.  Love the rust!

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RIP 1940s Morris Commercial Truck or Lorry

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Rust and Rusty

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Morris Commercial art

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‘There were about 30 vintage caravans displayed. The unit above is owned by Ian James and is a 1948 Morris Commercial, towing a 1950 home made caravan.’ Historic Trucks

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RIP 1940s Rusty Morris Commercial Truck

Rust in Peace

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