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Giti Tyres Big Test | The Limestone Cowboy

 
Giti Tyres Big Test
 March 2019     FREIGHTLINER CORONADO 114, 34"sleeper, 8x4   Story: Dave McLeod | Photos: Gerald Shacklock

Giti Tyres Big Test

I can't help it: Meeting up with Kevin (Woody) Apperley and his brand-new Freightliner Coronado 114 - running burnt lime from the comparatively rural lands of Otorohanga to Silverdale (or should that be Silverado?), north of Auckland - immediately has my mind straying to thoughts of the wild, wild west.

I guess it's something about this thing being as American as stars and stripes, its Tex-Mex(ish) name...and that Glenn Campbell song! So in my mind the Coronado's a stallion....and Woody's The Limestone Co...

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