Giti Tyres Big Test | No Bull from Blake

 
Giti Tyres Big Test
 September 2020     DAF XF 530 AD 8x4 Space Cab   Story Dave McLeod Photos Gerald Shacklock

Giti Tyres Big Test - No bull from Bake

You get the distinct impression that if 24-year-old Helensville truckie Blake Rickaby had been doing the choosing, his new truck would be a Kenworth. Yep, maybe a K200 like the one his Mum drives.
It means that this second son in the heavily trucking-oriented Rickaby family (Dad Craig drives a Freightliner Argosy bulk tipper for Neville Brothers in Silverdale, where he’s worked for over 25 years, Mum Shiralee drives for West Auckland operator Richie...

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