A Black Diamond

A Black Diamond
Evil Wicked Mean and Nasty is an old-school, high bling truck that has worked for a hard living over a quarter century and two million kilometres. This amazing truck has inspired generations of young truckies…

The posters of this truck have adorned many a lad’s wall over the years, the first time in August 1985 and then again in August 1995.
What budding truck driver didn't want to grow up and steer a big, black, beautiful bonneted truck all because they had one, or both, of those posters on their wall.

And would you believe, THIS is 'Evil, Wicked, Mean & Nasty' all these years later. Yet again, she'll be igniting the dreams of a whole new generation of future truck drivers.

Gary and Eileen Rice have owned this 1984 Kenworth W924AR since the day it came off the factory floor.

Purchased from Kenworth Truck Sales in Launceston, the truck was sent over to Bell Bay, Tasmania from Melbourne.

When Gary picked the truck up at Bell Bay he had to bolt the exhaust stacks on before he went anywhere, as the stacks were still in their boxes in the cab because it was too high to have them attached to travel on the ship.

He then drove home to Legana, where it was based for 20 years until moving to its current home at Beauty Point.

Originally this black beauty started off as a day cab; the W-model was powered by a Detroit Silver 8V92TTA with a 15 speed Road Ranger and had the BIG 6 six-rod suspension. Once the 892 churned over a 1.1 million kilometres it was changed over for a Detroit Series 60 DDEC2.

Read more of Brad's journey in the Annual issue of Truckin' Life Magazine.

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